October 6, 2000 - Industry News
FP Diesel has added instant parts-search capability and technicalinformation to its World Wide Web site.
The Search Parts addition gives customers immediate access to electronic on-line cataloging. Customers can check parts availability by specific number or their
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH, has joined with Dana Corp., Certified Power Train, Freightliner, Inland Truck Parts, Mack, Mack of Canada, Paccar and Western Start to create a unique program to train service parts managers for
Trans Am Trucking driver Charlie Wilson and his girlfriend, Karen Kary of Kansas City, KS, won the opportunity to “Haul Off to Hawaii” as winners of the National Auto/Truckstops sweepstakes.
After their entry from the Charleston West
Martin Trucking Co., Tomah, WI, has honored Michael L. DeWitt as its first 2 million mile driver. A resident of Ontario, WI, DeWitt has been driving for Martin since 1979.
In addition, the company wishes to honor
Beall Trailers, the Portland, OR-based manufacturer of tank and dump trailers, has opened a new sales location in Las Vegas, NV. The facility will stock both new and used trailers.
For new trailer sales, contact Bob Petersen
Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, has inducted drivers Larry Sentell and Joseph Walz into its Hall of Fame. Each of the drivers has logged one million accident-free miles behind the wheel.
Sentell, from Keller, TX, joined Werner in
Bennie Young, a driver for Joplin, MO-based CFI, has accumulated three million accident-free miles and was inducted into the company’s Three Million Mile Club.
Known as Loose Goose on the road, Young has driven with CFI for
The Truckload Carriers Assn. has published its fifth annual edition of Careers in Trucking, a recruitment magazine for the trucking industry.
The 1997-98 issue features hundreds of carriers listed alphabetically by state, including address, phone number, contact
Dryden Oil Co.’s line of Drydene oils and lubricants is now available at truckstops. The Baltimore, MD-based company currently offers its products at the Walt Whitman Truck Stop in Philadelphia, PA.
Due to overwhelming demand from over-the-road
The Teamsters union says it will file a lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways for invading employees’ privacy rights at CF’s Mira Loma, CA, terminal.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigated the terminal on Sept. 10, after a hidden
Ford Motor Co., Arlington, VA, expects to add 150 natural gas vehicles to its Southeast Michigan fleet.
Ford’s partner in the project is the Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., which will construct a natural gas fueling station and
Gordon Trucking, Pacific, WA, has launched a web side featuring online rate quote forms, sales/customer service listings, equipment specifications and a map with GTI terminals and areas of operation.
The site also provides an e-mail directory of
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has introduced a new membership category designed to allow owner-operators and fleets with less than 10 vehicles to join the organization.
Small fleets and owner-operators can join CVSA for annual dues of
Bob Johnson, garage manager of Knoxville Travel Center, Knoxville, TN, received an all-expense paid trip to Chicago, $500 cash and a pair of VIP tickets to the Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn concert as grand
GE Capital Services, Stamford, CT, has consolidated TIP Intermodal Services and Genstar Container Corp.’s domestic container assets. The new group is called TIP Intermodal Services, headquartered in Devon, PA.
As a result of the strategic consolidation, more
The Teamsters union has filed a lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways for invading employees’ privacy rights by installing hidden cameras in bathrooms at CF’s Mira Loma, CA, terminal.
The Menlo Park, CA-based carrier has maintained that the cameras
The fifth annual Douglas Gentle Memorial Rally was held in August in Houlton, ME, and featured a show and shine tractor contest, truck parade and driving competitions.
The annual event, held in the memory of Douglas Warren
TIP ( Transport International Pool) has launched TIPLine, a toll-free number that connects drivers to an in-house emergency repair breakdown service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Breakdown Specialists answer the calls, troubleshooting the problems
CFI, Joplin, MO, has launched a web site featuring company information and job opportunities for over-the-road drivers.
Located at http://www.cfi-us.com, the site allows drivers to apply for employment, review company statistics, meet the drivers of the month
Transportation Specialists Insurance Agency has been formed to provide truck insurance for the professional driver.
Located in Flying J Travel Plazas, the company will electronically market insurance through the Roadlink kiosk system.
Staffed with insurance professionals who have
Melton Truck Lines driver C.W. McGuire, Lockwood, MO, has been hononored with a 1 million mile safety award.
According to the 10-year trucking veteran, the key to being a safe driver is to “pay attention, stay alert
One lucky winner will receive a completely restored 1955 Ford F100 pickup truck in the Winross Great Giveaway Sweepstakes.
The truck’s frame, body, upholstered cab and engine have been completely rebuilt and reassembled by the Winross Restorations
Information Software has released Prophesy LogPlus version 2.1 for Windows—an automated log audit system which checks driver logs for violations.
As logs are entered, system checks for 10 hour, 15 hour, speeding, cumulative and other violations. Users
Cellport has introduced MobileWeb, a $695 box that connects to a vehicle’s electrical wiring to collect information about its health such as oil level and vehicle location.
The box collects the information in HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
Computer Methods Corp. has formed EnGenius, a subsidiary specializing in solutions for system and component diagnosis, inspection, tracking, evaluation and communication. Customers include fleets, heavy truck manufacturers and tire manufacturers.
Key offerings include the PC-based MultiCom products
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