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November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Roadrunner Trucking Launches Short-Haul Operation

Nov. 12 – Roadrunner Trucking, Albuquerque, NM, has launched its newest division, RoadRunner Express. It will be Roadrunner Trucking’s first short-haul, flatbed-specific service with lanes primarily in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The operation is based in

Tags: Fleets

November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Yellow To Acquire Northwest Carrier

Nov. 12 – Yellow Corp., based in Overland Park, KS, is acquiring Action Express Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Boise, ID. The acquisition expands Yellow’s inter-regional coverage to 20 states, according to Maurice Myers with

Tags: Fleets

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

First Snowstorm Of Season Hits Truckers

Nov. 11 – “It’s too early for all of this.” That's the sentiment from Bernard Feldhaus Jr., President of Feldhaus Trucking in Howard, SD, and president of the South Dakota Trucking Assn on an early snowstorm that’s affecting truckers

Tags: Highways

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Poll Shows Opposition To Interstate Tolls

Nov. 11 – Americans overwhelmingly oppose charging tolls on federal interstate highways, according to a new national survey released yesterday at a Washington, DC, press conference

Tags: Highways

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Canadian Trucks Shown Safe In Government Report

Nov. 11 – Canadian trucks and truckers are the safest vehicles on Canadian roads, according to a report on commercial vehicle safety prepared by Transport Canada for the years 1992-1996

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Improved Winter Roads Report

Nov. 11 – The Idaho Transportation Department has unveiled a statewide winter road reporting service. The new hotline replaces the previous six-number system

Tags: Highways

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Parallelogram Named PACE Finalist

Nov. 11 – Ernst & Young LLP and Automotive News have announced 20 finalists for the prestigious 1999 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards, and Meritor’s revolutionary RHP Highway Parallelogram trailer air suspension is one of them

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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

National Carriers Selects AMSC

Nov. 11 – National Carriers has chosen American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s integrated terrestrial/satellite Multi-Mode Mobile Messaging Service. The carrier will deploy 1,000 of the units in its owner-operator refrigerated trucks. The company’s largest account is National

Tags: Fleets

November 9, 1998 - Industry News

California Gets Major Snowstorm; Dangerous Storm Develops On Plains

Nov. 10 – The season’s first major storm brought heavy snow and traffic delays to the Lake Tahoe area in California and Nevada this weekend, and more snow is expected this week. Kingvale, CA, reported 10-13 inches

Tags: Highways

November 9, 1998 - Industry News

Leedham Urges Teamsters To Reject Old Guard

Nov. 10 – Tom Leedham, viewed as the underdog in the Teamsters election against James P. Hoffa, urged supporters to toss out the union’s “old guard” as he campaigned in Milwaukee this weekend. Ballots went out last

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November 9, 1998 - Industry News

LoadXpress Offers Shippers Load Status

Nov. 10 – Innovative Computing Corp. and MBA Inc. have introduced LoadXpress, an Internet-based service that gives shippers immediate access to load status regardless of fleet operating hours. Working in conjunction with the Innovative Transportation System,

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November 9, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Orders Volvo 770s

Nov. 10 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, has ordered 300 Volvo 770 tractors. Volvo will deliver the units beginning in January. The U.S. Xpress tractors feature Cummins N14 engines and Eaton AutoShift transmissions. “The Volvo 770

Tags: Fleets

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Crash Epidemic On Toronto Highways

Nov. 9 – Trucking accidents have reached epidemic proportions on highways in the Toronto, Ontario, area, reports The Toronto Star, and inexperienced and undertrained drivers are getting much of the blame. There have been 40 rollovers

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Regional Winners In Walkaround Contest

Nov. 9 – Kenworth announced the five regional winners of its 1998 Walkaround Sales Training Contest, which focused on the Kenworth W900L model with Studio AeroCab. The contest name is coined from the way the salesperson and

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November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Philly Highway Curve Studied After Third Truck Crash

Nov. 9 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is trying to figure out why there are frequent truck crashes on the Schuylkill Expressway near the 28th Street curve in South Philadelphia. Last week, for the third

Tags: Safety

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Ohio Trucker

Nov. 8 – A grand jury decided not to indict a trucker who was accused of recklessly causing the death of a college student in a crash Oct. 16 on I-280 near Toledo, OH – but the prosecutor says she’s not giving up, according to a report in the Toledo Blade

Tags: Safety

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Rules May Be Coming Soon

Nov. 7 – Some 18 months after the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Motor Carriers wrapped up hearings on how hours-of-service rules for truck drivers should be changed, new proposed rules may finally be issued

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Idaho Highway Reopens After Mudslide

Nov. 7 – U.S. 95 near Bonners Ferry, ID, was reopened earlier this week, 19 days after a mudslide closed the road to commercial trucks

Tags: Highways

November 5, 1998 - Industry News

Highway Fatality Study Gives Erroneous Message About Truck Safety

Nov. 6 – According to analysts at Hendrix Consulting, an Ormond Beach, FL-based trucking industry research firm, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study that gives the image “of large trucks wreaking havoc on the highways

Tags: Safety

November 5, 1998 - Industry News

Government Taking Comments On EPA/Engine Maker Agreement

Nov. 6 – The federal government is taking comments from the public through Dec. 3 on the agreement reached last month between engine manufacturers, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department. The deadline for

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November 5, 1998 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Expands Tech Center

Nov. 6 – The 1999 Mid-America Trucking Show, March 25-27 in Louisville, KY, will feature an expanded Internet & Technologies Center. Located in the West Pavilion, the center will feature time- and work-saving tools and communications

Tags: Events

November 5, 1998 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Buying International Conventionals

Nov. 6 – Navistar International has secured a deal with Wal-Mart to provide the company with all of its premium conventional trucks in 2000 and 2001. In addition, Wal-Mart will buy 2,200 International 9200 models through

Tags: Fleets

November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Clinton Signs New Driver Records Law

Nov. 5 – A new law makes it easier for trucking companies to get a driver’s employment records, but it has some truckers worried about privacy issues. S.2561, signed earlier this week by President Clinton, allows recruiters

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Ballots Mailed To Teamsters

Nov. 5 – The Teamsters rerun election got under way Monday as ballots were mailed to the union’s 1.4 million members. The Teamsters rank and file have one month to choose between James P. Hoffa, son of

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

Western Star Announces First-Quarter Results

Nov. 5 – Western Star Trucks Holdings increased its revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 1999 by $51.8 million compared to last year, thanks to the strong demand for heavy trucks. This is despite a downturn

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