October 6, 2000 - Industry News
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
To celebrate its long and diverse history, the Truckload Carriers Assn. has released a 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of its annual report.
Featuring photos that trace TCA’s roots, the report also highlights winners of the group’s
Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment, William C. Dement, director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center at Stanford University Medical Center, stressed that sleep disorders have become one of the nation’s
The 21st Century Driver and Truck Alliance has been formed to ensure capabilities of 21st century truckers will match that of the equipment they drive. Designed to see the driver considered first and not last during
The American Trucking Assn. has introduced the Environmental Excellence in Trucking Award to highlight industry commitment to environmental quality by honoring excellence, employee projects or initiatives.
Open to employees of any ATA Federation member, applicants must
Landstar Poole, Jacksonville, FL, recently honored 12 new Million Mile Safe Drivers by inducting them into the company Hall of Fame.
The honorees, who completed 1 million accident-free miles while working for Landstar Poole, include:
The Comchek Momentum Driver Card offers truckers nationwide discounts on several products and services, along with a personal e-mail address with unlimited sending and receiving privileges.
Members can insert their cards into DriverNet electronic communications network units
Shell Oil Products Co. has chosen TravelCenters of America, Kenly, NC, as the site of its 16th annual Shell SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest. Set for June 18-20, the contest is expected to attract more than
TravelCenters of America has chosen Amarillo, TX, as the site for its first state-of-the-art travel center. With a design influenced by professional drivers, the site will feature amenities such as a Country Fresh restaurant, fast-food court,
Lockheed Martin IMS has announced the expansion of E-ZPass customer service operations to Mid-Hudson Valley bridges operated by the New York State Bridge Authority. As part of its customer services, Lockheed is responsible for issuing electronic
Dryden Oil Co. has announced a call for entries for its second annual Maintenance Masters Program. The program honors maintenance operators in the fleet, construction, quarry, mining and other transportation sectors.
Deadline for entries is July
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