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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata Must Share Trendar Technology

Ceridian Corp. will license its processing system for truckers' commercial credit cards in order to settle accusations it violated anti-trust laws

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Ground Shifts Under Mobile Communications

The ever-changing mobile communications landscape so important to trucking is experiencing major business and technological tremors

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Legislation Targets Truckers

In New Jersey, two state legislators are getting ready to introduce a two-bill package designed to try to rid the state's highways of dangerous truckers and teach motorists how to share the road with trucks

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Lawmakers Want To Slow Trucks Down

Lawmakers in South Carolina are drafting legislation to lower the speed limit for trucks in the state

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

European Truckers Demonstrate For Shorter Work Hours

European truck drivers staged protests Tuesday, urging European transport ministers meeting this week to limit drivers' work week to 48 hours and not change regulations to allow truck traffic on Sundays

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Opens New Canadian Plant

Paccar last week opened a new truck manufacturing plant in Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada

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October 5, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Cancels Meeting On Information Overload

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 15 to discuss possible safety hazards of new driver assistance and information technologies

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Hours Expanded For Truck Safety Hotline

The Federal Highway Administration has expanded the hours of its toll-free hotline for reporting violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Enforcement Is in Jeopardy

Rep. Frank Wolf wants to put more bite into truck safety enforcement, but his tactics have led to the possibility that enforcement's teeth will be pulled

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

More Mexican Carriers Found Illegally in U.S.

There are more Mexican trucks operating illegally in the U.S. than was previously thought, according to a senior Transportation Department official. And they are significantly less safe than U.S. fleets, he said

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Calls Teamsters Vote Acceptance Publicity Stunt

The Teamsters union Friday said it would accept Overnite Transportation's offer of a nationwide vote on union representation. But the union attached so many conditions to its acceptance, Overnite says it's just a publicity stunt

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October 4, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Announces Technician Recruitment Program

Ryder System is adding a new function to its network of recruiting centers: recruiting technicians

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October 3, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Say They'll Accept Overnite Vote Offer - With Conditions

The Teamsters union said Friday it would accept Overnite Transportation's offer of a nationwide vote on union representation - but only if Overnite agreed to numerous demands

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October 3, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Rejects ATA Hours Petition

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater will not go to extra lengths to publish the scientific studies that are shaping upcoming reforms in the hours of service rules

October 1, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Owners Sue Engine Makers Over EPA Settlement

More than 100 trucking companies and owner-operators are suing six major diesel engine manufacturers over the emissions consent decree signed between the engine makers and the U.S. government

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October 1, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Owners Sue Engine Makers Over EPA Settlement

More than 100 trucking companies and owner-operators are suing six major diesel engine manufacturers over the emissions consent decree signed between the engine makers and the U.S. government

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers Prepare For Strike At Ports

Independent truckers at the Seattle and Tacoma ports could walk off the job as early as today

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Facing Lower Earnings, Bandag Cutting Jobs

Tire retreader Bandag yesterday announced that it expects its 1999 earnings to be 20% to 25% below current estimates. It blames the drop partly on what it calls Michelin's unfair tactics since the tire manufacturer entered the retread market two years ago

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Upgrades Fleet

One of the largest less-than-truckload carriers is following the example of its truckload cousins by upgrading its fleet

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Invests In PNV.net

PNV.net, the company that provides Park 'N View services, has received a financial shot in the arm with a $31.5 million investment by Cummins Engine and two other private companies

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Fires Could Cause Traffic Problems In California

Dry conditions and high temperatures have meant forest fires in California, with more than 134,000 acres ablaze. Earlier this week, fires near Interstate 5 stalled traffic when smoke reduced visibility

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

I-55 Inbound To Reopen In Chicago Today

Beginning today, Phase I of the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) reconstruction project in Chicago takes the first of three major steps that will lead to the complete reopening of all inbound lanes from La Grange Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Dealer Software Y2K Ready

Automatic Data Processing and Navistar International have finished tests verifying that the Y2K but won't cause problems for ADP's Elite dealer management system when processing dealership data linked electronically to Navistar

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September 29, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Posts Safety Progress Report

As a Senate subcommittee Wednesday revived longstanding complaints about DOT truck safety enforcement, the Department of Transportation rose to its defense with a report showing progress it has made since last spring

September 29, 1999 - Industry News

Senators Support Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Support is growing for a separate administration for truck and bus safety at the Department of Transportation

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