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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

AmeriTruck Distribution Files Bankruptcy

Nov. 18 – AmeriTruck Distribution Corp., Fort Worth, TX, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to liquidate the assets of its refrigerated division

November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing To Acquire Young NationaLease

Nov. 18 – One of the nation's largest providers of transportation services has agreed to purchase Young NationaLease Inc. of Canton, Ohio. The purchase is subject to due diligence

November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Exec Speaks To SAE On Brake Systems

Nov. 18 – Leonard Buckman, president of Meritor Wabco (http://www.meritorauto.com), will address truck braking and antilock brakes today at the 1998 Society of Automotive Engineers Truck & Bus meeting in Indianapolis.

November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Free Trial Available Of Prophesy FuelLogic

Nov. 18 – Prophesy is offering free 30-day trials of its FuelLogic fuel optimization software. By visiting http://www.fuellogic.com, you can get a free 30-day trial password to access the Internet version

November 16, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Cabover

Nov. 17 – Citing low demand for cabover products in North America, Navistar International has announced that it will stop production of its International 9800 model cabover truck at its plant in Springfield, OH, effective March 31

November 16, 1998 - Industry News

California Fog Claims Two Lives In 74-Vehicle Pileup

Nov. 17 – Two people were killed and 51 injured in a 74-vehicle chain-reaction crash in the fog Sunday on Highway 99 near Kingsburg, CA

November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Virginia To Rebuild Dangerous Interchange On Beltway

Nov. 16 – According to a two-year federal study of the Washington (DC) Beltway, Fairfax County’s I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield interchange in Virginia is the most dangerous spot on the 64-mile highway. Starting in January, an eight-year, $350 million project begins to rebuild the interchange, nicknamed the “mixing bowl.

Tags: Highways

November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Environmental Advocates Fight Atlanta Road Projects

Nov. 16 – Environmental groups last week said they plan to sue over 61 new road construction projects in the Atlanta area, saying they will make the city’s air pollution problem worse, reports the Associated Press.

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

Tags: Highways

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

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