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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Tank Truck Driver Dies Avoiding Wreck, Called Hero By Witnesses

Oct. 1 – A tank truck driver who died last weekend trying to avoid hitting cars at a busy intersection in Reno, NV, has been called a hero by some witnesses. Dave Cermak, 55, of Sparks, NV,

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner To Invest $40 Million In Parts Plant

Oct. 1 – Freightliner plans to invest $40 million in its Gastonia Parts Manufacturing Plant over the next three years. The plant produces parts for four Freightliner truck and chassis manufacturing plants, American LaFrance fire trucks,

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Insurance Survey Finds Opposition To Longer Hours

Oct. 1 – Most Americans oppose allowing truck drivers to work longer hours, according to a survey sponsored by the Insurance Research Council. The survey says 81% of the public think it would be unsafe to permit

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Travel Ports Reports Record Results

Oct. 1 – Despite lower gross profit margins from diesel fuel, Travel Ports of America reported record net income for its first quarter ended July 31 – the company’s 29th consecutive quarterly profit. The reason for the

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Starts Tomorrow

Sept. 30 – The second annual Southern Trucking Expo begins tomorrow in Atlanta. It will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport and interstates 285, 85 and 75, at

Tags: Events

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Returns To Super Bowl

Sept. 30 – We don’t know yet who’ll be playing the 1999 Super Bowl, but Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will return to the game with a new 30-second ad in the first quarter. Volvo’s

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas To Close 12 Rest Areas

Sept. 30 – The Arkansas Highway Commission is going ahead with plans to close 12 highway rest areas, reports the Associated Press. Among the stops to be closed over the next two years will be pairs

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Truckers Needed For Record Apple Crop

Sept. 30 – There aren’t enough trucks to ship Washington’s record apple crop. At the height of the season, more than 2,500 trucks a week leave Washington apple shipping docks. While truck shortages often come just before

September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Runaway Truck Avoids Death In Virginia

Sept. 29 – It's a trucker's nightmare: barreling down a hillside with no brakes and seeing traffic stopped below. That’s what happened last Thursday to John Franklin of Baton Rouge, LA, on I-81 near Christiansburg, VA, reports

September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Canada Vows To Fight U.S. Truck Inspection Crackdowns

Sept. 29 – The battle between northern agricultural states and Canada intensified last week, with Canadian truckers caught in the middle. The Canadian government requested consultations under both the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World

September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Roads Checked After Quake

Sept. 29 – Inspectors are checking Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges for damage after an earthquake Friday. State Department of Transportation employees headed out right after Friday’s quake to make quick checks of major roads, carrying lists of

Tags: Highways

September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Innovative Opens Lab For Year 2000 Testing

Sept. 29 – Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, OK, has opened its testing lab for transportation software. Companies that are unsure of the Year 2000 fixes can use the lab to test their new software that

September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Truckstop Shuttles To Run To Southern Trucking Expo

Sept. 29 – Several truckstops near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport will be the pickup and dropoff place for shuttles to the second annual Southern Trucking Expo Thursday through Saturday. Free shuttle service will be available

Tags: Events

September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Truckers Compete For Charity at St. Ignace Truck Show

Sept. 28 – Truckers took over the main street of St. Ignace, MI, Sept. 18-20 for the third annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, and raised more than $10,000 for charity in the process

Tags: Events

September 25, 1998 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends On-Board Recorders, Simulators

Sept. 28 – After investigating a 1997 crash that killed eight people, the National Transportation Safety Board has made several recommendations on traction control, onboard recorders and simulator training

September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Amtralease Expands Emergency Roadside Support

Sept. 28 – Amtralease, an association of truck leasing and rental companies, is expanding its emergency roadside support for members. A new program lets stranded truckers get round-the-clock assistance with breakdowns and accidents using a single

September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Space Still Available For ATA Management Conference

Sept. 28 – The American Trucking Assns. says there is still limited space available at its 1998 Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held Oct. 25-28 in New Orleans at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside & Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Tags: Events

September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Teletrac Launches Website

Sept. 28 – Teletrac, Kansas City, MO, has launched an improved website at http://www.teletrac-online.com. In addition to detailed information and graphics on the company’s products, the site will feature service locations, current news, corporate background information

September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Blue Beacon Opens Vegas Location

Sept. 28 – Blue Beacon has opened its 78th location in Las Vegas. Located near the Flying J at Exit 46 of I-15, the facility can accommodate doubles and triples with its two 130-foot wash bays.

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

Truckers Ticketed At Canada-Montana Border

Sept. 25 – Montana officials ticketed 20 Canadian truckers Monday, the first day of its crackdown on inspections of southbound trucks at the U.S.-Canadian border. Officers from Montana’s Motor Carrier Services Div. stopped nearly 300 trucks entering

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas Raises Speed Limits

Sept. 25 – The Arkansas Highway Commission voted Tuesday to increase speed limits on a number of highways. Suburban interstate speed limits will be raised from 60 mph to 65 mph, and Little Rock’s urban interstate speed

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

I-Sim Simulator Contract

Sept. 25 – I-Sim Corp., Murray, UT, has been awarded a contract to deliver two driving simulators to the Commercial Trucking Academy of Bossier City, LA. The contract will provide one I-Sim/Eaton TranSim transmission simulator and

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Honors Custom Truck Sales

Sept. 25 – Custom Truck Sales Ltd. of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named Kenworth Dealer of the Year for 1997. The award recognizes the top performing Kenworth dealership that has excelled in several areas, including customer service

September 24, 1998 - Industry News

LubeZone Opens Two New Locations

Sept. 25 – LubeZone, Flint, MI, has opened two new truck fastlube centers offering quick oil changes in 20 minutes or less. Pennzoil Products Co., LubeZone Corp., Speedway Truck Stops and Baldwin Filters now offer their

September 23, 1998 - Industry News

Flying J Network Expands

Sept. 24 — Flying J has awarded two new franchises to MG Oil Co., Rapid City, SD. The two properties joining the Flying J network are located in Box Elder and Rapid City, and will be

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