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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

USA Truck’s Top Guns

As part of its driver motivation program, USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has announced its 1997 Top Guns. To qualify, drivers must be accident-free for all consecutive quarters of a calendar year, have no cargo claims,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Melton Truck Lines Names Top Driver

Issiac Henderson has been selected as Melton Truck Lines’ 1997 Driver of the Year. A driver with Melton since 1974, Henderson completed 132,000 miles in 1997 without a collision or work-related injury and was never late

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Honors 12 Million Milers

Landstar Poole, Jacksonville, FL, recently honored 12 new Million Mile Safe Drivers by inducting them into the company Hall of Fame. The honorees, who completed 1 million accident-free miles while working for Landstar Poole, include: • David

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Names Contractor Of The Year

Dart Transit, Eagan, MN, has selected Carroll Benn of Center, MO, as its Contractor of the Year. A veteran with more than 32 years of driving experience and 12 years with Dart, Benn has completed 2.5

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Macklin Honored As TMC Wheel Master

Owner-operator Darrell Macklin was chosen as a TMC Wheel Master. The Wheel Master program was created to recognize the company’s best drivers based on years of service, safe driving record and overall quality performance. Macklin, a Laurel,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Pay Package Reduces Driver Turnover

J.B. Hunt Transport, Lowell, AR, reports that its new driver pay package has benefited the company, its employees and customers. Implemented in February 1997, the new pay plan raised driver pay-per-mile an average of 33% and offered

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Fleetline’s Campora Named Top Contractor

Fleetline Inc., a Dallas-based truckload carrier, has named George Campora its 1997 Contractor of the Year

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Selects National Driver Of The Year

Jack Goodman, a professional truck driver for Orval Kent Food Co., Wheeling, IL, has been chosen as the National Driver of the Year by Ryder Transportation Services, Miami, FL. The Arlington Heights, IL, native drives a Ryder

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Malone Honors Top Owner-Operators

Judged on their safety records, production and customer relations, several owner-operators were given top honors by Malone Freight Lines. Winners of the 1997 Owner-Operator of the Year awards include Joseph Huffman, Rodney Leeper, Troy Langley, Larry

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Taylor Named Paschall Driver Of The Year

Paschall Truck Lines, Murray, KY, has named Myron Taylor its 1997 Driver of the Year. Chosen for his exceptional driving performance and timely delivery record, Taylor has been employed at PTL for nearly ten years. The

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

McClendon Drivers Get E-mail

McClendon Trucking, LaFayette, AL, now allows its drivers to send and receive Internet e-mail messages from the cabs of their trucks. Using Transcommunication’s pre-paid phone card and QualComm’s OmniTracs satellite-based communications system, drivers can communicate with

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Central Gets PaperWise

Central Freight Lines has invested in PaperWise document imaging technology to provide clients with faster and more efficient customer service. The system, which will allow more than 400 concurrent users with unlimited expandability, will give Central

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Pays Drivers An Additional $2 Million

J.B. Hunt Transport, Lowell, AR, has rewarded 3,401 drivers with cash bonuses totaling $2.1 million for safe driving, delivering exemplary customer service and efficient fuel consumption. The Top Twenty Program awards bonuses to drivers whose driving performance

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Drivers Chosen As Wheel Masters

TMC Transportation, Des Moines, IA, has honored drivers Pat Patterson and Roger Dannen as TMC Wheel Masters, a distinction that recognizes drivers for exemplary performance. Patterson, from Greensboro, NC, has been with TMC since November 1991, while

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Doughtie Chooses Xata Systems

Portsmouth, VA-based Doughtie Foods Inc. has chosen Xata to provide the onboard computers and key hardware and software components for its next-generation fleet management system. The $85 million full-service food distributor delivers more than 5,000 different items

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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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Attributes Growth To NAFTA

Since 1994, Celadon Trucking has grown 50%, creating 500 new trucking and 100 administrative jobs — an expansion that Michael Hodson, Celadon executive vice president, attributes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking before a public

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider National Introduces Internet Site

Schneider National has launched a new Internet site at http://www.schneider.com. The website highlights company information and current employment opportunities. The Drive With Us area discusses driving opportunities for new and experienced drivers and independent contractors. Programs include

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Motor Carriers Honors Winners

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Introduces Web Site

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Werner Inducts 100th Million Miler

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Marten Announces Driver Pay Increase

Marten Transport has announced a 2¢ per mile driver pay increase after releasing its second quarter results reflecting a $1.6 million increase in net income over the same period in 1996. The Mondovi, WI-based company also reported

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Martin Honors Million-Milers

Martin Trucking Co., Tomah, WI, has honored Michael L. DeWitt as its first 2 million mile driver. A resident of Ontario, WI, DeWitt has been driving for Martin since 1979. In addition, the company wishes to honor

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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

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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

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