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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Rand McNally Introduces IntelliRoute

Rand McNally introduced IntelliRoute at the Truckload Carriers Assn. meeting last week. IntelliRoute’s advanced routing applications combine comprehensive highway data with high-speed routing and mobile communications integration to deliver the benefits of pinpoint satellite-based tracking. IntelliRoute

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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Knight Makes Acquisition

Knight Transportation, a short- to medium-haul truckload carrier headquartered in Phoenix, has acquired Action Delivery Service and its affiliated company, Action Warehouse Services. Action is a privately held short- to medium-haul truckload carrier headquartered in Corsicana, TX.

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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Researchers Turn Used Frying Oil Into Diesel

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a new way to turn used french fry oil into an environmentally friendly diesel fuel

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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker May Have Driven Around Warning Gates

An eyewitness has told authorities that he saw a truck loaded with steel enter a railroad crossing despite flashing warning lights just before it was struck by an Amtrak train, reports the Associated Press. However, because of language problems, there were conflicting interpretations of the Spanish-speaking witness’s account about whether the warning gates were down

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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo To Acquire Stake In Petro

Volvo Trucks North America announced yesterday that it has agreed to acquire an ownership interest in Petro Stopping Centers

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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Driver Investigated In Amtrak Tragedy

The death toll in the Amtrak train derailment near Chicago has been dropped to 11, but investigators are taking a hard look at the truck driver whose flatbed trailer was across the tracks when the train slammed into it at 79 mph Monday night

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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Senate Raises Diesel Tax

The Arkansas Senate passed a highway bill with higher diesel taxes than the House version – a change that Gov. Mike Huckabee says could wreck the whole program

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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Web Site Offers Free Trucker E-Mail

Layover.com has launched a free web-based e-mail service called LayoverMail

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March 17, 1999 - Industry News

More of the Same at Hill Hearings: Get Tough On Trucks

Federal officials continued to call for tougher truck safety enforcement at hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday

March 17, 1999 - Industry News

TCA And ATA Agree To Work Together

The board of directors of the Truckload Carriers Assn. voted to accept a new strategic plan Wednesday during TCA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas

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March 17, 1999 - Industry News

Good News, Bad News At Mexican Border

The Arizona Republic newspaper reports that a lot of Mexican truck drivers are trying to come across the border into Arizona with fake commercial driver’s licenses – but a lot of the Mexican equipment is improving

March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck-Train Collision Leaves 14 Dead

At least 14 people died Monday night when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a flatbed trailer loaded with steel rods in Bourbonnais, IL

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March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trebar Kenworth Marks 40th Anniversary

Trebar Kenworth in Boise, ID, recently marked its 40th anniversary during the dealership’s 12th annual Truck Trade Show at the Boise Convention Center

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March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa May Reopen Rest Stop Parking For Trucks

Two rest stops on Interstate 35 near Clear Lake, IA, that were closed last summer despite protests from a trucking group may be reopened as truck parking areas

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Late Winter Storm Causes Travel Problems

A late-winter blanket of wet snow has been wreaking havoc across the Midwest and East Coast

Tags: Highways

March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Buys Largest Canadian Freightliner Dealer

Freightliner Corp. has purchased Freightliner Mid-Ontario Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Freightliner Mid-Ontario is the largest Freightliner truck dealership in Canada with 255 employees and three locations in the Greater Toronto area. Freightliner Market Development Corporation, a

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Mapco Travel Centers Renamed Williams TravelCenters

The green-and-yellow Mapco Travel Centers are in the process of being renamed Williams TravelCenters, following Williams’ acquisition of Mapco Express-Mapco Inc. a year ago

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Bering Ships First Trucks

Bering Truck Corp. officially launched its new product line recently with 60 Bering MD Series Trucks, which arrived at the Port of Newark, NJ, after assembly in Korea to Bering’s U.S. specifications

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Suspended After Fatigue Suspected In Fatal Crash

A trucker whose log book entries were questioned by state police after a fatal collision on the Maine Turnpike was suspended without pay, reports the Associated Press

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Washington Considers Road Rage Legislation

Washington is the latest state to consider a bill dealing with road rage

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March 12, 1999 - Industry News

More Truck Safety Hearings Coming Up

Truck safety continues to get front-burner attention in Washington, as a House panel and the National Transportation Safety Board schedule more hearings this month and next

March 12, 1999 - Industry News

MCSAP Changes Give States More Flexibility In Truck Safety

The Federal Highway Administration, under orders from Congress, has proposed changes to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance program that will shift emphasis from activities to results

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March 12, 1999 - Industry News

Virginia Launches Web Site For I-95 Project

The Virginia Department of Transportation has unveiled a web site to keep highway users updated on progress on the huge construction project on the I-95 interchange near Springfield, VA, known as the “mixing bowl.

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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Bill Could Mean Big Speed Variance

A bill under consideration in the Oregon Senate could boost speed limits for cars on rural interstates to 70 or 75 mph, while trucks remain restricted to 55

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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group Outfits Fleets With Qualcomm

Transit Group has signed a contract to outfit its 13 trucking fleets with 3,000 OmniTRACS mobile satellite units. The company is in the business of acquiring and consolidating primarily truckload carriers. The company has completed 13

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