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1998 Truck Sales Set Record

Sales of heavy trucks broke the record in 1998, although they didn’t quite reach some predictions

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California Targets Big Rigs

The California Highway Patrol is cracking down on speeding and tired truckers in the San Diego area

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State Trucking Associations Attack ATA Reorganization

There is growing discontent with the American Trucking Assn.’s reorganization plans. Three state trucking association directors have told RoadStar the Wren Plan, designed to get the organization back on track, is in trouble. The ATA angered many

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Truckstop Industry Selects Insurance Partner

NATSO, the association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, has chosen Truckstop Travel Plaza Insurance Specialists as its insurance partner. Truckstop Travel Plaza Insurance Specialists, based in Elm Grove, WI, was selected by a vote of

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Scania Added To Volvo Rumor Mill

Volvo bought a 12.85% share in rival truck maker Scania, reports the Associated Press, and wants to discuss a merger of the companies

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Penske Truck Leasing To Acquire Wisconsin Rental Company

Penske Truck Leasing has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of GMI Rental & Lease Inc., a utility truck rental company based in Waukesha, WI. The deal is expected to close in about a

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New Web Site For Truck Sales

A 23-year veteran of the truck sales business has started a web site for truck sales professionals. The World Truck Center at http://www.worldtruckcenter.com is the creation of Charles “Chuck” Hirsch of Valley Forge, PA. Hirsch has worked

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New Arkansas Highway Commissioner Speaks Out

The newest member of Arkansas’ Highway Commission said he’s open to many ways of financing highway improvements, including tollroads – but he says he wants trucking companies in the state to continue to make a profit

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NATSO Elects Executive Committee

NATSO Inc., the association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, announced that a new Executive Committee for the Board of Directors has been elected. William E. Haslam of Pilot Corp. in Knoxville, TN, will serve as

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Iowa 80 Truckstop Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, was founded when some of today’s drivers were just a gleam in their daddies’ eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed. This year, the truckstop is celebrating its 35th anniversary with special events for drivers throughout the year

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