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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Weight-Distance Tax Moves Forward

Just two days after the Arkansas House overwhelmingly approved a 3-cent fuel tax increase backed by Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Senate panel endorsed a plan that would tax trucks for each mile traveled – the dreaded weight-distance tax

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Suppliers Team Up For Training

Volvo Trucks North American (http://www.volvotrucks.volvo.com) will sponsor a series of sales training seminars in cooperation with component and body manufacturers. The two-day workshops, focusing on selling to vocational customers, will be conducted in 10 major cities

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Legislature Considers Uniform Speed Limits

Bills introduced in both the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate address the issue of uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on the state’s highways

Tags: Safety

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Engines Face Cooling Challenge

New NOx emission limits placed on truck diesels built after October 2002 have engine and truck manufacturers scrambling. One of the biggest challenges they face is how to cool them

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas House Passes Fuel Tax Hike

The Arkansas House voted last week to raise state fuel taxes by 3 cents a gallon to pay for $44 million a year in improvements to non-interstate roads, as well as a bond issue that will pay for interstate repairs

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

TA Revamps Web Site

TravelCenters of America has completely renovated its web site (http://www.tatravelcenters.com)

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March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wages Rise Faster Than Inflation

Driver pay continues to increase at levels above the inflation rate, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages – and it’s about time, says David Goodson, president of SignPost Inc., which published the quarterly survey

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March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Council Wants Slower Trucks

A panel created by the Louisiana state Legislature voted to recommend slower speed limits for trucks on four-lane highways – but it was far from a unanimous vote

Tags: Safety

March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Calls For Safety Vigilance

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is going all-out to focus the nation’s attention on transportation safety

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March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Wykle Disputes ‘Facts’ In OMC Analysis

The man in the truck safety hot seat at the Department of Transportation advises patience and careful study of the facts before anything is done to the Office of Motor Carriers

March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Local Declared Mob-Free

A New Jersey Teamsters local, considered the most mob-riddled union in the country for decades, has direct control for the first time in nearly 12 years

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March 2, 1999 - Industry News

TA To Offer Freightliner Service

TravelCenters of America locations will become official parts and service providers to Freightliner owners and drivers in a new deal with the truck manufacturer. As part of the deal, Freightliner will buy an interest in TravelCenters of America

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March 2, 1999 - Industry News

Leaking Truck Forces Truckstop Evacuation

A Missouri truckstop was shut down last week and local residents evacuated for six hours because of a leak of a suspected hazardous material from a tractor-trailer’s cargo

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March 2, 1999 - Industry News

Missouri House Passes Speeding Trucker Bill

Although a measure calling for $1,000 fines for truckers driving 6 mph over the speed limit in Missouri is stuck in committee, another bill targeting speeding truckers has been passed by the state House and is heading to the Senate

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March 2, 1999 - Industry News

Wisconsin Cracks Down On I-94 Speeders

The Racine County, WI, Sheriff’s Department has netted nearly 200 speeders doing 80 mph or faster during a crackdown the past five weeks on Interstate 94

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March 1, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Bill Would Punish Speeding Truckers

A bill in Arkansas would mandate a stiff penalty for speeding truckers -- $500 to $1,000 for driving over 70 mph on Arkansas roads

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March 1, 1999 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America To Acquire Travel Ports

TravelCenters of America and Travel Ports of America yesterday announced a merger agreement

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March 1, 1999 - Industry News

Cardinal Increases Top Pay To $.37 A Mile

Cardinal Freight Carriers, Concord, NC, announced a 10.8% pay increase to 37 cents per mile for veteran over-the-road van drivers

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February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Congress Wraps Up Teamsters Investigation

The leadership of the Teamsters union mismanaged its financial affairs, bringing it to the brink of bankruptcy. That’s the finding of a Michigan congressman who has wrapped up his 17-month investigation of the corrupt 1996 Teamsters election.

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February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Few Show Up For PATT Conference

Turnout was quite low Friday morning for the opening of Parents Against Tired Truckers’ first symposium on driver fatigue in San Diego

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February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Oklahoma House Addresses Speed Traps

The Oklahoma House last week overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to cut down on the state’s speed traps

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February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Flips Rig To Avoid Worse Accident

A log truck driver is being credited with preventing an even worse accident by flipping his truck when a car ahead of him suddenly stopped on a Mississippi highway

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February 25, 1999 - Industry News

Blizzard Hits New England, Rain Drenches Northwest

Meteorologists were recommending against traveling in New England last night as a surprise storm, with heavy snow and winds gusting over 50 mph, created blizzard and whiteout conditions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Tags: Highways

February 25, 1999 - Industry News

New Dual Fuel System Completed

Alternative Fuel Systems says it has successfully completed the next generation dual natural gas/diesel system designed for OEM use with new electronically controlled diesel engines

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February 24, 1999 - Industry News

Montana To Get Split Speed Limits

A bill giving Montana auto drivers a daytime speed limit for the first time since 1995 is expected to be signed by the governor. The measure specifies lower limits for trucks than for other vehicles

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