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September 14, 1999 - Industry News

North American, Allied Van Lines Merge

A private equity investment firm has announced a $450 million merger between North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines

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September 14, 1999 - Industry News

Hurricane Floyd Approaches East Coast

Highways leading inland from the Southeastern coast are jammed as residents evacuate in the path of Hurricane Floyd

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September 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo To Expand Medium Trucks With Scania Deal

Volvo is planning to expand its presence in the medium-duty truck market following its acquisition of fellow Swedish truck producer Scania

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September 13, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Honors Roadway With Environmental Award

Six employees of Roadway Express were honored last week with the American Trucking Assns.' 1999 Environmental Excellence in Trucking Award for developing two innovative programs to reduce and prevent the generation of hazardous waste at Roadway

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September 13, 1999 - Industry News

GM Improves Commercial Truck Service

GM Goodwrench Fleet Service is a new program providing improved service and maintenance work for GM's commercial customers

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September 12, 1999 - Industry News

Baltimore Port Truckers Return To Work

Independent truckers in Baltimore went back to work at the ports Wednesday after voting to affiliate with the International Longshoremen's Assn.

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September 12, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois CDL Scandal Tied To Fatal Crash

For the first time, federal investigators have tied an Illinois CDLs-for-cash scheme to a truck driver who was involved in a 1994 crash that killed six children

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September 12, 1999 - Industry News

Carriers Want Confidentiality

Twenty-four carriers have requested confidentiality under new rules regarding financial and operating data interstate trucking companies must file with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

September 10, 1999 - Industry News

Equilon Addresses Extended Life Coolant Concerns

Equilon today presented a panel of engine manufacturers and truck users to address concerns and what some called misinformation about a problem with its Texaco Extended Life Coolant in some Cummins engines

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September 9, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois CDL Probe Spreads To Third Party Testers

A federal investigation of commercial driver's license selling in Illinois has spread from the state's official license offices to outside contractors that give CDL road tests

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September 8, 1999 - Industry News

Rail Safety Bill Would Give Rails a Tax Break

Railroads would get a nifty tax break under rail crossing safety legislation now circulating on Capitol Hill

September 7, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Receives Performance Award

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has been named 1999 Carrier of the Year by Ryder Integrated Logistics. The award is based on meeting the delivery window requirements and the number of shipments delivered on time. Roadway was

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Will Move Quickly in House

Truck safety legislation will be the top item on the House Transportation Committee's list when Congress returns to work Wednesday after its August recess. The package of reforms would fulfill trucking's long-time dream of a separate motor carrier administration in the Department of Transportation

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ontario's Flying-Wheel Law Struck Down

A judge has declared a strict Ontario law on truck wheel separations unconstitutional

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Cracks Down On Rail Crossing Violators

Starting October 4, truck or bus drivers convicted of violating railroad/highway grade crossing laws will temporarily lose their commercial licenses

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Continue Battle

While Overnite workers at the company's small Laredo, TX, operation voted for Teamster representation last week, for the second time in as many years, employees of Overnite's Memphis, TN, hub are attempting to remove the Teamsters as their bargaining representative

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Governor Signs Trucking Bills

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed two bills of significance to the trucking industry and vetoed a bill that would have raised speed limits in the state

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

18 Wheels Of Hope Festival This Week

The 18 Wheels of Hope food drive will celebrate its success during a festival Wednesday evening at the Texas Stadium in Dallas

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On Truck-Train Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing next week on the fatal truck-train accident that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL

Tags: Safety

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Quebec Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

U.S. trucking companies aren't the only ones experiencing a driver shortage. The trucking industry in the Canadian province of Quebec last week issued an appeal for 2,400 new truck drivers

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Chicago Closing Ramps For Three Weeks

Exit ramps from the inbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to both directions of the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) in Chicago will close to traffic Wednesday, Sept. 8, and will be closed for three weeks

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster, ProMiles Announce Integration

HighwayMaster and ProMiles Software Development Corp. have released the ProMiles 99 routing software integration with HighwayMaster's Series 5000 mobile communications system

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Kentucky Finishes U.S. 23 Project

A 30-year renovation project to four-lane all of U.S. 23 in Kentucky has been completed

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Blamed In Horrific Fog Pile-Up In Canada

From increased truck traffic to an exploding tanker truck to the possibility that a truck collision may have triggered it, trucks played a key role in a fatal pileup of more than 60 vehicles in the fog on Hwy. 401 in Ontario Friday morning

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September 3, 1999 - Industry News

Baltimore Port Truckers Stage Protest

Hundreds of truck drivers who haul intermodal containers at Baltimore's port are boycotting two marine terminals protesting costly delays

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