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April 16, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Reports First-Quarter Profits

Cummins Engine Co. reports its first-quarter profits more than tripled from last year, despite nearly flat sales

April 16, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Proposes New Hazmat Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing a change in hazardous materials transportation registration and fees program that would cost hazmat haulers in the form of higher fees

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

CDL Reform Discussed In Truck Safety Hearings

People who own and drive trucks believe that one of the quickest ways to improve safety would be to strengthen the commercial driver license program by doing a better job reporting on driver performance

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Hours-Of-Service Reforms Won't Include New Cumulative Limits

While the U.S. Federal Highway Administration is still trying to decide whether or not to proceed with a negotiated rulemaking, Canada is expected to unveil a draft of its new hours-of-service regulations next month

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Residents Object To Planned Truckstop

Williams Travel Centers (formerly Mapco Express) wants to build a new truckstop on I-10 in Biloxi, MS, but local residents want the county to deny the company a construction permit

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

San Antonio Dealer Expands

A San Antonio, TX, area truck dealer plans to open a $3.3 million dealership and service center on the city's south side

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

TMC Schedules Summer Meeting

The Maintenance Council will hold its 1999 Summer Meeting June 28-30 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel in Indian Wells, CA. TMC, a technical council of the American Trucking Assns., will give members the opportunity to learn the

Tags: Events

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Products Are Y2K-Compliant

Cummins has announced that all its products, including electronically controlled engines, generator sets, information products and service tools, are year-2000-compliant. For two years, a dedicated team of engineers and information technology partners representing customer applications and markets

April 14, 1999 - Industry News

Federal Safety Chief Plans Tougher Enforcement

The new manager of the federal truck safety agency says her office is going to increase enforcement by doing more compliance reviews

April 13, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Selects Truck Safety Roundtable

Norman Y. Mineta has selected his roundtable of advisers and is on track to submit his report on truck safety by mid-May, according to Mineta assistant Tom Edick

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Hearings Continue Today

Truck safety will be getting more attention in Washington, DC, this week, at a three-day hearing by the National Transportation Safety Board that starts today

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Trism Announces Two New Driver Referral Bonus Programs

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, GA, has announced an aggressive, two-part driver referral/recruitment program that will run through June 30

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Reduces Truck Sales Tax

Truck dealers in Mississippi should benefit from a new law that reduces the tax on trucks bought for interstate commerce

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Debate Intensifies Over Mexican Trucks

As the California Trucking Assn. and CRASH joined in an unlikely alliance to oppose the opening of California to Mexican trucks, U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater wrapped up a transportation tour with a message that the Clinton administration is committed to assuring the safety of Mexican vehicles operating in the United States

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

California Legislation Would Encourage Alternative Fuels

Legislation proposed last week in California would encourage the use of alternative fuels by giving financial help to owners of diesel trucks and buses when they convert to cleaner-burning fuels such as natural gas

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm To Develop Mobile Vehicle Computer

Qualcomm and Symbol Technologies are teaming up to develop a mobile vehicle computer and "integrated technology solution" for the transportation industry

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Kansas Transportation Bill On Hold

Passage of a transportation plan for Kansas will have to wait until the state Legislature comes back for a wrap-up session later this month

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

British Truckers Protest Taxes

British truckers have taken to the streets for the second time in protest of increases in diesel tax and road tax

April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Summit Cancellation May Cost Nearly $100,000

The Federal Highway Administration's decision to withdraw from a Truck and Bus Safety Summit last December may wind up costing taxpayers almost $100,000

April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Truck-Rail Battle Takes a New Turn

Truckers are hoisting a new signal for the railroads: Caution — Truck Crossing Ahead

Tags: Intermodal

April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Dealer Of Year Announced

The American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced the 1999 ATD Dealer of the Year Saturday at ATD's annual meeting in San Diego: George Grask, president and CEO of Quad City Peterbilt in Davenport, IA

April 8, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Lawsuit Against Engine Makers Closer

Truck owners are getting close to filing a lawsuit against engine makers over last year's multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions

April 7, 1999 - Industry News

California Company Tests Cleaner Diesel

A new fuel could cut pollutants that help create smog without reducing the number of miles a gallon gets, a Los Angeles-based oil company says

April 7, 1999 - Industry News

Deadline Passed, But Interstate Tolls Not Dead

The March 31 deadline has come and gone for states to apply for a federal pilot program that lets them put tolls on existing interstates, and it appears no states applied. But industry observers say that doesn't mean highway users can breathe a sigh of relief

Tags: Highways

April 6, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Grants Vision Waivers

The Federal Highway Administration has gone ahead with plans to issue waivers to 23 truck drivers who do not meet federal vision requirements

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