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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Hosts Trucker Jamboree

The Petro Stopping Center in Joplin, MO, will be holding its second annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree on July 16-17. During the two-day event, drivers and their families can enjoy exhibits, live music, a cookout, antique truck

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

McClendon Drivers Get E-mail

McClendon Trucking, LaFayette, AL, now allows its drivers to send and receive Internet e-mail messages from the cabs of their trucks. Using Transcommunication’s pre-paid phone card and QualComm’s OmniTracs satellite-based communications system, drivers can communicate with

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Central Gets PaperWise

Central Freight Lines has invested in PaperWise document imaging technology to provide clients with faster and more efficient customer service. The system, which will allow more than 400 concurrent users with unlimited expandability, will give Central

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Pays Drivers An Additional $2 Million

J.B. Hunt Transport, Lowell, AR, has rewarded 3,401 drivers with cash bonuses totaling $2.1 million for safe driving, delivering exemplary customer service and efficient fuel consumption. The Top Twenty Program awards bonuses to drivers whose driving performance

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Drivers Chosen As Wheel Masters

TMC Transportation, Des Moines, IA, has honored drivers Pat Patterson and Roger Dannen as TMC Wheel Masters, a distinction that recognizes drivers for exemplary performance. Patterson, from Greensboro, NC, has been with TMC since November 1991, while

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Doughtie Chooses Xata Systems

Portsmouth, VA-based Doughtie Foods Inc. has chosen Xata to provide the onboard computers and key hardware and software components for its next-generation fleet management system. The $85 million full-service food distributor delivers more than 5,000 different items

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Driver Logs Four Million Accident-Free Miles

Consolidated Freightways driver Ralph C. Emerson, Kingsport, TN, has logged 4 million accident-free miles in his 43-year career with the company. To commemorate the milestone, the company has dedicated a specially outfitted tractor with Emerson’s name and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Highway Undergoes Extensive Improvement

The State Route 91 Improvement Project, which began earlier this year, is expected to add a High Occupancy Vehicle lane, modify local overcrossings and undercrossings, and improve traffic flow along an 11-mile corridor stretching from State

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trucker Wins Motorhome In Freightliner Sweeps

William Lorenzo of Kane, PA, was awarded a 1997 Winnebago Vectra Grand Tour motor home given away in a Freightliner Corp. drawing held at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Lorenzo was selected from more than 5,000 CDL

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

MakeOver Magic Events For Truck-Driving Women

This year, two of the summer’s biggest truck shows will feature Makeover Magic events. First is the 18th annual Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, July 10-11, to be followed by the Truckers News “Knights of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Joe Theismann To Appear At TMTA Trucking Expo

Joe Theismann — former NFL quarterback and ESPN sports analyst - and Grammy award winner Bill Mack will appear at the Texas Motor Transportation Assn. Trucking Expo, Aug. 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Events Honor Truckers

In support of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Associates Commercial Corp. plans to co-sponsor the second annual Associates/Pilot Travel Centers Professional Truck Driver Appreciation Day. On Aug. 20, 1997, Associates will set up appreciation booths at 32

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cat Scale’s 1938 Kenworth Competes In Great Race

For the eighth straight year, Cat Scale Co.’s 1938 Kenworth will compete in the MBNA Great Race XV. This year’s competition will be held from June 21-July 4, and covers 4,400-miles from Sonoma, CA, to Jacksonville,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Jamboree Honors Truckers

For the 18th year, the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, will show its appreciation to the hundreds of truckers that frequent the facility for food, supplies and fuel. The 1997 Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

WI Trucker’s Pride Day

Trucker’s Pride Day, scheduled for Sept. 13-14, will be held in Waupaca, WI, at the intersection of Highways 10 and 54. Though the show is designed to honor professional drivers and their families, it will also

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Attributes Growth To NAFTA

Since 1994, Celadon Trucking has grown 50%, creating 500 new trucking and 100 administrative jobs — an expansion that Michael Hodson, Celadon executive vice president, attributes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking before a public

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Massachusetts Trucker Organizes Convoy For Kids

Donald Basile, a driver for R&J Poultry of Monson, MA, is organizing a Convoy for Kids in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The combination convoy and picnic will be held July 20, 1997 starting

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider National Introduces Internet Site

Schneider National has launched a new Internet site at http://www.schneider.com. The website highlights company information and current employment opportunities. The Drive With Us area discusses driving opportunities for new and experienced drivers and independent contractors. Programs include

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Drivers Group Hosts Convoy For Kids

The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. hosted its third annual Bangor Convoy For Kids on May 31. The parade featured 85 trucks and raised nearly $2,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Medical Center. The event

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Lowboy’s Truck Show Adds Second Day

The 2nd annual Lowboy’s Truckstop Show, held at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, has been extended to include a second day. More than 10,000 drivers and their families are expected to attend the event, scheduled for Nov.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Motor Carriers Honors Winners

Seven professional drivers from Burlington Motor Carriers were honored for performance and dedication during the past year. The drivers excelled in service, safety, availability, fuel management, attitude and performance. Each driver received an award package totaling

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Introduces Web Site

Celadon Trucking Services has launched an Internet site at http://www.celadontrucking.com. The site allows users to browse information on the company’s services, facilities, driver information, newsletter and financial data. Eventually the company expects to add interactive customer services

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Werner Inducts 100th Million Miler

Nine Werner drivers have logged 1 million accident-free miles. Each has been inducted into the Werner Hall of Fame, which brings the number of “Million Milers” to 100

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New England Truck Show Changes Name

The New England Truck Show will change its name to the North American Truck Show to reflect the increasing number of attendees that are coming from areas outside the six New England states. The 1998 North American

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Shell Honors SuperRigs Winners

Shell Oil Co., Houston, TX, honored the most beautiful trucks in the nation during the 15th annual Shell SuperRigs truck beauty contest, held June 19-21 at the TravelCenters of America, Ontario, CA. Truckers competed for prizes and

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