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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center In Fort Pierce, Florida

Knoxville, TN-based Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Fort Pierce, FL, located at I-95 and Okeechobee Road The new facility features seven diesel lanes, eight gasoline islands, 90 truck parking spaces and 50

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Rockwell Wabco Changes Name

Rockwell Wabco Vehicle Control Systems, Troy, MI, has officially changed its name to Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems. Meritor is a North American supplier of antilock braking systems for heavy duty trucks, trailers and buses. Meritor Wabco

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata Executives Hit The Road

As part of an initiative to better serve truck drivers by understanding what they experience on the road, Comdata executives spent the summer riding with drivers across the U.S. The Brentwood, TN-based company initiated the program

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Operation Lifesaver Offers Tips For Rail Crossing Safety

In September 1997, a trucker was killed in Gary, IN, when he drove around a lowered highway-rail grade crossing gate and was hit by an oncoming Amtrak train. The collision threw the driver out of the truck

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Wanted For Advertising Program

Media Vehicles, a GE Capital company, is soliciting less-than-truckload and distribution motor carriers to participate in its truck advertising program. The company will pay carriers $2,000 per year for every truck upon which they place ads for

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Tests TransForm NetCaster

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, TN, will beta-test TransForm NetCaster, an new Internet enabled, secure transactional information delivery system from System Architects Inc. The software operates over a highly secure global Virtual Private Network within the Internet, allowing carriers

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Impco Opens Center For Clean Fuel Systems

Impco, a specialist in clean fuel vehicle technology, has opened a new Advanced Technology Center in Irvine, CA. The 80,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to gaseous fuel systems, including natural gas. Displays will feature clean fuel vehicles and technologies

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Ford AeroMax In Truckstop Sweeps

Dugless Estes Sr., a 56-year-old trucker from Sikeston, MO, received a 1998 Ford AeroMax 122 and an 11-day African safari as the grand prize winner in the 1997 Truck N Safari Sweepstakes. The AeroMax is equipped with

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Driver Logs Four Million Accident-Free Miles

Consolidated Freightways driver Ralph C. Emerson, Kingsport, TN, has logged 4 million accident-free miles in his 43-year career with the company. To commemorate the milestone, the company has dedicated a specially outfitted tractor with Emerson’s name and

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

The Freightliner/Ford Heavy Truck Deal

Ford will exit the big truck market following the pending sale of its heavy truck business to Freightliner. If the deal is finalized and approved by the government, Freightliner will own technology, tooling and assembly equipment

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Engine Meets 1998 EPA Standards

Cummins Engine Co.’s B5.9G heavy duty natural gas engine has completed certification for the 1998 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle and Low Emissions Vehicle standards. The spark-ignited engine features advanced electronic

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Highway Undergoes Extensive Improvement

The State Route 91 Improvement Project, which began earlier this year, is expected to add a High Occupancy Vehicle lane, modify local overcrossings and undercrossings, and improve traffic flow along an 11-mile corridor stretching from State

Tags: Highways

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pay Hikes Bring Experienced Drivers To JB Hunt

According to JB Hunt Transport spokesmen, increased driver compensation is paying off. When the Lowell, AR-based carrier first announced the pay hike in September 1996, 81% of the new drivers hired were inexperienced. By March 1997,

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon May Begin Truck Emissions Testing

In Portland, OR, diesel trucks and buses may soon be subject to the same rigorous emissions testing required of gasoline-powered cars, vans and pickups. Oregon presently does not include diesel buses or trucks weighing more than 8,500

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CTA Supports Bill To Place Stringent Rules On Foreign Drivers

The California Trucking Assn. has given its full support to Senate Bill 270, safety legislation authored by Senator Steve Peace (D-El Cajon). The bill would require the California Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation and California Air

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New York Delays Truck Pollution Standards

Cracking down truck and bus emissions may not cut air pollution as effectively as restricting the kinds of new cars that can be sold in New York would, a spokesman for Governor George Pataki said. A deal

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

International Highway Transportation Safety Week Scheduled

International Highway Transportation Safety Week, designed to promote motor carrier highway safety throughout North America, has been scheduled for June 2-7. The event will pay tribute to the people, programs and partnerships that enhance highway safety. The

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Strike in France, India

In Paris, France, truck drivers, whose protests disrupted the nation for nearly two weeks last November, called for a strike on May 5 after early retirement negotiations broke down, union officials said. Truck company owners and drivers

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trucker Wins Motorhome In Freightliner Sweeps

William Lorenzo of Kane, PA, was awarded a 1997 Winnebago Vectra Grand Tour motor home given away in a Freightliner Corp. drawing held at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Lorenzo was selected from more than 5,000 CDL

Tags: Events

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Launches Annual Eagle Tour

Navistar International Transportation Corp. has launched its fourth annual Eagle Tour, sending its top-of-the-line Eagle 9000 Series tractors to 39 truckstops and sales locations across the U.S. and Canada. The tour brings the new models directly

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

DUI Deaths, Injuries, Arrests Continue To Drop

According to an annual report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, alcohol-related accidents, deaths, injuries and arrests fell in 1995. This is the sixth straight year the numbers have declined. The change is attributed to

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Authorities Close Baton Rouge Truckstop Casino

Baton Rouge’s only truckstop casino has been shut down because it did not sell any fuel in March, state gambling regulators say. Video poker machines at Mr. Lucky’s were disabled on orders of the Louisiana Gaming Control

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Group Opposes Triples In California

A triple-trailer truck was on display at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a press conference sponsored by Californians for Safe Highways (CSH) as part of a state campaign to block the use of triples on

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

StoNew Hybrid Electric Truck In Progress

ISE Research is creating a hybrid electric truck at Calstart’s Burbank, CA facility. The diesel engine, transmission and fuel tanks are being removed from the Class 8 truck and will be replaced with dual electric motors,

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Raises Truck Speed Limit to 65

In Springfield, IL, campers, buses and big rigs would be allowed to cruise up to 65 mph on four-lane divided highways in rural Illinois under a bill that passed the House.The House voted 78-37 to approve


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