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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Comchek Momentum Card Offers Driver Discounts

The Comchek Momentum Driver Card offers truckers nationwide discounts on several products and services, along with a personal e-mail address with unlimited sending and receiving privileges. Members can insert their cards into DriverNet electronic communications network units

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Shell SuperRigs Beauty Contest Slated For June

Shell Oil Products Co. has chosen TravelCenters of America, Kenly, NC, as the site of its 16th annual Shell SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest. Set for June 18-20, the contest is expected to attract more than

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America Selects Amarillo As Prototype Site

TravelCenters of America has chosen Amarillo, TX, as the site for its first state-of-the-art travel center. With a design influenced by professional drivers, the site will feature amenities such as a Country Fresh restaurant, fast-food court,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Service Expanded To Mid-Hudson Valley Bridges

Lockheed Martin IMS has announced the expansion of E-ZPass customer service operations to Mid-Hudson Valley bridges operated by the New York State Bridge Authority. As part of its customer services, Lockheed is responsible for issuing electronic

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maintenance Masters Candidates Sought

Dryden Oil Co. has announced a call for entries for its second annual Maintenance Masters Program. The program honors maintenance operators in the fleet, construction, quarry, mining and other transportation sectors. Deadline for entries is July

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Profit Tools Carrier Automation Package

Profit Tools LLC has released its carrier automation package, Profit Tools for Trucking. Software handles order entry, shipment management, dispatch, routing, billing, driver management, log checking, driver settlements, equipment management and freight brokerage. Profit Tools was

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dillon Named Technician Of The Year

Navistar International Transportation Corp. and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence have named Gregory Dillon of Norco, CA, the 1997 Navistar/ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician of the Year. Dillon is employed by Dieterich International in

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Celebrates Drivers

The 19th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been scheduled for July 9-10. More than 25,000 attendees are expected at the event, designed to thank truckers for a job well-done. Guests can enjoy live country bands, Iowa pork

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Run Consolidation Software Available

Run Con Version 1.0 is a new run consolidation software package designed to help managers improve the control and effectiveness of vehicle fleets. Software automates vehicle/driver trip consolidation and route assignment for a variety of multiple

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Proposed Tax Credit Would Boost NGV Use

Legislation introduced by Congressman John Ensign, R-NV, would provide an income tax credit equal to 50 cents for each gallon equivalent of natural gas, propane, and methanol used in vehicles placed in service after Dec. 31,

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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

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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

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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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