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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Association To Promote Quality Driver Training

A group of truck driver training schools has formed the Commercial Vehicle Training Assn., a Washington DC-based organization designed to improve training for entry level commercial drivers. The association will offer training programs at more than 30

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Radio Campaign Fights Drowsy Driving

The American Trucking Assns., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, has launched a series of public service announcements to educate motorists about the dangers of driving drowsy. Awake At The Wheel features public service announcements

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Joe Theismann To Appear At TMTA Trucking Expo

Joe Theismann — former NFL quarterback and ESPN sports analyst - and Grammy award winner Bill Mack will appear at the Texas Motor Transportation Assn. Trucking Expo, Aug. 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Events Honor Truckers

In support of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Associates Commercial Corp. plans to co-sponsor the second annual Associates/Pilot Travel Centers Professional Truck Driver Appreciation Day. On Aug. 20, 1997, Associates will set up appreciation booths at 32

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar, Navistar Promote Driver Safety With Big Rig Giveaway

Landstar System Inc. and Navistar International are helping truckers focus on safety by awarding Landstar drivers the chance to win a new 9400 Eagle. Robert Fields of Edmonton, KY, took the top prize in the 1997 contest,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cat Scale’s 1938 Kenworth Competes In Great Race

For the eighth straight year, Cat Scale Co.’s 1938 Kenworth will compete in the MBNA Great Race XV. This year’s competition will be held from June 21-July 4, and covers 4,400-miles from Sonoma, CA, to Jacksonville,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Jamboree Honors Truckers

For the 18th year, the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, will show its appreciation to the hundreds of truckers that frequent the facility for food, supplies and fuel. The 1997 Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Chevron Sponsors Jobline

Chevron is joining 1-800-Drivers in its attempt to attract new drivers to the trucking industry. The company has announced it will sponsor the 24-hour jobline, which provides information on thousands of jobs for drivers. By calling 1-800-Drivers,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

WI Trucker’s Pride Day

Trucker’s Pride Day, scheduled for Sept. 13-14, will be held in Waupaca, WI, at the intersection of Highways 10 and 54. Though the show is designed to honor professional drivers and their families, it will also

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Ratings Available On The Net

The Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers is now offering motor carrier safety ratings and other safety data on the Internet. Located at http://www.safersys.org, the site provides a carrier “snapshot”-an electronic record of its identification,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Website Features Trailer Regulations

Fleets can obtain state-by-state trailer height, length, width and weight restrictions through the TIP (Transport International Pool) Internet site at http://www.trailers.ge.com. The Resource Centers allows users to link to the trailer regulations section which features state

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Attributes Growth To NAFTA

Since 1994, Celadon Trucking has grown 50%, creating 500 new trucking and 100 administrative jobs — an expansion that Michael Hodson, Celadon executive vice president, attributes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking before a public

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

No-Penalty Vehicle Inspections Held At Bordentown Petro

The New Jersey State Police Truck Enforcement Unit held voluntary no-penalty vehicle inspections at the Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, during International Highway Transportation Safety Week. Trucks passing the Level One inspections received a CVSA decal good

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Delays Clean Fuel Fleet Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed the Clean Fuel Fleet Program start date for one year — it will now begin in model year 1999. CFFP requires fleets of 10 or more vehicles that are centrally

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Massachusetts Trucker Organizes Convoy For Kids

Donald Basile, a driver for R&J Poultry of Monson, MA, is organizing a Convoy for Kids in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The combination convoy and picnic will be held July 20, 1997 starting

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maintenance Masters Nominees Sought

Dryden Oil Co. has sponsored a program to honor maintenance operators in the fleet, construction, quarry, mining and transportation sectors. “Maintenance technicians and operators are often overlooked and underappreciated,” said Steve Hutchinson, director of marketing for Dryden

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider National Introduces Internet Site

Schneider National has launched a new Internet site at http://www.schneider.com. The website highlights company information and current employment opportunities. The Drive With Us area discusses driving opportunities for new and experienced drivers and independent contractors. Programs include

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Brochures Outline Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy has developed a series of brochures for fleets and owner-operators required to use alternative-fuel vehicles. The package details what alternative fuels are, how they work, and what fleets must do to comply

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Matheson Invests In LNG Fleet

Matheson Fast Freight, Elk Grove, CA, plans to purchase seven liquid natural gas trucks to haul U.S. mail. Although the trucks could cost Matheson $700,000, the fleet could receive up to $400,000 in incentives from the Sacramento

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Drivers Group Hosts Convoy For Kids

The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. hosted its third annual Bangor Convoy For Kids on May 31. The parade featured 85 trucks and raised nearly $2,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Medical Center. The event

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ford-To-Freightliner Transfer In Progress

The first steps are being taken to implement the transfer of Ford Motor Co.’s heavy truck business to Freightliner Corp., including new manufacturing sites for the purchased products, contracts to Ford Heavy Truck dealers, and jobs

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Lowboy’s Truck Show Adds Second Day

The 2nd annual Lowboy’s Truckstop Show, held at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, has been extended to include a second day. More than 10,000 drivers and their families are expected to attend the event, scheduled for Nov.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Motor Carriers Honors Winners

Seven professional drivers from Burlington Motor Carriers were honored for performance and dedication during the past year. The drivers excelled in service, safety, availability, fuel management, attitude and performance. Each driver received an award package totaling

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Launches Vehicle Sales Center On Line

Ryder has introduced an Internet site which gives users direct access to its database of used tractors, straight trucks, vans, trailers and buses. Located at http://www.ryder.com, the Ryder Used Vehicle Sales Center provides instant access to more

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NAIT Announces Member Of The Year

John O’Hearn has been named as The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) 1997 Member of the Year. Since 1991, O’Hearn has been leased to Bulk Transportation of Walnut, CA. Excellent driving, safety records, financial aptitude and

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