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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Celebrates 50th Anniversary As KW Dealer

In 1949, Harry S. Truman was inaugurated as president of the United States. The same year, Rihm Motor Co. (now known as Rihm Kenworth) was appointed as Kenworth's first truck dealership east of the Mississippi. Fifty

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April 26, 1999 - Industry News

Ontario To Test Trucks For Emissions

Ontario will begin smoke testing heavy duty diesel trucks and buses in September under the province's Drive Clean initiative. Annual testing will apply to heavy duty vehicles registered in Ontario and more than three model years

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April 26, 1999 - Industry News

Maryland To Require Smoke Tests

A new law in Maryland sets up a smoke-testing plan for heavy duty trucks

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

McCain Truck Safety Hearing This Week

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, will hold his promised hearing on truck safety tomorrow, April 27. Unless unscheduled panels follow, it will be the last of five congressional hearings on the effectiveness of the federal truck safety program run by the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety

April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Consider Highway Commission Campaign

The Arkansas Motor Carriers Assn. is looking into what it would take to mount a petition campaign to abolish the state highway commission

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bill Passes Texas House

A bill that would implement the same speed limits for cars and trucks has passed the Texas House of Representatives, according to a spokesman in the office of the bill's sponsor, Rep. Carl Isett

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Adds 21 Dealer Locations

Volvo Trucks North America has increased the size of its dealer network to 206 U.S. locations with the addition of 21 new locations brought on since November

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Cirillo to Truckers: Be Safe - Or Else

The new boss of the federal government’s truck safety program, Julie Anna Cirillo, has a message for unsafe truckers: Go ahead, make my day

April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon House Debates Weight-Distance Tax

Oregon truckers are hoping for relief from the state's notoriously complex weight-distance tax

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Lawmakers Target Truckers With Urine Bottle Bill

The Oregon legislature may try to curb roadside disposal of urine-filled bottles with fines and stiff penalties for truckers.

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

AAA Chimes In On Truck Safety Debate

AAA announced this week that it supports revisions to hours-of-service regulations — and the increased use of satellite tracking systems to enforce those regulations

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bill On Texas House Calendar

A bill that would implement the same speed limits for cars and trucks could come up for a vote in the Texas House of Representatives as early as today

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Florida Fires Continue To Cause Problems

Even though Florida firefighters say they have more control over the wildfires raging in the state, it's still guesswork as to when I-75's Alligator Alley will reopen

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sales Surging Ahead

Truck and component manufacturers are predicting that this year's heavy truck sales will blast last year's record out of the water

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

New Sterling Dealer Opens In Alabama

One of the Southeast's largest sellers of vocational trucks has opened the first stand-alone Sterling dealership to be planned and built from the ground up as a Sterling facility in the U.S

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio House Considers Speed Limit Changes

Ohio lawmakers may consider raising the speed limit for truckers from 55 to 65 mph to match the speed of cars sharing the highways

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Five Plead Innocent In CDLs-For-Sale Case

Four current and former state officials and a truck driver have pleaded innocent on charges of participating in an Illinois scheme to sell commercial driver's licenses to unqualified drivers

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

J-Mar Web Site Features Racing, Trucking

J-Mar Express, the Arkansas-based trucking company headed by NASCAR driver Mark Martin, has a new web site featuring both the trucking company and Martin's racing career

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Officials Want Tighter Trucking Controls

The poor record of the trucker involved in last month's tragic Amtrak crash has led to calls from Illinois leaders to tighten commercial truck licensing procedures in the state

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Florida Wildfires Shut Down Alligator Alley

Wildfires in South Florida are causing traffic problems, with Alligator Alley, a 100-mile stretch of I-75, shut down since Saturday

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April 18, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Drafts Truck Safety Plan

The government's truck safety agency is moving quickly to revitalize a regulatory program that many consider to be seriously flawed

April 16, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Reports First-Quarter Profits

Cummins Engine Co. reports its first-quarter profits more than tripled from last year, despite nearly flat sales

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April 16, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Proposes New Hazmat Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing a change in hazardous materials transportation registration and fees program that would cost hazmat haulers in the form of higher fees

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

CDL Reform Discussed In Truck Safety Hearings

People who own and drive trucks believe that one of the quickest ways to improve safety would be to strengthen the commercial driver license program by doing a better job reporting on driver performance

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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Hours-Of-Service Reforms Won't Include New Cumulative Limits

While the U.S. Federal Highway Administration is still trying to decide whether or not to proceed with a negotiated rulemaking, Canada is expected to unveil a draft of its new hours-of-service regulations next month

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