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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Werner Orders Driver Simulator

Werner Enterprises has signed a $750,000 contract with Lockheed Martin for a motion-based driver trainer system

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Chicago Starts Ryan Repairs Tonight

A $14 million road resurfacing project begins on Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway tonight

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

New Alabama Dealer Offers "Mini-Truckstop"

Some visitors to Tuesday's open house at the new Volvo and GMC dealership in Fultondale, AL, compared the facility to a miniature truckstop

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Signs Contract With CFI

HighwayMaster has signed a two-year extended agreement with Contract Freighters Inc., which is also buying more HighwayMaster mobile units. All 1,975 of CFI's trucks are equipped with the HighwayMaster Series 5000 mobile communications and information system. This

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

NATSO Apologizes For Causing DC Traffic Congestion

Last week, as the nation's capital braced for business and traffic disruptions Friday when NATO convened its 50th anniversary summit, NATSO, a Washington, DC-based trade association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, decided to maintain

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Suggests Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The idea of putting federal enforcement of truck safety into a separate motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation appears to be gaining tractio

April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Survey Says Trucker Drug Use Drops Dramatically

The latest federally conducted survey of trucking companies shows the industry's estimated drug use violation rate has been cut from 2.2 % to 1.3% of drivers tested — a 41% reduction from 1996 to 1997

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Court Could Open Pennsylvania Turnpike Plaza To Truckers

Truckers looking for a place to rest along the Pennsylvania Turnpike could soon see some relief if a court case goes their way

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Plans To Avoid Hostile Takeover

Navistar International Corp. indicated that it has no intention of being a takeover target with the adoption of a "poison pill" strategy last week to help ward off an unsolicited offer. The provision would be triggered

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Celebrates 50th Anniversary As KW Dealer

In 1949, Harry S. Truman was inaugurated as president of the United States. The same year, Rihm Motor Co. (now known as Rihm Kenworth) was appointed as Kenworth's first truck dealership east of the Mississippi. Fifty

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April 26, 1999 - Industry News

Ontario To Test Trucks For Emissions

Ontario will begin smoke testing heavy duty diesel trucks and buses in September under the province's Drive Clean initiative. Annual testing will apply to heavy duty vehicles registered in Ontario and more than three model years

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April 26, 1999 - Industry News

Maryland To Require Smoke Tests

A new law in Maryland sets up a smoke-testing plan for heavy duty trucks

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

McCain Truck Safety Hearing This Week

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, will hold his promised hearing on truck safety tomorrow, April 27. Unless unscheduled panels follow, it will be the last of five congressional hearings on the effectiveness of the federal truck safety program run by the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety

April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Consider Highway Commission Campaign

The Arkansas Motor Carriers Assn. is looking into what it would take to mount a petition campaign to abolish the state highway commission

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bill Passes Texas House

A bill that would implement the same speed limits for cars and trucks has passed the Texas House of Representatives, according to a spokesman in the office of the bill's sponsor, Rep. Carl Isett

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Adds 21 Dealer Locations

Volvo Trucks North America has increased the size of its dealer network to 206 U.S. locations with the addition of 21 new locations brought on since November

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Cirillo to Truckers: Be Safe - Or Else

The new boss of the federal government’s truck safety program, Julie Anna Cirillo, has a message for unsafe truckers: Go ahead, make my day

April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon House Debates Weight-Distance Tax

Oregon truckers are hoping for relief from the state's notoriously complex weight-distance tax

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Lawmakers Target Truckers With Urine Bottle Bill

The Oregon legislature may try to curb roadside disposal of urine-filled bottles with fines and stiff penalties for truckers.

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

AAA Chimes In On Truck Safety Debate

AAA announced this week that it supports revisions to hours-of-service regulations — and the increased use of satellite tracking systems to enforce those regulations

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bill On Texas House Calendar

A bill that would implement the same speed limits for cars and trucks could come up for a vote in the Texas House of Representatives as early as today

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Florida Fires Continue To Cause Problems

Even though Florida firefighters say they have more control over the wildfires raging in the state, it's still guesswork as to when I-75's Alligator Alley will reopen

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sales Surging Ahead

Truck and component manufacturers are predicting that this year's heavy truck sales will blast last year's record out of the water

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

New Sterling Dealer Opens In Alabama

One of the Southeast's largest sellers of vocational trucks has opened the first stand-alone Sterling dealership to be planned and built from the ground up as a Sterling facility in the U.S

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio House Considers Speed Limit Changes

Ohio lawmakers may consider raising the speed limit for truckers from 55 to 65 mph to match the speed of cars sharing the highways

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