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October 11, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Won't Demand To See Self-Audits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says its inspectors won't routinely ask to see a company's self-audit reports, but it does throw out some incentives for companies to make those self-audits available

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

RSPA Pre-Empts Tennessee Hazmat Fee

The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has ruled that federal hazardous material transportation law pre-empts Tennessee's $650 remedial action fee

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

Petro Offering Flu Shots

Petro Stopping Centers, Volvo Trucks North American and AT&T are joining up to make low-cost flu shots available at 38 Petro locations Wednesday, Oct. 13

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October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi Join Forces

Sweden's Volvo AB and Japan's Mitsubishi are joining forces to create what could be the world's largest truck and bus business

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October 10, 1999 - Industry News

More Charges In Chicago License Scandal

Another Illinois state driver licensing employee has been charged with taking bribes in exchange for commercial drivers licenses, bringing to 17 the number of people charged in a yearlong investigation

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October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Government Considers More Vision Waivers

The Federal Highway Administration says it plans to grant exemptions from vision waivers to another 40 truck drivers

October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins Leasing Acquires Keen

Rollins Leasing Corp. is buying family-owned Keen Leasing, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA

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October 8, 1999 - Industry News

House Moves to Keep Safety Enforcement in Gear

Key House legislators moved to forestall a possible shutdown of the Department of Transportation's truck safety enforcement effort

October 8, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Enforcement Team Tries to Maintain Focus

Confusion about the status of truck safety enforcement disrupts business at the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety, but program manager Julie Cirillo said she is trying to keep her staff focused on its safety

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Feds Expanding Illinois CDL Probe

Federal investigators are expanding their probe into commercial driver license bribery in Illinois

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Weight-Distance Tax On Hold

A new Oregon law that eliminates the weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel tax and raises the state's gas tax is on hold

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata Must Share Trendar Technology

Ceridian Corp. will license its processing system for truckers' commercial credit cards in order to settle accusations it violated anti-trust laws

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Ground Shifts Under Mobile Communications

The ever-changing mobile communications landscape so important to trucking is experiencing major business and technological tremors

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Legislation Targets Truckers

In New Jersey, two state legislators are getting ready to introduce a two-bill package designed to try to rid the state's highways of dangerous truckers and teach motorists how to share the road with trucks

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Lawmakers Want To Slow Trucks Down

Lawmakers in South Carolina are drafting legislation to lower the speed limit for trucks in the state

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October 6, 1999 - Industry News

European Truckers Demonstrate For Shorter Work Hours

European truck drivers staged protests Tuesday, urging European transport ministers meeting this week to limit drivers' work week to 48 hours and not change regulations to allow truck traffic on Sundays

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Opens New Canadian Plant

Paccar last week opened a new truck manufacturing plant in Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada

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October 5, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Cancels Meeting On Information Overload

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 15 to discuss possible safety hazards of new driver assistance and information technologies

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Hours Expanded For Truck Safety Hotline

The Federal Highway Administration has expanded the hours of its toll-free hotline for reporting violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Enforcement Is in Jeopardy

Rep. Frank Wolf wants to put more bite into truck safety enforcement, but his tactics have led to the possibility that enforcement's teeth will be pulled

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

More Mexican Carriers Found Illegally in U.S.

There are more Mexican trucks operating illegally in the U.S. than was previously thought, according to a senior Transportation Department official. And they are significantly less safe than U.S. fleets, he said

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Calls Teamsters Vote Acceptance Publicity Stunt

The Teamsters union Friday said it would accept Overnite Transportation's offer of a nationwide vote on union representation. But the union attached so many conditions to its acceptance, Overnite says it's just a publicity stunt

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October 4, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Announces Technician Recruitment Program

Ryder System is adding a new function to its network of recruiting centers: recruiting technicians

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October 3, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Say They'll Accept Overnite Vote Offer - With Conditions

The Teamsters union said Friday it would accept Overnite Transportation's offer of a nationwide vote on union representation - but only if Overnite agreed to numerous demands

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October 3, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Rejects ATA Hours Petition

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater will not go to extra lengths to publish the scientific studies that are shaping upcoming reforms in the hours of service rules

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