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August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Appreciation Week Honors Truckers

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is under way, Aug. 25-Sept. 1. The theme for the week, sponsored by the American Trucking Associations, is "Drivers Deliver Safely.

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August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Conference Addresses Hazmat Compliance

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council will examine the theme "Managing Hazmat Compliance: Fact or Fiction" during its annual conference and exhibition Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans

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August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Georgia Fleet Expo Scheduled

The Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. has scheduled its annual George Fleet Expo for Oct. 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, south of Atlanta

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August 21, 2001 - Industry News

TCA To Hold Independent Contractor Meeting In Chicago

The Truckload Carriers Assn. will hold its sixth annual Independent Contractor Division meeting Sept. 20-21 in Chicago

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August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Show Trucks Shine At TruckerFest

Left to right: Rob Harris, H&H Trucking, plus driver in white shirt; Austin Jenkins and Tim Thornhill, Trees Forever; Bob Cashell Jr., president/CEO of the Alamo; Chuck Prigge, Marie and Bill Sandvik, Sandvik Trucking.

"Always a bridesmaid, never a bride"? Not so for Sandvik Trucking's "Delirious Desire," which won Best of Show Combo at the Stars & Stripes truck beauty contest at The Alamo travel center in Reno, Nev., last week

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August 19, 2001 - Industry News

TruckerFest Honors America's Drivers

Neal McCoy entertains the crowd at TruckerFest Friday night.

Truckers from across the nation flocked to Reno, Nev., over the weekend as the annual TruckerFest driver appreciation event wrapped up at the Alamo Travel Plaza

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August 17, 2001 - Industry News

Parade, Wedding Kick Off TruckerFest

A wedding and the annual Parade of Pride kicked off TruckerFest 2001 in Reno, Nev.

The fifth annual RoadStar TruckerFest kicked off Thursday evening with an exciting truck parade through downtown Reno, Nev. More than 60 truckers were in this convoy and thousand of onlookers took time to stop and cheer at the beautiful rig

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August 15, 2001 - Industry News

TruckerFest Starts Today

Newport's annual TruckerFest driver appreciation celebration kicks off tonight with the Parade of Pride through downtown Reno, Nev

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August 15, 2001 - Industry News

UTA To Hold Second Annual Convention In Arizona

The Used Truck Association will hold its second annual convention Nov. 8-10, 2001, at the Rio Rico Resort & Country Club in Rio Rico, Ariz

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August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships This Week

More than 400 of the top professional truck drivers in the U.S. are converging the Minneapolis Convention Center this week for the American Trucking Associations' 2001 National Truck Driving Championships, Aug. 22-25

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August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Show To Feature Limited Edition Models

1942 Diamond T at a museum show.

The Pacific Northwest Truck Museum will feature “orphan trucks” -- trucks manufactured in limited quantities -- at its annual truck show, Aug. 25 in Brooks, Ore

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August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Spin-Off On Hold

The economy has put a kink in Schneider's plans to spin off its logistics business as a separate public company

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August 8, 2001 - Industry News

Billy Bob's Texas Hosts Show-And-Shine

A new truck beauty show, "Billy Bob's Texas Truck Round-Up" will be held in the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob's Texas, billed as the world's largest country music nightclub, Sept. 28-30

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Quinn, Canary to Address McLeod Conference

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has announced that two trucking industry leaders will speak at the company’s user conference next month

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July 27, 2001 - Industry News

St. Ignace Parade Of Lights To Honor Ruth Jones

This year's Parade of Lights at the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., will be dedicated to Ruth Jones, NAST member and Senior Editor at LandLine Magazine, who died June 8 after a long battle with cancer

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July 25, 2001 - Industry News

ITS To Include Saturday In 2002

Saturday will again be on the schedule for the International Trucking Show next year in Las Vegas

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July 24, 2001 - Industry News

TruckerFest To Host Blood Drive

Newport Communications' annual TruckerFest, held at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., will host a blood drive

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July 20, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting to Include Two Tracks

The Technology and Maintenance Council's fall meeting will live up to its new name, with tracks on both equipment and information technology

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July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Neal McCoy Returns To TruckerFest

Neal McCoy will entertain truckers free at TruckerFest.

Neal McCoy, a hit with truckers at last year's TruckerFest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., is making a return appearance at this year's event, Friday, Aug. 17

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July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Beautiful Trucks Winners At Walcott

Walcott Truckers Jamboree highlights: Trucker olympics, top left; antique trucks, top right; Super Truck Beauty Contest winners "Marooned," bottom left, and "Liquid Chicken," bottom right.

More than 60 trucks entered the Super Truck Beauty Contest at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, last week

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July 13, 2001 - Industry News

October NAFTA Conference to Review Rules for International Trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold an information conference on the North America Free Trade Agreemen

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July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Jamboree Starts Today

The Super Truck Beauty Contest is a highlight of the Walcott event. (Photo by Bette Garber)

One of the country's oldest trucker appreciation events is being held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, today and Friday

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July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Lee Hi Travel Plaza To Host Jamboree

The Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va., is hosting its fourth annual Truck Jamboree, with proceeds benefiting the local United Way

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July 3, 2001 - Industry News

1938 Kenworth Finishes Great Race In Top 15

CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crosses the finish line in Pasadena, Calif.

On June 30, CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crossed the finish line in Pasadena, Calif., completing a 4,500-mile race across America

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July 3, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Are Pikes Peak Crowd Pleaser

Bruce Canepa and the Kenworth race truck, top and right, bettered their performance this year, while record-holder Mike Ryan and the Freightliner race truck, bottom, failed to finish the course.

The 79th Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds saw two big rig entries for this year, but only one finisher. Bruce Canepa, driving the CFI Kenworth T2000 uphill race truck, bettered his own recor

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