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June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Environmentalists Attack 'Dirty Trucks'

At a press conference last week, environmentalists and pollution control officials called for "a crackdown on truck tailpipe terrorism.

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June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Pledges To Resolve NAFTA Stalemate

At a two-day conference in Mexico, Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater pledged to resolve the issues keeping the Mexico cross-border aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement from going into effect

June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Former Employees Sue Nations Way

About 60 former employees of NationsWay Transport Services are suing owner Jerry McMorris and other top officers for more than $5 million in unpaid wages on behalf of the approximately 3,500 employees put out of work when the company filed for bankruptcy last month

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June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite To Pay $1.6 Million For Unfair Labor Practices

Overnite Transportation has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle charges of unfair labor practices brought by the Teamsters

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June 10, 1999 - Industry News

TA Completes Travel Ports Acquisition, Opens Prototype Stop

TravelCenters of America has completed its merger with Travel Ports of America, and recently opened its first prototype truckstop

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June 10, 1999 - Industry News

Little Tags With Big Potential

The biggest news at the annual conference of the American Trucking Assns.' Information Technology and Logistics Council may well have been the smallest object on display -- an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag about the size of a Band-Aid, and a small Band-Aid at that

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June 10, 1999 - Industry News

Meritor Inks Transmission Deal with ZF

Heavy-duty truck component supplier Meritor Automotive announced at the International Trucking Show this week that it has formed a joint venture company with German auto industry supplier ZF Fredrichshafen AG for the manufacture and marketing of medium and heavy truck transmissions

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June 10, 1999 - Industry News

Sleep Scientist Proposes Fatigue Management Program

A California company is looking for a few trucking companies to help create a prototype alertness management program that could become part of the solution to truck driver fatigue

June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Strict Enforcement Needed To Meet Slater's Goals

One element of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater's program for truck safety is a "stretch" goal for DOT staff: Reduce truck-related accident fatalities by 50% in the next 10 years

June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Update

The Department of Transportation still does not know exactly how it is going to get agreement on driver hours-of-service reform. A negotiated rulemaking is not likely, said Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety chief Julie Cirillo in an interview with RoadStar. But some sort of negotiation is needed to keep all the stakeholders involved: "We are trying to figure out how we are going to engage the community in the process.

June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Speeders Targeted On Michigan's I-94

This week marks the beginning of a summer-long crackdown on speeders along the 265 miles of I-94 in Michigan

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Used Truck Salesman Honored

Doug Phillips, center manager of SelecTrucks of Dallas, has been honored with a Professional Recognition Award for his contributions to the used trucking industry and for his community service. Phillips was named Used Truck Sales Professional of

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

'Low-Mileage' Trucks Not What You Might Think

While technology has dramatically increased the life and durability of today's heavy trucks, used truck buyers' perceptions about "high-mileage" trucks have remained the same. Most used truck buyers still think of a truck with 400,000-500,000 miles

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Study Shows Why Truckers Stop Where They Do

Research published in the first issue of The NATSO Foundation's Journal of Transportation Research looked into why both truck drivers and motorists stop where they do, as well as fleet fuel purchasing decisions

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

18 Wheels Of Hope Will Continue In Wake Of Charity Scandal

"How can you steal food from a hungry child?" That's what many people in Nashville, TN, were wondering in late May as local station WTVF-TV aired footage of employees at Feed the Children's Nashville warehouse taking home boxes of food and other goods donated for needy children. (See "Feed The Children, Comdata Stunned by Theft Allegations," http://www.heavytruck.com/hdt/news.html#990527.1794.)

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Pay Growth Continues

Flatbed and refrigerated fleets continue to play catch-up in driver wages, as last quarter's annualized wages rose 3.3%, according to the National Survey of Driver Wages

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

International Trucking Show Starts Today

The International Trucking Show starts today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the first year for the show at this location; for the last several years, it has been held at the Sands Expo Center, in May

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Yellow Buys Jevic

Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. plans to buy Jevic Transportation for about $200 million. The deal will create one of North America's largest multiregional LTL transportation companies

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Cargo Transporters Spec Eaton Vorad

Cargo Transporters of Claremont, NC, has ordered 100 EVT-300 Collision Warning Systems from Eaton Vorad Technologies. The systems will be installed at the factory as part of an order for 100 new Freightliner Trucks. "After trying the

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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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