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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Charge Overnite With Unfair Labor Practices

The Teamsters union filed a national unfair labor practices charge against Overnite Transportation for allegedly violating the National Labor Relations Act

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Targeting Truckers' Drug Use

The Iowa Department of Transportation is working with the Iowa National Guard to try to curb drug use by truckers, reports the Associated Press

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Senate Modifies Trucker Fine Bill

The Arkansas Senate Transportation Committee has modified House Bill 1842, which increases fines for speeding truckers

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Speed Limit Changes Possible In Michigan

Legislation under consideration by the Michigan House Transportation Committee would eliminate differential speed limits for trucks and cars on Michigan highways — limits that currently differ by as much as 15 mph

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Tokheim Signs Alliance With TA

TravelCenters of America has signed a multiyear supplier alliance with Tokheim to supply all of TA's fuel dispensing equipment and point-of-sale systems. "Tokheim's proven ability to provide us with highly reliable equipment and superior field support were

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Travel Ports Reports Record Earnings

Travel Ports of America (http://www.tpoa.com) reported an increase in net income of more than 580% from last year's third quarter. Earnings reached an all-time high for the quarter and nine months. Increases were primarily due to

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

ATD Convention This Weekend

The American Truck Dealers annual convention gets under way this weekend at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. Speakers include ATD Chairman Gerry Hall; GM Vice President Roy Roberts; Adrian Dillon from Eaton; James Willingham

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April 2, 1999 - Industry News

CRASH Attacks Paperless Logs

The anti-truck "safety" group Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways is reportedly critical of the automated paperless log system that Werner Enterprises is testing in a federal program — allegations that Werner calls "absurd.

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April 2, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker In Amtrak Collision Losing License

After begrudgingly returning a full driver's license to trucker John Stokes after his probationary period was up, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has found a way to suspend Stokes' CDL for two months

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April 2, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Drops Plan To Toll Interstates

After the Arkansas state Legislature passed a highway plan that will use bonds and new fuel taxes to fund repair of the state's crumbling highways, the state Highway Commission has officially dropped a proposal to put tolls on existing interstate highways

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April 2, 1999 - Industry News

Independent Coal Haulers Targeted In Safety Campaign

Independent truckers who haul coal on West Virginia's public highways will be targeted under a pilot safety program being tested starting this week

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April 2, 1999 - Industry News

CVSA Appoints New Director

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named a new executive director to replace William "Russ" Fiste, who retired in December

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April 1, 1999 - Industry News

CRASH Criticizes Conspicuity Retrofit

Although Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways has fought for years to require retrofitting of older trailers with reflective tape, it slammed the new rules announced last week

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April 1, 1999 - Industry News

Florida's English-Only Law Defeated

A Cuban-born truck driver won a settlement against the state of Florida over a law that requires truckers to speak English

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April 1, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Centers On Road To Growth

Truck Centers Inc., based in Troy, IL, is building and expanding dealerships in Missouri and Illinois that are expected to generate at least $80 million in new revenue and create more than 150 jobs, reports the

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Uniform Speed Limit Bill Progresses In Texas

With nearly 30 legislative proposals on the agenda, a Texas transportation committee hearing Tuesday lasted well into the evening — but with little discussion, a bill that would create uniform speed limits for cars and trucks was passed on to the next step

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Replaces Mirrors With Sensors In Washington

UPS is complying with Washington state's new backing safety law for trucks by equipping its entire fleet with sophisticated electronic backing aids instead of mirrors

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Dealer Of Year

Kenworth named Truck Enterprises-Harrisonburg (VA) its Dealer of the Year for 1998 at Kenworth's recent Dealer Meeting in San Antonio

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Winners

The Truckload Carriers Assn. honored two trucking companies for emphasizing safety in every aspect of daily business at its recent annual meeting

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Heads Up For Sleep Awareness Week

This weekend is the start of daylight savings time, and the National Sleep Foundation is using it to anchor the second National Sleep Awareness Week, March 29 to April 4

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Goes Online

Western Star offers a new web site at http://www.wstar.com

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Maine Truck Enforcement Has Mixed Results

Five years after a series of fatal truck crashes focused scrutiny on driver fatigue, led by Parents Against Tired Truckers, Maine has increased the number of troopers, inspectors and hours commercial trucking laws are enforced. But the results are mixed

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Chief Talks About The Future At HDMA

Big changes are coming in the way we spec, buy and sell trucks, said Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, in a speech to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY last week

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Chief Talks Information Technology At HDMA

With the U.S. economy in the midst of its longest peacetime expansion, Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, questioned why truck stocks have not performed better in his speech to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last week

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Mack, Navistar Models Recalled For Steering Problems

Some Mack and Navistar trucks are among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recent auto safety recalls

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