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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Fierce Competition Predicted For Used Truck Industry

Competition in the used truck industry will only grow, according to the national sales manager of used trucks for Freightliner Market Development Corp

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June 7, 1999 - Industry News

Maryland Finds Room for Tired Truck Drivers

It turns out that there are enough parking spaces for tired truck drivers along I-95 in Maryland, but some drivers may not know where they are — or they may be reluctant to use them

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June 7, 1999 - Industry News

Investigation Uncovers CDLs For Sale In Ohio

A truck driver and two license examiners were arrested and charged last week with running a scheme to sell passing scores on commercial driver's license exams in Ohio

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June 7, 1999 - Industry News

Used Truck Assn. Creates Lifetime Achievement Award

Marvin Gordon, a longtime force in the used truck industry, has been honored by the Used Truck Assn. for his numerous and significant contributions to that marketplace. He is the first recipient of an award named

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June 7, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Lays Off Workers At Two Plants

Navistar International is laying off workers at two plants in Springfield, OH, because it can't get enough automatic transmissions

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June 4, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Commissioners "Save Money," Inconvenience Truckers and Motorists

In a self-proclaimed effort to save contractor costs on the $1.3 billion Ohio Turnpike modernization program, the tollroad commission appears to have created a monster — dangerously overcrowded truck parking and long lines snaking back from restrooms, fast-food counters and fuel pumps

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June 4, 1999 - Industry News

NationsWay Files For Bankruptcy

NationsWay Transport Services, Commerce City, CO, unexpectedly shut its doors after filing for bankruptcy May 20.

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June 3, 1999 - Industry News

Eaton To Build Transmission Plant In Mexico

Eaton Corp. will spend $100 million to build a new transmission plant in Mexico in order to meet surging demand for heavy duty vehicles. Selection of the manufacturing site will be announced shortly, the company said.

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June 3, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Visual Search Capability To Electronic Parts Catalog

Kenworth has added a tool called "Visual Search" to the electronic parts catalog used by Kenworth parts departments. This tool uses "hot spots" on Kenworth line drawings of a truck to identify the parts requested by

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June 3, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA To Hold Meetings On Truck Parking

The Federal Highway Administration will take a look at the truck parking shortage later this month in Atlanta

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Nashville Feed The Children Closed

The future of a trucking industry charity event is still uncertain as Feed the Children takes steps to regain a trust betrayed by allegations that employees at its Nashville office took donations for themselves

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Convoy For Kids This Weekend

Drivers in the Northeast will be lending a hand to help raise money for charity this weekend. The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. is scheduled to have its annual Convoy for Kids truck parade and show in Brewer, ME, Saturday, June 5

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Averted

A strike by nearly 13,000 Teamsters drivers, mechanics and other workers has been averted

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Killed In Tornado

One trucker was killed and four others injured when more than a dozen twisters hit Illinois last night

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Strike Delayed Again--Agreement May Be Near

Representatives of the Teamsters union extended a Wednesday morning strike deadline against 17 of the nation's auto hauling operations as they tried to hammer out a new labor contract

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Hybrid Electric Truck Unveiled In California

A truck manufacturer has teamed with the agency that oversees air pollution in California to develop the first hybrid electric heavy duty Class 8 truck. The Hybrid Electric Prototype Truck was unveiled last week in California

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Kicks Off Truck, Bus Safety Week

Federal Highway Administrator Kenneth Wykle today kicked off the fourth annual International Highway Transportation Safety Week, June 1-5

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Little Leeway In New Jersey Speed Limits

Think you're safe from a ticket if you drive only 5 or 10 mph over the speed limit? If you're in New Jersey, think again. State police records show that since the limit was raised to 65 mph on some roads in the state, troopers have been issuing plenty of tickets to people clocked between 1 and 9 mph above the limit

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Deadline Delayed Until Wednesday

A Monday night strike deadline by more than 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been averted until at least midnight, tonight

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May 31, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Threat Temporarily Delayed

1:09 a.m., CDT--A possible strike by 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been at least temporarily delayed. Negotiators for the union and the National Automobile Transporters Assn. met

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Accidents and Fatalities Drop

The number of fatalities related to heavy truck crashes dropped nearly 2% from 1997 to 1998. The trucking industry is hailing the statistic, released as Congress is searching for ways to make trucking safer after fatalities increased slightly the year before

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Speed-Limit Bill On Hold In Michigan

Due to an unexpectedly long debate on an unrelated issue in Michigan, lawmakers in the House Transportation Committee were not able to consider a speed-limit bill during their May 20 meeting

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Final Rules Issued For Unloading LCG

The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has issued revised regulations for the transportation and unloading of liquefied compressed gas

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Tonight Deadline For Teamsters Auto Hauler Strike

Car manufacturers and auto haulers are waiting to see if the Teamsters union will follow through on its threats to strike 17 trucking companies if contract talks are not successful by midnight tonight

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Seeks Damages For Fatal Crash

There may be serious repercussions for a trucking company involved in a fatal wreck a year ago

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