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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

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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

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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

September 17, 1998 - Industry News

NationaLease Meeting Looks to Future

Sept. 18 — The 1990s will be remembered by those in the business community as “the good ol’ days,” said Don DeFossett, executive vice president, Navistar International, addressing the 54th annual NationaLease meeting in Chicago earlier

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September 17, 1998 - Industry News

Peterbilt Donates Truck For Sleep Study

Sept. 18 — The Paccar Technical Center in Mt. Vernon, WA, has given the Virginia Tech Center for Transportation Research a Model 379 sleeper-cab tractor. In exchange, Virginia Tech researchers will develop hardware and software for a

September 17, 1998 - Industry News

RODI Announces Engine Testing and Production Schedule

RODI Power Systems, which has been developing a new lightweight, 45-hp two-stroke diesel engine since 1994, recently started parts fabrication and set a tentative schedule for pilot production assembly. The company has completed design work and is

September 17, 1998 - Industry News

Technology Driving Truckstop Changes

Sept. 18 — From smart card readers to Internet kiosks, truckstops are increasingly going high-tech. That was the message of Petro’s Sue Hansen and Richard Tisdale, speaking at a fleet fueling seminar hosted by Oil Price

September 17, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Detailing Center Opens in PA

Sept. 18 — Jeff’s Large Truck Detailing has opened for business in Reading, PA, and specializes in detailing large truck interiors, buffing aluminum truck parts and buffing exterior paint. Initially targeting dealers, small fleets and owner-operators

September 17, 1998 - Industry News

PrePass Use Expands

Sept. 18 — West Virginia will join a growing network of states that have adopted PrePass, the pre-clearance system that allows carriers with proven safety records to comply electronically with weight and other operating requirements while

September 16, 1998 - Industry News

Illinois Officials Arrested For Selling CDLs

Sept. 17 — Federal authorities continue their investigation into allegations that the Illinois Secretary of State’s office sold Commercial Driver’s Licenses to unqualified drivers. Agents arrested two more people earlier this week as part of an ongoing

September 16, 1998 - Industry News

Burlington To Buy 450 Conventionals

Sept. 17 — Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, announced it will purchase 450 new conventional condos for use as company trucks during 1999. This is the third year Burlington has purchased new trucks as it converts

September 16, 1998 - Industry News

Fair Trade Questions On Northern Border

Sept. 17 — While most of the controversy about trade with the United States’ North American neighbors has centered around Mexico, trucking on the Canadian border has been attacked in the last week, as well. South Dakota

September 16, 1998 - Industry News

Burlington Raises Pay, Upgrades Fleet

Sept. 17 — Burlington Motor Carriers has increased pay and is continuing to change over its fleet from cabovers to conventional condos. Student drivers who have reached solo status are now paid a base rate of 26

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Daimler-Benz Offers Wares To Other Manufacturers

Sept. 14 – Daimler-Benz has established its Powertrain Business Unit as an independent entity offering engines, transmissions, axles and steering systems to other truck manufacturers worldwide. One of its first customers is Freightliner Corp., which announced earlier

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Court Upholds Verdict Against Navistar In Anti-Jackknifing Technology Case

Navistar International recently lost an appeal of a ruling ordering it to pay $5.1 million to the family of a Georgia woman who died in a 1989 accident. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Study Examines Bedbugger Revenue

Sept. 16 – Owner-operators in the moving industry made an average of $30,938 net income during the last five years, reports the American Moving and Storage Assn. AMSA’s annual survey asks owner-operators for a profit and loss

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Ticketed Driver Says Fluent English Shouldn’t Be Required

Sept. 14 – A Cuban-born truck driver who was ticketed for not speaking English well enough is fighting the charge. Rogelio Compos, 61, was driving a dump truck in Yonkers, NY, in July when he was stopped

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Umthun Changes Hands

Sept. 15 – The ownership of Umthun Trucking of Eagle Grove, IA, is no longer in the hands of the family that founded it 51 years ago. Umthun has been sold to two of the company’s executive

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Ohio Targets Road Rage

Sept. 16 – The Ohio Highway Patrol is using 12 planes and two helicopters to help fight road rage. After more than a year in operation, Operation Triad — Targeting Reckless, Intimidating and Aggressive Drivers — has

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Connecticut Raises Speed Limit

Sept. 16 – Connecticut and Hawaii are the only states to post a maximum 55-mph limit, but in a few weeks, Hawaii will stand alone. The State Traffic Commission will boost the speed limit on 330 miles

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas Gets Tough On 57-Footers

Sept. 14 – The Arkansas Highway Department has told state patrol officers to start enforcing a regulation that trailers more than 53 feet, 6 inches in length carry overdimensional “long load” markings. Up until now, the regulation

September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Rolling Strong Opens Fifth Gym In Atlanta

Sept. 14 – Rolling Strong’s fifth trucker gym opened last week at the Petro Stopping Center in Atlanta, off I-285. Along with the new gym, Rolling Strong facilities are located at a Pilot truckstop in North Little

September 10, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Charged In School Bus Collision

Sept. 11 – A trucker who slammed into a Colorado school bus after apparently falling asleep earlier this month has been charged with careless driving. Ricky Martinez was cited for two counts of careless driving causing bodily

September 10, 1998 - Industry News

Delay Sought In Teamsters Election

Sept. 11 – A court-appointed monitor yesterday requested another postponement in the long-delayed rerun election of the Teamsters union, according to Reuters. Election officer Michael Cherkasky wants to delay mailing ballots until Nov. 2. They were

September 10, 1998 - Industry News

Trucking Events Heat Up September

The weather may be cooling down, but it’s a busy month of trucking events. Sept. 10, a convoy of trucks is scheduled to roll into Nashville with food for Feed the Children as part of the 18

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