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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Year 2000 Software

Innovative Computing Corp. has introduced R5 software that is year 2000 compliant. Software is designed to run on the company’s Innovative Transportation System, which allows fleets to communicate with drivers on the road, provide payroll services

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Selects First All-Star Road Team

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Used Oil Association Posts Internet Site

The Used Oil Management Assn. has created an Internet site to provide information on used oil and the environment, the economics of on-site recycling, technological advances in the design of used-oil-fired heaters and water boilers and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Seminar Teaches Brokering

Seminar scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 1 in Milwaukee is designed to teach fleet executives, owner-operators, traffic managers and entrepreneurs brokering and transportation negotiation skills. The School of Brokering has been instructing since 1987 and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cobra On Tour Visits Truckstops

Cobra Electronics is bringing its Cobra On Tour show vehicle to truckstops across the country, showcasing the latest offerings in the company’s range of product lines. The truck is a 24-foot, Ford-chassis Winnebago featuring real-life displays

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Knights Inn Internet Site for Truckers

Knights Inn has created an Internet site aimed at over-the-road truckers. Located at http://www.knightsinn.com, the site provides real-time, online reservations capabilities for the chain’s 200 facilities in North America. The site — which also offers details

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

I-Sim Awarded Driving Simulator Research Contract

I-Sim Corp., Murray, UT, has received a contract to build a research-grade truck driving simulator and a multivehicle simulation training center from Carnegie Mellon University’s Driving Research Center. I-Sim and Carnegie Mellon are joining together to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Wins TWNA Technical Achievement Award

The Eaton Fuller Autoshift transmission has won the seventh annual Technical Achievement Award, sponsored by the Truck Writers of North America. The honor is given to a new product or service that achieves engineering excellence and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt, Dart Add Mobile Messaging Service

J.B. Hunt and Dart Transit Co. have selected American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s Multi-Mode Mobile Messaging Service to enhance fleet operations. The wireless messaging solution enables drivers to communicate quickly with dispatchers, enabling the company to coordinate

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Decker Announces 1997 Award Winners

Riverdale, NJ-based Decker Transport has announced its 1997 award winners. In addition to a commemorative plaque, each winner received a $1,000 check. Winners included: • Driver of the Year — George Hahn, who drove more than 140,000 miles

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

USA Truck’s Top Guns

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,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

THT Helps Drivers In Need

Drivers Leonard Lamreau and Jeffrey Morrison owe their continued trucking careers to Truckers Helping Truckers, the Kansas City, MO-based group that assists drivers in need. When a doctor told Leonard Lamreau that his vision failed to meet

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Melton Truck Lines Names Top Driver

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Offers Commemorative Annual Report

To celebrate its long and diverse history, the Truckload Carriers Assn. has released a 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of its annual report. Featuring photos that trace TCA’s roots, the report also highlights winners of the group’s

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Doctors Enlisted To Fight Sleep Disorders

Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment, William C. Dement, director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center at Stanford University Medical Center, stressed that sleep disorders have become one of the nation’s

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

21st Century Driver And Truck Alliance Puts Drivers First

The 21st Century Driver and Truck Alliance has been formed to ensure capabilities of 21st century truckers will match that of the equipment they drive. Designed to see the driver considered first and not last during

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Launches Environmental Award

The American Trucking Assn. has introduced the Environmental Excellence in Trucking Award to highlight industry commitment to environmental quality by honoring excellence, employee projects or initiatives. Open to employees of any ATA Federation member, applicants must

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Honors 12 Million Milers

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: • David

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Comchek Momentum Card Offers Driver Discounts

The Comchek Momentum Driver Card offers truckers nationwide discounts on several products and services, along with a personal e-mail address with unlimited sending and receiving privileges. Members can insert their cards into DriverNet electronic communications network units

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Shell SuperRigs Beauty Contest Slated For June

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America Selects Amarillo As Prototype Site

TravelCenters of America has chosen Amarillo, TX, as the site for its first state-of-the-art travel center. With a design influenced by professional drivers, the site will feature amenities such as a Country Fresh restaurant, fast-food court,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Service Expanded To Mid-Hudson Valley Bridges

Lockheed Martin IMS has announced the expansion of E-ZPass customer service operations to Mid-Hudson Valley bridges operated by the New York State Bridge Authority. As part of its customer services, Lockheed is responsible for issuing electronic

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maintenance Masters Candidates Sought

Dryden Oil Co. has announced a call for entries for its second annual Maintenance Masters Program. The program honors maintenance operators in the fleet, construction, quarry, mining and other transportation sectors. Deadline for entries is July

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Profit Tools Carrier Automation Package

Profit Tools LLC has released its carrier automation package, Profit Tools for Trucking. Software handles order entry, shipment management, dispatch, routing, billing, driver management, log checking, driver settlements, equipment management and freight brokerage. Profit Tools was

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dillon Named Technician Of The Year

Navistar International Transportation Corp. and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence have named Gregory Dillon of Norco, CA, the 1997 Navistar/ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician of the Year. Dillon is employed by Dieterich International in

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