October 6, 2000 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America is using technology such as terminals, touch pads and transponders to make its facilities more convenient and comfortable. From fuel islands to restaurants and service centers, TA facilities are receiving a technological update.
The ninth annual Z-107 Truckin’ for Bucks event benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Lancaster, PA, was held in August. The event featured truck competitions in several classes, prize giveaways, exhibitors and a show-and-shine competition.
Proceeds from the
Covenant Transport driver Jack Walls took first place in the Chattanooga, TN-based company’s annual rodeo. Of more than 800 competitors, Walls was the only driver to ace the course.
Held in Oklahoma City, OK, the rodeo lasts
Pilot Corp., Knoxville, TN, was ranked as the 25th largest restaurant franchisee in the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor magazine. Pilot currently operates 19 Arby’s, two Country Cookers, 22 DQ/Led. Braziers, seven Dairy Queen Braziers,
IDA Corp.’s Trakit GPS AVL Fleet Management System will now use Orbcomm’s Constellation of low-earth-orbit satellites to offer Automatic Vehicle Location and two-way communications with deployed mobile fleets. The system is designed for vehicle and mobile
The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn.’s board of directors recently voted to recommend using the P485 integrated circuit being developed by the PLC4TRUCKS consortium to provide the trailer ABS malfunction signal from the trailer to the tractor.
New England Motor Freight (NEMF) has chosen John Misiak as its 1997 Driver of the Year. The award is based on the driver’s safety record and all-around job performance.
An eight-year employee at NEMF, Misiak has completed
Roadnet Technologies has released the Roadnet Beverage Suite, fully integrated software solutions designed to lower costs for beverage distributors. Software includes the Territory Planner for strategic planning, Roadnet 5000 for daily delivery management, FleetLoader for load
Teletrac Inc. has opened a Sacramento office to meet high customer demand in Northern California. The Teletrac system is designed to allow business who manage fleets to instantly locate and record the position of any vehicle
International, the National PTA and other sponsors have made the Telly Award winning children’s video, Operation School Bus Safety, available for free rental at 4,200 Blockbuster Video stores nationwide.
The 16-minute video features the do’s and dont’s
Parents Against Tired Truckers is urging truckers to support legislation which would require the posting of the OSHA Surface Transportation Assistance Act Poster 3113 at all trucking facilities and terminals. The poster is designed to inform
The 1998 Trucker’s Pride Day is slated for Sept. 12-13 at the intersection of highways 10 and 54 in Waupaca, WI.
Designed to honor professional drivers and their families, all of the entertainment, parking and admission
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contact to Baker Heavy and Highway Inc. to construct a new highway alignment for route 22/322, located five miles north of Harrisburg. The alignment also includes a major
The Pilot Travel Center located at Exit 118 off I-45 in Huntsville, TX, has reopened after extensive remodeling. The facility now features a Wendy’s restaurant with a drive-through window, eight diesel islands, four gas islands and
Freightliner, Portland, OR, has been awarded a $122.8 million contract by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command for nearly 2,000 truck glider kits and trucks through March 2003. The kits will upgrade 2,000 aging AM
Ryder System, Miami, has signed a 1,500-unit contract with HighwayMaster Corp. for its mobile communications system. The units will be installed over the next two years, and HighwayMaster expects them to generate revenues in excess of
California introduced the PrePass Inspection Facility at the Donner Pass inspection facility on Interstate 80 near the California-Nevada border. PrePass allows participating trucks to be weighed at highway speeds and have their state-required credentials checked electronically
E.J. Brooks Co. has announced an agreement with SealScan Technology to market the new SealScan software system. The transportation seal management system is designed to track the use of bar-coded seals and vehicles and can be
The Association of Professional Truck Drivers of America will hold a drawing to award $10,000 to one of its members. To be held during the September Comdata Leadership Conference and Truck Show and 18 Wheels of
The Drivetrain Service Div. of Dana Corp. has launched a website dedicated exclusively to all Chelsea Auxiliary Power System products. In addition to product information, the site also offers access to the division’s distributor locations, trade
Ruan Transportation Management Systems will implement the Xata Mobile Application Server. Designed to be modular, scalable, expandable and open, the system enables fleets to create customized solutions for their operation today and in the future. MAS
Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Nitro, WVA. Located at Exit 45 at the intersection of I-64 and state highway 25, the new center features six diesel lanes, four gasoline islands, 60 truck
Atlas Van Lines has named three drivers from its special products division to its 1997 Driver Honor Roll. Calvin Conner, Gus Howard and Jim Remington were named to the honor roll for excellence in the areas
CFI, Joplin, MO, has enhanced its on-line booking and tracking applications on the CFI NetLink site at http://www.cfi-us.com. CFI AccuTrack, the real-time freight tracking system, will now offer more detailed information and can provide tracking information
Burlington Motor Carriers has named its 1997 Drivers of the Year based on their safety and service records and overall professionalism.
The Drivers of the Year are Claude Overla, Joe Powell, Lynn Osborn, Doug Woitshek, Al Green,
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