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September 9, 1998

Kenworth Honors Dealer for Customer Support

Recognizing the increasing importance of quality service to the buying decision, Kenworth Truck Co. recently recognized its top customer service dealers. Colorado Kenworth in Denver was named Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for 1997. “Dedication

September 9, 1998

Volvo Tour Highlights VN Series

Volvo Trucks North America’s “This You Gotta See” tour will visit 20 Petro Stopping Centers between Sept. 9 and Nov. 19. The tour trucks will be pulling trailers displaying a closeup of a person’s eyes looking toward

September 9, 1998

Investment Group Buys Tampa Volvo Dealership

Pritchett Investment Group has bought Tampa Volvo and GMC Trucks. The previous owners, Teresa Flowers and Keith Rucker, will continue to manage the dealership’s daily operations for Pritchett. This is Pritchett Investment’s first ownership of a

September 8, 1998

Mack Wins $29 Million Postal Order

Mack Trucks has been awarded a U.S. Postal Service contract worth approximately $29 million for 416 vehicles, with delivery expected to begin in the first quarter of 1999. The order includes 44 Mack MR 372 Mack CH

September 8, 1998

Oklahoma City Cracks Down on Aggressive Drivers

Tired of four-wheelers who dart in and out of traffic at high speeds, browbeating drivers to let them by? So are Oklahoma City , OK, police. On Sept. 1, the police department started a new program

September 3, 1998

July Heavy Truck Sales Jump

Sep. 3 — Sales of heavy trucks in July were 15% higher than a year earlier. Sales of 17,530 Class 8 trucks make for a year-to-date number of 116,079, according to figures from the Motor Vehicle

September 3, 1998

Satellite Tracking for Small Fleets

Sep. 3 — Qualcomm has developed a mobile communications system for small fleets of less than 100 trucks. TruckMAIL offers two-way messaging and vehicle tracking at an affordable price, according to the company. It is targeted

September 3, 1998

Arizona Raises Speed Limit on U.S. 89

Sep. 3 — The Arizona Department of Transportation raised the speed limit on about 130 miles of U.S. 89 from Flagstaff to the Utah border from 55 mph to 65 mph. The older, lower speed limit

September 3, 1998

Carriers Make ‘Aggressive’ Driver Pay Increases

Sep. 3 — Many van and flatbed carriers who have resisted matching the well-publicized drive wage increases decided to raise driver pay in the second quarter, according to the latest National Survey of Driver Wages by

September 1, 1998

California Names Toxic Particulates in Diesel Exhaust Compromise

Sep. 2 — After nine years of bitter debate, the trucking industry, environmentalists and the California Air Resources Board hammered out a compromise regarding whether diesel exhaust causes cancer. On Aug. 27, CARB issued its ruling that

September 1, 1998

Overwhelming Vote Launches “New ATA”

By a 97 to 3 vote the executive committee of the American Trucking Associations adopted a plan to fundamentally restructure the 65 year-old organization. The Wren Committee Plan, as it is called, was adopted at

September 1, 1998

Scale Bypass Becoming More Widespread

HELP Inc., the largest organization offering high-tech scale bypass, is experiencing rapid growth, according to officials at the HELP-sponsored Intelligent Transportation Systems/Commercial Vehicle Operations Freightvision seminar held August 9-11 in Nashville, TN. Tennessee is the newest state

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