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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Benchmarking Database Helps Control Fleet Expenses

FleetAnalyzer is an electronic benchmarking database designed to help fleets reduce maintenance costs and increase productivity. Tool electronically extracts data from fleet management systems and pools data into an industry-wide database. Users can use a PC application

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Enhances Vehicle Maintenance Software

Freightliner Corp. has enhanced its Fleet Assistant AS/400 vehicle maintenance software with an Enroute Road Repair module that permits tracking of truck repair costs while the vehicle is on the road. The new module is designed to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mobile Manifest Software Available

Geotek Communications has introduced Mobile Manifest software, designed to track and implement all aspects of fleet management. Software helps fleets managers assign jobs, talk to drivers in real time and check vehicle status and location by

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Synergistic Systems Releases Updated Cross Dock Tracking System

Synergistic Systems offers Version 2.0 of its Synergy Cross Dock Tracking System designed for less-than-truckload carriers. The Windows95-based system tracks shipments from arrival at the terminal to loading and closing the outbound trailer. Synergy connects to mobile

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

MessageXpress Creates Yard Management Service

YardMan 1, a turn-key, radio frequency identification yard management system, is designed for companies with fleet and yard/terminal operations. The system, which includes hardware and software, monitors gated or open yards and can be operated independently or

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

System Verifies Load Weights

The SkidWeigh Plus System is designed for weight verification of loads handled by a variety of vehicles and equipment. The unit is said to be ten instruments in one with the capability to register load weight for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ambest Installs New Poster Displays

Ambest truckstops are now providing information to drivers and travelers through a poster network from Newport Communications. Created especially for Ambest, the posters feature information about Ambest promotions and services such as Ambucks, PMBest and Freedom Warranty.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

USF Holland Drivers Take Top Safety Honors

USF Holland’s linehaul drivers have won first place in the 1997 American Trucking Assn. National Truck Safety Contest. The Holland, MI-based carrier competed in the General Commodities Less-Than-Truckload Linehaul competition for carriers driving more than 100 million

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cat Scale To Award New Freightliner

Cat Scale’s Weigh To Win sweepstakes is underway. Drivers weighing on a Cat Scale will receive a chance to win a 1998 Freightliner Classic XL along with a game piece for such instant-win prizes as watches, caps,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits To Change With The Weather In Seattle

Truckers driving on Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass near Seattle now have help in determining how fast they can drive when it’s snowing. It’s called Travel Aid, an intelligent transportation system designed to improve safety and reduce

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Major conference on truck sizes and weights

A major international conference on truck sizes and weights and dimensions will be held in Australia. The fifth International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions is scheduled for Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, from

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truck/Trailer Auction To Be Held Dec. 16-17 Via Video Link

On Dec. 16-17, industrial/truck auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will hold what it calls the first-ever video-link auction, with simultaneous participation from three cities. Ritchie Bros. also claims the unreserved (no minimum selling prices) auction, to be held

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cumbie and Grant Named Contractors of The Year

Cart and Fleetline have announced George Cumbie and Thomas Grant as the Contractors of the Year. Cumbie was named as Fleetline’s 1996 Contractor of the Year. In 1993, Cumbie contracted with Fleetline and has a perfect on-time

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Roberts Express Names Contractors of the Year

Roberts Express has announced the 1996 Safety Contractors of the Year. The 20 best of 1,400 contractors are honored for safe driving and customer service. The winners represent vehicles ranging from mini-vans to tractors. The 1996 Safety

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sharpe Honored By McCammon Trucking

David L. Sharpe from Montpelier, IN, was honored for driving more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. Sharpe has driven for McCammon Trucking of Hartford City, IN, for 24 years. Darrell McCammon, owner of McCammon Trucking said, "Dave

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Joins HELP

Mississippi has become the 12th state to join Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) and will become the first Southern state to offer its PrePass weigh station bypass service. The state believes the service will create more

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Theft Reduction System Features Smart Key

The SVAC truck locking system, which allows fleets to determine the who, when and where a truck’s cargo door is opened, has been introduced by Intellikey Corp. and Flash Comm Inc. SVAC, which stands for Site Verification

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HammerLane Offers New Software, Computer System

HammerLane Software Systems — currently celebrating its first anniversary — has introduced software with new features and an additional computer system. The company offers HammerLane Basic for drivers who already have computer mileage databases. The software prints

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Honored By Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History has added Roadway Express Online to its permanent research collection. The Akron-based motor carrier is being honored for the innovative use of information technology on its web site. Located

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Colorado Installs PrePass System

Colorado transportation officials have signed the Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate to install the PrePass weigh station bypass service. Colorado is the fifth state to install the system, which allows trucks to be weighed electronically and check

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Buy A Truck On The Internet

A new service, truckINFO by Rinfo, allows buyers of new and used trucks to search for vehicles that meet their specifications. Buyers can find a vehicle of interest, then click on its picture to link to the

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Simulates Tire Blowout

Engineering Dynamics Corp. has introduced the Engineering Dynamics Vehicle Simulation Model (EDVSM) software program which can simulate tire blowout. Motor vehicle safety researchers and accident investigators can now research the effect of tire pressure loss on vehicle

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NSR Makes Vehicle Tracking Affordable

National Systems & Research Co.’s GPS receiver is designedto make vehicle tracking affordable — even for small operations.OpenLink combines a GPS receiver with a radio/communicationsinterface and allows the user to connect to any new or existing

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

ProVision Network Links Shippers, Fleets

GEN Logistics Systems, a Bethel, CT-based developer of Intranet software solutions for the motor transportation industry, has released the ProVision Network and companion modules, ProVision for Shippers, ProVision for Carriers and ProVision Total Access. The network is

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Paradigm4 To Resell Norand Pen-based Products

Paradigm4 Inc. has signed an agreement to resell Norand PenKey hand-held computers in addition to other software and peripheral equipment. The PenKey products from Norand offer an array of data entry options which allow users to touch

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