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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass Weigh Stations Introduced In Tennessee

Tennessee officials have signed an agreement to introduce the PrePass intelligent transportation service to commercial vehicles by June 1. All nine Tennessee weigh stations will be equipped with PrePass, allowing participating trucks to be weighed at

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Restricted on Mackinac Bridge

Truckers should note traffic restrictions that will take place during improvements to the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. The three-phase construction inlcudes removing and replacing five sections of the grated roadway of the bridge, and will affect

Tags: Highways

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Flying J installs Nortel Payphones

Flying J has installed more than 1,000 Nortel Millennium MultiPay MultiCard payphones and 650 Jazz II phones at 126 locations across the U.S. The Millennium advanced public communications access system is said to offer Flying J

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Names Contractor Of The Year

Dart Transit, Eagan, MN, has selected Carroll Benn of Center, MO, as its Contractor of the Year. A veteran with more than 32 years of driving experience and 12 years with Dart, Benn has completed 2.5

Tags: Fleets

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bruce’s Buys Two ProAm Stops

Bruce’s Truck Stops has purchased the ProAm I and ProAm IV Truck Stops in Oklahoma City. The chain now features six stops, including a Tulsa location, Bakersfield facility and two stops in Buttonwillow, CA. Mike Marchbanks,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Macklin Honored As TMC Wheel Master

Owner-operator Darrell Macklin was chosen as a TMC Wheel Master. The Wheel Master program was created to recognize the company’s best drivers based on years of service, safe driving record and overall quality performance. Macklin, a Laurel,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Hand Held Products Offers Single-Handed Scanner

Hand Held Products has launched Dolphin RF, a hand-held PC and bar code scanner designed for single-handed data collection. Unit adopts Wireless LAN Interoperability Forum open standards and allows data to be transmitted electronically to a

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Releases New Out-Of-Service Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has released an updated version of the North American Uniform Vehicle Roadside Inspection Out-of-Service Criteria. The document lists the criteria inspectors use in determining whether to put a vehicle and/or driver

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mapco Opens Travel Center In Russellville, Arkansas

A new Mapco Express Travel Center has opened on I-40, exit 84 in Russellville, AR. The 12,000-square-foot facility features a full-service, 24-hour Perkins Family Restaurant, a Baskin-Robbins ice cream store and a Country Road fast-service sandwich

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New Truckers Association Formed

The Association of Professional Truck Drivers of America (APTDA) has launched its innaugural membership drive, offering its members volume discounts on products and services. For $12 per month, members will receive free e-mail address with unlimited sending

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Pay Package Reduces Driver Turnover

J.B. Hunt Transport, Lowell, AR, reports that its new driver pay package has benefited the company, its employees and customers. Implemented in February 1997, the new pay plan raised driver pay-per-mile an average of 33% and offered

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Rolling Strong Offers Free Fitness Fridays

Rolling Strong, the trucker’s gym, has extended its Free Fitness Fridays program through the month of April

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Urges Congress To Reauthorize Funding For MCSAP

Members of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Executive Committee pressed Congress for early action on reauthorization of transportation legislation to ensure a stable funding source for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Launches Website

Eaton Corp.’s Trucking Information Services Div. has launched a new website featuring information about TISD products and services

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetline’s Campora Named Top Contractor

Fleetline Inc., a Dallas-based truckload carrier, has named George Campora its 1997 Contractor of the Year

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Selects National Driver Of The Year

Jack Goodman, a professional truck driver for Orval Kent Food Co., Wheeling, IL, has been chosen as the National Driver of the Year by Ryder Transportation Services, Miami, FL. The Arlington Heights, IL, native drives a Ryder

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Tech Upgrade

Con-Way Transportation Services, Palo Alto, CA, is equipping hundreds of its drivers with new generation, hand-held computers. The $7.2-million program, which features the Norand 6100 pen-key computer, will roll out 823 units at 20 locations with

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Malone Honors Top Owner-Operators

Judged on their safety records, production and customer relations, several owner-operators were given top honors by Malone Freight Lines. Winners of the 1997 Owner-Operator of the Year awards include Joseph Huffman, Rodney Leeper, Troy Langley, Larry

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Taylor Named Paschall Driver Of The Year

Paschall Truck Lines, Murray, KY, has named Myron Taylor its 1997 Driver of the Year. Chosen for his exceptional driving performance and timely delivery record, Taylor has been employed at PTL for nearly ten years. The

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

A&W Expansion

A&W Restaurants, Farmington Hills, IL, has plans to open 500 new outlets over the next two years. The nationwide expansion will include 150 locations at gasoline outlets and truckstops. The $90 million expansion will also see

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ambest Endorses Benefit Convoy

Ambest Inc. has endorsed the 18 Wheels of Hope food drive and convoy, set to take place Sept. 10, 1998 in Nashville. A convoy of more than 500 trucks is expected to carry enough food to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens Minnesota Site

TravelCenters of America has opened its 27,000-square-foot Albert Lea, MN, site featuring Scandinavian architecture. Facilities include 6,500 feet of retail space, an arcade, 200-seat restaurant, bakery, theater, television room, laundromat, showers, fuel islands with ProntoPay, 7,000-square-foot

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Harley In Ambest Sweeps

Ron Riggs, a Transport America driver from Cadiz, IN, rode off on a new Harley-Davidson Fat Boy as the winner of the Ambest Ambucks giveaway. Riggs became eligible for the sweepstakes when his Ambucks card was

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Hosts Trucker Jamboree

The Petro Stopping Center in Joplin, MO, will be holding its second annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree on July 16-17. During the two-day event, drivers and their families can enjoy exhibits, live music, a cookout, antique truck

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

McClendon Drivers Get E-mail

McClendon Trucking, LaFayette, AL, now allows its drivers to send and receive Internet e-mail messages from the cabs of their trucks. Using Transcommunication’s pre-paid phone card and QualComm’s OmniTracs satellite-based communications system, drivers can communicate with

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