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February 10, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Calls For Toll Road Proposals

The Federal Highway Administration has formally asked for proposals from states for conversion of free highways to tollroads

Tags: Highways

February 10, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers May Sue Engine Makers

Some truck owners are talking with attorneys about the possibility of suing engine makers over their recent multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions

February 9, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Considers Interstate Tolls

South Carolina’s new Transportation Commission chairman has proposed putting tollbooths on existing interstate highways

February 9, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliners Recalled For Wiper Problem

Nearly 7,000 Freightliner Century Class trucks with model years from 1996-1998 have been recalled for windshield wiper problems

February 9, 1999 - Industry News

RDO Buys Texas Volvo Dealership

RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND, has purchased a Volvo truck dealership with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. Ronald Offutt, chairman of RDO, notes that Dallas/Fort Worth is the second largest heavy duty truck market in

February 9, 1999 - Industry News

New York-Canada Border Traffic Hits Record High

Commercial traffic crossing the Niagara River between western New York and southern Ontario, Canada, hit an all-time high in 1998, reports Business First

February 8, 1999 - Industry News

Wolf Introduces Legislation To Move Office Of Motor Carriers

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA, has once again introduced legislation to move the Office of Motor Carriers from the Federal Highway Administration to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

February 8, 1999 - Industry News

Montana Motor Carriers Oppose Higher Speed Limit

The Montana Motor Carriers Assn. opposes the state Legislature’s proposed 10-mph increase in speed limit for trucks on Interstate highways

February 8, 1999 - Industry News

Dallas Area Gets New Freightliner Dealerships

Around The Clock Freightliner Group, known as ATC, is building two new Freightliner truck dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reports the Dallas Business Journal

February 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Tax Repeal Fails

The South Dakota House last week killed a bill that would have repealed a tax on intrastate truck shipments

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Still Avoids Ohio Turnpike

After two years of declines, Ohio Turnpike traffic reached a record high last year despite a continuing series of toll increases — but use by Class 8 trucks rose only 1.6% over last year, compared to a 6.2% increase for all vehicles

Tags: Highways

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Wins Round In Lumping Suit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. won a round in its lawsuit against a Michigan product packing house regarding a lumping complaint

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

Eaton CD Shows Benefits of Fleet Advisor

Eaton’s Trucking Information Services Div. has produced a multimedia, interactive compact disc that shows the benefits of the Eaton Fleet Advisor Transportation Logistics Management System. The seven-minute CD shows how the Fleet Advisor system helps fleets capture

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

Chancellor Acquires Tomahawk Truck & Trailer Sales

Boston-based Chancellor Corp. has acquired Atlanta-based Tomahawk Truck & Trailer Sales, which will continue to operate under its name as a wholly owned subsidiary. Tomahawk was founded in 1991 and has grown from a single retail sales

February 4, 1999 - Industry News

Storms Batter Oregon

If you’re heading to Oregon, be prepared for yet another storm this weekend to move into the state, which has been battered all week by rain, snow and heavy winds

Tags: Highways

February 4, 1999 - Industry News

Montana House Considers Speed Limit

The Montana House is holding a hearing today on a bill setting new speed limits

February 4, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Introduces Online Manuals

Freightliner customers can now use the Internet to get information on operating and maintaining Freightliner, Sterling, American LaFrance and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. vehicles

February 4, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Online Manuals

Freightliner customers can now use the Internet to get information on operating and maintaining Freightliner, Sterling, American LaFrance and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. vehicles

February 3, 1999 - Industry News

Goodyear, Sumitomo Announce Deal

Goodyear, in a deal the Wall Street Journal says will make it No. 1 among world tire makers, announced a broad alliance with Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries

February 3, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner’s Hebe Speaks Out

Government and safety representatives are willing to look at bigger and heavier trucks if the industry can prove they’re safer and easier on the roads, said Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe Tuesday at a press conference at the company’s Portland, OR, headquarters

February 3, 1999 - Industry News

Election Monitor Certifies Hoffa, Bars Running Mate

A federal election monitor has given James P. Hoffa approval to assume the Teamsters presidency, but barred one of Hoffa's running mates from taking office

February 2, 1999 - Industry News

Missouri Bill Would Mean Heavy Fines For Speeding Truckers

The Missouri House Transportation Committee will hold a hearing this afternoon on HB 444, which would fine truckers $1,000 for speeding 6 mph above the 70-mph interstate speed limit in the state

February 2, 1999 - Industry News

Montana Senate Passes Speed Limit Bill

Montana is edging closer to setting some actual speed limits for both cars and trucks — and it looks like there may be some different limits for big rigs

February 2, 1999 - Industry News

Clinton’s Budget Proposes Record Transportation Spending

President Clinton’s budget for fiscal year 2000, presented to Congress earlier this week, proposes a record $50.5 billion in transportation investments, including a record $28.4 billion to maintain highways and build new roads and bridges

February 1, 1999 - Industry News

Bill To Remove Toll Authority Fails in Arkansas

Arkansas legislation that would have removed the state Highway Commission’s authority to add tolls to existing interstates failed to make it out of committee last week, but the newest commission member says there may be no need to go ahead with the toll program

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