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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Gerber Poultry Selects Xata

Gerber Poultry, a Kidron, OH-based company that provides fresh and frozen poultry products to northeast and north central Ohio, has selected Xata as the hardware and software platform for its next-generation fleet management system. Gerber’s goal in

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Texaco, Comdata, Star Enterprises Sign Service Agreement

Texaco Refining and Marketing and Star Enterprise have entered into an agreement with Comdata Corp. for a variety of trucking company and truckstop services, including transaction processing and a co-branded Comchek/Texaco fuel card. Comdata will issue a

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mapco Rolls Out FleetOne Card

Mapco has introduced its FleetOne card for fleets of five to 50 vehicles, ending its long-term relationship with Fuelman/Gascard. In addition, The company’s new West Memphis, AR, 14,000-square-foot facility has reportedly hit gasoline, diesel and inside sales

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Abbott Acquires AutoMate Fleet Management System

Abbot Enterprises has acquired the AutoMate Fleet Management System product line from TeamNet Inc. The AutoMate is an on-board computer system that records total mileage, trip dist ance, start and stop time, along with peak speed. Information is

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Harley-Davidson Selects Eaton’s Fleet Advisor

Harley-Davidson has signed an agreement for the purchase of the Fleet Advisor System from Eaton Corp.’s Trucking Information Services Div. Harley plans to use Fleet Advisor to improve dispatching, maximize equipment utilization and enhance customer service capabilities.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Giant, Conoco Sign Branding Agreement

Giant and Conoco have signed a branding agreement for 12 stations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Under the agreement, Giant will rebrand the sites to Conoco gasoline and use Conoco’s marketing programs and credit

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Talk 800 Offers Nationwide 2-Way Pager

Talk 800, a San Diego, CA-based provider of communications services to over-the-road truckers, is offering the nteractive nationwide 2-way pager utilizing the Ardis 2-way data network. The pager — which fits in the palm of your hand

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Scientific-Atlanta Offers Mobile StarGate Unit

Scientific-Atlanta has introduced the mobile version of its compact StarGate satellite communications transceiver. The self-contained unit includes the electronics, antennas and software necessary to collect, package, transmit and receive data. Using the Orbcomm commercial Low Earth Orbit

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Says Border Enforcement Is Adequate

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has unanimously approved a resolution stating that enforcement efforts along the Mexican/U.S. border are now in place to ensure that commercial vehicles entering this country meet U.S. safety regulations and standards. Though

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

USA, PST Sign With Qualcomm

USA Truck Inc., Van Buren, AR, has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Qualcomm to purchase 2,000 OmniTRACS satellite mobile communications units over the next five years. In addition, PST Vans Inc., Salt Lake City, will purchase 2,000

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers Support New Emission Reduction Standards

The Engine Manufacturers Assn. applauds the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission standards designed to achieve dramatic reductions in ozone-causing emissions of oxides of nitrogen and nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC). Carol Browner, EPA administrator, recently signed a regulation

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Endowment Fund Reaches $1 Million

The NATSO Foundation reports that contributions to its endowment fund now total more than $1 million. The funding — part of $2 million already pledged toward the goal of $3.75 million — makes it possible for the

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Installs PrePass At Sanders

Arizona has become the fourth state to install the PrePass electronic weigh station bypass service by introducing it on I-40 westbound in Sanders. The system links California and New Mexico, giving PrePass-equipped trucks a chance to bypass

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Increase On Tappan Zee Bridge

The New York Thruway Authority has announced that truck tolls will be increased on the Tappan Zee Bridge. For E-Z Pass customers, truck tolls will be increased from $3 to $6 during rush hours — 6 a.m.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

LeAnn Rimes To Appear At Mid-America Jamboree

The 1998 Mid-America Jamboree will feature popular country music artist, LeAnn Rimes. Sponsored by Bill Mack and the Midnight Cowboy Trucking Network, the jamboree will begin on the opening day of the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 19,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

LubeZone Opens First Location In South Carolina

LubeZone Corp. has opened its first truck lube and tire center in Bowman, South Carolina. Located at the Speedway Truck Stop at I-26 and Exit 159, the facility houses two dedicated drive-through lube bays and a

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Develops Trailer Tracking System

HighwayMaster Corp. and BellSouth Corp. have announced an agreement to provide low-cost, wireless trailer tracking services

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Site Focuses On Diesel Emissions

DieselNet, a web site on diesel emissions and their control, is now located at http://www.dieselnet.com

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Awards New Eagle 9300 To Top Independent Contractor

John O’Rourke won more than just bragging rights after being named Independent Contractor of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Assn. — he also received a new Eagle 9300 Hi-Rise Pro Sleeper premium conventional tractor. The

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Announces Truckstop Research Grants

The NATSO Foundation is asking for proposals under its 1998 industry research grant program. The foundation is offering two grants up to $5,000 each for the study of the truckstop and travel plaza industry. NATSO will

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HammerLane Intros Fleet Software Program

HammerLane Software Systems offers HammerLane Fleet, software for fleets with fifty or fewer trucks. Software allows the small fleet to track and receive reports on each truck, along with composite reports as a company. Software includes

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NAIT Adds Fitness To Benefits Package

The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) is offering its members discounted memberships to the Rolling Strong chain of truckstop physical fitness centers. Rolling Strong has facilities in North Little Rock, AR; Oklahoma City and Knoxville, TN.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Audit Software

Ryder Transportation Services offers The Compliance Counselor, software designed to help manage drivers and remain in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Software helps identify problems in DOT-audited factors such as general responsibilities, driver,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Continental Signs With Qualcomm

Continental Express, Little Rock, AR, has signed a multi-million-dollar contract to purchase 750 OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. The irregular route general commodity common carrier serves 48 states, and selected Qualcomm

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

North American Truck Show Slated For May

North American Expositions has scheduled the 1998 North American Truck Show for May 7-9 at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston. In addition to displays by major original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers, the show will feature

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