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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

Tags: Safety

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Safety

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Industry

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

Tags: Safety

May 12, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner, International Models Recalled

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

Tags: Industry

May 12, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia Weight Enforcement Criticized

The number of truckers cited for overweight loads in Virginia has dropped dramatically. But critics say it's because of poor enforcement, not because truckers are complying with weight limits

Tags: Industry

May 12, 1999 - Industry News

TIP To Market Trailer Tracking

Transport International Pool, commonly known as TIP, has signed an agreement to market a satellite-based tracking system for untethered trailers. The system was developed by Vantage Tracking Solutions, a business unit of Orbcomm, the first commercial provider

Tags: Industry

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Pulls CDL After Trucker Refuses Retest

Ricardo Guzman, a trucker involved in a 1994 crash that left six children dead, lost his commercial driver's license this weekend after he ignored a judge's order to retake his CDL test

Tags: Industry

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA To Review Splash And Spray Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will revisit the "splash and spray" issue with a review and evaluation of suppression technology

Tags: Safety

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Higher CDL Fees Would Pay For Illinois Truck Crackdown

Illinois Gov. George Ryan is expected to sign a bill that will institute higher fees for Illinois commercial driver's license in order to pay for 28 more troopers to crack down on overweight and unsafe trucks

Tags: Safety

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Opposes Speed Limit Change In Michigan

Last week, the Michigan House Transportation Committee heard testimony concerning a bill that would create uniform speed limits on the state's highways. But the state Department of Transportation is asking for an alternate proposal that one trucker's organization calls unacceptable

Tags: Safety

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Meritor Enhances On-Line Library

Meritor Automotive has added more than 80 new technical publications to its web site at http://www.meritorauto.com. This brings the total number of online publications in Meritor's technical library to more than 100. About 100 visitors download files

Tags: Industry

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Avoid I-40 Bridge In Memphis

Work began yesterday on the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi river between West Memphis, AR, and Memphis, TN, and will continue until the end of May

Tags: Highways

May 9, 1999 - Industry News

Group Calls For Driver Shutdown

Two Idaho-based team drivers and brothers, along with one of their wives, are trying to organize a nationwide truckers' strike for July 5

Tags: Industry

May 9, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Shows Off New Headquarters

A large crowd showed up Friday to celebrate the opening of the impressive new headquarters of U.S. Xpress in Chattanooga, TN

Tags: Fleets

May 9, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina To Restrict Trucks From Passing Lanes

The North Carolina Board of Transportation is putting up new signs restricting the lanes that trucks can use on 133 miles of Interstate highways in the state

Tags: Industry

May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Allow States To Raise Truck Weights

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week would allow states to increase maximum truck weights to as much as 97,000 pounds

May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Hoffa Inaugurated, Blasts Carey Mismanagement

James P. Hoffa was sworn in May 1 as General President of the Teamsters union. He takes the reins of a union in poor financial shape, which he blamed on predecessor Ron Carey

Tags: Industry

May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Warranty Training CD

Kenworth has released a new warranty training CD to its dealer network. The electronic training tool provides a warranty overview to dealer personnel in all departments that affect warranty administration. The self-paced training CD features key information

Tags: Industry

May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Roberts Express Offers CabCard To Owner-Operators

Roberts Express, an Ohio-based expedited freight company, will offer Qualcomm's CabCard personal communications system to all its independent contractors

Tags: Fleets

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Restrict New Interstate Tolls

Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would limit the authority of states to establish tolls on the Interstate Highway System

Tags: Highways

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Make-A-Wish Convoy This Weekend

The 10th annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Convoy will take place this Sunday, May 9, in Lancaster, PA

Tags: Events

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes Stricter Self-Insurance Rules

The Federal Highway Administration wants to increase financial requirements and raise fees for carriers waiting to self-insure

Tags: Safety

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