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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Awarded Army Contract

Freightliner, Portland, OR, has been awarded a $122.8 million contract by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command for nearly 2,000 truck glider kits and trucks through March 2003. The kits will upgrade 2,000 aging AM

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Selects HighwayMaster

Ryder System, Miami, has signed a 1,500-unit contract with HighwayMaster Corp. for its mobile communications system. The units will be installed over the next two years, and HighwayMaster expects them to generate revenues in excess of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Installs PrePass

California introduced the PrePass Inspection Facility at the Donner Pass inspection facility on Interstate 80 near the California-Nevada border. PrePass allows participating trucks to be weighed at highway speeds and have their state-required credentials checked electronically

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bar Code Security

E.J. Brooks Co. has announced an agreement with SealScan Technology to market the new SealScan software system. The transportation seal management system is designed to track the use of bar-coded seals and vehicles and can be

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

APTDA To Award $10,000 Prize

The Association of Professional Truck Drivers of America will hold a drawing to award $10,000 to one of its members. To be held during the September Comdata Leadership Conference and Truck Show and 18 Wheels of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Chelsea Website

The Drivetrain Service Div. of Dana Corp. has launched a website dedicated exclusively to all Chelsea Auxiliary Power System products. In addition to product information, the site also offers access to the division’s distributor locations, trade

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ruan Selects Xata

Ruan Transportation Management Systems will implement the Xata Mobile Application Server. Designed to be modular, scalable, expandable and open, the system enables fleets to create customized solutions for their operation today and in the future. MAS

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens West Virginia Center

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Atlas Drivers Make 1997 Honor Roll

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Enhances NetLink

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Names Year’s Top Drivers

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,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Selects Eaton Vorad

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ferrier Joins Rip Griffin

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar Sponsors Boot Giveaway

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Rate System

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Names New General Counsel

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dispatch Software

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Opens Used Vehicle Center

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mobile Dispatching

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Year 2000 Software

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Selects First All-Star Road Team

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Used Oil Association Posts Internet Site

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Seminar Teaches Brokering

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cobra On Tour Visits Truckstops

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Knights Inn Internet Site for Truckers

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

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