October 6, 2000 - Industry News
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
October 5, 2000 - Industry News
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
Contract Freighters Inc., Joplin, Mo., is the first fleet company to offer its drivers free Internet access through PNV
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
Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., has improved its service to and from the Pacific Northwest regions of Oregon and Washington
Miami, Fla.-based Ryder has expanded its relationship with Atrium Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of residential windows and doors
October 4, 2000 - Industry News
States that don’t enact and enforce laws following federal guidelines for “repeat intoxicated drivers” will lose part of their federal highway funding
October 3, 2000 - Industry News
LTL carrier Con-Way Central Express recently opened a new service center facility in Borzah, Conn
Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., announced its Fort Worth, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, terminals have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization
Viking Freight has received two prestigious industry awards
Interstate 90 remained closed through Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state early this morning after snow left the area’s primary east-west artery littered with damaged and abandoned vehicles
Driving on concrete highways reduces heavy truck fuel consumption by as much as 11 percent, according to a National Research Council study released at the Canada, United States, Mexico Trade Corridors Conference in Windsor, Ontario, yesterday
Regional LTL carrier Guaranteed Overnight Delivery Inc., Newark, N.J., has implemented a mobile communications system from BellSouth Wireless, Woodbridge, N.J
The Surface Transportation Board has proposed new rules for major railroad mergers and consolidations that are a major departure from its previous pro-merger stance
LTL giant Consolidated Freightways, Vancouver, Wash., has signed a two-year agreement to handle shipments for Direct2Government.com, a Web site linking food manufacturers with government agencies
"Bullish on Truckload: Steering the Future" is the theme for the Truckload Carriers Association's Annual Meeting, April 8-11 in San Antonio
Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened a new service center in San Antonio, off of Interstate I-35
When is the right time to prepare for Christmas and Chanukah?
If you're the average American, your answer is probably, "Not yet." But if you're a manager at UPS - and know you'll have to hire 95,000
October 2, 2000 - Industry News
Overnite Transportation, a less-than-truckload carrier out of Richmond, Va., is now offering a guaranteed free pickup service nationwide
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