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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Quebec Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

U.S. trucking companies aren't the only ones experiencing a driver shortage. The trucking industry in the Canadian province of Quebec last week issued an appeal for 2,400 new truck drivers

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Chicago Closing Ramps For Three Weeks

Exit ramps from the inbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to both directions of the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) in Chicago will close to traffic Wednesday, Sept. 8, and will be closed for three weeks

Tags: Highways

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster, ProMiles Announce Integration

HighwayMaster and ProMiles Software Development Corp. have released the ProMiles 99 routing software integration with HighwayMaster's Series 5000 mobile communications system

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Kentucky Finishes U.S. 23 Project

A 30-year renovation project to four-lane all of U.S. 23 in Kentucky has been completed

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Blamed In Horrific Fog Pile-Up In Canada

From increased truck traffic to an exploding tanker truck to the possibility that a truck collision may have triggered it, trucks played a key role in a fatal pileup of more than 60 vehicles in the fog on Hwy. 401 in Ontario Friday morning

Tags: Highways

September 3, 1999 - Industry News

Baltimore Port Truckers Stage Protest

Hundreds of truck drivers who haul intermodal containers at Baltimore's port are boycotting two marine terminals protesting costly delays

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September 1, 1999 - Industry News

Second Day Of NTSB Hearing Focuses On Latest Technology

The National Transportation Safety Board truck safety hearing continued in Nashville yesterday with a closer look at several existing and prototype truck safety technologies, including collision warning systems, new brake technology, and rollover warning and prevention

September 1, 1999 - Industry News

Striking Port Truckers Temporarily Back On The Job

Independent truckers at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, have decided to call a 30-day halt to their walkout

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September 1, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Unveil Video In Overnite Campaign

The Teamsters are ratcheting up their campaign against Overnite Transportation by sending Overnite customers a new five-minute video on the abuse they say is suffered by workers at Overnite

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September 1, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Won't Ask For Rear Guard Retrofits

The Federal Highway Administration says it does not intend to propose a retrofitting requirement for rear impact protection on older trailers, but it has tightened safety rules to make sure devices on new trailers are properly maintained

September 1, 1999 - Industry News

RDO Equipment Buys Los Angeles Truck Dealerships

RDO Equipment has purchased Volvo truck dealerships with full-service truck centers located in Long Beach and Riverside, CA, and a used truck outlet in Fontana, CA. The annual revenues of the dealerships are approximately $20 million. "These

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September 1, 1999 - Industry News

ZF/Meritor Joint Venture Finalized

Meritor Automotive has finalized its joint venture with ZF, forming ZF Meritor LLC. The joint venture, previously announced on June 9, has received customary regulatory approvals and will begin operations immediately

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August 31, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB Pushes Technology At Truck Safety Hearing

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall is pressing for highway safety to be at the top of the agenda for federal and state governments and the trucking industry. Yesterday, during the first day of a three-day hearing on safety technology for commercial vehicles, he seemed to have some doubts as to whether that is the case

August 31, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress To Test Rollover Warning System

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, TN, will soon start testing a new warning system that developers estimate could prevent nearly 4,000 heavy truck rollover accidents each year

Tags: Safety

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Surveillance Cameras Installed At Arkansas Rest Areas

More than two and a half years after a truck driver was killed in an Arkansas rest area bathroom, Arkansas has finished installing video cameras at 19 interstate rest areas in hopes of deterring crime

Tags: Highways

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Restricts Trucks To Right Lanes

South Carolina will soon limit tractor-trailers to the right lanes on some stretches of Interstate 85

Tags: Highways

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Express Makes Exporting Easier

Roadway Express has put its E-Z Export system on the Internet, allowing the LTL carrier to offer shippers the ability to complete customs documentation online

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August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Proposal Getting Closer

A long-awaited proposal to reform truck driver hours-of-service appears to be nearing publication

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia To Build Weigh Station At Top Of Steep Hill

West Virginia is building a mandatory truck stopping area and weigh station at the top of a steep Interstate 68 grade

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August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Van Line Owner Pleads Guilty To Fraud

The owner of a Florida moving company pleaded guilty last week to charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, hiring illegal aliens, and violating federal transportation laws

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August 30, 1999 - Industry News

American Freightways Adds E-Mail Tracking

American Freightways, Harrison, AR, has added an e-mail tracking option to its AFTracker system

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

MassPike Head Hopes To Improve Rest Stops

The chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority hopes to attract upscale eateries, supermarkets and other services to the travel plazas along the 140-mile turnpike

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois May Tighten License Loophole

An Illinois highway safety committee decided last week to push legislation this fall that would tighten a loophole that let a truck driver involved in a fatal Amtrak train crash last spring keep his license despite numerous traffic violations

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Williams To Open Travel Center In Mississippi

A new Williams Travel Center is scheduled to open in November off Interstate 10 in Biloxi, MS

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Four More Fleets Add Eaton Vorad

Four more major North American fleets have added the Eaton Vorad Collision Warning System to their trucks. This makes more than 10,000 Eaton Vorad units in service in North America

Tags: Fleets

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