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September 17, 1999 - Industry News

Bandag Sues Michelin For Unfair Competition

Bandag Inc. is suing two U.S.-based divisions of Michelin, claiming that the tire maker has been trying to drive the retreader out of business by misappropriating trade secrets, spreading false rumors about Bandag, and engaging in predatory pricing

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September 17, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Governor Looks For Ways To Reduce Tolls

Illinois Gov. George Ryan has his staff looking for ways the state could eliminate tolls and traffic-clogging toll booths but since he's ruling out an increase in gas taxes, there's a big question of how to make up for the lost toll revenue

Tags: Highways

September 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Saw Warning Lights Before Train Hit

As the National Transportation Safety Board sifted through conflicting testimony during a three-day hearing this week on the fatal Bourbonnais, IL, truck-train crash, the Chicago Tribune reported that the truck driver saw warning lights flashing before he tried to speed through a railroad crossing

Tags: Safety

September 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trucking Company Investigated In Driver Firing

A Maine investigator says a trucking company fired a driver for refusing to violate hours-of-service regulations

Tags: Fleets

September 16, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Truckstop Manager Loses Video Poker Challenge

A Slidell, LA, truckstop manager lost his battle to restore video poker after it was banned in a 1996 election

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September 16, 1999 - Industry News

Floyd Hits North Carolina

(Updated noon Eastern time, 9/16/99) Hurricane Floyd crashed ashore in Cape Fear, NC, about 3 a.m. then headed north, with hurricane warnings stretching as far north as Massachusetts. Although the hurricane is expected to just hit the tip of Long Island in New York by late tonight or early tomorrow, cities in the Northeast could still get heavy rains and tropical storm force winds of up to 73 mph, making travel hazardous

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September 15, 1999 - Industry News

Hurricane Floyd Causes Trucking Headaches On East Coast

(Updated Wednesday, 9/15/99, 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time.) Truckers from Miami to New England are dealing with the most powerful hurricane of the season

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September 15, 1999 - Industry News

House Moves Toward Vote On Truck Safety Legislation

Truck safety reform legislation that would create a National Motor Carrier Administration is headed for a House vote later this month

September 15, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey: Narrower Trucks In Wider Ban?

New Jersey wants to add older trucks under 96 inches in width to restrictions the state imposed on out-of-state trucks in July

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September 15, 1999 - Industry News

Hoffa Wants DOT Action On Mexican Trucks

James P. Hoffa, general president of the Teamsters union, is taking Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater to task over the presence of Mexican trucks in the U.S

September 15, 1999 - Industry News

Hurricane Evacuees Mean Traffic Jams In Southeast

(Updated 9/15/99, 2 p.m., Eastern Time.) Freight is coming to a standstill in areas of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as coastal evacuees jam the highways as they flee from Floyd, a Category 4 hurricane the size of Texas

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September 14, 1999 - Industry News

Conflicting Reports At Train Crash Hearing

A three-day National Transportation Safety Board hearing hopes to shed new light on the tragic Amtrak train-truck crash that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL, but conflicting reports so far don't offer much hope

Tags: Safety

September 14, 1999 - Industry News

State, Truckstop Honored For Partnership

A national state group has recognized Vermont for an unusual partnership with a private truckstop to make sure truckers and other highway travelers had a place to stop when the state had to close a decaying rest area

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September 14, 1999 - Industry News

North American, Allied Van Lines Merge

A private equity investment firm has announced a $450 million merger between North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines

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September 14, 1999 - Industry News

Hurricane Floyd Approaches East Coast

Highways leading inland from the Southeastern coast are jammed as residents evacuate in the path of Hurricane Floyd

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September 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo To Expand Medium Trucks With Scania Deal

Volvo is planning to expand its presence in the medium-duty truck market following its acquisition of fellow Swedish truck producer Scania

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September 13, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Honors Roadway With Environmental Award

Six employees of Roadway Express were honored last week with the American Trucking Assns.' 1999 Environmental Excellence in Trucking Award for developing two innovative programs to reduce and prevent the generation of hazardous waste at Roadway

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September 13, 1999 - Industry News

GM Improves Commercial Truck Service

GM Goodwrench Fleet Service is a new program providing improved service and maintenance work for GM's commercial customers

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September 12, 1999 - Industry News

Baltimore Port Truckers Return To Work

Independent truckers in Baltimore went back to work at the ports Wednesday after voting to affiliate with the International Longshoremen's Assn.

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September 12, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois CDL Scandal Tied To Fatal Crash

For the first time, federal investigators have tied an Illinois CDLs-for-cash scheme to a truck driver who was involved in a 1994 crash that killed six children

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September 12, 1999 - Industry News

Carriers Want Confidentiality

Twenty-four carriers have requested confidentiality under new rules regarding financial and operating data interstate trucking companies must file with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

September 10, 1999 - Industry News

Equilon Addresses Extended Life Coolant Concerns

Equilon today presented a panel of engine manufacturers and truck users to address concerns and what some called misinformation about a problem with its Texaco Extended Life Coolant in some Cummins engines

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September 9, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois CDL Probe Spreads To Third Party Testers

A federal investigation of commercial driver's license selling in Illinois has spread from the state's official license offices to outside contractors that give CDL road tests

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September 8, 1999 - Industry News

Rail Safety Bill Would Give Rails a Tax Break

Railroads would get a nifty tax break under rail crossing safety legislation now circulating on Capitol Hill

September 7, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Receives Performance Award

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has been named 1999 Carrier of the Year by Ryder Integrated Logistics. The award is based on meeting the delivery window requirements and the number of shipments delivered on time. Roadway was

Tags: Fleets

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