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July 1, 1999 - Industry News

Two Big Rigs Compete In Hill Climb This Weekend

Two Class 8 trucks will be among more than 60 auto and truck competitors in the 1999 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb scheduled for July 4

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July 1, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Breaks Ground On Plant Expansion

Volvo broke ground yesterday for a $148 million expansion of its New River Valley Assembly Plant in Dublin, VA

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July 1, 1999 - Industry News

C.R. England Ups Driver Pay

Utah-based C.R. England last week announced the largest driver pay increase in the company's history

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June 30, 1999 - Industry News

Park 'N View Changes Name, Broadens Services

Park 'N View, which provides telecommunications and entertainment services provider to the long-haul trucking market, is changing its name and broadening its services

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June 30, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Revokes Illegal Licenses

Ohio officials have revoked 12 commercial drivers licenses believed to have been obtained illegally in a cash-for-license scheme. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says others could follow

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June 30, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Moves Ahead With Road Plans

Get ready for orange barrels in Arkansas. Now that voters have approved a highway bond issue and new fuel and gas taxes are being phased in, Arkansas highway commissioners are making plans for road construction

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Parking Forum Struggles To Find Solutions

Nearly everyone in trucking agrees that in many parts of the country, finding a parking space to sleep at night is difficult, if not impossible, for long-haul truckers. But developing concrete solutions to the problem is a complex process, as attendees at the Federal Highway Administration's rest area forum in Atlanta have been finding out this week

June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Renting, Leasing Companies Applaud Liability Legislation

Congress is considering legislation that would free truck renting and leasing companies from the unlimited liability imposed on them by some states. Eleven states have "vicarious liability" laws that say renting and leasing companies are liable

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Werner Heads For Earnings Milestone

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, is approaching the milestone of $1 billion in annual revenues

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Rerouted Around I-110 Bridge In Biloxi

Commercial trucks are being detoured around the I-110 southbound bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, while the damaged bridge is being repaired. It could be a month or more before the route is open again

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Corridor Signs Go Up In Oregon

New signs on some stretches of Oregon highway warn of areas with high rates of truck-related accidents

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

St. Louis Company Looks To Caribbean For Drivers

Citing Missouri's low unemployment rate, one St. Louis based trucking company is hiring 75 to 100 drivers from the Caribbean island nation of Barbados

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Trainees Warned Of Scam

The Commercial Vehicle Training Assn. is warning new driver training school graduates of a scam that is fleecing trainees out of hundreds of dollars

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

International On The Road With Eagle Tour

International is on the road again as its sixth annual Eagle Tour gets into high gear

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

International Eagle Tour To Visit Dealers

For the first time in its six-year history, Navistar's International Eagle Tour will visit more than 125 International dealer locations. The extended tour gives customers more opportunities to get behind the wheel of the new models and

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

California Highway Patrol Using Radar On Freeways

By next year, all California Highway Patrol units will be using radar to enforce speed limits, reports the Los Angeles Times

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

Atlanta Road Building Update

Three environmental groups have settled a lawsuit against Georgia and federal transportation agencies, allowing 17 road project to go forward while 44 will get no federal funding until they can show they will help reduce Atlanta's ozone levels

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Technologies To License NOx Reduction Technology

Clean Diesel Technologies has announced that it will license distributors for its ARIS 2000 diesel NOx reduction technology. The ARIS 2000 is a patented urea injection and control system. NOx reductions of 70% to 90% have been

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June 25, 1999 - Industry News

House Members Want Border To Stay Closed

A majority of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives have gone on record against the opening of the U.S.-Mexican border to Mexican trucks

June 25, 1999 - Industry News

House Bill Would Stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule

A U.S. House committee voted to apply to brakes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

House Passes Transport Funding Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that authorizes funds for highways and transportation next fiscal year -- but not including money for the federal truck safety agency

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Big Rigs At Carlisle All Truck Nationals This Weekend

The Big Rig Competition is bigger and better than ever at the Carlisle All-Truck Nationals this weekend in Carlisle, PA

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June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Say Immigration Enforcement Unfair

The Canadian Trucking Alliance will appeal to federal Citizenship and Immigration Minister Lucienne Robillard to step up enforcement of immigration rules against American truck drivers operating in Canada

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Police Make Arrests In Stolen Truck Ring

Toronto police arrested 39 people Tuesday in a theft ring targeting tractor-trailers. They recovered $9 million in stolen property, reports Canada's CBC News, including such cargo items as motorcycles and cat food

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Hispanic Truckers Assn. Formed In Florida

A group of Hispanic truckers in Florida have formed an association to help find affordable health insurance and cheaper truck parts. They are making their public debut tomorrow with a truck show in the Orlando area

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