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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Clarification: C.R. England Driver Pay

In a story posted July 2, there was an error in a report that C.R. England, Salt Lake City, was upping its driver pay. ("C.R. England Ups Driver Pay," http://www.heavytruck.com/cgi-bin/rsnewsframe?990702.45

Tags: Fleets

July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Talks Delayed

Contract talks scheduled to start Tuesday between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation have been delayed until Wednesday, July 21. Overnite says it needed more time to complete research the union asked for; the Teamsters say it's because of last week's strike

Tags: Industry

July 14, 1999 - Industry News

C&H Reunion This Weekend

Old-time truckers from C&H are holding their 10th annual reunion Saturday in Mesquite, TX

Tags: Events

July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Deadline Extended For Paperless Log Pilot Project

Carriers that want to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's Global Positioning System pilot demonstration project now have until December 31,1999, to submit applications.

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Speeds Uniform Despite Different Limits

Despite differences in speed limits ranging from 60 to 75 mph, a new study has found that average truck speeds in four states vary by less than 2 mph

Tags: Highways

July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Dock Worker Slowdowns Affect Truckers On West Coast

Some independent truckers have been hit hard on the West Coast as labor shutdowns and slowdowns among dock workers cripple container ports

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Highway Protest Shuts Down I-70

About 300 protesters shut down Interstate 70 north of St. Louis for about an hour during rush hour Monday morning

Tags: Highways

July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches New Training Tool

Volvo Trucks North America has launched a new training program for dealer service technicians

Tags: Industry

July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Reefer Carriers Meeting In Colorado

Drivers are the focus of the Truckload Carriers Assn. Refrigerated Division's meeting today and tomorrow in Vail, CO

Tags: Events

July 13, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt To Use New Trailer Tracking System

J.B. Hunt will start installing the new Orbcomm/Vantage trailer tracking system on its fleet of more than 14,000 trailers this month. The Vantage solution will let J.B. Hunt link trailer location and status information directly to its

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July 12, 1999 - Industry News

California Truckers Gear Up For Emissions Suit

Now that a judge has approved an agreement reached last fall between six truck engine makers and the federal government regarding violation of emissions standards, a class action suit is going forward in California against the engine makers

Tags: Industry

July 12, 1999 - Industry News

Inspection Crackdowns In Philly And West Virginia

Philadelphia and West Virginia are doing their best to help meet Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater's goal of cutting truck fatalities by 50% through increased inspection efforts

Tags: Safety

July 11, 1999 - Industry News

Judge Approves Emissions Settlement

The $1.3 billion emissions settlement reached last fall between the Environmental Protection Agency and six engine makers has been approved

Tags: Industry

July 11, 1999 - Industry News

Guilty Plea, More Retests In Chicago CDL Scandal

The former manager of an Illinois truck licensing facility pleaded guilty last week in a commercial license-selling scheme, while nearly 200 more truckers have to retake their tests this week or lose their CDLs

Tags: Industry

July 11, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler-Volvo Merger Rumors Continue

A Swedish business paper reported Friday that DaimlerChrysler and Volvo are haggling over the price of a possible merger

Tags: Industry

July 9, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters End Overnite Strike

Yesterday afternoon, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa asked members who were on an unfair labor practice strike at 11 Overnite terminals to return to work

Tags: Industry

July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Strike Broadens

Workers at two more Overnite terminals have joined a Teamsters strike protesting unfair labor practices

Tags: Industry

July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Amtrak Train Hits Tanker Truck In Texas

At least four people were injured yesterday when an Amtrak train hit a tanker truck at a rural crossing near Eagle Lake, TX

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July 8, 1999 - Industry News

USF Adds Long Haul Service

USFreightways, parent company of five regional less-than-truckload carriers, plans to link those carriers together to offer a coast-to-coast long-haul service. Traffic World magazine reports the new service will be called USF Expedited and will be formally announced

Tags: Fleets

July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Strike Means Trucks Back Up At Oakland Port

A dock workers strike has practically closed down the Port of Oakland, CA, since Tuesday, resulting in tractor-trailers backing up for half a mile outside the port

Tags: Industry

July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Holiday Traffic Focuses Attention On I-70

I-70 through Colorado experienced bumper-to-bumper traffic and delays at the Eisenhower tunnel over the Independence Day holiday weekend, and officials expect more of the same the weekend of July 17-18 and the first few weekends in August

Tags: Highways

July 8, 1999 - Industry News

California Cuts Truck Licensing Fees

The governor of California has signed into law a budget that will mean a significant reduction in truck licensing fees

Tags: Industry

July 7, 1999 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers Assn. Offers New Info On Toxicity Of Diesel Exhaust

The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has petitioned the California Air Resources Board to reconsider its proposed designation of diesel particulate emissions as a toxic air contaminant

Tags: Industry

July 7, 1999 - Industry News

PrePass Announces More Locations

PrePass, a high-tech weigh-in-motion and credential preclearance system, recently announced the addition of more locations

Tags: Industry

July 7, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers Strike In Argentina

While a proposed wildcat strike fizzled and Overnite delivered freight despite Teamsters picketing six locations, Argentina sent troops to thwart a massive trucker's strike that threatened to create food and fuel shortages

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