October 6, 2000 - Industry News
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Contract Freighters Inc., Joplin, Mo., is the first fleet company to offer its drivers free Internet access through PNV
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.
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
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
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
Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., has improved its service to and from the Pacific Northwest regions of Oregon and Washington
The judges of the Truckload Carriers Association's fourth annual photo contest for the first time chose a digitally enhanced photograph as the grand prize winner
Miami, Fla.-based Ryder has expanded its relationship with Atrium Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of residential windows and doors
Traffic at Spain's borders crossings with France is finally back to normal today after approximately 2,000 Spanish truck drivers ended a three-day strike to protest high fuel prices. But protests in other countries are still going strong
Tom Weisz, president and CEO of TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, has proposed creation of an industry-wide standard for load information on the Internet
Newly merged Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive intend to aggressively integrate their systems and products to expand the reach of both partners in the heavy-duty market
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