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Tennessee Trucker Wins $120,000 Volvo Truck

A trucker from Hermitage, TN, won his choice of any Volvo truck Saturday night at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. It was the conclusion of Volvo Trucks North America’s “Best Drive in the Game II” sweepstakes, a seven-month, $3 million promotion featuring its 1999 Super Bowl commercial

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Illinois Trying To Pull License From Trucker In Amtrak Crash

Last week, the Illinois secretary of state’s office begrudgingly restored the commercial driver’s license of John Stokes, the trucker whose steel-loaded rig caused an Amtrak train to derail, killing 11 people. But Secretary of State Jesse White is still looking for ways to pull Stokes’ license

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Penske To Provide Bering Parts, Distribution Services

Bering Truck Corp. has named Penske Logistics to provide national parts, warehousing, distribution and customer support for Bering truck dealers. Through this agreement, Bering also will be able to provide its dealers and customers a toll-free,

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TMC/ASE Honor Technician Of Year

The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence presented the TMC/ASE Technician of the Year Award to Steven Chojnacky at TMC’s Annual Meeting last week in Nashville, TN. Chojnacky,

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Volvo Goes High-Tech With Internet-Ready Truck, Kiosks

Volvo Trucks North America, which was the first heavy truck manufacturer to sell trucks on the Internet, continues its high-tech focus with plans to build the first Internet-ready truck and “virtual dealer” kiosks to be installed in truckstops. The announcement was made at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last week

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Driver In Amtrak Crash Will Get License

Illinois will grant a commercial driver’s license to the driver of the truck that was struck by an Amtrak train that killed 11 people, Secretary of State Jesse White said Thursday. But White, who had been looking for ways to pull the driver’s license after the crash, is not happy about the decision

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Dropping Weight-Distance Tax

A proposal to replace Oregon’s weight distance tax with a combination of fuel taxes and higher registration fees is set for legislative review next week. A 4-cent gas tax increase is currently working its way through the state’s House of Representatives, but the issue of truck taxes still sits with the House Transportation Committee

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Renault-Nissan Deal Imminent

Mack officials confirmed at a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show today that parent company Renault has made a formal offer to purchase what is reported to be about a 35% stake in Japan’s Nissan, including its Nissan Diesel truck operations

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Illinois Targets Trucker License In Amtrak Crash

The Illinois secretary of state’s office was reviewing state law Tuesday to see if it could revoke the driver’s license of the trucker involved in last week’s deadly Amtrak crash, reports the Associated Press

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Roadway Signs Tire Management Contract With Bandag

Roadway Express and Bandag have signed a deal that will see a new Bandag subsidiary handling all Roadway’s tire management, from purchasing to mounting to maintenance to retreading. Bandag, primarily known for its retread offerings, says outsourcing

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