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September 1, 1999 - Industry News

RDO Equipment Buys Los Angeles Truck Dealerships

RDO Equipment has purchased Volvo truck dealerships with full-service truck centers located in Long Beach and Riverside, CA, and a used truck outlet in Fontana, CA. The annual revenues of the dealerships are approximately $20 million. "These

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September 1, 1999 - Industry News

ZF/Meritor Joint Venture Finalized

Meritor Automotive has finalized its joint venture with ZF, forming ZF Meritor LLC. The joint venture, previously announced on June 9, has received customary regulatory approvals and will begin operations immediately

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August 31, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB Pushes Technology At Truck Safety Hearing

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall is pressing for highway safety to be at the top of the agenda for federal and state governments and the trucking industry. Yesterday, during the first day of a three-day hearing on safety technology for commercial vehicles, he seemed to have some doubts as to whether that is the case

August 31, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress To Test Rollover Warning System

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, TN, will soon start testing a new warning system that developers estimate could prevent nearly 4,000 heavy truck rollover accidents each year

Tags: Safety

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Surveillance Cameras Installed At Arkansas Rest Areas

More than two and a half years after a truck driver was killed in an Arkansas rest area bathroom, Arkansas has finished installing video cameras at 19 interstate rest areas in hopes of deterring crime

Tags: Highways

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Restricts Trucks To Right Lanes

South Carolina will soon limit tractor-trailers to the right lanes on some stretches of Interstate 85

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August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Express Makes Exporting Easier

Roadway Express has put its E-Z Export system on the Internet, allowing the LTL carrier to offer shippers the ability to complete customs documentation online

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August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Proposal Getting Closer

A long-awaited proposal to reform truck driver hours-of-service appears to be nearing publication

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia To Build Weigh Station At Top Of Steep Hill

West Virginia is building a mandatory truck stopping area and weigh station at the top of a steep Interstate 68 grade

Tags: Highways

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Van Line Owner Pleads Guilty To Fraud

The owner of a Florida moving company pleaded guilty last week to charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, hiring illegal aliens, and violating federal transportation laws

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August 30, 1999 - Industry News

American Freightways Adds E-Mail Tracking

American Freightways, Harrison, AR, has added an e-mail tracking option to its AFTracker system

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

MassPike Head Hopes To Improve Rest Stops

The chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority hopes to attract upscale eateries, supermarkets and other services to the travel plazas along the 140-mile turnpike

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois May Tighten License Loophole

An Illinois highway safety committee decided last week to push legislation this fall that would tighten a loophole that let a truck driver involved in a fatal Amtrak train crash last spring keep his license despite numerous traffic violations

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Williams To Open Travel Center In Mississippi

A new Williams Travel Center is scheduled to open in November off Interstate 10 in Biloxi, MS

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Four More Fleets Add Eaton Vorad

Four more major North American fleets have added the Eaton Vorad Collision Warning System to their trucks. This makes more than 10,000 Eaton Vorad units in service in North America

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Correction: Salt Lake Truck Show

The parade kicking off the Great Salt Lake truck show is tonight, Friday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., not Thursday as previously reported. The show will be open Saturday and Sunday

Tags: Events

August 26, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt To Spend $ 1 Billion Switching To Conventionals

J.B. Hunt announced yesterday that it will spend more than $1 billion to change all its highway tractors from cabovers to Freightliner Century Class conventionals over the next five years

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Convoy Kicks Off Salt Lake Truck Show Friday

A convoy of more than 75 trucks is scheduled to parade through Salt Lake City Friday night to kick off the 10th annual Great Salt Lake Truck Show, held at the West Valley Truck Center at 5600 West and 2100 South

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

CHP Says Truck Chases Endanger Public

Three high-speed truck chases in the last week prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a press release condemning the "irresponsible" behavior

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J To Build Two Locations In Toronto

Flying J plans to open at least two new travel plazas in Canada before the end of next year, both along Highway 401 on either side of metropolitan Toronto. "When we look at locations along strategic, high-traffic

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

ABF Allows Customers To Personalize Web Pages

Customers of ABF Freight System, Fort Smith, AR, can now create personalized web pages that greatly simplify navigation of ABF's web site

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

Roadrunner Trucking Launches Special Services Division

Roadrunner Trucking, Albuquerque, NM, has launched a specialized division that increases its operating tractor fleet by more than 20%

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

California's "Most Dangerous Mile"

The Los Angeles Times has analyzed California Highway Patrol data and found the most dangerous one-mile section of interstate for truck accidents: Interstate 5, where northbound trucks leaving the Long Beach freeway must enter northbound I-5 in the fast lane and merge into heavy traffic

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Baltimore Truckers Threatening Walkout

Independent truckers who haul containers in and out of the Baltimore Port are threatening to withhold their services beginning Sept. 1 unless they get higher pay; reduced delays in picking up and delivering containers; and better maintained and safer container chassis

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Barjan Acquires Wilson Antenna, Unique Products

Barjan Products has acquired Wilson Antenna, the top CB radio antenna company in the country, as well as Unique Products, a specialty trucking merchandise firm. Barjan says these acquisitions will make it the top CB antenna manufacturer

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