October 6, 2000 - Industry News
USA Truck Inc., Van Buren, AR, has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Qualcomm to purchase 2,000 OmniTRACS satellite mobile communications units over the next five years.
In addition, PST Vans Inc., Salt Lake City, will purchase 2,000
The Engine Manufacturers Assn. applauds the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission standards designed to achieve dramatic reductions in ozone-causing emissions of oxides of nitrogen and nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC).
Carol Browner, EPA administrator, recently signed a regulation
The NATSO Foundation reports that contributions to its endowment fund now total more than $1 million.
The funding — part of $2 million already pledged toward the goal of $3.75 million — makes it possible for the
Arizona has become the fourth state to install the PrePass electronic weigh station bypass service by introducing it on I-40 westbound in Sanders.
The system links California and New Mexico, giving PrePass-equipped trucks a chance to bypass
The New York Thruway Authority has announced that truck tolls will be increased on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
For E-Z Pass customers, truck tolls will be increased from $3 to $6 during rush hours — 6 a.m.
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,
LubeZone Corp. has opened its first truck lube and tire center in Bowman, South Carolina.
Located at the Speedway Truck Stop at I-26 and Exit 159, the facility houses two dedicated drive-through lube bays and a
HighwayMaster Corp. and BellSouth Corp. have announced an agreement to provide low-cost, wireless trailer tracking services
DieselNet, a web site on diesel emissions and their control, is now located at http://www.dieselnet.com
John O’Rourke won more than just bragging rights after being named Independent Contractor of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Assn. — he also received a new Eagle 9300 Hi-Rise Pro Sleeper premium conventional tractor. The
The NATSO Foundation is asking for proposals under its 1998 industry research grant program. The foundation is offering two grants up to $5,000 each for the study of the truckstop and travel plaza industry.
HammerLane Software Systems offers HammerLane Fleet, software for fleets with fifty or fewer trucks. Software allows the small fleet to track and receive reports on each truck, along with composite reports as a company. Software includes
The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) is offering its members discounted memberships to the Rolling Strong chain of truckstop physical fitness centers.
Rolling Strong has facilities in North Little Rock, AR; Oklahoma City and Knoxville, TN.
Ryder Transportation Services offers The Compliance Counselor, software designed to help manage drivers and remain in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Software helps identify problems in DOT-audited factors such as general responsibilities, driver,
Continental Express, Little Rock, AR, has signed a multi-million-dollar contract to purchase 750 OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. The irregular route general commodity common carrier serves 48 states, and selected Qualcomm
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
Digital Promotions has launched RoadCall, a communications service designed to give fleets and brokers an easier way to track and communicate with drivers. Each fleet is assigned an 800 number and tracking number for each driver,
CFI, Joplin, MO, has selected Don Baker as its 1997 Driver of the Year. Recognized for his professionalism, superior performance and outstanding driving skills, Baker has driven for CFI for 11 years and has logged more
Navistar International Transportation Corp. has expanded its network of OEM-owned used truck centers to 16 locations. The expansion is attributed to an increase of new truck sales and the overall strength of the truck business.
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,
Atlas Van Lines took first place for its interactive website, The Atlas Interchange, in the 20th annual Public Relations Society of America East Central District awards competition. Winning in the Marketing/Consumer Relations category, the site receives
TMW Systems, Beachwood, OH, offers a ShopLink upgrade for use with its dispatch systems. While the base package includes maintenance functions such as PM scheduling, repair order creation and tracking and basic warranty analysis, the ShopLink
Quaker State will comply with a Federal Trade Commission order to stop allegedly false and unsubstantiated claims about the Slick 50 auto-engine additive. In a July 1996 complaint, FTC barred Quaker State from making claims
The Freight Carriers Assn. of Canada and the North American Transportation Council have released TL Spot Quotes for Windows. Designed for companies pricing truckload and/or partial load shipments, software combines automated price calculation, the production of
According to DuPont Automotive’s 46th annual truck color popularity survey, vehicle buyers continue to favor green and white trucks with neutral interior colors such as gray and brown. And in its Color For A New Millennium
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