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November 6, 1998

Kenworth Names Regional Winners In Walkaround Contest

Nov. 9 – Kenworth announced the five regional winners of its 1998 Walkaround Sales Training Contest, which focused on the Kenworth W900L model with Studio AeroCab. The contest name is coined from the way the salesperson and

November 5, 1998

Government Taking Comments On EPA/Engine Maker Agreement

Nov. 6 – The federal government is taking comments from the public through Dec. 3 on the agreement reached last month between engine manufacturers, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department. The deadline for

November 4, 1998

Clinton Signs New Driver Records Law

Nov. 5 – A new law makes it easier for trucking companies to get a driver’s employment records, but it has some truckers worried about privacy issues. S.2561, signed earlier this week by President Clinton, allows recruiters

November 4, 1998

Ballots Mailed To Teamsters

Nov. 5 – The Teamsters rerun election got under way Monday as ballots were mailed to the union’s 1.4 million members. The Teamsters rank and file have one month to choose between James P. Hoffa, son of

November 4, 1998

Western Star Announces First-Quarter Results

Nov. 5 – Western Star Trucks Holdings increased its revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 1999 by $51.8 million compared to last year, thanks to the strong demand for heavy trucks. This is despite a downturn

November 4, 1998

Road Atlas Now Features MileMaker

Nov. 5 – Rand McNally has integrated its new MileMaker SP32 software with the Motor Carrier’s Road Atlas to provide a low-cost solution to dispatcher and driver routing. The new software allows dispatchers to send routes

November 3, 1998

International Debuts High-Profile Ad Campaign

Nov. 4 – Navistar International is running its first national advertising campaign in a dozen years. On Oct. 26, the company debuted the new campaign with full-page ads in national editions of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and with a commercial on “ABC’s Monday Night Football.”

November 2, 1998

PTDIA Certifies 12 Schools Under New Standards

Nov. 3 – The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America certified 11 inaugural truck driver training schools and recertified another under PTDIA’s revised curriculum standards. The new, more rigorous certification process includes revisions in skill standards,

November 2, 1998

Collaboration Builds Larger Load Finder

Nov. 3 – Some 120,000 load and truck postings are now available daily on the Internet, thanks to a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian load-matching services. The North American Database combines forces of The Internet Truckstop,

November 2, 1998

Wren Elected ATA Chairman

Nov. 3 – The American Trucking Assns. elected its new chairman at its 1998 management conference held last week in New Orleans. ATA’s new chairman is John E. Wren, chairman and chief executive officer of Lakeville

October 30, 1998

Software Improves Fuel Management

Nov. 2 – North American Technology, Birmingham, AL, has developed fuel-auditing software designed to increase billing accuracy and improve fuel management. CFAS provides fuel accounting and auditing services such as transaction auditing, fuel management support, cost-plus

October 30, 1998

California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Diesel Exhaust Warnings

Nov. 2 -- A Los Angeles judge recently dismissed a lawsuit that accused four engine manufacturers of failing to warn the public about the health dangers of diesel exhaust. Environmental World Watch sued Cummins, John Deere, Detroit

October 30, 1998

North Carolina Gets Tough On Drinking And Commercial Drivers

Nov. 2 – A new law in North Carolina makes it illegal to operate a commercial vehicle with even a trace of alcohol in the body. The measure drops the permissible concentration of alcohol from .04%

October 29, 1998

Park ’N View To Provide Telecom Services Tor TA

Oct. 30 – Park ’N View, the in-cab cable TV and phone service provider, and TravelCenters of America announced a partnership specifying Park ’N View as the primary provider of TA’s internal and external telecommunications services

October 29, 1998

Navistar To Form Joint Venture To Make Engines In Brazil

Oct. 30 – Navistar International has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with a Brazilian company to make diesel engines in South America.

October 29, 1998

Fleet Management System Windows 98 Compatible

Oct. 30 – PeopleNet Communications Corp. has announced that the Intouch Fleet Management system is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system. The Intouch system features an Internet-based customer interface that allows users to track

October 28, 1998

Free Load Posting Site Launched

Oct. 29 – Truckloader, http://www.truckloader.com, is a new Internet database designed to help truck drivers, brokers and dispatchers with scheduling freight movement throughout North America. Truckloader is currently free to use, with no restrictions on searching or

October 27, 1998

Grant To Help Train Displaced Workers As Truck Drivers

Oct. 28 – The American Trucking Assns. will use a $1.2 million Department of Labor grant to train workers who have lost jobs in other industries to become long haul truck drivers. The training will be done

October 27, 1998

DaimlerChrysler Another Step Closer To Reality

Oct. 28 – Daimler-Benz is preparing for what it is calling “Day 1” – the transformation next month into DaimlerChrysler, the world’s biggest auto merger, reports the Associated Press. Daimler, which is the parent company of Freightliner,

October 27, 1998

Navistar Strike Gets Nasty

Oct. 28 – A three-week-old strike at Navistar International’s truck-customizing plant in Springfield, OH, has been anything but calm. Clark County Sheriff’s deputies have been called to the picket line at least 10 times since the strike

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