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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Second Stars & Stripes Qualifier Starts Tomorrow

The second qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting tomorrow and running through Saturday at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, in Walcott, Iowa

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Canceled

The truck-buying slump that has resulted in layoffs at every major truck manufacturer has now taken its toll on the truck show industry. Independent Trade Show Management has announced it has canceled its Southern Trucking Expo for this year, which was scheduled for Oct. 20-21 in Atlanta

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August 20, 2000 - Industry News

First Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Named

The first six out of 36 qualifiers for the Stars & Stripes truck show series, sponsored by Freightliner and Chevron, were named yesterday at Newport's Truckerfest at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

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August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pets Big Winners in Truckerfest Contest

Approximately 30 pets and their owners turned out for the Best Buddy Pet Contest at Truckerfest 2000 Saturday at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Wedding Bells Ring at Truckerfest

Truckerfest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., last week played host to the wedding of professional drivers Mark Hall and the former Mona Henry

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckerfest Continues Today

Newport's annual Truckerfest trucker appreciation event continues through 1 p.m. Sunday at The Alamo travel center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., with trucker games, the "Best Buddy" pet contest and a spectacular fireworks show

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Parade Kicks off Truckerfest in Reno

About 70 tractor-trailers and bobtail rigs of all ages, makes and descriptions made for a beautiful, noisy procession as the annual Truckerfest Parade of Pride slowly rolled through downtown Reno, Nev. The parade was the official kick-off to Truckerfest 2000, the annual trucker appreciation event put on by The Alamo travel center and Newport Communications. The event runs today through 1 p.m. Sunday, with exhibits, games, free steaks, live entertainment and more

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Plans Safety Conference

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is joining forces with a wide range of safety organizations to participate in a safety focus group at the CVSA Fall Conference, Sept. 10 in Grand Rapids, Mich

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Honored by Kenworth and "18 Wheels of Justice"

The TNN television series "18 Wheels of Justice" and Kenworth are saying "thank you" to truckers on national television this week during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin' for Buck$ Raises Charity Cash

Saturday's "Truckin' for Bucks" event near Lancaster, Pa., drew 110 drivers from 10 states to compete and an estimated 2,000 spectators

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Neal McCoy, Collin Raye to Perform at Truckerfest Tonight

Country music performers Neal McCoy and Collin Raye will perform a concert free for truckers and their spouses tonight at Newport Communications’ Truckerfest 2000 at the Alamo Travel Center in Reno-Sparks, Nev

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Parade of Pride in Reno Tonight

Four days of Truckerfest 2000 kick off tonight in Reno-Sparks, Nev., with the "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

TruckerFest Starts Tomorrow

Gorgeous rigs, trucker games, fireworks, free steaks, a free concert, exhibits and more can be found starting tomorrow night at the Alamo Travel Center in Reno-Sparks, Nev., as Newport’s TruckerFest 2000 gets under way

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

NFPA Holds Economic Outlook Conference

The National Fluid Power Assocation will hold its annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Wins Media Driving Contest

I'm happy to report that I won the media contest at the National Truck Driving Championships, held last week at the New Orleans Convention Center. But it was a hollow victory: Only three editors entered, and

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

L.A. Port to Hold Diesel Forum

The Port of Los Angeles is holding a forum on proposed diesel regulations Thursday

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

This is Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week today with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. President Bill Clinton once again issued a special proclamation wishing warm greetings to everyone celebrating the week. "Today American's are enjoying a time of unprecedented prosperity and economy growth," he said, "and America's professional truck drivers play a vital role in this success stor

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August 9, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar-Moderated Panel Kicks off National Truck Driver Championships

The five-day National Truck Driving Championships kicked off yesterday in New Orleans with a Safety Panel and press breakfast. The driving championship event, which this year sees 385 state champion drivers competing in nine categories at the national level, runs through Saturday and climaxes with the awards banquet where the Grand Champion is announced

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Show Cancelled

A biennial trade show billed as Canada's largest for the trucking industry has been cancelled

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta Safety Demo to Open Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association will kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week Monday with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. Called "Drivers Deliver Safely," the event will feature members of ATA’s America’s Road Team demonstrating safe driving practices to help Atlanta-area motorists and truckers drive more safely

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Chairman to Speak at McLeod Software Conference

Robert Hansen, 2000-2001 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn., will be the keynote speaker at McLeod Software's user's conference, Sept. 20-23 in Birmingham, Ala

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Drops a Day, Adds Events

This year's Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta will be shortened to two days from the previous three, being held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

400 of Safest Drivers Head to New Orleans

The American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships begins today in New Orleans

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August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Conference to Search for New Brake Strategies

The North American Brake Safety Conference to be held September 15-16 in Toronto will be directed primarily at finding new brake safety strategies for motor carriers. "Our goal is to help carriers achieve better brake safety on

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

South Carolina to Thank Truckers With Cookouts

Trucking industry leaders will be thanking drivers for their hard work and safe driving practices in the form of roadside picnics offered by the South Carolina Trucking Association during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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