October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Covenant Transport driver Jack Walls took first place in the Chattanooga, TN-based company’s annual rodeo. Of more than 800 competitors, Walls was the only driver to ace the course.
Held in Oklahoma City, OK, the rodeo lasts
New England Motor Freight (NEMF) has chosen John Misiak as its 1997 Driver of the Year. The award is based on the driver’s safety record and all-around job performance.
An eight-year employee at NEMF, Misiak has completed
The 1998 Trucker’s Pride Day is slated for Sept. 12-13 at the intersection of highways 10 and 54 in Waupaca, WI.
Designed to honor professional drivers and their families, all of the entertainment, parking and admission
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contact to Baker Heavy and Highway Inc. to construct a new highway alignment for route 22/322, located five miles north of Harrisburg. The alignment also includes a major
Atlas Van Lines has named three drivers from its special products division to its 1997 Driver Honor Roll. Calvin Conner, Gus Howard and Jim Remington were named to the honor roll for excellence in the areas
CFI, Joplin, MO, has enhanced its on-line booking and tracking applications on the CFI NetLink site at http://www.cfi-us.com. CFI AccuTrack, the real-time freight tracking system, will now offer more detailed information and can provide tracking information
Burlington Motor Carriers has named its 1997 Drivers of the Year based on their safety and service records and overall professionalism.
The Drivers of the Year are Claude Overla, Joe Powell, Lynn Osborn, Doug Woitshek, Al Green,
TMC Transportation, Cleveland, OH, has made the Eaton Vorad EVT-200 Collision Warning System standard on its new Freightliner Century trucks. TMC plans to equip its entire fleet with the EVT-200 units, stating that the system gives
Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has selected 17 drivers for its first-ever Overnite All-Star Road Team. Modeled after ATA’s America’s Road Team, the Overnite crew will travel across the country to speak about safety issues and
Riverdale, NJ-based Decker Transport has announced its 1997 award winners. In addition to a commemorative plaque, each winner received a $1,000 check.
• Driver of the Year — George Hahn, who drove more than 140,000 miles
As part of its driver motivation program, USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has announced its 1997 Top Guns. To qualify, drivers must be accident-free for all consecutive quarters of a calendar year, have no cargo claims,
Issiac Henderson has been selected as Melton Truck Lines’ 1997 Driver of the Year. A driver with Melton since 1974, Henderson completed 132,000 miles in 1997 without a collision or work-related injury and was never late
Landstar Poole, Jacksonville, FL, recently honored 12 new Million Mile Safe Drivers by inducting them into the company Hall of Fame.
The honorees, who completed 1 million accident-free miles while working for Landstar Poole, include:
Shell Oil Products Co. has chosen TravelCenters of America, Kenly, NC, as the site of its 16th annual Shell SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest. Set for June 18-20, the contest is expected to attract more than
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
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
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
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,
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
Fleetline Inc., a Dallas-based truckload carrier, has named George Campora its 1997 Contractor 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
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
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
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
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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