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September 24, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas Raises Speed Limits

Sept. 25 – The Arkansas Highway Commission voted Tuesday to increase speed limits on a number of highways. Suburban interstate speed limits will be raised from 60 mph to 65 mph, and Little Rock’s urban interstate speed

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

I-Sim Simulator Contract

Sept. 25 – I-Sim Corp., Murray, UT, has been awarded a contract to deliver two driving simulators to the Commercial Trucking Academy of Bossier City, LA. The contract will provide one I-Sim/Eaton TranSim transmission simulator and

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Honors Custom Truck Sales

Sept. 25 – Custom Truck Sales Ltd. of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named Kenworth Dealer of the Year for 1997. The award recognizes the top performing Kenworth dealership that has excelled in several areas, including customer service

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

LubeZone Opens Two New Locations

Sept. 25 – LubeZone, Flint, MI, has opened two new truck fastlube centers offering quick oil changes in 20 minutes or less. Pennzoil Products Co., LubeZone Corp., Speedway Truck Stops and Baldwin Filters now offer their

September 23, 1998 - Industry News

Flying J Network Expands

Sept. 24 — Flying J has awarded two new franchises to MG Oil Co., Rapid City, SD. The two properties joining the Flying J network are located in Box Elder and Rapid City, and will be

September 23, 1998 - Industry News

Pro-Link 9000 Update

Sept. 24 – Micro Processor Systems, Sterling Heights, MI, has released updated and improved automotive software for its Pro-Link 9000 Scan Tool. The 1997 GFC Cartridge provides a technician with expanded capability to diagnose OBDII systems,

September 23, 1998 - Industry News

P&D Owner-Operators Ruled Employees At RPS

Sept. 24 – The National Labor Relations Board ruled that 22 pickup and delivery drivers for RPS Inc. are employees, not owner-operators, and ordered union elections at the RPS terminals in Ontario and Pomona, CA. In late

September 23, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Sales Head for Record Year

Sept. 24 – Sales of heavyduty trucks in August were up 28.5% from a year earlier, reports the Journal of Commerce. Figures from the American Automobile Manufacturers Assn. show sales of 17,385 Class 8 trucks for

September 23, 1998 - Industry News

Michigan Trains Under Attack In State Legislature

Sept. 24 – “Michigan trains,” the many-axled rigs weighing up to 82 tons and unique to the state, would be a thing of the past if a bill introduced in the state Senate last week passes.

September 22, 1998 - Industry News

Farmers, Ranchers Block Trucks At Canadian Border

Sept. 23 – South Dakota’s tactic of stopping Canadian trucks to protest what it sees as unfair trade practices with Canada is spreading to other states. A week ago, South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow ordered state troopers

September 22, 1998 - Industry News

Tollroads In Texas’ Future

Texas is behind in highway expansion and construction, and an official in the governor’s office says the only way to catch up will be to build tollroads. The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that Allan Rutter, transportation

Tags: Highways

September 21, 1998 - Industry News

Hours Of Service Gets Sneak Preview

Sept. 22 — As the Federal Highway Administration was being blasted in Senate committee hearings for failing to revise hours-of-service regulations last week, the agency was apparently sending up a trial balloon on just that subject.

September 21, 1998 - Industry News

European Trucker Talks Break Down

Sept. 22 — Talks between European trucker unions and management broke down Friday, reports the Associated Press. The 15-nation European Union hoped both sides would come to an agreement limiting average working hours for truck drivers

September 21, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor, Freightliner Expand Alliance

Sept. 22 — Meritor Automotive components, already standard on Freightliner’s Century Class line, will become standard on additional Freightliner models, including the FL106 and FL112 tractors, Argosy cabover, Business Class medium duty trucks and the new

September 21, 1998 - Industry News

New Study Says ‘Don’t Jump’!

Sept. 22 — Every day, thousands of truck drivers risk injuring their ankles, knees and lower back by jumping from their cabs or trailers without using grab rails and steps, according to a recent study

September 21, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar, Siemens To Form Joint Venture

Sept. 22 — Navistar International Corp. and Siemens Automotive Systems Group have announced their intent to form a joint venture to develop proprietary “next generation” diesel fuel injectors using digital valve technology. Under the joint venture, Siemens

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Hours of Service

Sept. 21 — Trucker fatigue and hours-of-service regulations were the focus of a Senate committee hearing held last Wednesday. Tired truckers “are estimated to cause a growing portion of the nearly half-million large truck accidents on U.S.

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Stopped In South Dakota

Sept. 21 — Starting at noon last Wednesday, South Dakota started stopping all trucks coming into the state to see if they carried Canadian agricultural products. Gov. Bill Janklow ordered the inspections to send a message

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Orders New Trucks for 1998

Sept. 21 — Consolidated Freightways, Menlo Park, CA, has ordered 561 new trucks for delivery before the end of 1998. All but 20 of the tractors are being supplied by CF’s longtime truck manufacturer, Freightliner Corp. CF

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Ambest Locations Now Service Delco Components

Sept. 22 — Ambest Inc. has entered into an agreement with Delco Remy International that allows participating Ambest truckstops to service any make and model truck requiring warranty replacement of Delco alternators and starters, including original

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Burlington Creates Web Site for Kids

Sept. 19 — Burlington Motor Carriers has launched a new Internet location called “Refrigerator Door.” The site is a display of artwork done by children of BMC employees, which has been scanned and posted on a

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Peterbilt Workers Still On Strike

Sept. 21 — Paccar rejected an offer by union workers at the Madison, TN, Peterbilt plant to return to work without a signed contract. About 1,200 hourly, unionized workers walked off the job May 3 after rejecting

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Drags Benefit Kids This Weekend

Sept. 21 – The 19th annual Truckin’ For Kids Truck Drags will be held this weekend, Sept. 26-27 at the Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale, CA. “This event has always attracted hundreds of owners and operators

Tags: Events

September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Sweepstakes Winners Announced At 18 Wheels Of Hope

Sept. 21 — Omar Swazo of Barstow, CA, walked away from the first 18 Wheels of Hope event with a new Ford F-150 pickup. Swazo was one of 8,000 truckers who entered the Associates/Comdata Truck Driver

Tags: Events

September 17, 1998 - Industry News

Trucking Gets Rid of the Fat

Sept. 18 — Owner-operator pay “has significantly not kept pace with inflation,” AmeriTruck CEO Mike Lawrence told attendees of a fleet fueling expo hosted by Oil Price Information Service earlier this week in Nashville, TN. As the

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