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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

AF Raises Rates, Con-Way Stays The Same

Oct. 19 – American Freightways, Harrison, AR, is raising its general freight rates 5.5% to 5.9% on Nov. 1, reports the Journal of Commerce

Tags: Fleets

October 14, 1998 - Industry News

USA Truck Posts Record Results, Raises Pay

Oct. 16 – USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, announced its operating revenues were up 10.3% for the third quarter of 1998 compared to the same quarter of 1997

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Organization To Give To Truckers This Christmas

Oct. 16 – A trucker’s family support organization based on the Internet plans to give out hats, gloves and scarves to truckers who have to work this Christmas

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Show Canceled

Oct. 16 – Lowboy’s Truck Show, scheduled for Nov. 7-8 in Pensacola, FL, has been canceled due to damage from Hurricane Georges. The truck beauty contest was to have been for the members of the National

Tags: Events

October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Roadway Express Unveils Redesigned Web Site

Oct. 16 – Roadway Express has unveiled its redesigned web site. The revamped site loads more quickly, is simpler to navigate and allows customers to get shipment information faster and easier. A streamlined Customer Tools menu at

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Illinois License Scandal Broadens

Oct. 15 – As federal officials dig deeper into allegations of commercial driver licenses for sale in Illinois, they have subpoenaed a former state agent to testify about being ordered to drop a driver’s license investigation,

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

New York Symposium Addresses Driver Performance

Oct. 15 – Who’s responsible for commercial driver performance? About 130 representatives from the trucking industry, enforcement agencies, driving schools, the government and other organizations attended a symposium addressing that issue in Liverpool, NY, last month. The

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Landstar Says Bye-Bye To ATA

Oct. 14 – Faced with higher membership dues, the nation's third largest truckload carrier and largest user of owner-operators has pulled out of the American Trucking Assns. After 10 years' membership, Landstar System terminated its affiliation Oct.

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Sues for Highway Damage

Oct. 14 – The state of Pennsylvania is suing the estate of a truck driver and his employer after a Memorial Day accident that caused $2.7 million in damage to Interstate 95. The suit accuses Samuel Coraluzzo

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo, Cummins Join Forces

Oct. 14 – Volvo Trucks North America and Cummins Engine have announced they will join forces “to create innovative solutions for Volvo Trucks’ customers in North America.” The first project will be several new Volvo truck models

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October 12, 1998 - Industry News

Highway Spending Bill Could Change Trucking Oversight

Oct. 13 – A Virginia representative wants to move the Office of Motor Carriers from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican, has been

October 12, 1998 - Industry News

Hoffa Won’t Debate In Teamsters Race

Oct. 13 – James P. Hoffa, widely considered the front-runner in the race for Teamsters president, doesn’t plan to participate in the Oct. 19 debate scheduled by the court-appointed officer overseeing the election, reports the Associated

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Old-Time Trucker Reunion Celebrates Proud Tradition

Oct. 12 – More than 40 years after they worked for Service Trucking Co. in Federalsburg, MD, more than 330 former employees and spouses came together for an Old-Time Truckers Reunion Sunday, Sept. 27, in Seaford,

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Fleet Management Seminar Offered

Oct. 12 – The College of Engineering at the University of Washington is offering Effective Fleet Maintenance Management, Oct. 23. The course will present a detailed explanation and review of the entire range of maintenance responsibilities,

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Launches Independent Contractor Program

Oct. 9 – U.S. Xpress, based in Chattanooga, TN, has a new independent contractor program designed to attract more owner-operators. The recent acquisition of PST Vans brought a major influx of owner-operators to the company. Although the

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Reports Increased Attendance

Oct. 9 – Preliminary attendance figures from the second annual Southern Trucking Expo, held earlier this month in Atlanta, show a 40% increase over last year, according to Independent Trade Show Management spokeswoman Sue Fena. Registered guests

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Dallas Truck Park Project Dies

Oct. 12 – Arrow Truck Sales has canceled its plans for a $30 million truck-focused business park in southern Dallas, reports the Dallas Business Journal. The truck sales and maintenance park had been slated for the north

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Rolls 150,000th Truck Off Ohio Line

Oct. 9 – Kenworth’s Chillicothe, OH, plant recently rolled its 150,000th truck off the production line. The 1999 T2000 with 75-inch Aerodyne sleeper was sold by Hissong-Kenworth of Richfield, OH, to Edwards Transportation, headquartered in Ravenswood, WV. Kenworth-Chillicothe

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Federal CB Legislation Has Uncertain Future

Oct. 7 – The fate of congressional legislation to allow local governments to enforce federal rules over the use of CB radios is still uncertain. Earlier this year, House and Senate versions of a bill were

October 6, 1998 - Industry News

TMC Unveils Revised VMRS

Oct. 8 – The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. has introduced a major upgrade to the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards. The first products released under the new VMRS 2000 banner are Code Key 33

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Standard & Poor’s Puts Western Star On CreditWatch

Oct. 8 – On Oct. 1, Standard & Poor’s placed its double-B-plus corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Western Star Truck Holdings Ltd. on CreditWatch with negative implications. The CreditWatch placement follows Western Star’s release

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

New Immigration Law Could Cause Border Delays

Oct. 7 – A new immigration law that was to go into effect Oct. 1 could cause delays for truckers entering or leaving the United States. The law, Section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration

October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Given 60 Days For Fatal Crash

Oct. 8 – An Indiana truck driver is serving 60 days in jail for causing a chain-reaction accident that killed four people in Ohio. The Toledo Blade reports that Jonnie Morris, 58, of Muncie, IN, pleaded guilty

Tags: Safety

October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Six AR Rest Stops To Be Trucker Rests

Oct. 8 – Six rest areas being closed in Arkansas will be converted into parking areas for truckers, reports the Associated Press. The state Highway Commission voted Sept. 22 to close 12 rest areas, six of

Tags: Safety

October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Hurricane Georges May Hasten I-49

Oct. 8 – Hurricane Georges, which prompted the largest evacuation in Gulf Coast history, may help people who want to upgrade U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana to extend I-49 to New Orleans. During the evacuation, water covered

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