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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Driver Logs Four Million Accident-Free Miles

Consolidated Freightways driver Ralph C. Emerson, Kingsport, TN, has logged 4 million accident-free miles in his 43-year career with the company. To commemorate the milestone, the company has dedicated a specially outfitted tractor with Emerson’s name and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

The Freightliner/Ford Heavy Truck Deal

Ford will exit the big truck market following the pending sale of its heavy truck business to Freightliner. If the deal is finalized and approved by the government, Freightliner will own technology, tooling and assembly equipment

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Engine Meets 1998 EPA Standards

Cummins Engine Co.’s B5.9G heavy duty natural gas engine has completed certification for the 1998 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle and Low Emissions Vehicle standards. The spark-ignited engine features advanced electronic

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Highway Undergoes Extensive Improvement

The State Route 91 Improvement Project, which began earlier this year, is expected to add a High Occupancy Vehicle lane, modify local overcrossings and undercrossings, and improve traffic flow along an 11-mile corridor stretching from State

Tags: Highways

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pay Hikes Bring Experienced Drivers To JB Hunt

According to JB Hunt Transport spokesmen, increased driver compensation is paying off. When the Lowell, AR-based carrier first announced the pay hike in September 1996, 81% of the new drivers hired were inexperienced. By March 1997,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon May Begin Truck Emissions Testing

In Portland, OR, diesel trucks and buses may soon be subject to the same rigorous emissions testing required of gasoline-powered cars, vans and pickups. Oregon presently does not include diesel buses or trucks weighing more than 8,500

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CTA Supports Bill To Place Stringent Rules On Foreign Drivers

The California Trucking Assn. has given its full support to Senate Bill 270, safety legislation authored by Senator Steve Peace (D-El Cajon). The bill would require the California Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation and California Air

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New York Delays Truck Pollution Standards

Cracking down truck and bus emissions may not cut air pollution as effectively as restricting the kinds of new cars that can be sold in New York would, a spokesman for Governor George Pataki said. A deal

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

International Highway Transportation Safety Week Scheduled

International Highway Transportation Safety Week, designed to promote motor carrier highway safety throughout North America, has been scheduled for June 2-7. The event will pay tribute to the people, programs and partnerships that enhance highway safety. The

Tags: Safety

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Strike in France, India

In Paris, France, truck drivers, whose protests disrupted the nation for nearly two weeks last November, called for a strike on May 5 after early retirement negotiations broke down, union officials said. Truck company owners and drivers

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trucker Wins Motorhome In Freightliner Sweeps

William Lorenzo of Kane, PA, was awarded a 1997 Winnebago Vectra Grand Tour motor home given away in a Freightliner Corp. drawing held at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Lorenzo was selected from more than 5,000 CDL

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Launches Annual Eagle Tour

Navistar International Transportation Corp. has launched its fourth annual Eagle Tour, sending its top-of-the-line Eagle 9000 Series tractors to 39 truckstops and sales locations across the U.S. and Canada. The tour brings the new models directly

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

DUI Deaths, Injuries, Arrests Continue To Drop

According to an annual report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, alcohol-related accidents, deaths, injuries and arrests fell in 1995. This is the sixth straight year the numbers have declined. The change is attributed to

Tags: Safety

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Authorities Close Baton Rouge Truckstop Casino

Baton Rouge’s only truckstop casino has been shut down because it did not sell any fuel in March, state gambling regulators say. Video poker machines at Mr. Lucky’s were disabled on orders of the Louisiana Gaming Control

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Group Opposes Triples In California

A triple-trailer truck was on display at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a press conference sponsored by Californians for Safe Highways (CSH) as part of a state campaign to block the use of triples on

Tags: Safety

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

StoNew Hybrid Electric Truck In Progress

ISE Research is creating a hybrid electric truck at Calstart’s Burbank, CA facility. The diesel engine, transmission and fuel tanks are being removed from the Class 8 truck and will be replaced with dual electric motors,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Raises Truck Speed Limit to 65

In Springfield, IL, campers, buses and big rigs would be allowed to cruise up to 65 mph on four-lane divided highways in rural Illinois under a bill that passed the House.The House voted 78-37 to approve

Tags: Safety

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Legislation Would Promote Use Of Clean Fuels

In a unanimous vote, the Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation designed to promote the use of clean fuels in heavy duty vehicles. Senate Bill 1096 creates tax incentives for trucking companies to convert their fleets to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Truckstop Tour For Owner-Operators

Freightliner Corp. hit the road for a 14-city truckstop tour that will feature the company’s Security Connection program and its new Century Class and Classic XL products. The tour will travel across the United States through

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Centers Converts To Mobil Diesel Power-Plus

Petro Stopping Centers held ribbon-cutting ceremonies to highlight its conversion of its diesel fuel to offer Mobil Diesel PowerPlus. The conversion, the result of a strategic alliance among Petro, Mobil and Chartwell Investments, will affect all

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Trailer Offers Specs On The World Wide Web

TIP (Transport International Pool) is offering trailer specifications on the Internet. National account customers can obtain the specs via the net and can have vehicle registrations faxed to them through the secured, interactive site. Located at http://trailers.ge.com/,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Urges Clinton To Maintain U.S/Mexico Trucking Restrictions

Congress and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. are urging President Clinton to maintain U.S./Mexican trucking restrictions until he can “guarantee the American people that Mexican trucks can and will operate safety in the United States.” More than

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Program Involves Fleets, Manufacturers, Truckstops To Cut Air Pollution

The American Trucking Assns. and Engine Manufacturers Assn. have launched a program designed to remind drivers, mechanics, companies and regulators to further reduce truck emissions. On The Road To Clean Air features a nationwide education and training

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

MakeOver Magic Events For Truck-Driving Women

This year, two of the summer’s biggest truck shows will feature Makeover Magic events. First is the 18th annual Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, July 10-11, to be followed by the Truckers News “Knights of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Road Condition/Construction Information Available Online

Road Watch America has unveiled a web site of interest to all motorists. Called RWA DIRECT, the free service provides road condition, construction and weather links for all states and most major cities. The site also

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