October 6, 2000 - Industry News
John Sarto, president of the OmniTRACS Div. of Qualcomm, appeared on World Business Review, a weekly technology television series hosted by Caspar Weinberger, chairman of Forbes magazine and former secretary of defense.
In addition to Sarto’s participation
Landstar Ranger held its annual Ranger Days Open House at its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, honoring its Million Mile Safe Drivers and winners of the 1997 National Safe Driving Championship.
In the company’s annual safe driving competition,
West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, IA, has been awarded the 1997 Trailmobile Fleet Safety Award.
Sponsored by the Iowa Motor Truck Assn., the American Trucking Assns. and Trailmobile, the award is presented to a company that operates
TravelCenters of America has awarded Buntin Out-of-Home Media the management of its outdoor advertising program.
The contract calls for Buntin to provide outdoor advertising management services to the Westlake, OH-based corporation’s 125 locations in 36 states. TravelCenters
The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America (PTDIA) has elected its new board of directors that includes 14 new directors and Crete Carrier Corp. Chairman Duane Acklie as its incoming chairman.
Acklie will replace Herb Schmidt, CFI
Gerber Poultry, a Kidron, OH-based company that provides fresh and frozen poultry products to northeast and north central Ohio, has selected Xata as the hardware and software platform for its next-generation fleet management system.
Gerber’s goal in
Texaco Refining and Marketing and Star Enterprise have entered into an agreement with Comdata Corp. for a variety of trucking company and truckstop services, including transaction processing and a co-branded Comchek/Texaco fuel card.
Comdata will issue a
Mapco has introduced its FleetOne card for fleets of five to 50 vehicles, ending its long-term relationship with Fuelman/Gascard.
In addition, The company’s new West Memphis, AR, 14,000-square-foot facility has reportedly hit gasoline, diesel and inside sales
Abbot Enterprises has acquired the AutoMate Fleet Management System product line from TeamNet Inc.
The AutoMate is an on-board computer system that records total mileage, trip dist
ance, start and stop time, along with peak speed. Information is
Harley-Davidson has signed an agreement for the purchase of the Fleet Advisor System from Eaton Corp.’s Trucking Information Services Div.
Harley plans to use Fleet Advisor to improve dispatching, maximize equipment utilization and enhance customer service capabilities.
Giant and Conoco have signed a branding agreement for 12 stations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
Under the agreement, Giant will rebrand the sites to Conoco gasoline and use Conoco’s marketing programs and credit
Talk 800, a San Diego, CA-based provider of communications services to over-the-road truckers, is offering the nteractive nationwide 2-way pager utilizing the Ardis 2-way data network.
The pager — which fits in the palm of your hand
Scientific-Atlanta has introduced the mobile version of its compact StarGate satellite communications transceiver.
The self-contained unit includes the electronics, antennas and software necessary to collect, package, transmit and receive data. Using the Orbcomm commercial Low Earth Orbit
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has unanimously approved a resolution stating that enforcement efforts along the Mexican/U.S. border are now in place to ensure that commercial vehicles entering this country meet U.S. safety regulations and standards.
USA Truck Inc., Van Buren, AR, has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Qualcomm to purchase 2,000 OmniTRACS satellite mobile communications units over the next five years.
In addition, PST Vans Inc., Salt Lake City, will purchase 2,000
The Engine Manufacturers Assn. applauds the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission standards designed to achieve dramatic reductions in ozone-causing emissions of oxides of nitrogen and nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC).
Carol Browner, EPA administrator, recently signed a regulation
The NATSO Foundation reports that contributions to its endowment fund now total more than $1 million.
The funding — part of $2 million already pledged toward the goal of $3.75 million — makes it possible for the
Arizona has become the fourth state to install the PrePass electronic weigh station bypass service by introducing it on I-40 westbound in Sanders.
The system links California and New Mexico, giving PrePass-equipped trucks a chance to bypass
The New York Thruway Authority has announced that truck tolls will be increased on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
For E-Z Pass customers, truck tolls will be increased from $3 to $6 during rush hours — 6 a.m.
The 1998 Mid-America Jamboree will feature popular country music artist, LeAnn Rimes.
Sponsored by Bill Mack and the Midnight Cowboy Trucking Network, the jamboree will begin on the opening day of the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 19,
LubeZone Corp. has opened its first truck lube and tire center in Bowman, South Carolina.
Located at the Speedway Truck Stop at I-26 and Exit 159, the facility houses two dedicated drive-through lube bays and a
HighwayMaster Corp. and BellSouth Corp. have announced an agreement to provide low-cost, wireless trailer tracking services
DieselNet, a web site on diesel emissions and their control, is now located at http://www.dieselnet.com
John O’Rourke won more than just bragging rights after being named Independent Contractor of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Assn. — he also received a new Eagle 9300 Hi-Rise Pro Sleeper premium conventional tractor. The
The NATSO Foundation is asking for proposals under its 1998 industry research grant program. The foundation is offering two grants up to $5,000 each for the study of the truckstop and travel plaza industry.
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