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July 7, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers Strike In Argentina

While a proposed wildcat strike fizzled and Overnite delivered freight despite Teamsters picketing six locations, Argentina sent troops to thwart a massive trucker's strike that threatened to create food and fuel shortages

July 6, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Shutdown Fizzles

A proposed trucker shutdown that was scheduled to begin at noon July 5 appears to have fizzled

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July 6, 1999 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Starts Today

The 20th anniversary edition of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree takes place today and tomorrow at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA

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July 6, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Overnite Terminals

Workers at six Overnite terminals began an unfair labor practice strike Monday evening

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Shutdown Scheduled To Start Today

A loosely organized trucker's strike is scheduled to begin today at noon central time, but there does not appear to be a majority of truckers behind the effort

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Insurance Company Names Most Dangerous Intersections

A busy corner in suburban Dallas tops the list of the 10 most dangerous intersections in the United States, according to State Farm insurance. Three of the 10 intersections are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and three are in California

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Border War Heats Up as DOT Finds Illegal Mexican Trucks in U.S.

Mexican trucking companies are operating illegally outside the limits set by the North American Free Trade Agreement, said Kenneth Mead, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation

July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Delaware Approves Toll Hike

If you're traveling one of four bridges linking Delaware with southern New Jersey or southeastern Pennsylvania, you'll be paying higher tolls later this summer

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Deaton Boosts Driver Pay

Deaton Inc., Birmingham, AL, has raised its mileage pay by an average of 12%. The most experienced drivers will see their rates go up more than 21%

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July 1, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Schedules National Safety Workshops

The Department of Transportation is inviting the transportation community in for discussions on truck and bus safety

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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