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May 9, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Shows Off New Headquarters

A large crowd showed up Friday to celebrate the opening of the impressive new headquarters of U.S. Xpress in Chattanooga, TN

Tags: Fleets

May 9, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina To Restrict Trucks From Passing Lanes

The North Carolina Board of Transportation is putting up new signs restricting the lanes that trucks can use on 133 miles of Interstate highways in the state

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May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Allow States To Raise Truck Weights

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week would allow states to increase maximum truck weights to as much as 97,000 pounds

May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Hoffa Inaugurated, Blasts Carey Mismanagement

James P. Hoffa was sworn in May 1 as General President of the Teamsters union. He takes the reins of a union in poor financial shape, which he blamed on predecessor Ron Carey

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May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Warranty Training CD

Kenworth has released a new warranty training CD to its dealer network. The electronic training tool provides a warranty overview to dealer personnel in all departments that affect warranty administration. The self-paced training CD features key information

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May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Roberts Express Offers CabCard To Owner-Operators

Roberts Express, an Ohio-based expedited freight company, will offer Qualcomm's CabCard personal communications system to all its independent contractors

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May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Restrict New Interstate Tolls

Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would limit the authority of states to establish tolls on the Interstate Highway System

Tags: Highways

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Make-A-Wish Convoy This Weekend

The 10th annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Convoy will take place this Sunday, May 9, in Lancaster, PA

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May 5, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes Stricter Self-Insurance Rules

The Federal Highway Administration wants to increase financial requirements and raise fees for carriers waiting to self-insure

Tags: Safety

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Battles Obstacles

Federal officials are trying to get a new 12-lane Woodrow Wilson Bridge built before heavy trucks are banned from the existing bridge, but continuing legal action may make that impossible

Tags: Highways

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Raises Speed Limit

South Carolina will raise speed limits on some of the state's interstate highways from 65 mph to 70 mph

Tags: Safety

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Studies New Highway

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has ordered a $2.3 million study of building a new interstate-grade highway to connect what is now U.S. 65 at Pine Bluff with the proposed extension of Interstate 69 near

Tags: Highways

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Drafts Plan to Fix CDL

The Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety aims to plug the holes in the Commercial Driver's License program

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches "Mix Smart" Program

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. has partnered with London Machinery of London, Ontario, Canada, to market a fast-delivery "work ready" mixer truck to construction fleets in five Southern U.S. states

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May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Private Truck Council Approves Reorganization

Members of the National Private Truck Council unanimously approved a restructuring designed to attract members. The vote was held during the NPTC's annual meeting in Long Beach, CA

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May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches "Mix Smart" Program

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. has partnered with London Machinery of London, Ontario, Canada, to market a fast-delivery "work ready" mixer truck to construction fleets in five Southern U.S. states

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May 3, 1999 - Industry News

McClendon Looking For Owner-Operators

McClendon Trucking, a 66-year-old family-owned fleet in Lafayette, AL, plans to add at least 150 tractors to its fleet in the next few months, primarily through owner-operator units

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

CVSA Bids For Center Stage In Truck Safety

The people who do the hands-on work of truck safety enforcement intend to assert themselves more in the national dialogue on highway safety

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

First Shipper/Receiver Panel Successful

The Truckload Carriers Assn. held the first meeting of its new Shipper/Receiver Panel April 13 in Chicago. TCA says progress was made in finding ways to reduce driver waiting time at loading and unloading docks

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Buys More Scania Stock

Volvo AB has raised its voting stake in Scania AB to 15.1%, elevating tension between Sweden's rival truck makers

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

Help On The Way For Tracking Untethered Trailers

Drivers who lose unpaid hours searching for company trailers may be getting a break. Satellite tracking may soon help them locate trailers, wherever they may be, whether hooked up to a power unit or not

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Gets Stricter

The cost of breaking federal safety rules just went up. This week, the staff of the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety was told it could start charging trucking companies as much as $10,000 for

April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Wants To Close Drug-Testing Loopholes

A bill in the Oregon House of Representatives would close loopholes in drug- and alcohol-testing regulations that let drivers avoid consequences by changing companies

Tags: Safety

April 29, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Ponders Fate of Detroit Diesel Stake

Less than a week after Detroit Diesel Corp. reported record first-quarter net income, DaimlerChrysler Chairman Jurgen Schrempp said his company was debating whether to increase its 20% stake in the engine maker or sell out altogether

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court Wrestles With Disability Issue

Is a condition a disability if it can be corrected? And if so, what's to stop everyone with dentures or eyeglasses from suing under the Americans with Disabilities Act? These are some of the issues the U.S. Supreme Court has been wrestling with this week as they heard ADA-related cases involving a UPS mechanic with high blood pressure and a truck driver blind in one eye

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