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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Trucker Wins 1997 Freightliner In DAT Sweeps

When trucker Roger Lee Nelson purchase a DAT Services’ DriveLinePLUS pre-paid calling card and entered the DriveLinePLUS Big Truckin’ Deal sweepstakes, he had no idea his name would be selected from more than 31,000 entrants as

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Web Site For Safety Enforcement Officials

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has introduced a web site for the truck and bus safety enforcement community. Located at http://cvsa.org, the site serves as an information resource to safety enforcement officials such as roadside inspectors

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

SAE Launches Web-Based Index

The Society of Automotive Engineers has launched SAE WebDEX, an Internet-based index of its archives and engineering and design resources. The electronic index features more than 63,000 bibliographical citations including tehcnial papers and standards, reports from its

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers’ Reunion To Be Held In Georgia

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,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Announces Driver Pay Increase

Marten Transport has announced a 2¢ per mile driver pay increase after releasing its second quarter results reflecting a $1.6 million increase in net income over the same period in 1996. The Mondovi, WI-based company also reported

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Trip To Vegas In National 76 Sweeps

Trucker Jacqueline Brown of Nashville, TN, has received a trip to Las Vegas and a chance to race in the Richard Petty Racing Experience after winning the Picture Yourself In The King’s Car sweepstakes sponsored by

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

FP Diesel Website Offers Catalogue, Tech Information

FP Diesel has added instant parts-search capability and technicalinformation to its World Wide Web site. The Search Parts addition gives customers immediate access to electronic on-line cataloging. Customers can check parts availability by specific number or their

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Companies Join To Train Service Parts Managers

Owens Community College, Toledo, OH, has joined with Dana Corp., Certified Power Train, Freightliner, Inland Truck Parts, Mack, Mack of Canada, Paccar and Western Start to create a unique program to train service parts managers for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Win Trip To Hawaii In National Auto/Truckstop Sweeps

Trans Am Trucking driver Charlie Wilson and his girlfriend, Karen Kary of Kansas City, KS, won the opportunity to “Haul Off to Hawaii” as winners of the National Auto/Truckstops sweepstakes. After their entry from the Charleston West

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Martin Honors Million-Milers

Martin Trucking Co., Tomah, WI, has honored Michael L. DeWitt as its first 2 million mile driver. A resident of Ontario, WI, DeWitt has been driving for Martin since 1979. In addition, the company wishes to honor

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Beall Trailers Opens Las Vegas Facility

Beall Trailers, the Portland, OR-based manufacturer of tank and dump trailers, has opened a new sales location in Las Vegas, NV. The facility will stock both new and used trailers. For new trailer sales, contact Bob Petersen

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Werner Inducts Two Into Hall Of Fame

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, has inducted drivers Larry Sentell and Joseph Walz into its Hall of Fame. Each of the drivers has logged one million accident-free miles behind the wheel. Sentell, from Keller, TX, joined Werner in

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Driver Reaches Three Million Miles

Bennie Young, a driver for Joplin, MO-based CFI, has accumulated three million accident-free miles and was inducted into the company’s Three Million Mile Club. Known as Loose Goose on the road, Young has driven with CFI for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Free Booklet Details Trucking Careers

The Truckload Carriers Assn. has published its fifth annual edition of Careers in Trucking, a recruitment magazine for the trucking industry. The 1997-98 issue features hundreds of carriers listed alphabetically by state, including address, phone number, contact

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dryden Oil Products Now Available At Truckstops

Dryden Oil Co.’s line of Drydene oils and lubricants is now available at truckstops. The Baltimore, MD-based company currently offers its products at the Walt Whitman Truck Stop in Philadelphia, PA. Due to overwhelming demand from over-the-road

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Union To File Invasion-Of-Privacy Suit Against CF

The Teamsters union says it will file a lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways for invading employees’ privacy rights at CF’s Mira Loma, CA, terminal. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigated the terminal on Sept. 10, after a hidden

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ford Adds NGVs To Michigan Fleet

Ford Motor Co., Arlington, VA, expects to add 150 natural gas vehicles to its Southeast Michigan fleet. Ford’s partner in the project is the Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., which will construct a natural gas fueling station and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Introduces Internet Site

Gordon Trucking, Pacific, WA, has launched a web side featuring online rate quote forms, sales/customer service listings, equipment specifications and a map with GTI terminals and areas of operation. The site also provides an e-mail directory of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Membership To Owner-Operators

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has introduced a new membership category designed to allow owner-operators and fleets with less than 10 vehicles to join the organization. Small fleets and owner-operators can join CVSA for annual dues of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Garage Manager, Technician Win National 76 Sweeps

Bob Johnson, garage manager of Knoxville Travel Center, Knoxville, TN, received an all-expense paid trip to Chicago, $500 cash and a pair of VIP tickets to the Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn concert as grand

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Combines Intermodal Operations

GE Capital Services, Stamford, CT, has consolidated TIP Intermodal Services and Genstar Container Corp.’s domestic container assets. The new group is called TIP Intermodal Services, headquartered in Devon, PA. As a result of the strategic consolidation, more

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Union Files Invasion-Of-Privacy Suit Against CF

The Teamsters union has filed a lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways for invading employees’ privacy rights by installing hidden cameras in bathrooms at CF’s Mira Loma, CA, terminal. The Menlo Park, CA-based carrier has maintained that the cameras

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Memorial Rally Held In Maine

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Launches Emergency Breakdown Service

TIP ( Transport International Pool) has launched TIPLine, a toll-free number that connects drivers to an in-house emergency repair breakdown service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Breakdown Specialists answer the calls, troubleshooting the problems

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Launches Website

CFI, Joplin, MO, has launched a web site featuring company information and job opportunities for over-the-road drivers. Located at http://www.cfi-us.com, the site allows drivers to apply for employment, review company statistics, meet the drivers of the month

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