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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

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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

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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

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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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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Pays Drivers An Additional $2 Million

J.B. Hunt Transport, Lowell, AR, has rewarded 3,401 drivers with cash bonuses totaling $2.1 million for safe driving, delivering exemplary customer service and efficient fuel consumption. The Top Twenty Program awards bonuses to drivers whose driving performance

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Drivers Chosen As Wheel Masters

TMC Transportation, Des Moines, IA, has honored drivers Pat Patterson and Roger Dannen as TMC Wheel Masters, a distinction that recognizes drivers for exemplary performance. Patterson, from Greensboro, NC, has been with TMC since November 1991, while

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Dealer Offers One-Stop Truck Service

Cerni Motors, Youngstown, OH, has opened a truck dealership offering a wide range of services. Located at I-80 and SR 46, the 38,000-square-foot facility showcases heavy and medium International trucks and also houses 32 repair bays,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New Fuel Combines Soybean Oil, Diesel

Anew fuel that combines soybean oil and diesel fuel is being tested to determine if the claims that it reduces emissions by up to 45% are true. Called B-20, or Envirodiesel, the fuel was developed by Twin

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins’ Propane Engine Gets EPA-Certified

Cummins Engine Co.’s B5.9LPG dedicated heavy duty propane gas engine has received certification to the 1999 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Low Emissions Vehicle standard. The engine also meets CARB Optional Low NOx standards. Available

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

RoadTrac Launches Vehicle Security Systems

RoadTrac has rolled-out its Pegasus and Orion security and surveillance systems. Combining global-positioning-satellite and cellular-phone technologies, the systems are designed to give vehicles, trailers and drivers 24-hour monitoring, protection and assistance. Alarms are sent to a

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Doughtie Chooses Xata Systems

Portsmouth, VA-based Doughtie Foods Inc. has chosen Xata to provide the onboard computers and key hardware and software components for its next-generation fleet management system. The $85 million full-service food distributor delivers more than 5,000 different items

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ambucks Awards New Chevrolet Corvette

Merle Myers, a driver for Prime Wood Transportation and resident of Brentwood, TN, was overjoyed to receive a new Chevrolet Corvette as part of Ambest’s Ambucks driver incentive program. The program, sponsored by the member-supported marketing association

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center In Fort Pierce, Florida

Knoxville, TN-based Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Fort Pierce, FL, located at I-95 and Okeechobee Road The new facility features seven diesel lanes, eight gasoline islands, 90 truck parking spaces and 50

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Rockwell Wabco Changes Name

Rockwell Wabco Vehicle Control Systems, Troy, MI, has officially changed its name to Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems. Meritor is a North American supplier of antilock braking systems for heavy duty trucks, trailers and buses. Meritor Wabco

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