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October 1, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Owners Sue Engine Makers Over EPA Settlement

More than 100 trucking companies and owner-operators are suing six major diesel engine manufacturers over the emissions consent decree signed between the engine makers and the U.S. government

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October 1, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Owners Sue Engine Makers Over EPA Settlement

More than 100 trucking companies and owner-operators are suing six major diesel engine manufacturers over the emissions consent decree signed between the engine makers and the U.S. government

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers Prepare For Strike At Ports

Independent truckers at the Seattle and Tacoma ports could walk off the job as early as today

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Facing Lower Earnings, Bandag Cutting Jobs

Tire retreader Bandag yesterday announced that it expects its 1999 earnings to be 20% to 25% below current estimates. It blames the drop partly on what it calls Michelin's unfair tactics since the tire manufacturer entered the retread market two years ago

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Upgrades Fleet

One of the largest less-than-truckload carriers is following the example of its truckload cousins by upgrading its fleet

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Invests In PNV.net

PNV.net, the company that provides Park 'N View services, has received a financial shot in the arm with a $31.5 million investment by Cummins Engine and two other private companies

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Fires Could Cause Traffic Problems In California

Dry conditions and high temperatures have meant forest fires in California, with more than 134,000 acres ablaze. Earlier this week, fires near Interstate 5 stalled traffic when smoke reduced visibility

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

I-55 Inbound To Reopen In Chicago Today

Beginning today, Phase I of the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) reconstruction project in Chicago takes the first of three major steps that will lead to the complete reopening of all inbound lanes from La Grange Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway

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September 30, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Dealer Software Y2K Ready

Automatic Data Processing and Navistar International have finished tests verifying that the Y2K but won't cause problems for ADP's Elite dealer management system when processing dealership data linked electronically to Navistar

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September 29, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Posts Safety Progress Report

As a Senate subcommittee Wednesday revived longstanding complaints about DOT truck safety enforcement, the Department of Transportation rose to its defense with a report showing progress it has made since last spring

September 29, 1999 - Industry News

Senators Support Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Support is growing for a separate administration for truck and bus safety at the Department of Transportation

September 29, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Offers Nationwide Teamsters Election

Overnite Transportation yesterday called on the Teamsters union to allow workers to decide their own fate in a company-wide vote on union representation

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September 29, 1999 - Industry News

Driver In Fatal Accident May Have Had Bogus CDL

It appears that the truck driver involved in an accident that killed six children received his CDL as part of a huge license-for-bribes operation in the Chicago area

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September 29, 1999 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Plans To Sell Some Businesses

Federal-Mogul Corp. has announced plans to sell its lighting, wiper blade and fuel businesses

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September 28, 1999 - Industry News

Is Renault Looking To Sell Truck Division?

Unconfirmed reports have been circulating in Europe that France's Renault Vehicules Industriel may be looking to sell its RVI/Mack commercial truck division. Renault representatives told Newport Communications' Steve Sturgess, visiting Renault in Paris this week, that such rumors are unfounded

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September 28, 1999 - Industry News

Labor Unrest Heating Up At Washington Ports

Owner-operator container haulers are gearing up to strike at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA

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September 28, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Group Poll Reveals Support For Truck 'Black Boxes'

A large majority of Americans surveyed favor driver warning systems and "black boxes" on trucks to improve enforcement of truck safety laws

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September 28, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Working On 2007 Emissions

According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working on tougher truck emissions standards for 2007

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September 28, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group To Buy Land Transportation

Transit Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire the container and intermodal marketing company operations of Land Transportation, LLC, for $18.5 million

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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Some Highways Still Closed From Hurricane Damage

Although most Interstate highways are open, North Carolina, Virginia and other states hit hard by Hurricane Floyd still report some road and bridge closings due to floods and hurricane damage - and more rain this week isn't helping

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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Biding Time In Overnite Action

A threatened unfair labor practices strike by the Teamsters union against Overnite Transportation didn't materialize this weekend, but the union says it is waiting to catch the trucking company unprepared

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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Port Streamlining Truck Gates

In response to a walkout earlier this month by owner-operator truckers, the Port of Seattle has been meeting with steamship lines, terminal operators, railroads, trucking companies, organized labor and independent truckers. Several actions are already being taken to address long wait times that cost the owner-operators money

Tags: Intermodal

September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Wind, Dust Trigger Pileups On I-84

Although Oregon officials say it may be weeks before they can piece together details, high winds and blowing dust are being blamed for three pileups that left six people dead and 20 injured on Interstate 84 between Hermiston and Pendleton Saturday

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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

New TA To Open In Georgia

TravelCenters of America is opening its newest facility in Cartersville, GA, next month

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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

House Leaders Seek CDL Probe

In response to recent catastrophic accidents, transportation leaders in the House are pressing the Department of Transportation for a review of the commercial driver's license program

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