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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

Ways Studied To Deter Trucks From Route 287 in New Jersey

Dec. 18 – A group of cities and transportation planners in Morris County, NJ, have applied for $600,000 in federal funding to study ways to reduce traffic on Route 287 – including charging tolls to deter truckers

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner To Upgrade Dealer Computer Systems

Dec. 18 – Moving dealer computer systems to an Internet technology platform is a key element of a new contract Freightliner has signed with debis IT Services North America. Under terms of the five-year agreement, debis will

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

North Carolina Officials To Look At Dangerous Grade

Dec. 17 – A steep grade on Interstate 26 just across the South Carolina line will be the subject of a public meeting next week

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

Nebraska Legislator Wants Lower Speed Limits

Dec. 17 – One Nebraska state legislator plans to introduce legislation to lower the interstate speed limit in the eastern part of the state, reports the Lincoln Journal Star

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

TCA To Survey Dry Van Drivers

Dec. 17 – Because of the interest shown in the results of the Truckload Carriers Assn. recent survey of refrigerated drivers, TCA will conduct a similar survey of dry van carriers

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar, Delco Remy Form Remanufacturing Venture

Dec. 17 – Power Investments, a subsidiary of Delco Remy, and Navistar International announced they are forming a joint venture to provide remanufactured engines and component parts

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

CF/Yellow Merger Rumored

Dec. 17 – The Journal of Commerce reported Tuesday that rumors of a possible merger between LTL giants Yellow Corp. and Consolidated Freightways Corp. led to heavy trading in both company’s stocks

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December 15, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Unveils Revamped Web Site

Dec. 16 – Kenworth has introduced a new look for its web site, http://www.kenworth.com. The totally upgraded Web site features a new Driver's Information Center, and major categories on Kenworth products, dealers, Total Customer Care Program, Used Truck Locator, news, events and promotions, and history

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December 14, 1998 - Industry News

More Delays On Hours Of Service Rules

Dec. 15 – New hours-of-service rules remain in the idle mode as the Federal Highway Administration continues to consider a negotiated rulemaking. New proposed rules were expected to be announced in the fall

December 14, 1998 - Industry News

Defense Department Changes Mileage Guides

Dec. 15 – Starting this March, carriers hauling military freight for the U.S. Department of Defense will have to calculate mileage with a new electronic system, the Defense Table of Official Distances

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December 14, 1998 - Industry News

Dixie Truckers Home Expands Into Pennsylvania

Dec. 15 – The owners of Dixie Truckers Home truckstops are buying the owners of the Green Shingle truckstop near Erie, PA

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December 14, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Adds Massachusetts Dealer

Dec. 15 – Volvo Trucks North America has appointed McDevitt Truck Sales in Tewksbury, MA, as the Volvo franchise for northeastern Massachusetts. McDevitt Truck Sales is a family owned and operated business headquartered in Manchester, NH. According

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December 11, 1998 - Industry News

New OSHA Rules Require Driver Training On Lift Trucks

Dec. 14 – New federal regulations regarding lift truck operator training also apply to truck drivers who may occasionally use the equipment for loading or unloading

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Sets Waiver/Exemption Application Procedures

Dec. 14 – Under new authority granted by last year’s highway bill, the Federal Highway Administration has formally opened the door to waivers and exemptions from federal safety regulations

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

Snow Triggers Pileups Near Denver

Dec. 14 – In less than 24 hours, snow triggered two major pileups on congested Interstate 24 near Denver

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December 11, 1998 - Industry News

New OSHA Rules Require Forklift Training

Dec. 14 – If you occasionally use forklifts, new federal regulations require you to get training

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner Delivers 100,000th Truck Of Year

Dec. 14 – For the first time, Freightliner has built more than 100,000 trucks in one year. The 100,000th truck of the year, a Class 8 Century Class tractor, rolled off the line Nov. 19 and

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December 10, 1998 - Industry News

NHTSA Recalls Volvo Trucks

Dec. 11 – More than 95,000 WhiteGMC/Volvo trucks made since 1986 are being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The air suspension control valve supply line was not plumbed through an air pressure protection

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December 10, 1998 - Industry News

Dealers Prevail On Incentive Pay Issue

Dec. 11 – The American Truck Dealers Assn. reports that the IRS is abandoning efforts to require dealers to withhold taxes from manufacturer incentive payments paid to dealer personnel. According to ATD’s “American Truck Dealer” newsletter, vehicle

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December 10, 1998 - Industry News

Nebraska Adds PrePass Station

Dec. 11 – Nebraska has added a high-tech scale bypass system at its eastbound North Platte weigh station on Interstate 80.

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike ANR, Chicago UPS

Dec. 10 – New Teamsters President James P. Hoffa promised a more militant union, and it appears the union’s not wasting any time. After sending strike threat letters to Overnite customers Monday, the union is now striking United Parcel Service in Chicago and ANR Advance Transportation

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Arizona Abandons Toll-Route Proposal

Dec. 10 – Trucking industry opposition was a key factor in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s decision not to pursue the idea of building a Hoover Dam bypass as a toll route

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Outsources Rear Axles To Meritor

Dec. 10 – Meritor Automotive is buying Volvo’s heavy truck axle manufacturing operations for approximately $135 million. Meritor will become the primary supplier of heavy-duty axles for Volvo’s global heavy truck operations – a shift in

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Eaton Fuller New Name For Spicer Clutches

Dec. 10 – Eaton has announced its new Eaton Fuller clutch brand name, replacing the Spicer name used by Dana for more than 50 years. (Eaton bought Dana’s clutch division in August 1997.) “Particularly in North America,

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December 8, 1998 - Industry News

Farmers Blockade Canadian Trucks Again

Dec. 9 – Hundreds of farmers protesting Canadian trade policies blocked highways and stopped Canadian trucks Sunday along the U.S.-Canada border

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