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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Ups Driver Pay by 10%

Kennesaw, Ga.-based Trism recently announced a 10 percent pay increase that will affect company drivers in its Specialized Carrier's division

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

North Carolina Fleet Closes Shop

A North Carolina trucking firm is closing its doors, putting 340 people out of work

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Focuses on Air-Expedited Freight, Line of Credit Extended

Professional Transportation Group is restructuring its organization to focus on the air-expedited freight community

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Driver Aces Rodeo

Covenant Transport driver Jack Walls took first place in the Chattanooga, TN-based company’s annual rodeo. Of more than 800 competitors, Walls was the only driver to ace the course. Held in Oklahoma City, OK, the rodeo lasts

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NEMF Names Year’s Top Driver

New England Motor Freight (NEMF) has chosen John Misiak as its 1997 Driver of the Year. The award is based on the driver’s safety record and all-around job performance. An eight-year employee at NEMF, Misiak has completed

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Atlas Drivers Make 1997 Honor Roll

Atlas Van Lines has named three drivers from its special products division to its 1997 Driver Honor Roll. Calvin Conner, Gus Howard and Jim Remington were named to the honor roll for excellence in the areas

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Enhances NetLink

CFI, Joplin, MO, has enhanced its on-line booking and tracking applications on the CFI NetLink site at http://www.cfi-us.com. CFI AccuTrack, the real-time freight tracking system, will now offer more detailed information and can provide tracking information

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Names Year’s Top Drivers

Burlington Motor Carriers has named its 1997 Drivers of the Year based on their safety and service records and overall professionalism. The Drivers of the Year are Claude Overla, Joe Powell, Lynn Osborn, Doug Woitshek, Al Green,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Selects Eaton Vorad

TMC Transportation, Cleveland, OH, has made the Eaton Vorad EVT-200 Collision Warning System standard on its new Freightliner Century trucks. TMC plans to equip its entire fleet with the EVT-200 units, stating that the system gives

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Selects First All-Star Road Team

Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has selected 17 drivers for its first-ever Overnite All-Star Road Team. Modeled after ATA’s America’s Road Team, the Overnite crew will travel across the country to speak about safety issues and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Decker Announces 1997 Award Winners

Riverdale, NJ-based Decker Transport has announced its 1997 award winners. In addition to a commemorative plaque, each winner received a $1,000 check. Winners included: • Driver of the Year — George Hahn, who drove more than 140,000 miles

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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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