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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Gerber Poultry Selects Xata

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Harley-Davidson Selects Eaton’s Fleet Advisor

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.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Increase On Tappan Zee Bridge

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.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

LeAnn Rimes To Appear At Mid-America Jamboree

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,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Continental Signs With Qualcomm

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

North American Truck Show Slated For May

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Chooses Baker As Driver Of The Year

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Big Rigs Gather At The Carlisle All-Truck Nationals

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,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Atlas Website Honored

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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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

National’s Herschell Logs 3 Million Miles

National Carriers, Liberal, KS, has honored Elvin Herschell for reaching 3 million accident-free miles. For reaching the milestone, the Perry, OK-resident has received a plaque, a three-diamond hat pin, a 3-million-mile jacket and commemorative patches.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Umthun Recognizes Outstanding Employees

Umthun Trucking Co. recently held annual employee recognition and safety awards banquets at regional locations in Birmingham, AL; Youngstown, OH; Hammond, IN; Dallas, TX; Muscatine, IA; and Eagle Grove, IA. The company honored 184 drivers, mechanics

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Continental Signs With Qualcomm

Continental Express, Little Rock, AR, has signed a multi-million dollar contract to purchase 750 Qualcomm OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. Continental will use the system to offer a higher level of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

West Side Transport Names Year’s Top Driver

West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, IA, has named Gary Peldo its 1997 Driver of the Year. Peldo, who has been driving for West Side for more than four years, has accumulated more than 500,000 accident-free miles.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wheels Of Hope Truck Show Set For September

Comdata and Feed the Children have introduced the 1998 18 Wheels of Hope Truck Show and Leadership Conference to be held Sept. 10-11 in Nashville. The event will feature an all-star spectacular benefit at the Nashville

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Carlson To Display Trucking Paintings At Mid-America

Artist Elaine Carlson will unveil a unique tribute to family-owned trucking companies at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, March 19-21. In a series of three large paintings, Carlson spotlights the following companies founded and operated by successive

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

19th Annual Antique Truck Show Scheduled

The American Truck Historical Society has scheduled its 27th annual convention and 19th annual antique truck show for May 20-24 in Phoenix, AZ. Set to take place in the Phoenix Civic Plaza, more than 5,500 ATHS members

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

R.G. Transport Signs Up For HighwayMaster Platinum

HighwayMaster Corp. has signed R.G. Transport Inc. up for its HighwayMaster Platinum Service, which provides end-to-end information solution and access to transportation operating services, allowing companies to pay for management information system costs on a per-mile

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Show at Diamond J This Weekend

The next-to-last qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting today and running through Sunday at Diamond J's Truck/Auto Stop in Brookville, Penn., on I-80 at Exit 15

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

CFI to Offer Free Internet Access to Drivers

Contract Freighters Inc., Joplin, Mo., is the first fleet company to offer its drivers free Internet access through PNV

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Watch Out for Wildfire Smoke in Florida

A truck driver was killed this week in an eight-vehicle pileup when visibility on U.S. 27 near Four Corners, Fla., was cut to zero by fog and wildfire smoke

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Announces New Services in Pacific Northwest

Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., has improved its service to and from the Pacific Northwest regions of Oregon and Washington

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Services with Atrium

Miami, Fla.-based Ryder has expanded its relationship with Atrium Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of residential windows and doors

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Lax Laws for Repeat DUIs Could Cost States Some Highway Money

States that don’t enact and enforce laws following federal guidelines for “repeat intoxicated drivers” will lose part of their federal highway funding

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens Connecticut Facility

LTL carrier Con-Way Central Express recently opened a new service center facility in Borzah, Conn

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Terminals Earn ISO 9002 Certification

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., announced its Fort Worth, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, terminals have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization

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