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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm To Develop Mobile Vehicle Computer

Qualcomm and Symbol Technologies are teaming up to develop a mobile vehicle computer and "integrated technology solution" for the transportation industry

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Kansas Transportation Bill On Hold

Passage of a transportation plan for Kansas will have to wait until the state Legislature comes back for a wrap-up session later this month

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

British Truckers Protest Taxes

British truckers have taken to the streets for the second time in protest of increases in diesel tax and road tax

April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Summit Cancellation May Cost Nearly $100,000

The Federal Highway Administration's decision to withdraw from a Truck and Bus Safety Summit last December may wind up costing taxpayers almost $100,000

April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Truck-Rail Battle Takes a New Turn

Truckers are hoisting a new signal for the railroads: Caution — Truck Crossing Ahead

Tags: Intermodal

April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Dealer Of Year Announced

The American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced the 1999 ATD Dealer of the Year Saturday at ATD's annual meeting in San Diego: George Grask, president and CEO of Quad City Peterbilt in Davenport, IA

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April 8, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Lawsuit Against Engine Makers Closer

Truck owners are getting close to filing a lawsuit against engine makers over last year's multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions

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April 7, 1999 - Industry News

California Company Tests Cleaner Diesel

A new fuel could cut pollutants that help create smog without reducing the number of miles a gallon gets, a Los Angeles-based oil company says

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April 7, 1999 - Industry News

Deadline Passed, But Interstate Tolls Not Dead

The March 31 deadline has come and gone for states to apply for a federal pilot program that lets them put tolls on existing interstates, and it appears no states applied. But industry observers say that doesn't mean highway users can breathe a sigh of relief

Tags: Highways

April 6, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Grants Vision Waivers

The Federal Highway Administration has gone ahead with plans to issue waivers to 23 truck drivers who do not meet federal vision requirements

April 6, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi Partner For Medium-Duty

Sweden's Volvo AB will jointly develop trucks with Japan's Mitsubishi, according to the Tokyo-based Sankei newspaper — a move some believe could mean an acquisition is in the works

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April 6, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J Opens First New Jersey Location

Flying J has opened its first travel plaza in New Jersey, in Carney's Point on I-295

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April 6, 1999 - Industry News

Dixie Expands In Illinois

Dixie Management Group has acquired LaSalle/Peru Auto/Truck Stop, located at I-80 and I-39 in north central Illinois. This creates the sixth Dixie Truckers Home location in the eastern United States, doubling the size of the growing chain in three months

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Michigan Tester May Have Sold Road Tests

The Michigan Secretary of State is investigating a private driver's license exam center accused of selling passing grades to people who did not even take road tests — including commercial driver's licenses

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Charge Overnite With Unfair Labor Practices

The Teamsters union filed a national unfair labor practices charge against Overnite Transportation for allegedly violating the National Labor Relations Act

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Targeting Truckers' Drug Use

The Iowa Department of Transportation is working with the Iowa National Guard to try to curb drug use by truckers, reports the Associated Press

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Senate Modifies Trucker Fine Bill

The Arkansas Senate Transportation Committee has modified House Bill 1842, which increases fines for speeding truckers

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Speed Limit Changes Possible In Michigan

Legislation under consideration by the Michigan House Transportation Committee would eliminate differential speed limits for trucks and cars on Michigan highways — limits that currently differ by as much as 15 mph

Tags: Safety

April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Tokheim Signs Alliance With TA

TravelCenters of America has signed a multiyear supplier alliance with Tokheim to supply all of TA's fuel dispensing equipment and point-of-sale systems. "Tokheim's proven ability to provide us with highly reliable equipment and superior field support were

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Travel Ports Reports Record Earnings

Travel Ports of America (http://www.tpoa.com) reported an increase in net income of more than 580% from last year's third quarter. Earnings reached an all-time high for the quarter and nine months. Increases were primarily due to

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

ATD Convention This Weekend

The American Truck Dealers annual convention gets under way this weekend at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. Speakers include ATD Chairman Gerry Hall; GM Vice President Roy Roberts; Adrian Dillon from Eaton; James Willingham

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April 2, 1999 - Industry News

CRASH Attacks Paperless Logs

The anti-truck "safety" group Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways is reportedly critical of the automated paperless log system that Werner Enterprises is testing in a federal program — allegations that Werner calls "absurd.

Tags: Safety

April 2, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker In Amtrak Collision Losing License

After begrudgingly returning a full driver's license to trucker John Stokes after his probationary period was up, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has found a way to suspend Stokes' CDL for two months

Tags: Safety

April 2, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Drops Plan To Toll Interstates

After the Arkansas state Legislature passed a highway plan that will use bonds and new fuel taxes to fund repair of the state's crumbling highways, the state Highway Commission has officially dropped a proposal to put tolls on existing interstate highways

Tags: Highways

April 2, 1999 - Industry News

Independent Coal Haulers Targeted In Safety Campaign

Independent truckers who haul coal on West Virginia's public highways will be targeted under a pilot safety program being tested starting this week

Tags: Safety

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