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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

DuPont Automotive Releases Truck Color Popularity Survey

According to DuPont Automotive’s 46th annual truck color popularity survey, vehicle buyers continue to favor green and white trucks with neutral interior colors such as gray and brown. And in its Color For A New Millennium

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Kansas City Driver WINS 1998 Kenworth in MHC Sweepstakes

B. Harris, a trucker for 31 years, is now behind the wheel of the 1998 Kenworth W900L he won in the Drive It Home sweepstakes sponsored by MidAmerican Holding Company. The 60-year-old owner-operator leased to MLXP

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

National’s Herschell Logs 3 Million Miles

National Carriers, Liberal, KS, has honored Elvin Herschell for reaching 3 million accident-free miles. For reaching the milestone, the Perry, OK-resident has received a plaque, a three-diamond hat pin, a 3-million-mile jacket and commemorative patches.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

RDO Enters Agreement To Acquire Additional Truck Centers

RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND, has agreed to acquire Hall GMC Inc. and Hall Truck Center Inc., facilities that distribute, sell, service, rent and finance trucking equipment primarily supplied by Volvo, Isuzu and GMC. The operations

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Umthun Recognizes Outstanding Employees

Umthun Trucking Co. recently held annual employee recognition and safety awards banquets at regional locations in Birmingham, AL; Youngstown, OH; Hammond, IN; Dallas, TX; Muscatine, IA; and Eagle Grove, IA. The company honored 184 drivers, mechanics

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TransMed Provides Medical Services To Truckers

Pacific Sleep Medicine Services and American Medical Compliance Testing have formed TransMed, a business that will offer truckers easy access to comprehensive medical care. To be located at truckstops across the country, TransMed facilities will be linked

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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 Qualcomm OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. Continental will use the system to offer a higher level of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Endorses PTDIA Training Standards

The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America, the group which has been developing training standards for entry-level truck drivers, recently received a key endorsement from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Governed by a 29-member board of directors,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

West Side Transport Names Year’s Top Driver

West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, IA, has named Gary Peldo its 1997 Driver of the Year. Peldo, who has been driving for West Side for more than four years, has accumulated more than 500,000 accident-free miles.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cat Upgrades Website

Caterpillar Engine Div. has added dealer maps to its Internet website. Located at http://www.cat-engines.com, the site now allows visitors to search for the nearest Caterpillar full line dealer, Authorized Marine Dealer or Truck Engine Parts and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wheels Of Hope Truck Show Set For September

Comdata and Feed the Children have introduced the 1998 18 Wheels of Hope Truck Show and Leadership Conference to be held Sept. 10-11 in Nashville. The event will feature an all-star spectacular benefit at the Nashville

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Carlson To Display Trucking Paintings At Mid-America

Artist Elaine Carlson will unveil a unique tribute to family-owned trucking companies at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, March 19-21. In a series of three large paintings, Carlson spotlights the following companies founded and operated by successive

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

19th Annual Antique Truck Show Scheduled

The American Truck Historical Society has scheduled its 27th annual convention and 19th annual antique truck show for May 20-24 in Phoenix, AZ. Set to take place in the Phoenix Civic Plaza, more than 5,500 ATHS members

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Larry Scott Joins Midnight Cowboy Trucking Network

Trucking radio pioneer Larry Scott has joined Bill Mack a co-host on the Midnight Cowboy Trucking Network. Since 1982, Scott has hosted the Interstate Road Show on KWKH and KVOO AM. The move coincides with KVOO

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

R.G. Transport Signs Up For HighwayMaster Platinum

HighwayMaster Corp. has signed R.G. Transport Inc. up for its HighwayMaster Platinum Service, which provides end-to-end information solution and access to transportation operating services, allowing companies to pay for management information system costs on a per-mile

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Cracks Down On Faulty Trucks

In an attempt to make its roads safer, Ontario, Canada, has introduced a policy to impound any truck found to have a serious critical defect such as faulty brakes or suspension problems. Each defective vehicle will

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Debate Deja Vu on Energy Policy

Thursday evening's debate between vice presidential candidates Democrat Joseph Lieberman and Republican Dick Cheney saw both men echo many of the same proposals and ideas that presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush touched on during their first debate two nights earlier

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Show at Diamond J This Weekend

The next-to-last qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting today and running through Sunday at Diamond J's Truck/Auto Stop in Brookville, Penn., on I-80 at Exit 15

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Partner Wows Crowd

Paccar's European division DAF wowed the crowd at a recent German truck show with a new truck engineered under the direction of former Kenworth senior engineer Paul Middlehoven, who was responsible in large part for the T2000

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Looks at Fuel Surcharge Bill

The Truckload Carriers Association has assigned a committee to look at the issue of a mandatory fuel surcharge, such as the one in House Bill 4441 supported by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

CFI to Offer Free Internet Access to Drivers

Contract Freighters Inc., Joplin, Mo., is the first fleet company to offer its drivers free Internet access through PNV

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rush Named Peterbilt Dealer of the Year

Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, recently announced that its Fontana, Calif., dealership has received Peterbilt's highest and most prestigious award, "North American Dealer of the Year.

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Cardiac Tests Dropped from New Medical Exam Form

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has dropped specific reference to ECG and EST tests in its new medical examination form, but says it will propose the establishment of a medical panel to review and make recommendations for amending qualifying standards and tests for drivers with cardiac conditions

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bush to Open Border to Mexican Trucks

The White House announced today that President Bush will open America's highways to Mexican trucks that meet U.S. safety standards, in response to a ruling by the North American Free Trade Agreement arbitration panel

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Watch Out for Wildfire Smoke in Florida

A truck driver was killed this week in an eight-vehicle pileup when visibility on U.S. 27 near Four Corners, Fla., was cut to zero by fog and wildfire smoke

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