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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

October 27, 1998

Engine Manufacturers To Pay $83.4 Million in EPA Fines

Oct. 28 – Six engine manufacturers will pay $83.4 million in fines in an agreement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the government’s lawsuit over diesel emissions – the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental laws

October 26, 1998

Kenworth Introduces Used Truck Locator On Internet

Oct. 26 – Kenworth’s new used truck locator on the Internet makes it easier for customers to find the used truck they’re looking for

October 26, 1998

Paccar Announces Record Results

Oct. 27 – Paccar, which makes Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF trucks, reported record sales and net income for the third quarter and first nine months

October 26, 1998

New Jersey Cracks Down On Truck Pollution

Oct. 27 – Nearly 8% of trucks and buses tested randomly for emissions standards in New Jersey have flunked the test

October 22, 1998

Truck Sales On Pace For Record Year

Oct. 23 – Sales of heavy duty trucks continue to surpass all expectations, with a 20.2% gain in September over last year’s figures

October 21, 1998

Kentucky Lifts Overweight Fine Cap

Oct. 22 – A new Kentucky state law that took effect in July caught some truckers by surprise when they got overweight fines of $6,000 to $7,000. House Bill 495 gave county fiscal courts the leeway to

October 19, 1998

New York To Test Truck Emissions

Oct. 20 – New York Gov. George Pataki signed legislation last week requiring trucks and buses to pass the same emission tests required for cars – the 15th state to do so, according to the Associated Press

October 19, 1998

Cummins To Be Mack’s Exclusive Vendor Engine

Oct. 20 – Mack Trucks and Cummins Engine have announced a long-term agreement that will broaden Mack’s engine line-up and make Cummins its exclusive supplier of vendor engines

October 19, 1998

Teamsters Debate Canceled

Oct. 20 – After James P. Hoffa said he wouldn’t participate in a debate among candidates for the presidency of the Teamsters, a second candidate decided it wasn’t worth his time, and the event was canceled. Tom

October 19, 1998

Wabash To Supply Yellow

Oct. 20 – Wabash National Corp. has formed a new supply partnership with Yellow Services of Overland Park, KS. The deal is expected to include several thousand DuraPlate trailers, smooth-sided aluminum vans and converter dollies over

October 14, 1998

California to Close Drug-Testing Loopholes

Oct. 19 – California will close some loopholes that let drug-using drivers slip through the drug and alcohol testing process, under a bill recently signed by Gov. Pete Wilson

October 14, 1998

Trucker Organization To Give To Truckers This Christmas

Oct. 16 – A trucker’s family support organization based on the Internet plans to give out hats, gloves and scarves to truckers who have to work this Christmas

October 14, 1998

Illinois License Scandal Broadens

Oct. 15 – As federal officials dig deeper into allegations of commercial driver licenses for sale in Illinois, they have subpoenaed a former state agent to testify about being ordered to drop a driver’s license investigation,

October 14, 1998

New York Symposium Addresses Driver Performance

Oct. 15 – Who’s responsible for commercial driver performance? About 130 representatives from the trucking industry, enforcement agencies, driving schools, the government and other organizations attended a symposium addressing that issue in Liverpool, NY, last month. The

October 13, 1998

Landstar Says Bye-Bye To ATA

Oct. 14 – Faced with higher membership dues, the nation's third largest truckload carrier and largest user of owner-operators has pulled out of the American Trucking Assns. After 10 years' membership, Landstar System terminated its affiliation Oct.

October 13, 1998

Pennsylvania Sues for Highway Damage

Oct. 14 – The state of Pennsylvania is suing the estate of a truck driver and his employer after a Memorial Day accident that caused $2.7 million in damage to Interstate 95. The suit accuses Samuel Coraluzzo

October 13, 1998

Volvo, Cummins Join Forces

Oct. 14 – Volvo Trucks North America and Cummins Engine have announced they will join forces “to create innovative solutions for Volvo Trucks’ customers in North America.” The first project will be several new Volvo truck models

October 12, 1998

Hoffa Won’t Debate In Teamsters Race

Oct. 13 – James P. Hoffa, widely considered the front-runner in the race for Teamsters president, doesn’t plan to participate in the Oct. 19 debate scheduled by the court-appointed officer overseeing the election, reports the Associated

October 8, 1998

Fleet Management Seminar Offered

Oct. 12 – The College of Engineering at the University of Washington is offering Effective Fleet Maintenance Management, Oct. 23. The course will present a detailed explanation and review of the entire range of maintenance responsibilities,

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