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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Sues for Highway Damage

Oct. 14 – The state of Pennsylvania is suing the estate of a truck driver and his employer after a Memorial Day accident that caused $2.7 million in damage to Interstate 95. The suit accuses Samuel Coraluzzo

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo, Cummins Join Forces

Oct. 14 – Volvo Trucks North America and Cummins Engine have announced they will join forces “to create innovative solutions for Volvo Trucks’ customers in North America.” The first project will be several new Volvo truck models

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October 12, 1998 - Industry News

Hoffa Won’t Debate In Teamsters Race

Oct. 13 – James P. Hoffa, widely considered the front-runner in the race for Teamsters president, doesn’t plan to participate in the Oct. 19 debate scheduled by the court-appointed officer overseeing the election, reports the Associated

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Fleet Management Seminar Offered

Oct. 12 – The College of Engineering at the University of Washington is offering Effective Fleet Maintenance Management, Oct. 23. The course will present a detailed explanation and review of the entire range of maintenance responsibilities,

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Dallas Truck Park Project Dies

Oct. 12 – Arrow Truck Sales has canceled its plans for a $30 million truck-focused business park in southern Dallas, reports the Dallas Business Journal. The truck sales and maintenance park had been slated for the north

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Rolls 150,000th Truck Off Ohio Line

Oct. 9 – Kenworth’s Chillicothe, OH, plant recently rolled its 150,000th truck off the production line. The 1999 T2000 with 75-inch Aerodyne sleeper was sold by Hissong-Kenworth of Richfield, OH, to Edwards Transportation, headquartered in Ravenswood, WV. Kenworth-Chillicothe

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

TMC Unveils Revised VMRS

Oct. 8 – The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. has introduced a major upgrade to the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards. The first products released under the new VMRS 2000 banner are Code Key 33

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Standard & Poor’s Puts Western Star On CreditWatch

Oct. 8 – On Oct. 1, Standard & Poor’s placed its double-B-plus corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Western Star Truck Holdings Ltd. on CreditWatch with negative implications. The CreditWatch placement follows Western Star’s release

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Workers Walk Out

Oct 7 – A strike by 150 workers at Navistar International’s truck customizing plant in Springfield, OH, is not expected to affect the company’s truck assembly and body plants, according to the Associated Press. The workers went

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Owners Say VN Is Best

Oct. 6 –Volvo VN Series owners love their trucks, according to a new survey by Volvo Trucks North America. The 1998 Class 8 Heavy Truck Customer Satisfaction Study measured customer satisfaction among recent purchasers of the three

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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September 23, 1998 - Industry News

Pro-Link 9000 Update

Sept. 24 – Micro Processor Systems, Sterling Heights, MI, has released updated and improved automotive software for its Pro-Link 9000 Scan Tool. The 1997 GFC Cartridge provides a technician with expanded capability to diagnose OBDII systems,

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September 23, 1998 - Industry News

P&D Owner-Operators Ruled Employees At RPS

Sept. 24 – The National Labor Relations Board ruled that 22 pickup and delivery drivers for RPS Inc. are employees, not owner-operators, and ordered union elections at the RPS terminals in Ontario and Pomona, CA. In late

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September 23, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Sales Head for Record Year

Sept. 24 – Sales of heavyduty trucks in August were up 28.5% from a year earlier, reports the Journal of Commerce. Figures from the American Automobile Manufacturers Assn. show sales of 17,385 Class 8 trucks for

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