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January 29, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Reach Labor Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America Friday announced the ratification of another six-year contract with the United Auto Workers Union for production and maintenance workers at its New River Valley Truck Assembly Plant in Dublin, VA

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January 29, 1999 - Industry News

TA To Add Park ’N View Telecommunications

Park ’N View, the in-cab cable TV and phone service provider, has announced a new contract with TravelCenters of America to provide internal and external telecommunications services

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January 28, 1999 - Industry News

Ford-Volvo Deal Could Boost Truck Investment

Ford announced yesterday that it is buying Volvo’s passenger car division for $6.45 billion in cash – a move that will allow the small Swedish manufacturer to invest more in its truck and equipment divisions

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January 28, 1999 - Industry News

NATSO Honors Bosselman

NATSO, the association representing truckstops and travel plazas, honored long-time truckstop operator Fred Bosselman Wednesday with its Distinguished Member award

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January 27, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Considers Interstate Tolls

One of the proposals presented to the South Carolina Transportation Commission at its meeting yesterday was putting tolls at the state line on Interstates 85, 95, 20, 77 and 26

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Colorado Adds Scale Bypass

Colorado is installing PrePass weigh station bypass systems

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Chicago Rehab Work Begins Soon

Work on Chicago’s Stevenson Expressway is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks and last for 10 months, reports the Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Highways

January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Con-Way Offers New Guarantee

Beginning Feb. 1, Con-Way Transportation Services will offer customers a new service option that guarantees delivery by a certain transit time schedule

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Atlanta-Area Highway Projects Prompt Lawsuit

Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit last week challenging 61 highway projects they say violate federal restrictions on road-building in the Atlanta area

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Amtrak Gets Into Freight Business

The trucking industry could soon face more competition in the Northeast. Norfolk Southern is negotiating with the nation’s passenger rail service to run freight trains along Amtrak’s high-speed New York to Washington corridor

Tags: Intermodal

January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Bill Would Require Legislative Approval For Toll Booths

The Arkansas Highway Commission would need legislative permission to put toll booths on existing highways under a bill introduced Friday in the state Legislature

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Could Get Funds For Emissions Projects

Fleets that want to test emission-reducing strategies may be able to get funding from the recent settlement between engine makers and the Environmental Protection Agency

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Rolling Strong To Open Sixth Gym

Rolling Strong will open its sixth truckstop gym next month at The Giant in Jamestown, NM, on Interstate 40

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January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Investigation Finds Illegal Lobbying At Office Of Motor Carriers

George Reagle likes truckers. As head of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers, he encouraged communication between the agency and the trucking industry. But apparently he took it too far

January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Symposium, Bills Tackle Road Rage

Three-quarters of respondents to a national survey believe it is very important to do something about road rage, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater last week at a symposium on preventing aggressive driving

Tags: Safety

January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J To Distribute RoadStar

Flying J and Newport Communications have announced an agreement to distribute Newport’s new RoadStar magazine through Flying J’s network of travel plazas and fuel stops

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January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Mack Has Sixth Straight Year Of Market Share Growth

Mack Trucks announced last week that it closed 1998 with 12.8% of the heavy truck market in the United States. That’s up from 12.5% in 1997, giving Mack six straight years of increased U.S. market share

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January 21, 1999 - Industry News

House Ethics Committee Investigates Shuster

The House ethics committee is investigating Rep. Bud Shuster, R-PA, who is head of the House Transportation Committee

January 21, 1999 - Industry News

Potholes Plague Northern States

Northern cities and states are taking action to fix a bumper crop of potholes caused by unusual temperature extremes during the past few weeks

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January 21, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins Truck Leasing Reports Higher First Quarter Earnings

Rollins Truck Leasing reported 9% higher net earnings for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 1998, compared to the same quarter a year earlier

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January 20, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Express Expands E-Commerce

Customers of Roadway Express now can request a shipment pickup from the convenience of their computer. The company’s new online shipment pickup request service is available to U.S. shippers 24 hours a day via the company’s

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January 20, 1999 - Industry News

Reagle Reassigned

George Reagle, associate administrator for motor carriers at the Federal Highway Administration, has been reassigned

January 20, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J Plans $5 Million Montana Truckstop

Flying J plans to build a $5 million travel plaza on Interstate 15 at the south edge of Great Falls, MT

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January 20, 1999 - Industry News

UAW Rejects Volvo Contract

On Sunday, United Auto Workers rejected a tentative six-year labor agreement covering employees of Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley Truck Assembly Plant in Dublin, VA

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January 19, 1999 - Industry News

Remodeled Travelers’ Oasis To Celebrate Anniversary

Traveler’s Oasis in Eden, ID, will host a combination 20th anniversary celebration and grand opening Feb. 1-7, including two driver appreciation days on Feb. 3 and 4

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