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August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Wildfires Burning Along I-80 In Nevada

Wildfires have been burning up thousands of acres along I-80 in northern Nevada since they were sparked by lightning Wednesday

Tags: Highways

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Recalled

More than 600 Freightliner FLN and Cargo trucks and more than 500 Freightliner Argosy units have been recalled

Tags: Industry

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

DAT Services Signs Up New Credit Reporting

Load-finding company DAT Services has parted ways with CompuNet and launched a new partnership with TransCredit for its credit reporting services

Tags: Industry

August 4, 1999 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Tax Proposal Still Alive

A proposed national weight-distance tax on trucks did not make it into the tax package Congress has been debating this summer -- but that does not mean it will go away. In fact, it is going to be around for a while and it is going to be hard to ignore

August 4, 1999 - Industry News

House Votes to Stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would stall the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule

August 4, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Gets Tough With Intermodal Equipment Owners

The battle over intermodal equipment maintenance and safety has moved to the states. Louisiana just passed a law making intermodal equipment owners responsible for fines and related costs if that equipment is ordered out of service for safety violations. Illinois is considering similar legislation

Tags: Intermodal

August 3, 1999 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Administration Bill Introduced

The trucking industry is one step nearer to its long-sought goal of a separate federal administration for motor carriers

August 3, 1999 - Industry News

Hazmat Clarification Deadline Extended

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the comment deadline on proposals aimed at defining when hazardous materials transportation applies to loading, unloading and storage

August 3, 1999 - Industry News

Three Dealers Team Up In Memphis

Memphis, TN, is now the headquarters of one of the largest dealers of Navistar International trucks

Tags: Industry

August 2, 1999 - Industry News

Don't Drain Coolant, Cummins Says

Equilon Lubricants and Cummins Engine Co. say they're closer to a solution to a seal problem caused by extended-life coolants (ELCs) that we reported last week. In the meantime, they say it doesn't make sense for Cummins owners to drain the coolant

Tags: Industry

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Strategic Planning Session Continues This Week

Truckers and other transportation representatives will meet at the Department of Transportation for the second time this week to continue building DOT's strategic plan for improving truck and bus safety

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Court Upholds Lease Termination by Mail

A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that owner-operator leases canceled by mail can relieve the carrier of liability, even if the owner-operator continues to display the carrier's placard

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Legislation Is In Gear

Truck safety steps into the spotlight on Capitol Hill this week, as the Department of Transportation offers a bill to implement its safety strategy, and the House marks up a bill to create a new National Motor Carrier Administration

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Aim To End Union Oversight

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa announced Thursday that the union is undertaking a new anti-corruption initiative in order to end oversight by the federal government

Tags: Industry

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Technology On Parade

There's an electronic rumblestrip in your future. At least that's the way it looked at the three-day-long Intelligent Transportation Society Demo in East Liberty, OH, last week

Tags: Events

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Petro Finalize Deal

Volvo Trucks North America announced the acquisition of an ownership interest in Petro Stopping Centers, a deal first announced in March

Tags: Industry

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Brazilian Truckers End Strike

Brazilian truckers Thursday agreed to end a four-day strike after the government promised to suspend a planned hike in tolls, improve federal highways and work on a separate points system for truckers

July 29, 1999 - Industry News

Federal Ruling Could Mean Overtime Pay For Drivers

A federal court decision spells big trouble for some New Jersey-based truckers. A 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling requires all New Jersey carriers to pay drivers time-and-a-half for each hour over 40 worked in any one week

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

New Illinois Tollway Boss Says Brace For Toll Increases

The new chairman of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is telling people to brace themselves for toll increases needed to pay for improvements to the aging tollway system

Tags: Highways

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Jubitz Plans Major Expansion

Jubitz Truckstop, Exit 307 off I-5 in Portland, OR, began a full-scale expansion and renovation June 30

Tags: Industry

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Receives Advertising Award

The New York American Marketing Assn. has honored Volvo Trucks North America with a 1999 EFFIE advertising award. Volvo received a bronze EFFIE in the Automobiles/Vehicles category for its 1998 Super Bowl commercial and accompanying promotion. The

Tags: Industry

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata, Pacific Pride To Develop Automated Fueling Equipment

Pacific Pride Services and Comdata have announced an agreement to develop new automated fueling equipment, known as SmartLock, which will be used throughout the Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling System. This equipment will be designed to accept the

Tags: Industry

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

California Approves Lift Axles For Overweight Vehicles

California now allows lift axles on trucks that weigh more than highway-legal weights

Tags: Industry

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Gives No-Zone Program a Positive Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation's effort to teach car drivers how to share the road with trucks is paying off, according to a department analysis

Tags: Safety

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Proposed Georgia Truck Stop Dealt Zoning Blow

Planners of a proposed truckstop in Conyers, GA, failed to win a zoning change needed to build the facility at I-20 and Sigman Road

Tags: Industry

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