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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

The Hours Delay: A Sigh of Relief All Around

It will be at least another year, and probably longer, before we see final action on hours of service reform, and practically everyone says that’s a good thing

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Coalition Decries Efforts to Block Diesel Rules

The California Trucking Assn. has joined forces with environmental groups and International Truck and Engine Corp. to fight efforts to delay the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new diesel emissions regulations

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Park ’N View Completes 125th Truckstop Location

Park ’N View has completed installation of its 125th truckstop location for its telecommunications and entertainment service at TravelCenters of America in Ontario, CA. Park ’N View provides fax, phone calls, Internet connection and cable TV service

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America To Acquire Burns Bros.

TravelCenters of America is buying 17 Burns Brothers facilities, located primarily in the West and Northwest. This will expand the TA network to 146 locations. Burns Bros. will close the Wilsonville and Portland, OR, locations. The 17

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Book Chronicles Kenworth History

‘Kenworth: The First 75 Years,’ a 160-page coffee table book, features historic and current photos along with a detailed account of the company’s history. In addition to stories from retired and current employees, dealers, owners and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Historical Society Hosts Truck Show

The American Truck Historical Society, which recently announced it has surpassed 20,000 members, recently held its 19th annual antique truck show. Drawing more than 5,000 visitors, the indoor show registered 324 antique trucks and also featured

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Goes Hi-Tech

TravelCenters of America is using technology such as terminals, touch pads and transponders to make its facilities more convenient and comfortable. From fuel islands to restaurants and service centers, TA facilities are receiving a technological update. Fuel

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin’ For Bucks Event

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Driver Aces Rodeo

Covenant Transport driver Jack Walls took first place in the Chattanooga, TN-based company’s annual rodeo. Of more than 800 competitors, Walls was the only driver to ace the course. Held in Oklahoma City, OK, the rodeo lasts

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Among Largest Franchisees

Pilot Corp., Knoxville, TN, was ranked as the 25th largest restaurant franchisee in the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor magazine. Pilot currently operates 19 Arby’s, two Country Cookers, 22 DQ/Led. Braziers, seven Dairy Queen Braziers,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

IDA System To Use Orbcomm Satellites

IDA Corp.’s Trakit GPS AVL Fleet Management System will now use Orbcomm’s Constellation of low-earth-orbit satellites to offer Automatic Vehicle Location and two-way communications with deployed mobile fleets. The system is designed for vehicle and mobile

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TTMA Recommends ABS Malfunction Signal

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn.’s board of directors recently voted to recommend using the P485 integrated circuit being developed by the PLC4TRUCKS consortium to provide the trailer ABS malfunction signal from the trailer to the tractor. TTMA

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NEMF Names Year’s Top Driver

New England Motor Freight (NEMF) has chosen John Misiak as its 1997 Driver of the Year. The award is based on the driver’s safety record and all-around job performance. An eight-year employee at NEMF, Misiak has completed

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Roadnet Launches Beverage Suite

Roadnet Technologies has released the Roadnet Beverage Suite, fully integrated software solutions designed to lower costs for beverage distributors. Software includes the Territory Planner for strategic planning, Roadnet 5000 for daily delivery management, FleetLoader for load

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Teletrac In Sacramento

Teletrac Inc. has opened a Sacramento office to meet high customer demand in Northern California. The Teletrac system is designed to allow business who manage fleets to instantly locate and record the position of any vehicle

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

School Bus Safety Video

International, the National PTA and other sponsors have made the Telly Award winning children’s video, Operation School Bus Safety, available for free rental at 4,200 Blockbuster Video stores nationwide. The 16-minute video features the do’s and dont’s

Tags: Safety

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Patt Supports STAA

Parents Against Tired Truckers is urging truckers to support legislation which would require the posting of the OSHA Surface Transportation Assistance Act Poster 3113 at all trucking facilities and terminals. The poster is designed to inform

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker’s Pride Day Slated

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New Harrisburg Interchange Slated

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contact to Baker Heavy and Highway Inc. to construct a new highway alignment for route 22/322, located five miles north of Harrisburg. The alignment also includes a major

Tags: Highways

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Remodels Huntsville Center

The Pilot Travel Center located at Exit 118 off I-45 in Huntsville, TX, has reopened after extensive remodeling. The facility now features a Wendy’s restaurant with a drive-through window, eight diesel islands, four gas islands and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Awarded Army Contract

Freightliner, Portland, OR, has been awarded a $122.8 million contract by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command for nearly 2,000 truck glider kits and trucks through March 2003. The kits will upgrade 2,000 aging AM

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Selects HighwayMaster

Ryder System, Miami, has signed a 1,500-unit contract with HighwayMaster Corp. for its mobile communications system. The units will be installed over the next two years, and HighwayMaster expects them to generate revenues in excess of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Installs PrePass

California introduced the PrePass Inspection Facility at the Donner Pass inspection facility on Interstate 80 near the California-Nevada border. PrePass allows participating trucks to be weighed at highway speeds and have their state-required credentials checked electronically

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bar Code Security

E.J. Brooks Co. has announced an agreement with SealScan Technology to market the new SealScan software system. The transportation seal management system is designed to track the use of bar-coded seals and vehicles and can be

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

APTDA To Award $10,000 Prize

The Association of Professional Truck Drivers of America will hold a drawing to award $10,000 to one of its members. To be held during the September Comdata Leadership Conference and Truck Show and 18 Wheels of

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