October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Ambest truckstops are now providing information to drivers and travelers through a poster network from Newport Communications.
Created especially for Ambest, the posters feature information about Ambest promotions and services such as Ambucks, PMBest and Freedom Warranty.
USF Holland’s linehaul drivers have won first place in the 1997 American Trucking Assn. National Truck Safety Contest.
The Holland, MI-based carrier competed in the General Commodities Less-Than-Truckload Linehaul competition for carriers driving more than 100 million
Cat Scale’s Weigh To Win sweepstakes is underway.
Drivers weighing on a Cat Scale will receive a chance to win a 1998 Freightliner Classic XL along with a game piece for such instant-win prizes as watches, caps,
Truckers driving on Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass near Seattle now have help in determining how fast they can drive when it’s snowing.
It’s called Travel Aid, an intelligent transportation system designed to improve safety and reduce
A major international conference on truck sizes and weights and dimensions will be held in Australia.
The fifth International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions is scheduled for Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, from
On Dec. 16-17, industrial/truck auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will hold what it calls the first-ever video-link auction, with simultaneous participation from three cities.
Ritchie Bros. also claims the unreserved (no minimum selling prices) auction, to be held
Cart and Fleetline have announced George Cumbie and Thomas Grant as the Contractors of the Year.
Cumbie was named as Fleetline’s 1996 Contractor of the Year. In 1993, Cumbie contracted with Fleetline and has a perfect on-time
Roberts Express has announced the 1996 Safety Contractors of the Year. The 20 best of 1,400 contractors are honored for safe driving and customer service. The winners represent vehicles ranging from mini-vans to tractors.
The 1996 Safety
David L. Sharpe from Montpelier, IN, was honored for driving more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. Sharpe has driven for McCammon Trucking of Hartford City, IN, for 24 years.
Darrell McCammon, owner of McCammon Trucking said, "Dave
Mississippi has become the 12th state to join Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) and will become the first Southern state to offer its PrePass weigh station bypass service.
The state believes the service will create more
The SVAC truck locking system, which allows fleets to determine the who, when and where a truck’s cargo door is opened, has been introduced by Intellikey Corp. and Flash Comm Inc.
SVAC, which stands for Site Verification
HammerLane Software Systems — currently celebrating its first anniversary — has introduced software with new features and an additional computer system.
The company offers HammerLane Basic for drivers who already have computer mileage databases. The software prints
The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History has added Roadway Express Online to its permanent research collection. The Akron-based motor carrier is being honored for the innovative use of information technology on its web site.
Colorado transportation officials have signed the Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate to install the PrePass weigh station bypass service.
Colorado is the fifth state to install the system, which allows trucks to be weighed electronically and check
A new service, truckINFO by Rinfo, allows buyers of new and used trucks to search for vehicles that meet their specifications.
Buyers can find a vehicle of interest, then click on its picture to link to the
Engineering Dynamics Corp. has introduced the Engineering Dynamics Vehicle Simulation Model (EDVSM) software program which can simulate tire blowout.
Motor vehicle safety researchers and accident investigators can now research the effect of tire pressure loss on vehicle
National Systems & Research Co.’s GPS receiver is designedto make vehicle tracking affordable — even for small operations.OpenLink combines a GPS receiver with a radio/communicationsinterface and allows the user to connect to any new or existing
GEN Logistics Systems, a Bethel, CT-based developer of Intranet software solutions for the motor transportation industry, has released the ProVision Network and companion modules, ProVision for Shippers, ProVision for Carriers and ProVision Total Access.
The network is
Paradigm4 Inc. has signed an agreement to resell Norand PenKey hand-held computers in addition to other software and peripheral equipment.
The PenKey products from Norand offer an array of data entry options which allow users to touch
GE Capital Fleet Services has launched FleetTools 2.0, an enhanced fleet management software application designed to simplify day-to-day tasks.
Software allows fleet managers to perform vehicle management through easy-to-use modules. Real-time data is accessed through a direct
The Federal Communications Commission will allow Flash Comm Inc., Melbourne, FL, to use a portion of the HF radio spectrum for its nationwide two-way tracking and messaging network.
Targeted at transportation and public service industries, the network
Bell Mobility, Lenbrook and Datumtech will form AirIQ Inc., a new company that will develop and market advanced wireless fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles.
Programs will allow fleet managers to locate and track vehicles, remotely unlock
Geotek Communications, an international provider of wireless communications and fleet management applications, has added its tenth U.S. regional wireless network covering the cities of Houston and Galveston, TX.
Geotek’s advanced wireless network allows dispatchers, fleet managers and
DP Solutions has enhanced PMC for Windows, which now offers Internet and CD-ROM access.
New external options include Internet Access, Interfaces option for accessing external programs such as OSHA regulations on CD-ROM, and Add-Ons that allow the
Percon Inc., manufacturer of portable data collection terminals for bar code-based data collection, has introduced the Falcon RF Portable Data Terminal, a wireless version of its DOS-based portable data terminal.
The hand-held DOS terminal is designed to
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