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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

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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

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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%

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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October 21, 1998 - Industry News

Kentucky Lifts Overweight Fine Cap

Oct. 22 – A new Kentucky state law that took effect in July caught some truckers by surprise when they got overweight fines of $6,000 to $7,000. House Bill 495 gave county fiscal courts the leeway to

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

New York To Test Truck Emissions

Oct. 20 – New York Gov. George Pataki signed legislation last week requiring trucks and buses to pass the same emission tests required for cars – the 15th state to do so, according to the Associated Press

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

Cummins To Be Mack’s Exclusive Vendor Engine

Oct. 20 – Mack Trucks and Cummins Engine have announced a long-term agreement that will broaden Mack’s engine line-up and make Cummins its exclusive supplier of vendor engines

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

Teamsters Debate Canceled

Oct. 20 – After James P. Hoffa said he wouldn’t participate in a debate among candidates for the presidency of the Teamsters, a second candidate decided it wasn’t worth his time, and the event was canceled. Tom

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

Wabash To Supply Yellow

Oct. 20 – Wabash National Corp. has formed a new supply partnership with Yellow Services of Overland Park, KS. The deal is expected to include several thousand DuraPlate trailers, smooth-sided aluminum vans and converter dollies over

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

California to Close Drug-Testing Loopholes

Oct. 19 – California will close some loopholes that let drug-using drivers slip through the drug and alcohol testing process, under a bill recently signed by Gov. Pete Wilson

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Organization To Give To Truckers This Christmas

Oct. 16 – A trucker’s family support organization based on the Internet plans to give out hats, gloves and scarves to truckers who have to work this Christmas

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Illinois License Scandal Broadens

Oct. 15 – As federal officials dig deeper into allegations of commercial driver licenses for sale in Illinois, they have subpoenaed a former state agent to testify about being ordered to drop a driver’s license investigation,

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

New York Symposium Addresses Driver Performance

Oct. 15 – Who’s responsible for commercial driver performance? About 130 representatives from the trucking industry, enforcement agencies, driving schools, the government and other organizations attended a symposium addressing that issue in Liverpool, NY, last month. The

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Landstar Says Bye-Bye To ATA

Oct. 14 – Faced with higher membership dues, the nation's third largest truckload carrier and largest user of owner-operators has pulled out of the American Trucking Assns. After 10 years' membership, Landstar System terminated its affiliation Oct.

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