October 6, 2000 - Industry News
The ninth annual Z-107 Truckin’ for Bucks event benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Lancaster, PA, was held in August. The event featured truck competitions in several classes, prize giveaways, exhibitors and a show-and-shine competition.
Proceeds from the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
The 1997 Truckers Reunion & Driver Appreciation Days — sponsored by Truckstop Ministries and the Atlanta South 75 Truckstop, Jackson, GA — has been scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28 at the Atlanta South 75 Truckstop,
The fifth annual Douglas Gentle Memorial Rally was held in August in Houlton, ME, and featured a show and shine tractor contest, truck parade and driving competitions.
The annual event, held in the memory of Douglas Warren
A major international conference on truck sizes and weights and dimensions will be held in Australia.
The fifth International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions is scheduled for Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, from
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,
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
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,
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
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