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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Gas Tax Bill Faces Opposition

A bill that passed the Oregon legislature last week abolishing the weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel fuel tax would not require truckers to pay their fair share, say opponents - and they want to take the issue to the voters

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina Increases Trucking Fines

North Carolina's governor last week signed into law a "truck safety" measure that doubles fines for truckers

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers Strike In Brazil

Tens of thousands of truckers in Brazil have shut down their trucks this week in protest of bad roads, high tolls and fuel prices

July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Battle Brewing Over Long-Life Coolants

There appears to be a problem with "long life" or "extended life" coolants used in Cummins engines

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July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Improved Meal Tax Deduction a Possibility

A better meal tax deduction is still part of the congressional tax package -- but its chances for survival appear slim

July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Exemptions, But Not Necessarily Jobs, For Vision-Impaired Drivers

The Federal Highway Administration will continue to exempt qualified truck drivers from vision rules, but the Supreme Court says that carriers don't have to hire those drivers. "We never said this was a guarantee of a job," says Sandra Zywokarte, Office of Motor Carrier Research and Standards

July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Preston Trucking Closes Its Doors

Just a year after the management of Preston Trucking bought the operation from Yellow Corp. and turned it into an independent company, the Maryland-based company ceased operations effective July 26

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

House Still Working on Truck Safety Bill

A U.S. House of Representatives panel is considering several different truck safety proposals, including one that would create a separate administration for trucks and buses within the Department of Transportation

July 26, 1999 - Industry News

Permit Errors Result In Overpass Crashes

California Department of Transportation permit writers have recently routed three oversized loads through overpasses that were too low, resulting in crashes and one fatality

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Plans Rest Stop Improvements

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to spend $41 million to improve 11 of its service areas

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises To Buy Two More Peterbilt Dealers

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America, is buying two more Peterbilt dealers

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

TA-Freightliner Sign Truck Service Pact

Freightliner and TravelCenters of America have signed an operating agreement creating a nationwide truck service network

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Drops Weight-Distance Tax

In the final days of the state Legislature, Oregon lawmakers approved a measure that will replace the state's weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel tax

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