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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

TMW Introduces PowerSuite Version 5.0

Nov. 16 – TMW Systems has launched the latest version of PowerSuite, its Windows-based client/server operations system. Version 5.0 features Visual Dispatch, which allows dispatchers to have individual views so they see only they fields they

November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Changes, Black Boxes Proposed In Ontario

Nov. 13 – A recent rash of truck crashes in Ontario has generated a lot of discussion about what should be done. Truck driver training officials have said the problem is poor training. Canadians for Reliable and Safe Highways says it’s unsafe trucks. The Ontario Trucking Assn. wants hours-of-service regulations to be changed, and the provincial police say “black boxes” should be required on trucks.

November 12, 1998 - Industry News

New Jersey Tries E-Z Pass

Nov. 13 – An electronic toll system went into effect this week on New Jersey’s smallest toll road

November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Gamber-Johnson Introduces Mobile Docking Stations

Nov. 13 – Gamber-Johnson has introduced the NotePort line of mobile docking stations. Available for the Panasonic CF-25, Fujitsu 1000 and 1200 and the IBM Think Pad, the stations provide full-featured internal power supply, expanded and

November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Ohio Patrol Seeks Truck In Fatal Accident

Nov. 12 – Ohio state troopers are asking for help in finding the driver of a Peterbilt that struck a woman on the Ohio Turnpike Monday evening, killing her

November 11, 1998 - Industry News

PATT Schedules Fatigue Seminar

Nov. 12 – Parents Against Tired Truckers (http://www.patt.org) is putting on a seminar on driver fatigue next February in California

November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Oregon Trucking Assn. Posts Tax Proposal On Web

Nov. 12 – The Oregon Trucking Assn. wants to replace the state’s weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel levy and higher vehicle registration fees. OTA says while this would generate the same amount of revenue for

November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Roadrunner Trucking Launches Short-Haul Operation

Nov. 12 – Roadrunner Trucking, Albuquerque, NM, has launched its newest division, RoadRunner Express. It will be Roadrunner Trucking’s first short-haul, flatbed-specific service with lanes primarily in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The operation is based in

November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Yellow To Acquire Northwest Carrier

Nov. 12 – Yellow Corp., based in Overland Park, KS, is acquiring Action Express Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Boise, ID. The acquisition expands Yellow’s inter-regional coverage to 20 states, according to Maurice Myers with

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

First Snowstorm Of Season Hits Truckers

Nov. 11 – “It’s too early for all of this.” That's the sentiment from Bernard Feldhaus Jr., President of Feldhaus Trucking in Howard, SD, and president of the South Dakota Trucking Assn on an early snowstorm that’s affecting truckers

Tags: Highways

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Poll Shows Opposition To Interstate Tolls

Nov. 11 – Americans overwhelmingly oppose charging tolls on federal interstate highways, according to a new national survey released yesterday at a Washington, DC, press conference

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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Canadian Trucks Shown Safe In Government Report

Nov. 11 – Canadian trucks and truckers are the safest vehicles on Canadian roads, according to a report on commercial vehicle safety prepared by Transport Canada for the years 1992-1996

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Improved Winter Roads Report

Nov. 11 – The Idaho Transportation Department has unveiled a statewide winter road reporting service. The new hotline replaces the previous six-number system

Tags: Highways

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Parallelogram Named PACE Finalist

Nov. 11 – Ernst & Young LLP and Automotive News have announced 20 finalists for the prestigious 1999 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards, and Meritor’s revolutionary RHP Highway Parallelogram trailer air suspension is one of them

November 10, 1998 - Industry News

National Carriers Selects AMSC

Nov. 11 – National Carriers has chosen American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s integrated terrestrial/satellite Multi-Mode Mobile Messaging Service. The carrier will deploy 1,000 of the units in its owner-operator refrigerated trucks. The company’s largest account is National

November 9, 1998 - Industry News

California Gets Major Snowstorm; Dangerous Storm Develops On Plains

Nov. 10 – The season’s first major storm brought heavy snow and traffic delays to the Lake Tahoe area in California and Nevada this weekend, and more snow is expected this week. Kingvale, CA, reported 10-13 inches

Tags: Highways

November 9, 1998 - Industry News

Leedham Urges Teamsters To Reject Old Guard

Nov. 10 – Tom Leedham, viewed as the underdog in the Teamsters election against James P. Hoffa, urged supporters to toss out the union’s “old guard” as he campaigned in Milwaukee this weekend. Ballots went out last

November 9, 1998 - Industry News

LoadXpress Offers Shippers Load Status

Nov. 10 – Innovative Computing Corp. and MBA Inc. have introduced LoadXpress, an Internet-based service that gives shippers immediate access to load status regardless of fleet operating hours. Working in conjunction with the Innovative Transportation System,

November 9, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Orders Volvo 770s

Nov. 10 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, has ordered 300 Volvo 770 tractors. Volvo will deliver the units beginning in January. The U.S. Xpress tractors feature Cummins N14 engines and Eaton AutoShift transmissions. “The Volvo 770

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Crash Epidemic On Toronto Highways

Nov. 9 – Trucking accidents have reached epidemic proportions on highways in the Toronto, Ontario, area, reports The Toronto Star, and inexperienced and undertrained drivers are getting much of the blame. There have been 40 rollovers

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Regional Winners In Walkaround Contest

Nov. 9 – Kenworth announced the five regional winners of its 1998 Walkaround Sales Training Contest, which focused on the Kenworth W900L model with Studio AeroCab. The contest name is coined from the way the salesperson and

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Philly Highway Curve Studied After Third Truck Crash

Nov. 9 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is trying to figure out why there are frequent truck crashes on the Schuylkill Expressway near the 28th Street curve in South Philadelphia. Last week, for the third

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Ohio Trucker

Nov. 8 – A grand jury decided not to indict a trucker who was accused of recklessly causing the death of a college student in a crash Oct. 16 on I-280 near Toledo, OH – but the prosecutor says she’s not giving up, according to a report in the Toledo Blade

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Rules May Be Coming Soon

Nov. 7 – Some 18 months after the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Motor Carriers wrapped up hearings on how hours-of-service rules for truck drivers should be changed, new proposed rules may finally be issued

November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Idaho Highway Reopens After Mudslide

Nov. 7 – U.S. 95 near Bonners Ferry, ID, was reopened earlier this week, 19 days after a mudslide closed the road to commercial trucks

Tags: Highways

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