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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

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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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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Philly Police Stage Sixth Inspection Blitz

Philadelphia police staged their sixth truck crackdown in four months Tuesday, putting 11 trucks out of service in three hours on Girard Avenue near 38th Street. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, police pulled 40 trucks off

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Fleet Indicted For Logbook Violations

A 17-truck Pennsylvania fleet with the worst safety record in the state has been indicted for encouraging its drivers to exceed federal hours-of-service limits and keep false logbooks

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Legislators Slow Moving On Speed Limit Bill

Members of the Texas House Transportation Committee are in no hurry to consider a bill calling for uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on many Texas highways, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Europeans Buying Miles Instead Of Trucks

British truckers are testing a new Pay-As-You-Use leasing plan offered by Freightliner parent DaimlerChrysler. If everything goes well, the plan could come to the United States as early as this year.

March 10, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Signs Contract

HighwayMaster has signed an agreement with member companies of SBC Communications, extending a one-year contract to three years. Under the terms of the extended agreement, HighwayMaster has taken orders to install an additional 3,140 of its intelligent

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Goes After Bus Market

Freightliner has signed a letter of intent with Mayflower to form a new joint venture company to manufacture and distribute commercial transit buses throughout North America. The new venture will join Freightliner subsidiary Thomas Built Buses with

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Considers Speeding Truck Bill

South Carolina has joined Missouri and Arkansas in considering legislation that would target truckers with higher fines for speeding

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Bills Crack Down On Truckers

The New Mexico Legislature is considering two bills targeting truckers. One would lower the speed limit for trucks from 75 mph to 65 mph on interstate highways. The other initially raised penalties for truckers for using

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