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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Celebrates Drivers

The 19th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been scheduled for July 9-10. More than 25,000 attendees are expected at the event, designed to thank truckers for a job well-done. Guests can enjoy live country bands, Iowa pork

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Restricted on Mackinac Bridge

Truckers should note traffic restrictions that will take place during improvements to the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. The three-phase construction inlcudes removing and replacing five sections of the grated roadway of the bridge, and will affect

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Names Contractor Of The Year

Dart Transit, Eagan, MN, has selected Carroll Benn of Center, MO, as its Contractor of the Year. A veteran with more than 32 years of driving experience and 12 years with Dart, Benn has completed 2.5

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Macklin Honored As TMC Wheel Master

Owner-operator Darrell Macklin was chosen as a TMC Wheel Master. The Wheel Master program was created to recognize the company’s best drivers based on years of service, safe driving record and overall quality performance. Macklin, a Laurel,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Pay Package Reduces Driver Turnover

J.B. Hunt Transport, Lowell, AR, reports that its new driver pay package has benefited the company, its employees and customers. Implemented in February 1997, the new pay plan raised driver pay-per-mile an average of 33% and offered

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetline’s Campora Named Top Contractor

Fleetline Inc., a Dallas-based truckload carrier, has named George Campora its 1997 Contractor of the Year

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Selects National Driver Of The Year

Jack Goodman, a professional truck driver for Orval Kent Food Co., Wheeling, IL, has been chosen as the National Driver of the Year by Ryder Transportation Services, Miami, FL. The Arlington Heights, IL, native drives a Ryder

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Malone Honors Top Owner-Operators

Judged on their safety records, production and customer relations, several owner-operators were given top honors by Malone Freight Lines. Winners of the 1997 Owner-Operator of the Year awards include Joseph Huffman, Rodney Leeper, Troy Langley, Larry

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Taylor Named Paschall Driver Of The Year

Paschall Truck Lines, Murray, KY, has named Myron Taylor its 1997 Driver of the Year. Chosen for his exceptional driving performance and timely delivery record, Taylor has been employed at PTL for nearly ten years. The

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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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