October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Matheson Fast Freight, Elk Grove, CA, plans to purchase seven liquid natural gas trucks to haul U.S. mail.
Although the trucks could cost Matheson $700,000, the fleet could receive up to $400,000 in incentives from the Sacramento
The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. hosted its third annual Bangor Convoy For Kids on May 31. The parade featured 85 trucks and raised nearly $2,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Medical Center.
The first steps are being taken to implement the transfer of Ford Motor Co.’s heavy truck business to Freightliner Corp., including new manufacturing sites for the purchased products, contracts to Ford Heavy Truck dealers, and jobs
The 2nd annual Lowboy’s Truckstop Show, held at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, has been extended to include a second day. More than 10,000 drivers and their families are expected to attend the event, scheduled for Nov.
Seven professional drivers from Burlington Motor Carriers were honored for performance and dedication during the past year. The drivers excelled in service, safety, availability, fuel management, attitude and performance. Each driver received an award package totaling
Ryder has introduced an Internet site which gives users direct access to its database of used tractors, straight trucks, vans, trailers and buses.
Located at http://www.ryder.com, the Ryder Used Vehicle Sales Center provides instant access to more
John O’Hearn has been named as The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) 1997 Member of the Year.
Since 1991, O’Hearn has been leased to Bulk Transportation of Walnut, CA. Excellent driving, safety records, financial aptitude and
Celadon Trucking Services has launched an Internet site at http://www.celadontrucking.com. The site allows users to browse information on the company’s services, facilities, driver information, newsletter and financial data.
Eventually the company expects to add interactive customer services
Nine Werner drivers have logged 1 million accident-free miles. Each has been inducted into the Werner Hall of Fame, which brings the number of “Million Milers” to 100
Cathedral City, CA, will soon be the site of a state-of-the-art truckstop/travel center which will feature unique amenities to pamper and care for truckers
New technology developed by Clean Air Partners of San Diego, CA, will allow heavy duty trucks to run both on natural gas and diesel fuel
Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, will host its second annual Summer Expo throughout the months of August and September. The travel center has scheduled more than 20 displays and programs designed to “bring the truck shows
The New England Truck Show will change its name to the North American Truck Show to reflect the increasing number of attendees that are coming from areas outside the six New England states.
The 1998 North American
Mack Trucks is offering LNG-fueled Mack MR and LE model trucks equipped with Mack E7G 325 hp natural gas engines. The new engine is said to be an evolution of the Mack E7 diesel and will
Truckers should know that Texas has not abolished split speed limits as previously reported by the Austin Statesman, the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
When the Austin Statesman stated the Associated Press
The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has challenged a California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board report which links diesel exhaust with lung cancer.
The EMA claims that the report — Proposed Identification of Diesel Exhaust as a Toxic
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,
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