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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Beall Trailers Opens Las Vegas Facility

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Werner Inducts Two Into Hall Of Fame

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Driver Reaches Three Million Miles

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Free Booklet Details Trucking Careers

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dryden Oil Products Now Available At Truckstops

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Union To File Invasion-Of-Privacy Suit Against CF

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ford Adds NGVs To Michigan Fleet

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Introduces Internet Site

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Membership To Owner-Operators

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Garage Manager, Technician Win National 76 Sweeps

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

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Combines Intermodal Operations

GE Capital Services, Stamford, CT, has consolidated TIP Intermodal Services and Genstar Container Corp.’s domestic container assets. The new group is called TIP Intermodal Services, headquartered in Devon, PA. As a result of the strategic consolidation, more

Tags: Intermodal

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Union Files Invasion-Of-Privacy Suit Against CF

The Teamsters union has filed a lawsuit against Consolidated Freightways for invading employees’ privacy rights by installing hidden cameras in bathrooms at CF’s Mira Loma, CA, terminal. The Menlo Park, CA-based carrier has maintained that the cameras

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Memorial Rally Held In Maine

The fifth annual Douglas Gentle Memorial Rally was held in August in Houlton, ME, and featured a show and shine tractor contest, truck parade and driving competitions. The annual event, held in the memory of Douglas Warren

Tags: Events

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Launches Emergency Breakdown Service

TIP ( Transport International Pool) has launched TIPLine, a toll-free number that connects drivers to an in-house emergency repair breakdown service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Breakdown Specialists answer the calls, troubleshooting the problems

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Launches Website

CFI, Joplin, MO, has launched a web site featuring company information and job opportunities for over-the-road drivers. Located at, the site allows drivers to apply for employment, review company statistics, meet the drivers of the month

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Services Marketed At Flying J

Transportation Specialists Insurance Agency has been formed to provide truck insurance for the professional driver. Located in Flying J Travel Plazas, the company will electronically market insurance through the Roadlink kiosk system. Staffed with insurance professionals who have

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Melton Driver Completes One Million Miles

Melton Truck Lines driver C.W. McGuire, Lockwood, MO, has been hononored with a 1 million mile safety award. According to the 10-year trucking veteran, the key to being a safe driver is to “pay attention, stay alert

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Winross Sweeps To Award Restored 1955 Ford F100

One lucky winner will receive a completely restored 1955 Ford F100 pickup truck in the Winross Great Giveaway Sweepstakes. The truck’s frame, body, upholstered cab and engine have been completely rebuilt and reassembled by the Winross Restorations

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Flags Driver Log Violations

Information Software has released Prophesy LogPlus version 2.1 for Windows—an automated log audit system which checks driver logs for violations. As logs are entered, system checks for 10 hour, 15 hour, speeding, cumulative and other violations. Users

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Is On A Roll

Cellport has introduced MobileWeb, a $695 box that connects to a vehicle’s electrical wiring to collect information about its health such as oil level and vehicle location. The box collects the information in HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

EnGenius Offers Wireless Data Transmission

Computer Methods Corp. has formed EnGenius, a subsidiary specializing in solutions for system and component diagnosis, inspection, tracking, evaluation and communication. Customers include fleets, heavy truck manufacturers and tire manufacturers. Key offerings include the PC-based MultiCom products

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Finding Loads And Services On Line

Payne & Associates has released full-fleet operating software as well as internet locator and load tracking software. Visual Dispatch, a Windows 32-bit application controls the entire fleet dispatch operation, performing order entry, equipment/driver assignment, load optimization, routing,

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Offers Internet Customer Service Guide

Consolidated Freightways offers its entire routing and service directory through the Internet. Located at, the guide gives customers access to the latest routing and service information, both domestically and internationally. The web site also offers a

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Federal Express Installs OmniTracs

Federal Express Corp. has purchased OmniTracs mobile communications units from Qualcomm, Inc. to achieve greater equipment visibility and a higher level of service reliability. Memphis, TN-based Federal Express will also implement Qualcomm’s SensorTracs driver performance monitoring

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless System Collects Fleet Data

AT/Comm has introduced the RF Gateway fleet management system. The wireless communications system allows fleets to automatically transmit and receive critical data including trip logs, maintenance and service measurements and engine diagnostics. Features include automatic polling,


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