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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Driver Investigated In Amtrak Tragedy

The death toll in the Amtrak train derailment near Chicago has been dropped to 11, but investigators are taking a hard look at the truck driver whose flatbed trailer was across the tracks when the train slammed into it at 79 mph Monday night

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March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck-Train Collision Leaves 14 Dead

At least 14 people died Monday night when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a flatbed trailer loaded with steel rods in Bourbonnais, IL

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March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa May Reopen Rest Stop Parking For Trucks

Two rest stops on Interstate 35 near Clear Lake, IA, that were closed last summer despite protests from a trucking group may be reopened as truck parking areas

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Suspended After Fatigue Suspected In Fatal Crash

A trucker whose log book entries were questioned by state police after a fatal collision on the Maine Turnpike was suspended without pay, reports the Associated Press

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March 12, 1999 - Industry News

MCSAP Changes Give States More Flexibility In Truck Safety

The Federal Highway Administration, under orders from Congress, has proposed changes to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance program that will shift emphasis from activities to results

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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Bill Could Mean Big Speed Variance

A bill under consideration in the Oregon Senate could boost speed limits for cars on rural interstates to 70 or 75 mph, while trucks remain restricted to 55

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Fleet Indicted For Logbook Violations

A 17-truck Pennsylvania fleet with the worst safety record in the state has been indicted for encouraging its drivers to exceed federal hours-of-service limits and keep false logbooks

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Legislators Slow Moving On Speed Limit Bill

Members of the Texas House Transportation Committee are in no hurry to consider a bill calling for uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on many Texas highways, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Ratings On The Web

The International Motor Carrier Audit Commission sounds like a new government agency about to hassle carriers, but it isn’t — at least it isn’t a government agency. But that doesn’t mean it won't be hassling carriers; it’s still too early to tell

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Legislature Considers Uniform Speed Limits

Bills introduced in both the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate address the issue of uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on the state’s highways

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March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Council Wants Slower Trucks

A panel created by the Louisiana state Legislature voted to recommend slower speed limits for trucks on four-lane highways – but it was far from a unanimous vote

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March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Calls For Safety Vigilance

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is going all-out to focus the nation’s attention on transportation safety

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February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Few Show Up For PATT Conference

Turnout was quite low Friday morning for the opening of Parents Against Tired Truckers’ first symposium on driver fatigue in San Diego

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February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Flips Rig To Avoid Worse Accident

A log truck driver is being credited with preventing an even worse accident by flipping his truck when a car ahead of him suddenly stopped on a Mississippi highway

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February 24, 1999 - Industry News

Montana To Get Split Speed Limits

A bill giving Montana auto drivers a daytime speed limit for the first time since 1995 is expected to be signed by the governor. The measure specifies lower limits for trucks than for other vehicles

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February 24, 1999 - Industry News

National Transportation Safety Conference Next Week

The Department of Transportation has announced a two-day national transportation safety conference to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning March 2

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February 17, 1999 - Industry News

Montana Moves Closer To Speed Limit

Montana moved one step closer Monday to putting up new speed limit signs on its highways, with lopsided House approval of a bill that calls for lower truck limits than the version passed by the Senate

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February 9, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliners Recalled For Wiper Problem

Nearly 7,000 Freightliner Century Class trucks with model years from 1996-1998 have been recalled for windshield wiper problems

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February 8, 1999 - Industry News

Montana Motor Carriers Oppose Higher Speed Limit

The Montana Motor Carriers Assn. opposes the state Legislature’s proposed 10-mph increase in speed limit for trucks on Interstate highways

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February 4, 1999 - Industry News

Montana House Considers Speed Limit

The Montana House is holding a hearing today on a bill setting new speed limits

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February 3, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner’s Hebe Speaks Out

Government and safety representatives are willing to look at bigger and heavier trucks if the industry can prove they’re safer and easier on the roads, said Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe Tuesday at a press conference at the company’s Portland, OR, headquarters

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February 2, 1999 - Industry News

Montana Senate Passes Speed Limit Bill

Montana is edging closer to setting some actual speed limits for both cars and trucks — and it looks like there may be some different limits for big rigs

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January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Symposium, Bills Tackle Road Rage

Three-quarters of respondents to a national survey believe it is very important to do something about road rage, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater last week at a symposium on preventing aggressive driving

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina Looking At High-Tech Brake Inspections

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is shopping for high-tech devices to detect faulty truck brakes, reports the Associated Press, but those devices are not approved for funding by the federal government

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Virginia Congressmen Hold Hearing On Trucks And I-81

Two U.S. representatives from Virginia held a hearing earlier this week on truck safety on Interstate 81 – a hearing made even more important after a crash involving eight tractor-trailers killed four people last weekend on the heavily traveled highway

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