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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Membership To Owner-Operators

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Garage Manager, Technician Win National 76 Sweeps

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Combines Intermodal Operations

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Union Files Invasion-Of-Privacy Suit Against CF

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Memorial Rally Held In Maine

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Launches Emergency Breakdown Service

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Launches Website

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Services Marketed At Flying J

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Melton Driver Completes One Million Miles

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Winross Sweeps To Award Restored 1955 Ford F100

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Flags Driver Log Violations

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Is On A Roll

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)

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

EnGenius Offers Wireless Data Transmission

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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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Finding Loads And Services On Line

Payne & Associates has released full-fleet operating software as well as internet locator and load tracking software. Visual Dispatch, a Windows 32-bit application controls the entire fleet dispatch operation, performing order entry, equipment/driver assignment, load optimization, routing,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Offers Internet Customer Service Guide

Consolidated Freightways offers its entire routing and service directory through the Internet. Located at http://www.cfwy.com, the guide gives customers access to the latest routing and service information, both domestically and internationally. The web site also offers a

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Federal Express Installs OmniTracs

Federal Express Corp. has purchased OmniTracs mobile communications units from Qualcomm, Inc. to achieve greater equipment visibility and a higher level of service reliability. Memphis, TN-based Federal Express will also implement Qualcomm’s SensorTracs driver performance monitoring

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless System Collects Fleet Data

AT/Comm has introduced the RF Gateway fleet management system. The wireless communications system allows fleets to automatically transmit and receive critical data including trip logs, maintenance and service measurements and engine diagnostics. Features include automatic polling,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Van Line Uses The Net

Interstate Van Lines has launched shipment registration through the Internet. The service is designed to streamline the registration process and enable Interstate to track all bookings immediately. The company’s web site, located at http://www.interstatevanlines.com, also provides information

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Will Computers Threaten Oil Companies?

One oil industry writer believes the real threat to oil companies is computer technology that allows workers to telecommute. “The electric car is here and it’s not from Detroit,” said Daniel Yergin, head of Cambridge Energy Research

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Unveils Portable Communications System

HighwayMaster Corp. has introduced a portable version of its model 5000 Series mobile communication unit and fleet management system. Unit provides the same capabilities as the permanently installed unit, but gives fleets and drivers complete mobility. Unit

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Groups Support New Emergency Number For Cellular Phone Users

A new public-private partnership between the federal government and the cellular phone industry will promote an emergency phone number — similar to 911 — for wireless phone users. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Communications

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Simplifies Fuel Tax Reporting

Qualcomm Inc. now offers OnTracs state mileage reporting software to determine miles driven by state, truck and fleet. Software combines with OmniTracs satellite positioning and ALK’s PC Miler routing database to determine accurate miles. System features built-in

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Builds Economical, Efficient Loads

Information Software has released ShipperPlus Version 6 for Windows, an update of its logistics package for order consolidation, rating, loadbuilding and analysis. Software features an intuitive graphical user interface that presents shipments, loads, orders and goods on

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Creates Accurate Freight Rating System

FreitRater Client/Server software is designed for carriers that want a fast, accurate rating system that interfaces with other systems for freight billing, rate analysis and rate publishing. Introduced by Commercial Transportation Services, the software is said

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cascade Offers Computer Display You Can Read In The Sun

Cascade Technology Corp., a supplier of super-bright flat panel display products, is producing a sunlight-readable computer display which is also rugged enough for on-the-road use. The DiscoveryMate SBR104 features a 10.4-inch, brilliant color flat screen said to

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