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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

November Truck Sales Up 18.5% Over Last Year

November U.S. retail truck sales for Class 6-8 fell 7.3% from October to 35,719. But the total was 18.5% above last November.

Tags: Economy

December 10, 1999 - Industry News

No Permanent Solution Yet For EL Coolant Issue

There is no permanent solution yet for a problem with seal leakage on Cummins N14 engines using extended life coolants.

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Clinton Signs New Motor Carrier Act

President Clinton signed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 last week, setting up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration and implementing a number of other measures aimed at improving truck safety

December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Hepatitis A Scare At North Carolina Truckstop

Officials in Graham, NC, warn that people who ate at an Alamance County truckstop may be at risk of contracting hepatitis A

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Day Four: First Written Test

I scored 88 out of 100 in my first test of material which will be part of the official CDL written exam. After giving me the happy news, my instructor jolted me with another bit of

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

San Antonio Looks At Hazmat Routes Following Spill

A tractor-trailer wreck and acid spill in downtown San Antonio last week has prompted city officials to take a close look at a hazmat routing plan that has been in the works for 20 years

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Northern Perimeter Road Proposed For Atlanta

Georgia's Department of Transportation is expected to start reviewing a report this month on building a new "Northern Arc" highway near Atlanta to deal with the city's growing traffic congestion

Tags: Highways

December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Delphi To Provide Wiring Harnesses To Volvo

Delphi Automotive Systems has been awarded a contract to supply wiring harnesses for Volvo Trucks.

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Restructuring To Cost Ryder Over $40 Million

Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization

Tags: Fleets

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

TRISM Reorganization Plan Approved

TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Tags: Fleets

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Adds Information and Analysis to Web Site

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety's web site has a new section which provides detailed information on accidents and safety issues.

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Air Brake Training Courses Offered

Truck Brake Systems Co. has released the first half of the year 2000 schedule for its Bendix Air Brake Training School

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has proposed changes to the drug and alcohol testing program to prevent transportation workers from cheating

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

War On Diesel: Don't Count EPA Out

A panel of scientists recently rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s contention that diesel exhaust is a cancer threat. But industry groups warn the EPA will come back with yet a stronger case in what will likely be a very public and emotional battle

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Launch Boycott Of Retail Chain

The Teamsters Union yesterday announced a national boycott of the Bed, Bath & Beyond retail chain until it stops doing business with Overnite Transportation

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Tightens Third-Party CDL Testing Rules

Illinois' secretary of state has announced more changes in CDL testing rules in the wake of the state's CDLs-for-bribes scandal, this time relating to the third-party testing system

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Seeking Rate Increases

Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.

Tags: Fleets

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Day Three: The Simulator Arrives

Three days into driver training...and still jammin' on the crammin'. Proof I'm actually retaining all the information being thrown at me: I sped through 33 sample CDL exam questions and knew the answers to every

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Stewart & Stevenson Buys Thermo King Dealer

Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has purchased the assets of Thermo King of Northern California.

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Used Truck Glut Blamed for Volvo Layoffs

An industry slowdown in new truck orders due partly to an abundance of good deals on used trucks has led to a cut in 400 production jobs at the Dublin, VA, plant of Volvo Trucks of North America

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December 8, 1999 - Industry News

Colorado Senator Gets His CDL

U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado is going back to school over his Christmas break from lawmaking: Truck driving school

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December 8, 1999 - Industry News

Heartland Opens New Atlanta Terminal

Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta

Tags: Fleets

December 8, 1999 - Industry News

Tough Battle Expected Over OR Weight-Distance Tax

It's going to be an uphill battle to get Oregon voters to pass a gasoline tax increase that also eliminates the state's weight-distance tax. But a coalition of business, unions and trucking groups is planning a major campaign

December 8, 1999 - Industry News

EPA's Diesel Assessment Thrown Out

The Clean Air Science Advisory Committee has rejected the latest version of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Health Assessment Document

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December 8, 1999 - Industry News

Day Two: Beginner Backing

Triple-0-7, seeking license to truck. Actually, NJ-0007 is my class ID. number. Student triple-0-7 completed only two of last night's assignments. Fell asleep after doing my truckinginfo log. Received good marks, though, and I'll finish the

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