October 6, 2000 - Industry News
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.
HammerLane Software Systems offers HammerLane Fleet, software for fleets with fifty or fewer trucks. Software allows the small fleet to track and receive reports on each truck, along with composite reports as a company. Software includes
The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) is offering its members discounted memberships to the Rolling Strong chain of truckstop physical fitness centers.
Rolling Strong has facilities in North Little Rock, AR; Oklahoma City and Knoxville, TN.
Ryder Transportation Services offers The Compliance Counselor, software designed to help manage drivers and remain in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Software helps identify problems in DOT-audited factors such as general responsibilities, driver,
Continental Express, Little Rock, AR, has signed a multi-million-dollar contract to purchase 750 OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. The irregular route general commodity common carrier serves 48 states, and selected Qualcomm
North American Expositions has scheduled the 1998 North American Truck Show for May 7-9 at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston.
In addition to displays by major original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers, the show will feature
Digital Promotions has launched RoadCall, a communications service designed to give fleets and brokers an easier way to track and communicate with drivers. Each fleet is assigned an 800 number and tracking number for each driver,
CFI, Joplin, MO, has selected Don Baker as its 1997 Driver of the Year. Recognized for his professionalism, superior performance and outstanding driving skills, Baker has driven for CFI for 11 years and has logged more
Navistar International Transportation Corp. has expanded its network of OEM-owned used truck centers to 16 locations. The expansion is attributed to an increase of new truck sales and the overall strength of the truck business.
More than 150 big rigs will share the spotlight at the Carlisle All-Truck Nationals, to be held June 19-21 at the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds. The big rig competition will feature more than 20 classes of trucks,
Atlas Van Lines took first place for its interactive website, The Atlas Interchange, in the 20th annual Public Relations Society of America East Central District awards competition. Winning in the Marketing/Consumer Relations category, the site receives
TMW Systems, Beachwood, OH, offers a ShopLink upgrade for use with its dispatch systems. While the base package includes maintenance functions such as PM scheduling, repair order creation and tracking and basic warranty analysis, the ShopLink
Quaker State will comply with a Federal Trade Commission order to stop allegedly false and unsubstantiated claims about the Slick 50 auto-engine additive. In a July 1996 complaint, FTC barred Quaker State from making claims
The Freight Carriers Assn. of Canada and the North American Transportation Council have released TL Spot Quotes for Windows. Designed for companies pricing truckload and/or partial load shipments, software combines automated price calculation, the production of
According to DuPont Automotive’s 46th annual truck color popularity survey, vehicle buyers continue to favor green and white trucks with neutral interior colors such as gray and brown. And in its Color For A New Millennium
B. Harris, a trucker for 31 years, is now behind the wheel of the 1998 Kenworth W900L he won in the Drive It Home sweepstakes sponsored by MidAmerican Holding Company. The 60-year-old owner-operator leased to MLXP
National Carriers, Liberal, KS, has honored Elvin Herschell for reaching 3 million accident-free miles.
For reaching the milestone, the Perry, OK-resident has received a plaque, a three-diamond hat pin, a 3-million-mile jacket and commemorative patches.
RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND, has agreed to acquire Hall GMC Inc. and Hall Truck Center Inc., facilities that distribute, sell, service, rent and finance trucking equipment primarily supplied by Volvo, Isuzu and GMC. The operations
Umthun Trucking Co. recently held annual employee recognition and safety awards banquets at regional locations in Birmingham, AL; Youngstown, OH; Hammond, IN; Dallas, TX; Muscatine, IA; and Eagle Grove, IA. The company honored 184 drivers, mechanics
Pacific Sleep Medicine Services and American Medical Compliance Testing have formed TransMed, a business that will offer truckers easy access to comprehensive medical care.
To be located at truckstops across the country, TransMed facilities will be linked
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
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