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October 13, 1999 - Industry News

Mobil Makes Hurricane Donation

Virginia-based Mobil is giving $50,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help people in Southern Virginia, Northern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd

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October 13, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Announces Scholarship Winners

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has awarded the second four scholarships of its scholarship program

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October 13, 1999 - Industry News

Delphi To Develop Caterpillar Controllers

Delphi Automotive Systems has agreed to supply engine electronics and hydraulic control modules for Caterpillar

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October 12, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Sales Co. Opens Remodeled Las Vegas Facility

Kenworth Sales Co. recently celebrated the reopening of its North Las Vegas branch store after a complete remodeling of its full-service facility off Interstate 15 in northern Clark County

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October 12, 1999 - Industry News

Wren Holds The Line On ATA Reform

American Trucking Assns. Chairman John Wren is still taking a hard line on the ATA reorganization plan that bears his name

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October 12, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Loses Ability to Fine for Safety Violations

It's official: For the time being, the U.S. Department of Transportation cannot fine unsafe truckers for violating the rules

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon To Vote On Trucks' Fair Share

A new diesel and gas tax that was supposed to replace Oregon's weight-distance tax as of Oct. 23 has been put on hold until voters can have their say next May, but a measure on the Nov. 2 ballot is closely tied to the controversial new law

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October 11, 1999 - Industry News

Study Questions Benefit Of Road Work

A new report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project questions whether the benefits of road construction are really worth the delays in congestion during construction

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October 11, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Won't Demand To See Self-Audits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says its inspectors won't routinely ask to see a company's self-audit reports, but it does throw out some incentives for companies to make those self-audits available

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

RSPA Pre-Empts Tennessee Hazmat Fee

The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has ruled that federal hazardous material transportation law pre-empts Tennessee's $650 remedial action fee

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

Petro Offering Flu Shots

Petro Stopping Centers, Volvo Trucks North American and AT&T are joining up to make low-cost flu shots available at 38 Petro locations Wednesday, Oct. 13

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October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi Join Forces

Sweden's Volvo AB and Japan's Mitsubishi are joining forces to create what could be the world's largest truck and bus business

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October 10, 1999 - Industry News

More Charges In Chicago License Scandal

Another Illinois state driver licensing employee has been charged with taking bribes in exchange for commercial drivers licenses, bringing to 17 the number of people charged in a yearlong investigation

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October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Government Considers More Vision Waivers

The Federal Highway Administration says it plans to grant exemptions from vision waivers to another 40 truck drivers

October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins Leasing Acquires Keen

Rollins Leasing Corp. is buying family-owned Keen Leasing, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA

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October 8, 1999 - Industry News

House Moves to Keep Safety Enforcement in Gear

Key House legislators moved to forestall a possible shutdown of the Department of Transportation's truck safety enforcement effort

October 8, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Enforcement Team Tries to Maintain Focus

Confusion about the status of truck safety enforcement disrupts business at the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety, but program manager Julie Cirillo said she is trying to keep her staff focused on its safety

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Feds Expanding Illinois CDL Probe

Federal investigators are expanding their probe into commercial driver license bribery in Illinois

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Weight-Distance Tax On Hold

A new Oregon law that eliminates the weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel tax and raises the state's gas tax is on hold

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata Must Share Trendar Technology

Ceridian Corp. will license its processing system for truckers' commercial credit cards in order to settle accusations it violated anti-trust laws

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Ground Shifts Under Mobile Communications

The ever-changing mobile communications landscape so important to trucking is experiencing major business and technological tremors

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Legislation Targets Truckers

In New Jersey, two state legislators are getting ready to introduce a two-bill package designed to try to rid the state's highways of dangerous truckers and teach motorists how to share the road with trucks

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Lawmakers Want To Slow Trucks Down

Lawmakers in South Carolina are drafting legislation to lower the speed limit for trucks in the state

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

European Truckers Demonstrate For Shorter Work Hours

European truck drivers staged protests Tuesday, urging European transport ministers meeting this week to limit drivers' work week to 48 hours and not change regulations to allow truck traffic on Sundays

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Opens New Canadian Plant

Paccar last week opened a new truck manufacturing plant in Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada

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