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July 18, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Truckstop Sold After 45 Years

Forty-five years of a truckstop legacy came to a close recently at Kelly's Truck Terminal in Shreveport, LA

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July 18, 1999 - Industry News

ITS Demonstration Scheduled for Next Week

Eighteen of the most electronically sophisticated vehicles ever developed - including several heavy trucks - will be part of a special Intelligent Transportation Systems demonstration next Monday in Ohio

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July 18, 1999 - Industry News

Another Guilty Plea in Illinois CDL Scandal

An independent trucker pleaded guilty last week to extortion conspiracy for his part in a commercial-licenses-for-sale scheme in Chicago

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July 18, 1999 - Industry News

Settlement Reached At West Coast Ports

Life should be getting back to normal this week for independent truckers hauling in and out of West Coast ports

Tags: Intermodal

July 15, 1999 - Industry News

More Details Emerge On New Jersey Truck Ban

The New Jersey truck ban announced by Gov. Christie Whitman will include more than the three north-south routes highlighted by governor that we reported on yesterday, and only applies to trailers more than 48 feet long

Tags: Highways

July 15, 1999 - Industry News

CF Drops Out Of ATA

Consolidated Freightways, one of the country's largest less-than-truckload carriers, has stopped paying its dues to the American Trucking Assns. and is no longer a member

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July 15, 1999 - Industry News

NLRB Backs Teamsters In Overnite Struggle

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision against Overnite Transportation for unfair labor practices

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July 15, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon House Votes For Higher Speed Limits

The Oregon House earlier this week approved a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to boost the current 65-mph speed limit to 75 on some rural interstates. Truck speed limits would rise to 70

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July 15, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata To Provide VSAT Systems To Truckstops

Comdata has signed an agreement with Hughes Network Systems that allows Comdata to become a value-added provider of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) systems to truckstops, travel plazas and card lock customers. Before VSAT systems were available,

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Kicks Truckers Off Major North-South Routes

New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman yesterday announced she is ordering big interstate trucks off local highways, including 31, 29 and 206.

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Senate Panel Approves Tax Bill

An Oregon Senate committee has approved a bill that would raise the state's gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon and eliminate the state's weight-distance tax. But the bill's chances for passage are slim

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Clarification: C.R. England Driver Pay

In a story posted July 2, there was an error in a report that C.R. England, Salt Lake City, was upping its driver pay. ("C.R. England Ups Driver Pay," http://www.heavytruck.com/cgi-bin/rsnewsframe?990702.45

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Talks Delayed

Contract talks scheduled to start Tuesday between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation have been delayed until Wednesday, July 21. Overnite says it needed more time to complete research the union asked for; the Teamsters say it's because of last week's strike

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

C&H Reunion This Weekend

Old-time truckers from C&H are holding their 10th annual reunion Saturday in Mesquite, TX

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Deadline Extended For Paperless Log Pilot Project

Carriers that want to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's Global Positioning System pilot demonstration project now have until December 31,1999, to submit applications.

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Speeds Uniform Despite Different Limits

Despite differences in speed limits ranging from 60 to 75 mph, a new study has found that average truck speeds in four states vary by less than 2 mph

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Dock Worker Slowdowns Affect Truckers On West Coast

Some independent truckers have been hit hard on the West Coast as labor shutdowns and slowdowns among dock workers cripple container ports

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Highway Protest Shuts Down I-70

About 300 protesters shut down Interstate 70 north of St. Louis for about an hour during rush hour Monday morning

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches New Training Tool

Volvo Trucks North America has launched a new training program for dealer service technicians

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Reefer Carriers Meeting In Colorado

Drivers are the focus of the Truckload Carriers Assn. Refrigerated Division's meeting today and tomorrow in Vail, CO

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt To Use New Trailer Tracking System

J.B. Hunt will start installing the new Orbcomm/Vantage trailer tracking system on its fleet of more than 14,000 trailers this month. The Vantage solution will let J.B. Hunt link trailer location and status information directly to its

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July 12, 1999 - Industry News

California Truckers Gear Up For Emissions Suit

Now that a judge has approved an agreement reached last fall between six truck engine makers and the federal government regarding violation of emissions standards, a class action suit is going forward in California against the engine makers

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July 12, 1999 - Industry News

Inspection Crackdowns In Philly And West Virginia

Philadelphia and West Virginia are doing their best to help meet Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater's goal of cutting truck fatalities by 50% through increased inspection efforts

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July 11, 1999 - Industry News

Judge Approves Emissions Settlement

The $1.3 billion emissions settlement reached last fall between the Environmental Protection Agency and six engine makers has been approved

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July 11, 1999 - Industry News

Guilty Plea, More Retests In Chicago CDL Scandal

The former manager of an Illinois truck licensing facility pleaded guilty last week in a commercial license-selling scheme, while nearly 200 more truckers have to retake their tests this week or lose their CDLs

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