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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New Truckers Association Formed

The Association of Professional Truck Drivers of America (APTDA) has launched its innaugural membership drive, offering its members volume discounts on products and services. For $12 per month, members will receive free e-mail address with unlimited sending

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Pay Package Reduces Driver Turnover

J.B. Hunt Transport, Lowell, AR, reports that its new driver pay package has benefited the company, its employees and customers. Implemented in February 1997, the new pay plan raised driver pay-per-mile an average of 33% and offered

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Rolling Strong Offers Free Fitness Fridays

Rolling Strong, the trucker’s gym, has extended its Free Fitness Fridays program through the month of April

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Urges Congress To Reauthorize Funding For MCSAP

Members of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Executive Committee pressed Congress for early action on reauthorization of transportation legislation to ensure a stable funding source for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Launches Website

Eaton Corp.’s Trucking Information Services Div. has launched a new website featuring information about TISD products and services

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetline’s Campora Named Top Contractor

Fleetline Inc., a Dallas-based truckload carrier, has named George Campora its 1997 Contractor of the Year

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Selects National Driver Of The Year

Jack Goodman, a professional truck driver for Orval Kent Food Co., Wheeling, IL, has been chosen as the National Driver of the Year by Ryder Transportation Services, Miami, FL. The Arlington Heights, IL, native drives a Ryder

Tags: Fleets

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Tech Upgrade

Con-Way Transportation Services, Palo Alto, CA, is equipping hundreds of its drivers with new generation, hand-held computers. The $7.2-million program, which features the Norand 6100 pen-key computer, will roll out 823 units at 20 locations with

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Malone Honors Top Owner-Operators

Judged on their safety records, production and customer relations, several owner-operators were given top honors by Malone Freight Lines. Winners of the 1997 Owner-Operator of the Year awards include Joseph Huffman, Rodney Leeper, Troy Langley, Larry

Tags: Fleets

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Taylor Named Paschall Driver Of The Year

Paschall Truck Lines, Murray, KY, has named Myron Taylor its 1997 Driver of the Year. Chosen for his exceptional driving performance and timely delivery record, Taylor has been employed at PTL for nearly ten years. The

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

A&W Expansion

A&W Restaurants, Farmington Hills, IL, has plans to open 500 new outlets over the next two years. The nationwide expansion will include 150 locations at gasoline outlets and truckstops. The $90 million expansion will also see

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ambest Endorses Benefit Convoy

Ambest Inc. has endorsed the 18 Wheels of Hope food drive and convoy, set to take place Sept. 10, 1998 in Nashville. A convoy of more than 500 trucks is expected to carry enough food to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens Minnesota Site

TravelCenters of America has opened its 27,000-square-foot Albert Lea, MN, site featuring Scandinavian architecture. Facilities include 6,500 feet of retail space, an arcade, 200-seat restaurant, bakery, theater, television room, laundromat, showers, fuel islands with ProntoPay, 7,000-square-foot

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Harley In Ambest Sweeps

Ron Riggs, a Transport America driver from Cadiz, IN, rode off on a new Harley-Davidson Fat Boy as the winner of the Ambest Ambucks giveaway. Riggs became eligible for the sweepstakes when his Ambucks card was

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Hosts Trucker Jamboree

The Petro Stopping Center in Joplin, MO, will be holding its second annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree on July 16-17. During the two-day event, drivers and their families can enjoy exhibits, live music, a cookout, antique truck

Tags: Events

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

McClendon Drivers Get E-mail

McClendon Trucking, LaFayette, AL, now allows its drivers to send and receive Internet e-mail messages from the cabs of their trucks. Using Transcommunication’s pre-paid phone card and QualComm’s OmniTracs satellite-based communications system, drivers can communicate with

Tags: Fleets

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

GED Courses Offered For Truckers

The Missouri College of Management & Technology has produced a series of audio and video tapes which enable over-the-road drivers to attain their GED. Courses include math, science, writing skills, literature and the arts and social

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Launches New Websites

Freightliner has launched new websites for Freightliner Corp., Freightliner Trucks and Sterling Trucks. Located at http://www.freightliner.com, http://www.freightlinertrucks.com and http://www.sterlingtrucks.com, the sites use Hyper-Text Markup Language, Microsoft Active Server Pages, Microsoft’s Site Server and BackOffice Software. Features

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Rolling Strong Opens Third Facility

Rolling Strong Co., a network of gyms for the professional trucker, has opened its third facility at 722 Watt Rd., Knoxville, TN. Currently, more than 550 drivers have joined the gym network, which also features locations

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Loadmatching Service Slowed By Satellite Failure

When the Galaxy IV satellite, operated by PanAmSat of Greenwich, Connecticut, spun out of control last week, DAT Services, the load matching company, lost its satellite communications. Based in Beaverton, Oregon, DAT Services boasts the nation’s

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Spicer Expands Website

Dana Corp.’s Spicer Trailer Products Div. has expanded its Internet web site to include trailer axle and brake specifications, information on its new branded brake adjusters and brake chambers and details on its reduced-maintenance Spicer RM

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star To Sponsor Big 12 Football Game

In October 1998, the Western Star Trucks Classic, a football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, will be held at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Western

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks To Host Super Bowl Parties For Truckers

Volvo Trucks North America will host Super Bowl parties at 40 Flying J Travel Plazas around the country, giving truckers the chance to enjoy an atmosphere of food and fun similar to what they might experience

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Central Gets PaperWise

Central Freight Lines has invested in PaperWise document imaging technology to provide clients with faster and more efficient customer service. The system, which will allow more than 400 concurrent users with unlimited expandability, will give Central

Tags: Fleets

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Companies Develop Fuel-Cell Technology

Ballard Power Systems of Canada, Daimler-Benz AG and Ford Motor Co. have joined forces to develop fuel-cell-powered components for cars and trucks. The fuel cells, which generate electricity from hydrogen and oxygen to power vehicles, are said

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