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November 3, 1998 - Industry News

Michigan to Keep Rest Areas Open This Winter

Nov. 4 – For the first time in 20 years, nearly all rest areas on Michigan highways will stay open during the winter, Gov. John Engler announced last week

Tags: Highways

November 3, 1998 - Industry News

International Debuts High-Profile Ad Campaign

Nov. 4 – Navistar International is running its first national advertising campaign in a dozen years. On Oct. 26, the company debuted the new campaign with full-page ads in national editions of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and with a commercial on “ABC’s Monday Night Football.”

November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Fatal Accident Rate Drops

Nov. 3 – Figures released last week by the Federal Highway Administration showed the fatal accident rate for large trucks fell slightly in 1997. The rate dropped from 2.41 per 100 million miles in 1996 to

November 2, 1998 - Industry News

PTDIA Certifies 12 Schools Under New Standards

Nov. 3 – The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America certified 11 inaugural truck driver training schools and recertified another under PTDIA’s revised curriculum standards. The new, more rigorous certification process includes revisions in skill standards,

November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Collaboration Builds Larger Load Finder

Nov. 3 – Some 120,000 load and truck postings are now available daily on the Internet, thanks to a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian load-matching services. The North American Database combines forces of The Internet Truckstop,

November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Wren Elected ATA Chairman

Nov. 3 – The American Trucking Assns. elected its new chairman at its 1998 management conference held last week in New Orleans. ATA’s new chairman is John E. Wren, chairman and chief executive officer of Lakeville

November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Nebraska, Minnesota To Use Snow Gates

Nov. 3 – Nebraska and Minnesota are both planning to use new snow gates to shut down interstate highways when the weather gets too severe. In Nebraska, onramp gates made of aluminum and locked with padlocks will

Tags: Highways

October 30, 1998 - Industry News

Software Improves Fuel Management

Nov. 2 – North American Technology, Birmingham, AL, has developed fuel-auditing software designed to increase billing accuracy and improve fuel management. CFAS provides fuel accounting and auditing services such as transaction auditing, fuel management support, cost-plus

October 30, 1998 - Industry News

A-P-A Website Takes Top Honors

Nov. 2 – A-P-A Transport Corp., North Bergen, NJ, received an award for the best web site among motor carrier communication entries in the $50 million to $500 million revenue class by the ATA Sales and

October 30, 1998 - Industry News

California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Diesel Exhaust Warnings

Nov. 2 -- A Los Angeles judge recently dismissed a lawsuit that accused four engine manufacturers of failing to warn the public about the health dangers of diesel exhaust. Environmental World Watch sued Cummins, John Deere, Detroit

October 30, 1998 - Industry News

North Carolina Gets Tough On Drinking And Commercial Drivers

Nov. 2 – A new law in North Carolina makes it illegal to operate a commercial vehicle with even a trace of alcohol in the body. The measure drops the permissible concentration of alcohol from .04%

October 29, 1998 - Industry News

Quebec Independent Truckers Protest

Oct. 30 – More than 50 protesting Canadian truckers blocked traffic Monday on Highway 5 near Ottawa, Quebec, reported the Ottawa Citizen newspaper.

October 29, 1998 - Industry News

Park ’N View To Provide Telecom Services Tor TA

Oct. 30 – Park ’N View, the in-cab cable TV and phone service provider, and TravelCenters of America announced a partnership specifying Park ’N View as the primary provider of TA’s internal and external telecommunications services

October 29, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar To Form Joint Venture To Make Engines In Brazil

Oct. 30 – Navistar International has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with a Brazilian company to make diesel engines in South America.

October 29, 1998 - Industry News

Fleet Management System Windows 98 Compatible

Oct. 30 – PeopleNet Communications Corp. has announced that the Intouch Fleet Management system is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system. The Intouch system features an Internet-based customer interface that allows users to track

October 28, 1998 - Industry News

Free Load Posting Site Launched

Oct. 29 – Truckloader, http://www.truckloader.com, is a new Internet database designed to help truck drivers, brokers and dispatchers with scheduling freight movement throughout North America. Truckloader is currently free to use, with no restrictions on searching or

October 28, 1998 - Industry News

New Highway Opening In Arkansas

Oct. 29 – The grand opening of a new, interstate-grade highway connecting the Arkansas River valley with northwestern Arkansas should take place sometime before Christmas. The four-lane highway that winds from Interstate 40 at Alma 10 miles

Tags: Highways

October 27, 1998 - Industry News

Grant To Help Train Displaced Workers As Truck Drivers

Oct. 28 – The American Trucking Assns. will use a $1.2 million Department of Labor grant to train workers who have lost jobs in other industries to become long haul truck drivers. The training will be done

October 27, 1998 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Another Step Closer To Reality

Oct. 28 – Daimler-Benz is preparing for what it is calling “Day 1” – the transformation next month into DaimlerChrysler, the world’s biggest auto merger, reports the Associated Press. Daimler, which is the parent company of Freightliner,

October 27, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Strike Gets Nasty

Oct. 28 – A three-week-old strike at Navistar International’s truck-customizing plant in Springfield, OH, has been anything but calm. Clark County Sheriff’s deputies have been called to the picket line at least 10 times since the strike

October 27, 1998 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers To Pay $83.4 Million in EPA Fines

Oct. 28 – Six engine manufacturers will pay $83.4 million in fines in an agreement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the government’s lawsuit over diesel emissions – the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental laws

Tags: Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, Engines

October 26, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Introduces Used Truck Locator On Internet

Oct. 26 – Kenworth’s new used truck locator on the Internet makes it easier for customers to find the used truck they’re looking for

October 26, 1998 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Record Results

Oct. 27 – Paccar, which makes Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF trucks, reported record sales and net income for the third quarter and first nine months

October 26, 1998 - Industry News

New Jersey Cracks Down On Truck Pollution

Oct. 27 – Nearly 8% of trucks and buses tested randomly for emissions standards in New Jersey have flunked the test

October 22, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Sales On Pace For Record Year

Oct. 23 – Sales of heavy duty trucks continue to surpass all expectations, with a 20.2% gain in September over last year’s figures

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