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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Dump Truckers Protest Rates

More than a dozen dump trucks paraded into Atlantic City Wednesday, honking their horns and disrupting traffic as a protest against low rates, reports the Associated Press

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Weather Strands Truckers

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain stranded more than 100 tractor-trailers in western Kentucky Friday and led to accidents in other states

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins, Scania Launch Joint Venture

Cummins Engine and Scania announced that they have formally signed a joint venture agreement to assemble and test a new fuel system for diesel engines developed by the two companies

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Upgrades Winter Weather Site

The Ohio Department of Transportation yesterday has upgraded its computer-generated Ohio Transportation Information System to include news about the effects of winter weather on roads

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Virginia Congressmen Hold Hearing On Trucks And I-81

Two U.S. representatives from Virginia held a hearing earlier this week on truck safety on Interstate 81 – a hearing made even more important after a crash involving eight tractor-trailers killed four people last weekend on the heavily traveled highway

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Could Sell Car Division, Focus On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo appears to be considering selling its car division in order to focus on its higher-profit truck and heavy equipment divisions. The London-based Financial Times reports that Volvo has appointed a U.S. investment bank to explore a possible sale or merger of its car division

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Windsor Considers Toll On Border-Bound Trucks

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, wants to charge trucks for using one of Canada’s busiest roads – a six-lane city road linking Canadian Highway 401 with the Ambassador Bridge to Detroit and the U.S. Interstate system

January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Interstate Opens Today

A new 42-mile section of Interstate 540 opening today in Arkansas will cut the travel time between I-40 and the state’s northwestern corridor nearly in half, reports the Associated Press

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

Ice, Fog, Speed Lead To Virginia Pileup

Jan. 7 – Four people were killed and 26 injured in an accident last weekend on Interstate 81 near Lexington, VA. Although officials have had a hard time determining the cause of the tragedy, they now say it appears a tractor-trailer traveling too fast for conditions set off the chain reaction. The driver of that rig was one of the people killed in the crash

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

I-80 Closed After Sniper Shooting

Jan. 7 – Interstate 80 was closed for five hours near Reno, NV, Monday after a sniper opened fire and hit at least five vehicles. Police arrested a suspect after a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas the next day

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Georgia Governor Proposes Atlanta Traffic Solutions

Jan. 7 – Georgia’s new governor, Roy Barnes, has been meeting with state House and Senate budget writers about midyear budget changes to help tackle Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Adds Next-Day Lanes

Jan. 7 – Overnite Transportation Co. has launched its new “Northeast Advantage,” with shorter transit times on more than 800 lanes throughout the Northeast, including 518 new, next-day lanes. “We no longer are content to be just

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Site Offers Bulk Load Postings

Jan. 7 – If you haul bulk freight, there’s a new Internet-based load-finding service designed especially for you

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January 5, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Inspections Lax At Mexican Border

Jan. 6 – Unsafe Mexican trucks are likely coming across the border without being inspected, according to a new audit by the U.S. Department of Transportation, reports the Associated Press

January 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ford Head Nixes Volvo Truck Merger Rumors

Jan. 6 – Although Ford has an open mind about acquisitions, the company is not talking to Volvo about getting back into the heavy-duty truck business, Ford CEO Jacques Nasser said Monday at the North American International Auto Show

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January 4, 1999 - Industry News

United States, Canada Agree On Driver Medical Qualifications

Jan. 5 – The United States and Canada have agreed to recognize each other’s regulations on medical qualifications for truck drivers, reports News First, the web site from the Canadian Today’s Trucking magazine

January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Weekend Storm Wreaks Havoc

Jan. 4 – The eastern half of the country was hit with the first big storm of the winter over the New Year holiday and the weekend. The winter storm dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas of the Midwest, with windy conditions making travel even more difficult. On I-75 near Grayling, MI, more than 100 vehicles crashed into each other last Thursday after a sudden snowstorm created whiteout conditions.

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Tollroads Need Repair

Jan. 4 – Illinois’ tollroad system is 40 years old, and tollway officials may have to look at raising taxes to rebuild it

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

I-75 Near Detroit To Close For Construction

Jan. 4 – A stretch of Interstate 75 near downtown Detroit could be closed for construction as early as next month, reports the Associated Press. The 3.1-mile segment carries about 120,000 vehicles a day

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Invited To Join Mexican Trucking Assn.

Jan. 4 – Roadway Express has been invited to join Mexican’s trucking association, known as CANACAR. It is the first less-than-truckload motor carrier to become a member. Roadway recent entered into a contract agreement with two Mexican

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December 31, 1998 - Industry News

DOT Size-Weight Study Ignites Controversy

Jan. 1 – A new truck size and weight study released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation is sure to add fuel to the controversy about longer combination vehicles. The book-length volume, while technically a draft,

December 31, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Won’t Be Charged In Fatal Rollover

Jan. 1 – A Pennsylvania truck driver won’t face criminal charges for an accident where his rig rolled over and crushed a car, killing three people, reports the Associated Press – but he has been targeted in a civil suit

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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

Future Of ANR Advance In Question After Strike

Dec. 31 – ANR Advance Transportation, Milwaukee, may be in trouble after a Teamsters strike crippled the LTL carrier. Despite the fact that picketing stopped on Dec. 18, less than two weeks after it started, ANR has not yet resumed operations, leading to speculation that it will fold for good

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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

Floods, Mud Hit Northwest Roads

Dec. 31 – Three days of rain and melted snow in Oregon and Washington blocked roads with floods and mudslides this week

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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

First Bering Trucks Shipped

Dec. 31 – Monday, Korea’s Hyundai began exporting trucks to North America under the Bering name, according to published reports

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