October 6, 2000 - Industry News
PrePass, the electronic weigh station bypass service currently available in California and New Mexico, is now operational at three sites in Wyoming.
The more than 50,000 trucks enrolled in the program can now be weighed electronically and
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has developed an inspection familiarization seminar designed to teach carriers how to pass the Level 1 Critical Item Inspection and obtain a CVSA decal.
The four-hour program features a hands-on inspection with
More cars on the road does not necessarily mean more crashes, according to researchers from the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State University.
A recent study on 16 miles of Interstate in Detroit revealed that crash
Shell Oil Co., Houston, TX, honored the most beautiful trucks in the nation during the 15th annual Shell SuperRigs truck beauty contest, held June 19-21 at the TravelCenters of America, Ontario, CA.
Truckers competed for prizes and
Martin M. Thomasen, inspector for Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 in High River, Alberta, Canada, took first place in the Inspectors’ Essay Contest — the first phase of the International Roadside Inspectors’ Competition sponsored by
When trucker Roger Lee Nelson purchase a DAT Services’ DriveLinePLUS pre-paid calling card and entered the DriveLinePLUS Big Truckin’ Deal sweepstakes, he had no idea his name would be selected from more than 31,000 entrants as
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has introduced a web site for the truck and bus safety enforcement community. Located at http://cvsa.org, the site serves as an information resource to safety enforcement officials such as roadside inspectors
The Society of Automotive Engineers has launched SAE WebDEX, an Internet-based index of its archives and engineering and design resources.
The electronic index features more than 63,000 bibliographical citations including tehcnial papers and standards, reports from its
The 1997 Truckers Reunion & Driver Appreciation Days — sponsored by Truckstop Ministries and the Atlanta South 75 Truckstop, Jackson, GA — has been scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28 at the Atlanta South 75 Truckstop,
Marten Transport has announced a 2¢ per mile driver pay increase after releasing its second quarter results reflecting a $1.6 million increase in net income over the same period in 1996.
The Mondovi, WI-based company also reported
Trucker Jacqueline Brown of Nashville, TN, has received a trip to Las Vegas and a chance to race in the Richard Petty Racing Experience after winning the Picture Yourself In The King’s Car sweepstakes sponsored by
FP Diesel has added instant parts-search capability and technicalinformation to its World Wide Web site.
The Search Parts addition gives customers immediate access to electronic on-line cataloging. Customers can check parts availability by specific number or their
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH, has joined with Dana Corp., Certified Power Train, Freightliner, Inland Truck Parts, Mack, Mack of Canada, Paccar and Western Start to create a unique program to train service parts managers for
Trans Am Trucking driver Charlie Wilson and his girlfriend, Karen Kary of Kansas City, KS, won the opportunity to “Haul Off to Hawaii” as winners of the National Auto/Truckstops sweepstakes.
After their entry from the Charleston West
Martin Trucking Co., Tomah, WI, has honored Michael L. DeWitt as its first 2 million mile driver. A resident of Ontario, WI, DeWitt has been driving for Martin since 1979.
In addition, the company wishes to honor
Beall Trailers, the Portland, OR-based manufacturer of tank and dump trailers, has opened a new sales location in Las Vegas, NV. The facility will stock both new and used trailers.
For new trailer sales, contact Bob Petersen
Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, has inducted drivers Larry Sentell and Joseph Walz into its Hall of Fame. Each of the drivers has logged one million accident-free miles behind the wheel.
Sentell, from Keller, TX, joined Werner in
Bennie Young, a driver for Joplin, MO-based CFI, has accumulated three million accident-free miles and was inducted into the company’s Three Million Mile Club.
Known as Loose Goose on the road, Young has driven with CFI for
The Truckload Carriers Assn. has published its fifth annual edition of Careers in Trucking, a recruitment magazine for the trucking industry.
The 1997-98 issue features hundreds of carriers listed alphabetically by state, including address, phone number, contact
Dryden Oil Co.’s line of Drydene oils and lubricants is now available at truckstops. The Baltimore, MD-based company currently offers its products at the Walt Whitman Truck Stop in Philadelphia, PA.
Due to overwhelming demand from over-the-road
The Teamsters union says it will file a lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways for invading employees’ privacy rights at CF’s Mira Loma, CA, terminal.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigated the terminal on Sept. 10, after a hidden
Ford Motor Co., Arlington, VA, expects to add 150 natural gas vehicles to its Southeast Michigan fleet.
Ford’s partner in the project is the Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., which will construct a natural gas fueling station and
Gordon Trucking, Pacific, WA, has launched a web side featuring online rate quote forms, sales/customer service listings, equipment specifications and a map with GTI terminals and areas of operation.
The site also provides an e-mail directory of
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has introduced a new membership category designed to allow owner-operators and fleets with less than 10 vehicles to join the organization.
Small fleets and owner-operators can join CVSA for annual dues of
Bob Johnson, garage manager of Knoxville Travel Center, Knoxville, TN, received an all-expense paid trip to Chicago, $500 cash and a pair of VIP tickets to the Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn concert as grand
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