October 1, 1998
Oct. 2 – Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe talked a lot about the benefits of size during his keynote address kicking off the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday.
For instance, he spoke about Freightliner’s Argosy
Oct. 2 – The new Bering Truck Corp. offered a sneak preview of two new Class 3 and 4 truck models and announced its first dealer at the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday.
Bering, established last
September 29, 1998
Sept. 30 – The second annual Southern Trucking Expo begins tomorrow in Atlanta. It will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport and interstates 285, 85 and 75, at
September 28, 1998
Sept. 29 – Several truckstops near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport will be the pickup and dropoff place for shuttles to the second annual Southern Trucking Expo Thursday through Saturday.
Free shuttle service will be available
September 25, 1998
Sept. 28 – Truckers took over the main street of St. Ignace, MI, Sept. 18-20 for the third annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, and raised more than $10,000 for charity in the process
Sept. 28 – The American Trucking Assns. says there is still limited space available at its 1998 Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held Oct. 25-28 in New Orleans at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside & Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
September 18, 1998
Sept. 21 – The 19th annual Truckin’ For Kids Truck Drags will be held this weekend, Sept. 26-27 at the Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale, CA.
“This event has always attracted hundreds of owners and operators
Sept. 21 — Omar Swazo of Barstow, CA, walked away from the first 18 Wheels of Hope event with a new Ford F-150 pickup. Swazo was one of 8,000 truckers who entered the Associates/Comdata Truck Driver
September 17, 1998
Sept. 18 — The 1990s will be remembered by those in the business community as “the good ol’ days,” said Don DeFossett, executive vice president, Navistar International, addressing the 54th annual NationaLease meeting in Chicago earlier
September 10, 1998
The weather may be cooling down, but it’s a busy month of trucking events.
Sept. 10, a convoy of trucks is scheduled to roll into Nashville with food for Feed the Children as part of the 18
September 3, 1998
Sep. 3 — The 1998 North Texas Regional Transportation Summit will be held Sept. 10-11 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX. Hosting the event are the city of Irving and U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice
September 1, 1998
The “human factors” of driver performance will be examined during a commercial driver symposium next month in New York.
“Commercial Driver Performance: A Shared Responsibility” is being held September 14-15 at the Four Points Hotel in Liverpool,
August 31, 1998
About 40 trucks competed in the truck beauty competition at Newport Communications’ Truckerfest August 13-15 at The Alamo Travel Plaza in Reno, NV.
Brad Vandyke from Tangent, OR, of George Vandyke Trucking, took home the trophy for
Marty Lawson Jr., a driver for Harley Davidson Transportation Co., was named Grand Champion of the 1998 National Truck Driving Championships, held August 13-15 in Long Beach, CA.
Lawson took first place in the twins class. He
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