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November 19, 1998 - Industry News

European Union Proposes New Working Time Rules For Truckers

Nov. 23 – The European Commission last week adopted a proposal that would limit truck drivers’ working time to an average of 48 hours per week. The commission hopes this move will resolve issues that have caused trucker strikes over the last few years, but some British truckers aren’t too happy about it

November 19, 1998 - Industry News

Cobra Safety Alert Now In 50 States

Nov. 23 – Cobra Electronics’ patented, FCC-approved Safety Alert Traffic Warning System is now being used by municipalities in 50 states

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November 19, 1998 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Inspection Seminars

Nov. 20 – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering an extensive six-hour seminar on passing roadside inspections and earning a CVSA decal

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November 19, 1998 - Industry News

Free Eats Until the Year 2000

Nov. 20 – Petro Stopping Centers are giving truckers the chance to eat free until the year 2000 with a month-long promotion that kicks off Jan. 4

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Philly Pulls Surprise Inspections

Nov. 19 – Philadelphia police Tuesday staged a surprise crackdown on the Schuylkill Expressway, report the city’s newspapers. It was the first time city police have teamed up with state inspectors for a large-scale truck strike since Police Commissioner John Timoney ordered officers in July to get tough on truckers

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas Governor to Propose Diesel Tax

Nov. 19 – Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee last week said he would propose a diesel tax increase to repair roads instead of supporting toll booths on Arkansas interstate highways, reports the Associated Press

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

PennDOT Ready for Winter

Nov. 19 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it’s ready to battle winter weather with a nearly $144 million budget

Tags: Highways

November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Washington State Prepares for Harsh Winter

Nov. 19 – Washington state highway officials are bracing for a wetter, colder-than-normal winter. La Nina is expected to generate storms carrying 10% to 30% more precipitation than normal through Snoqualmie Pass

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Columbus Facility

Nov. 19 – Pilot Corp. has opened its newest travel center in Columbus, OH.

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

J.D. Power Reports Freightliner Tops in Medium-Duty Satisfaction

Nov. 19 – Freightliner returns to the top position as best conventional medium-duty truck in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 1998 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study – but scored below average in dealer service.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Dixie Truckers Home Rents Trucks

Nov. 18 – Dixie Truckers Home (http://www.dixietruckershome.com), McLean, IL, has started a new short-term truck rental program for owner-operators and fleets left stuck because of equipment breakdowns.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

AmeriTruck Distribution Files Bankruptcy

Nov. 18 – AmeriTruck Distribution Corp., Fort Worth, TX, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to liquidate the assets of its refrigerated division

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing To Acquire Young NationaLease

Nov. 18 – One of the nation's largest providers of transportation services has agreed to purchase Young NationaLease Inc. of Canton, Ohio. The purchase is subject to due diligence

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Exec Speaks To SAE On Brake Systems

Nov. 18 – Leonard Buckman, president of Meritor Wabco (http://www.meritorauto.com), will address truck braking and antilock brakes today at the 1998 Society of Automotive Engineers Truck & Bus meeting in Indianapolis.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Free Trial Available Of Prophesy FuelLogic

Nov. 18 – Prophesy is offering free 30-day trials of its FuelLogic fuel optimization software. By visiting http://www.fuellogic.com, you can get a free 30-day trial password to access the Internet version

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November 16, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Cabover

Nov. 17 – Citing low demand for cabover products in North America, Navistar International has announced that it will stop production of its International 9800 model cabover truck at its plant in Springfield, OH, effective March 31

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November 16, 1998 - Industry News

California Fog Claims Two Lives In 74-Vehicle Pileup

Nov. 17 – Two people were killed and 51 injured in a 74-vehicle chain-reaction crash in the fog Sunday on Highway 99 near Kingsburg, CA

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Virginia To Rebuild Dangerous Interchange On Beltway

Nov. 16 – According to a two-year federal study of the Washington (DC) Beltway, Fairfax County’s I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield interchange in Virginia is the most dangerous spot on the 64-mile highway. Starting in January, an eight-year, $350 million project begins to rebuild the interchange, nicknamed the “mixing bowl.

Tags: Highways

November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Environmental Advocates Fight Atlanta Road Projects

Nov. 16 – Environmental groups last week said they plan to sue over 61 new road construction projects in the Atlanta area, saying they will make the city’s air pollution problem worse, reports the Associated Press.

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

TMW Introduces PowerSuite Version 5.0

Nov. 16 – TMW Systems has launched the latest version of PowerSuite, its Windows-based client/server operations system. Version 5.0 features Visual Dispatch, which allows dispatchers to have individual views so they see only they fields they

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Changes, Black Boxes Proposed In Ontario

Nov. 13 – A recent rash of truck crashes in Ontario has generated a lot of discussion about what should be done. Truck driver training officials have said the problem is poor training. Canadians for Reliable and Safe Highways says it’s unsafe trucks. The Ontario Trucking Assn. wants hours-of-service regulations to be changed, and the provincial police say “black boxes” should be required on trucks.

November 12, 1998 - Industry News

New Jersey Tries E-Z Pass

Nov. 13 – An electronic toll system went into effect this week on New Jersey’s smallest toll road

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Gamber-Johnson Introduces Mobile Docking Stations

Nov. 13 – Gamber-Johnson has introduced the NotePort line of mobile docking stations. Available for the Panasonic CF-25, Fujitsu 1000 and 1200 and the IBM Think Pad, the stations provide full-featured internal power supply, expanded and

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November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Ohio Patrol Seeks Truck In Fatal Accident

Nov. 12 – Ohio state troopers are asking for help in finding the driver of a Peterbilt that struck a woman on the Ohio Turnpike Monday evening, killing her

Tags: Safety

November 11, 1998 - Industry News

PATT Schedules Fatigue Seminar

Nov. 12 – Parents Against Tired Truckers (http://www.patt.org) is putting on a seminar on driver fatigue next February in California

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