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May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Peterbilt Adds Used Truck Locator To Web Site

Peterbilt had added a pre-owned truck locator to its web site at http://www.peterbilt.com

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May 23, 1999 - Industry News

National Weight-Distance Tax Proposed

There's a move in Congress to reform truck taxes by replacing three separate levies with a weight-mile tax

May 23, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Passes Truck Emissions Bill

The fate of emissions testing in the Chicago and East St. Louis areas is in the hands of Illinois Gov. George Ryan

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May 23, 1999 - Industry News

Southwest International Dealers Attend Sales Fair

Close to 400 dealers, customers and vendors converged on Corpus Christi, TX, last week to attend the International Southwest Region sales fair. One of the trucks on display that caught dealers' eyes was the Diamond Back 9900i

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May 19, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Wraps Up Truck Safety Analysis

Norman Mineta is wrapping up his analysis of truck safety this week, and will present his recommendations to Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater on Friday. He is scheduled to testify publicly before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on May 26

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wins Case After Refusing To Drive In Bad Weather

The U.S. Department of Labor recently ruled in favor of a truck driver who was fired for refusing to drive a tractor-trailer in bad weather

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes More Vision Exemptions

The Federal Highway Administration has announced its intention to exempt another 33 truck drivers from federal vision requirements

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

New Inspection Device To Be Tested In Four States

Kentucky will be the first of four states to test an infrared imaging device to inspect commercial trucks in a two-year pilot project

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Highest Second-Quarter Earnings In 25 Years

Navistar International reported its highest second-quarter earnings in more than 25 years, with diluted per share earnings up nearly 60% over the same period a year ago. Net income for the quarter ended April 30, 1999

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Adds Online Tracking

G.I. Trucking, a less-than-truckload carrier based in La Mirada, CA, has added online tracing and tracking to its web site

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Sees No Hope for Hours of Service Negotiation

An attempt to negotiate reforms to the truck driver hours-of-service rules appears to have failed

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Vote To Strike Against Car Haulers

The Teamsters have overwhelmingly voted to strike car hauling companies if new contract negotiations aren't agreed upon before the current contract runs out May 31

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Looks At Higher Truck Fees For Public Works Plan

Illinois Gov. George Ryan's proposal for an ambitious $12 billion public works program would have relied heavily on money raised by doubling license plate fees for passenger cars. But opposition to the fee hike has lawmakers looking at other ways to fund the program, including raising truck license fees even further than the 15% proposed by Ryan

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May 17, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Overstepped Its Authority On Setting Clean Air Policy

The trucking industry's biggest association is applauding a U.S. federal appeals court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency's setting of air pollution rules amounts to an "unconstitutional delegation of legislative power."

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May 17, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill that will let tractor-trailers travel the same speed as other vehicles in Texas has passed both houses of the state's Legislature

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May 17, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Could Retest Thousands More Truckers

The Illinois Secretary of State wants to retest more truckers who may have gotten their commercial driver's licenses in a bribery scandal

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Denounces Trucker's Strike

As talk continues to grow, especially on the Internet, about a proposed truck shutdown scheduled for July 5, the country's largest organization of owner-operators and truck drivers has spoken out against the action

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Movers Unveil Certification Program

The moving industry has a new tool to battle the black eye to its image delivered by so-called "rogue movers" - a certification program

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Train Deaths Ruled Accidental, Driver Fined For Logs

A coroner's inquest into the truck-train crash that killed 11 people in Bourbonnais, IL, in March ruled that the deaths were accidental. However, that doesn't prevent prosecutors from bringing charges against truck driver John Stokes

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sales On Way To Beat Record

U.S. heavy truck sales for the first four months of the year were more than 27% higher than the same time last year, putting us well on the way to another record-breaking year

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May 13, 1999 - Industry News

Bus Crash Renews Wolf Criticism

The Louisiana charter bus crash that killed 22 people on Mother's Day has drawn renewed criticism of commercial vehicle oversight from Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA

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May 13, 1999 - Industry News

Teamster Car Haulers Voting On Strike

Teamster car haulers are voting through Sunday on whether to authorize a strike of the vehicle transport industry

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

British Columbia Buys Stake In Western Star

The Canadian province of British Columbia has purchased a $60 million (Canadian) stake in the BC-based Western Star Trucks

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

Out-of-Service Order Reversed

In a case that may complicate enforcement of safety rules, the Federal Highway Administration was forced to reverse an out-of-service order on a trucking company

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner, International Models Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced recalls of several Freightliner and International models

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