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April 1, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Centers On Road To Growth

Truck Centers Inc., based in Troy, IL, is building and expanding dealerships in Missouri and Illinois that are expected to generate at least $80 million in new revenue and create more than 150 jobs, reports the

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Uniform Speed Limit Bill Progresses In Texas

With nearly 30 legislative proposals on the agenda, a Texas transportation committee hearing Tuesday lasted well into the evening — but with little discussion, a bill that would create uniform speed limits for cars and trucks was passed on to the next step

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Replaces Mirrors With Sensors In Washington

UPS is complying with Washington state's new backing safety law for trucks by equipping its entire fleet with sophisticated electronic backing aids instead of mirrors

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Dealer Of Year

Kenworth named Truck Enterprises-Harrisonburg (VA) its Dealer of the Year for 1998 at Kenworth's recent Dealer Meeting in San Antonio

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Winners

The Truckload Carriers Assn. honored two trucking companies for emphasizing safety in every aspect of daily business at its recent annual meeting

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Heads Up For Sleep Awareness Week

This weekend is the start of daylight savings time, and the National Sleep Foundation is using it to anchor the second National Sleep Awareness Week, March 29 to April 4

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Goes Online

Western Star offers a new web site at http://www.wstar.com

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Maine Truck Enforcement Has Mixed Results

Five years after a series of fatal truck crashes focused scrutiny on driver fatigue, led by Parents Against Tired Truckers, Maine has increased the number of troopers, inspectors and hours commercial trucking laws are enforced. But the results are mixed

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Chief Talks About The Future At HDMA

Big changes are coming in the way we spec, buy and sell trucks, said Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, in a speech to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY last week

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Chief Talks Information Technology At HDMA

With the U.S. economy in the midst of its longest peacetime expansion, Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, questioned why truck stocks have not performed better in his speech to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last week

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Mack, Navistar Models Recalled For Steering Problems

Some Mack and Navistar trucks are among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recent auto safety recalls

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas To Raise Diesel Tax 4 Cents

Thursday, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will sign a highway bill passed by the state Legislature that will raise the diesel tax by 2 cents immediately and 2 cents next year

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Tennessee Trucker Wins $120,000 Volvo Truck

A trucker from Hermitage, TN, won his choice of any Volvo truck Saturday night at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. It was the conclusion of Volvo Trucks North America’s “Best Drive in the Game II” sweepstakes, a seven-month, $3 million promotion featuring its 1999 Super Bowl commercial

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Trying To Pull License From Trucker In Amtrak Crash

Last week, the Illinois secretary of state’s office begrudgingly restored the commercial driver’s license of John Stokes, the trucker whose steel-loaded rig caused an Amtrak train to derail, killing 11 people. But Secretary of State Jesse White is still looking for ways to pull Stokes’ license

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Penske To Provide Bering Parts, Distribution Services

Bering Truck Corp. has named Penske Logistics to provide national parts, warehousing, distribution and customer support for Bering truck dealers. Through this agreement, Bering also will be able to provide its dealers and customers a toll-free,

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

TMC/ASE Honor Technician Of Year

The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence presented the TMC/ASE Technician of the Year Award to Steven Chojnacky at TMC’s Annual Meeting last week in Nashville, TN. Chojnacky,

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Wraps Up

Unusually sunny skies reigned over this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, which wrapped up Saturday evening with a Brooks & Dunn concert

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Goes High-Tech With Internet-Ready Truck, Kiosks

Volvo Trucks North America, which was the first heavy truck manufacturer to sell trucks on the Internet, continues its high-tech focus with plans to build the first Internet-ready truck and “virtual dealer” kiosks to be installed in truckstops. The announcement was made at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last week

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

McQuaid Calls for ‘Appropriate’ Safety Performance Standard

It’s time to change the way the federal government measures truck safety, a trucking industry leader told Congress last week

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Announces Trailer Reflector Retrofit

A new Federal Highway Administration requirement will make trucking companies install reflective tape or reflectors on trailers

March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Driver In Amtrak Crash Will Get License

Illinois will grant a commercial driver’s license to the driver of the truck that was struck by an Amtrak train that killed 11 people, Secretary of State Jesse White said Thursday. But White, who had been looking for ways to pull the driver’s license after the crash, is not happy about the decision

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Dropping Weight-Distance Tax

A proposal to replace Oregon’s weight distance tax with a combination of fuel taxes and higher registration fees is set for legislative review next week. A 4-cent gas tax increase is currently working its way through the state’s House of Representatives, but the issue of truck taxes still sits with the House Transportation Committee

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March 26, 1999 - Industry News

Renault-Nissan Deal Imminent

Mack officials confirmed at a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show today that parent company Renault has made a formal offer to purchase what is reported to be about a 35% stake in Japan’s Nissan, including its Nissan Diesel truck operations

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March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Starts Today

The 27th annual Mid-America Trucking Show gets under way today at the Louisville Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, KY

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March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Targets Trucker License In Amtrak Crash

The Illinois secretary of state’s office was reviewing state law Tuesday to see if it could revoke the driver’s license of the trucker involved in last week’s deadly Amtrak crash, reports the Associated Press

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