October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Roadway Express has introduced an on-line version of its shipment rating application, E-ZRate. The service provides instant rate quotes for shipments based on origin and destination zip codes.
Using a standard web browser, users can access specific
Chemical Leaman Tank Lines offers its customers direct access to load status information through its interactive web site: http://www.CLTL.com. Customers can access OrderTrack 2000, a system linked to the OmniTracs satellite communications system which provides continuous
Schneider National has introduced a new, fully interactive Internet site. Located at http://www.schneider.com, the site highlights the company’s transportation and logistics services, the advantages of driving with Schneider and employment opportunities.
Site also includes Loading Guidelines which
Landstar has introduced its state-of-the-art, multi-model Interactive Voice Response and Electronic Carrier Information systems.
The IVR system uses captured telecommunications technology to provide real time pickup, delivery, check call, load status and distress call information for all
Maverick Transportation is said to be the first customer to fully implement Qualcomm’s CabCard personal communications system throughout its entire company.
CabCard is a pre-paid service which provides discounted long-distance phone rates, voice-mail capabilities and driver e-mail.
USF Holland’s linehaul drivers have won first place in the 1997 American Trucking Assn. National Truck Safety Contest.
The Holland, MI-based carrier competed in the General Commodities Less-Than-Truckload Linehaul competition for carriers driving more than 100 million
A major international conference on truck sizes and weights and dimensions will be held in Australia.
The fifth International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions is scheduled for Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, from
Cart and Fleetline have announced George Cumbie and Thomas Grant as the Contractors of the Year.
Cumbie was named as Fleetline’s 1996 Contractor of the Year. In 1993, Cumbie contracted with Fleetline and has a perfect on-time
Roberts Express has announced the 1996 Safety Contractors of the Year. The 20 best of 1,400 contractors are honored for safe driving and customer service. The winners represent vehicles ranging from mini-vans to tractors.
The 1996 Safety
David L. Sharpe from Montpelier, IN, was honored for driving more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. Sharpe has driven for McCammon Trucking of Hartford City, IN, for 24 years.
Darrell McCammon, owner of McCammon Trucking said, "Dave
The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History has added Roadway Express Online to its permanent research collection. The Akron-based motor carrier is being honored for the innovative use of information technology on its web site.
Bobbie J. Bynum of Cartersville, GA, was selected as the National Driver of the Year by Ryder Transportation Services at the annual awards banquet in Miami, FL.
Bynum is employed by ATCO Rubber Products and has been
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women has named Ryder System one of the five most “Women-Friendly” employers in the state of Florida.
The employers were selected on the basis of responses to a statewide survey
Cannon Express will equip American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s fleet of 900 trucks with Mobile Messaging Service units.
The messaging services are designed to help fleets lower operating costs, improve customer service and increase driver productivity, safety
Landstar Ranger held its annual Ranger Days Open House at its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, honoring its Million Mile Safe Drivers and winners of the 1997 National Safe Driving Championship.
In the company’s annual safe driving competition,
West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, IA, has been awarded the 1997 Trailmobile Fleet Safety Award.
Sponsored by the Iowa Motor Truck Assn., the American Trucking Assns. and Trailmobile, the award is presented to a company that operates
Gerber Poultry, a Kidron, OH-based company that provides fresh and frozen poultry products to northeast and north central Ohio, has selected Xata as the hardware and software platform for its next-generation fleet management system.
Gerber’s goal in
Harley-Davidson has signed an agreement for the purchase of the Fleet Advisor System from Eaton Corp.’s Trucking Information Services Div.
Harley plans to use Fleet Advisor to improve dispatching, maximize equipment utilization and enhance customer service capabilities.
The New York Thruway Authority has announced that truck tolls will be increased on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
For E-Z Pass customers, truck tolls will be increased from $3 to $6 during rush hours — 6 a.m.
The 1998 Mid-America Jamboree will feature popular country music artist, LeAnn Rimes.
Sponsored by Bill Mack and the Midnight Cowboy Trucking Network, the jamboree will begin on the opening day of the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 19,
Continental Express, Little Rock, AR, has signed a multi-million-dollar contract to purchase 750 OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. The irregular route general commodity common carrier serves 48 states, and selected Qualcomm
North American Expositions has scheduled the 1998 North American Truck Show for May 7-9 at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston.
In addition to displays by major original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers, the show will feature
CFI, Joplin, MO, has selected Don Baker as its 1997 Driver of the Year. Recognized for his professionalism, superior performance and outstanding driving skills, Baker has driven for CFI for 11 years and has logged more
More than 150 big rigs will share the spotlight at the Carlisle All-Truck Nationals, to be held June 19-21 at the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds. The big rig competition will feature more than 20 classes of trucks,
Atlas Van Lines took first place for its interactive website, The Atlas Interchange, in the 20th annual Public Relations Society of America East Central District awards competition. Winning in the Marketing/Consumer Relations category, the site receives
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