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March 12, 1999 - Industry News

Virginia Launches Web Site For I-95 Project

The Virginia Department of Transportation has unveiled a web site to keep highway users updated on progress on the huge construction project on the I-95 interchange near Springfield, VA, known as the “mixing bowl.

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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Bill Could Mean Big Speed Variance

A bill under consideration in the Oregon Senate could boost speed limits for cars on rural interstates to 70 or 75 mph, while trucks remain restricted to 55

March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group Outfits Fleets With Qualcomm

Transit Group has signed a contract to outfit its 13 trucking fleets with 3,000 OmniTRACS mobile satellite units. The company is in the business of acquiring and consolidating primarily truckload carriers. The company has completed 13

March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Philly Police Stage Sixth Inspection Blitz

Philadelphia police staged their sixth truck crackdown in four months Tuesday, putting 11 trucks out of service in three hours on Girard Avenue near 38th Street. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, police pulled 40 trucks off

March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Fleet Indicted For Logbook Violations

A 17-truck Pennsylvania fleet with the worst safety record in the state has been indicted for encouraging its drivers to exceed federal hours-of-service limits and keep false logbooks

March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Legislators Slow Moving On Speed Limit Bill

Members of the Texas House Transportation Committee are in no hurry to consider a bill calling for uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on many Texas highways, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Europeans Buying Miles Instead Of Trucks

British truckers are testing a new Pay-As-You-Use leasing plan offered by Freightliner parent DaimlerChrysler. If everything goes well, the plan could come to the United States as early as this year.

March 10, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Signs Contract

HighwayMaster has signed an agreement with member companies of SBC Communications, extending a one-year contract to three years. Under the terms of the extended agreement, HighwayMaster has taken orders to install an additional 3,140 of its intelligent

March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Goes After Bus Market

Freightliner has signed a letter of intent with Mayflower to form a new joint venture company to manufacture and distribute commercial transit buses throughout North America. The new venture will join Freightliner subsidiary Thomas Built Buses with

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Considers Speeding Truck Bill

South Carolina has joined Missouri and Arkansas in considering legislation that would target truckers with higher fines for speeding

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Bills Crack Down On Truckers

The New Mexico Legislature is considering two bills targeting truckers. One would lower the speed limit for trucks from 75 mph to 65 mph on interstate highways. The other initially raised penalties for truckers for using

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Another 11 Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified courses at another 11 truck driver training schools and recertified 10 under its revised certification standards. Forty-one schools across the United States and Canada now offer courses certified by PTDI

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Ratings On The Web

The International Motor Carrier Audit Commission sounds like a new government agency about to hassle carriers, but it isn’t — at least it isn’t a government agency. But that doesn’t mean it won't be hassling carriers; it’s still too early to tell

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Will Border Open To NAFTA Trucking?

Rumors that the United States may open its border states to Mexican trucks by next year are premature, judging from reaction to the idea on Capitol Hill

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Legislature Passes Compromise Crackdown On Overweight Trucks

Overweight trucks will be subject to higher fines in South Dakota under a bill passed last week by the state Legislature

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Kansas City Tops Most Dangerous Cities – Or Does It?

An analysis of federal data by The Road Information Program shows Kansas City has the highest rate of traffic fatalities – but a Kansas City newspaper says the research is flawed

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Weight-Distance Tax Moves Forward

Just two days after the Arkansas House overwhelmingly approved a 3-cent fuel tax increase backed by Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Senate panel endorsed a plan that would tax trucks for each mile traveled – the dreaded weight-distance tax

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Suppliers Team Up For Training

Volvo Trucks North American ( will sponsor a series of sales training seminars in cooperation with component and body manufacturers. The two-day workshops, focusing on selling to vocational customers, will be conducted in 10 major cities

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Legislature Considers Uniform Speed Limits

Bills introduced in both the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate address the issue of uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on the state’s highways

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Engines Face Cooling Challenge

New NOx emission limits placed on truck diesels built after October 2002 have engine and truck manufacturers scrambling. One of the biggest challenges they face is how to cool them

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas House Passes Fuel Tax Hike

The Arkansas House voted last week to raise state fuel taxes by 3 cents a gallon to pay for $44 million a year in improvements to non-interstate roads, as well as a bond issue that will pay for interstate repairs

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

TA Revamps Web Site

TravelCenters of America has completely renovated its web site (

March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wages Rise Faster Than Inflation

Driver pay continues to increase at levels above the inflation rate, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages – and it’s about time, says David Goodson, president of SignPost Inc., which published the quarterly survey

March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Council Wants Slower Trucks

A panel created by the Louisiana state Legislature voted to recommend slower speed limits for trucks on four-lane highways – but it was far from a unanimous vote

March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Calls For Safety Vigilance

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is going all-out to focus the nation’s attention on transportation safety


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