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August 18, 1999 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships This Week

The National Truck Driving Championships are under way in Tampa, FL

Tags: Events

August 18, 1999 - Industry News

Colorado Governor Declares Mudslide Disaster

The governor of Colorado last week issued a disaster declaration, hoping to get federal help to repair millions of dollars of damage to the state's highways by mudslides

Tags: Highways

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Show Trucks Shine At TruckerFest '99

Nearly 50 working show trucks entered the National Assn. of Show Trucks truck beauty competition during TruckerFest '99 in Reno/Sparks, NV, August 12-14

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August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth, CFI Challenging Land Speed Record

After successfully competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a modified Kenworth T2000 last month, Kenworth and Contract Freighters Inc. of Joplin, MO, are trying to set a new land speed record for a heavy-duty truck this week

Tags: Events

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Fleet Maintenance Fundamentals Theme for TMC Fall Meeting

Fleet Maintenance Fundamentals is the theme of the fall meeting of The Maintenance Council, Oct. 11-14, at the Hyatt Regency Tampa in Tampa, FL

Tags: Events

August 13, 1999 - Industry News

Waylon Concert, Trucker Games, More At TruckerFest

TruckerFest '99, sponsored by RoadStar magazine and The Alamo Travel Plaza, continues today at The Alamo in Reno/Sparks, NV

Tags: Events

August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Parade Of Pride Kicks Off Truckerfest '99

Nearly 100 trucks paraded through downtown Reno, NV, last night to kick off TruckerFest '99, sponsored by Newport Communications and The Alamo Travel Center

Tags: Events

August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Court Rules OOIDA Can Sue Carriers Over Leases

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is hailing an appeals court decision that allows it to sue motor carriers for violation of the federal truth-in-leasing regulations in federal court

Tags: Fleets

August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Carriers Look Into Fighting Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Assn. has taken the first step toward abolishing the state Highway Commission

Tags: Highways

August 11, 1999 - Industry News

TruckerFest '99 Starts Tonight

A "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno, NV, tonight will kick off the third TruckerFest, sponsored by Newport Communications and the Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, NV

Tags: Events

August 11, 1999 - Industry News

TruckerFest '99 Starts Tonight

A "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno, NV, tonight will kick off the third annual TruckerFest, sponsored by Newport Communications and the Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, NV

Tags: Events

August 10, 1999 - Industry News

Landstar Gives PrePass Green Light

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, is distributing the PrePass system to its leased owner-operators

Tags: Fleets

August 9, 1999 - Industry News

Traffic Problems In Cincinnati

Highway construction and summer vacation traffic are making Cincinnati's I-275 dangerous, especially near where it connects with I-71

Tags: Highways

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Wildfires Burning Along I-80 In Nevada

Wildfires have been burning up thousands of acres along I-80 in northern Nevada since they were sparked by lightning Wednesday

Tags: Highways

August 4, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Gets Tough With Intermodal Equipment Owners

The battle over intermodal equipment maintenance and safety has moved to the states. Louisiana just passed a law making intermodal equipment owners responsible for fines and related costs if that equipment is ordered out of service for safety violations. Illinois is considering similar legislation

Tags: Intermodal

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Technology On Parade

There's an electronic rumblestrip in your future. At least that's the way it looked at the three-day-long Intelligent Transportation Society Demo in East Liberty, OH, last week

Tags: Events

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

New Illinois Tollway Boss Says Brace For Toll Increases

The new chairman of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is telling people to brace themselves for toll increases needed to pay for improvements to the aging tollway system

Tags: Highways

July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Preston Trucking Closes Its Doors

Just a year after the management of Preston Trucking bought the operation from Yellow Corp. and turned it into an independent company, the Maryland-based company ceased operations effective July 26

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Plans Rest Stop Improvements

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to spend $41 million to improve 11 of its service areas

Tags: Highways

July 25, 1999 - Industry News

Road Blockade Avoided In St. Louis

A threatened blockade of Highway 40/Interstate 64 in St. Louis last Thursday did not materialize after a group of minority contractors reached a deal with state highway officials and road builders

Tags: Highways

July 21, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Adds More Routes To Truck Ban

New Jersey's ban on interstate trucks just got a whole lot bigger. Route 1 and Route 130, both old U.S. Highway designations, have been placed on the list of forbidden roads

Tags: Highways

July 20, 1999 - Industry News

Protesters Threaten To Block St. Louis Interstate

Protesters who blocked I-70 in St. Louis during rush hour a couple weeks ago are threatening to hit another highway tomorrow

Tags: Highways

July 18, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Adds Weigh-In-Motion Scales

Iowa is adding weigh-in-motion scales to help it deal with increased truck traffic

Tags: Highways

July 18, 1999 - Industry News

Settlement Reached At West Coast Ports

Life should be getting back to normal this week for independent truckers hauling in and out of West Coast ports

Tags: Intermodal

July 15, 1999 - Industry News

More Details Emerge On New Jersey Truck Ban

The New Jersey truck ban announced by Gov. Christie Whitman will include more than the three north-south routes highlighted by governor that we reported on yesterday, and only applies to trailers more than 48 feet long

Tags: Highways

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