October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Nitro, WVA. Located at Exit 45 at the intersection of I-64 and state highway 25, the new center features six diesel lanes, four gasoline islands, 60 truck
Atlas Van Lines has named three drivers from its special products division to its 1997 Driver Honor Roll. Calvin Conner, Gus Howard and Jim Remington were named to the honor roll for excellence in the areas
CFI, Joplin, MO, has enhanced its on-line booking and tracking applications on the CFI NetLink site at http://www.cfi-us.com. CFI AccuTrack, the real-time freight tracking system, will now offer more detailed information and can provide tracking information
Burlington Motor Carriers has named its 1997 Drivers of the Year based on their safety and service records and overall professionalism.
The Drivers of the Year are Claude Overla, Joe Powell, Lynn Osborn, Doug Woitshek, Al Green,
TMC Transportation, Cleveland, OH, has made the Eaton Vorad EVT-200 Collision Warning System standard on its new Freightliner Century trucks. TMC plans to equip its entire fleet with the EVT-200 units, stating that the system gives
Craig Ferrier has joined Rip Griffin Travel Centers as a sales representative. As a fuel sales coordinator, Ferrier will be responsible for developing fuel and maintenance programs for truck fleets throughout the midwest, specifically maintaining a
Caterpillar, in conjunction with International and WBAP, is sponsoring the Great Justin Boot Giveaway. Each weeknight for an entire year, a pair of Justin Original Workboots — valued at $119 — will be given away. The
The Freight Carriers Assn. of Canada and the North American Transportation Council have released the Quick Rate System for Windows. The PC-based program is designed to improve productivity and can create ASCII data files, recognize price
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has appointed Paul D. Cullen Sr., as its new general counsel. Cullen practices law in Washington, DC, and has appeared on behalf of OOIDA in numerous cases.
“Paul Cullen brings years of
Xata Corp. has introduced the Yard Express dispatching tool, which combines Xata’s wireless communications application with its onboard computers and fleet management system to help improve driver productivity.
When a driver pulls into a yard, software
Ryder Transportation Services has opened its newest used vehicle sales center in Bolingbrook, IL. Located at 679 Frontage Road, the facility will feature a fleet of more than 100 Ryder road-ready vehicles, including light and medium
Lavelle Engineering Technologies has developed On+Site Dispatch Software, designed to blend Internet and digital cellular telephone technologies to improve efficiency, automate recordkeeping and reduce costs for fleets involved in mobile dispatching. With On+Site, information required by
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Riverdale, NJ-based Decker Transport has announced its 1997 award winners. In addition to a commemorative plaque, each winner received a $1,000 check.
• Driver of the Year — George Hahn, who drove more than 140,000 miles
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,
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
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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