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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider National Launches Web Site

Schneider National has introduced a new, fully interactive Internet site. Located at http://www.schneider.com, the site highlights the company’s transportation and logistics services, the advantages of driving with Schneider and employment opportunities. Site also includes Loading Guidelines which

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Implements Interactive Voice Response System

Landstar has introduced its state-of-the-art, multi-model Interactive Voice Response and Electronic Carrier Information systems. The IVR system uses captured telecommunications technology to provide real time pickup, delivery, check call, load status and distress call information for all

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Implements Qualcomm’s CabCard

Maverick Transportation is said to be the first customer to fully implement Qualcomm’s CabCard personal communications system throughout its entire company. CabCard is a pre-paid service which provides discounted long-distance phone rates, voice-mail capabilities and driver e-mail.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

USF Holland Drivers Take Top Safety Honors

USF Holland’s linehaul drivers have won first place in the 1997 American Trucking Assn. National Truck Safety Contest. The Holland, MI-based carrier competed in the General Commodities Less-Than-Truckload Linehaul competition for carriers driving more than 100 million

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cumbie and Grant Named Contractors of The Year

Cart and Fleetline have announced George Cumbie and Thomas Grant as the Contractors of the Year. Cumbie was named as Fleetline’s 1996 Contractor of the Year. In 1993, Cumbie contracted with Fleetline and has a perfect on-time

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Roberts Express Names Contractors of the Year

Roberts Express has announced the 1996 Safety Contractors of the Year. The 20 best of 1,400 contractors are honored for safe driving and customer service. The winners represent vehicles ranging from mini-vans to tractors. The 1996 Safety

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sharpe Honored By McCammon Trucking

David L. Sharpe from Montpelier, IN, was honored for driving more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. Sharpe has driven for McCammon Trucking of Hartford City, IN, for 24 years. Darrell McCammon, owner of McCammon Trucking said, "Dave

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Honored By Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History has added Roadway Express Online to its permanent research collection. The Akron-based motor carrier is being honored for the innovative use of information technology on its web site. Located

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bynum Named Ryder Driver of Year

Bobbie J. Bynum of Cartersville, GA, was selected as the National Driver of the Year by Ryder Transportation Services at the annual awards banquet in Miami, FL. Bynum is employed by ATCO Rubber Products and has been

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Honored As ‘Woman-Friendly’ Employer

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women has named Ryder System one of the five most “Women-Friendly” employers in the state of Florida. The employers were selected on the basis of responses to a statewide survey

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cannon Express Signs With American Mobile Satellite

Cannon Express will equip American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s fleet of 900 trucks with Mobile Messaging Service units. The messaging services are designed to help fleets lower operating costs, improve customer service and increase driver productivity, safety

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Open House Honors Safe Drivers

Landstar Ranger held its annual Ranger Days Open House at its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, honoring its Million Mile Safe Drivers and winners of the 1997 National Safe Driving Championship. In the company’s annual safe driving competition,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

West Side Transport Wins Trailmobile Award

West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, IA, has been awarded the 1997 Trailmobile Fleet Safety Award. Sponsored by the Iowa Motor Truck Assn., the American Trucking Assns. and Trailmobile, the award is presented to a company that operates

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Gerber Poultry Selects Xata

Gerber Poultry, a Kidron, OH-based company that provides fresh and frozen poultry products to northeast and north central Ohio, has selected Xata as the hardware and software platform for its next-generation fleet management system. Gerber’s goal in

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Harley-Davidson Selects Eaton’s Fleet Advisor

Harley-Davidson has signed an agreement for the purchase of the Fleet Advisor System from Eaton Corp.’s Trucking Information Services Div. Harley plans to use Fleet Advisor to improve dispatching, maximize equipment utilization and enhance customer service capabilities.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Continental Signs With Qualcomm

Continental Express, Little Rock, AR, has signed a multi-million-dollar contract to purchase 750 OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. The irregular route general commodity common carrier serves 48 states, and selected Qualcomm

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Chooses Baker As Driver Of The Year

CFI, Joplin, MO, has selected Don Baker as its 1997 Driver of the Year. Recognized for his professionalism, superior performance and outstanding driving skills, Baker has driven for CFI for 11 years and has logged more

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Atlas Website Honored

Atlas Van Lines took first place for its interactive website, The Atlas Interchange, in the 20th annual Public Relations Society of America East Central District awards competition. Winning in the Marketing/Consumer Relations category, the site receives

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

National’s Herschell Logs 3 Million Miles

National Carriers, Liberal, KS, has honored Elvin Herschell for reaching 3 million accident-free miles. For reaching the milestone, the Perry, OK-resident has received a plaque, a three-diamond hat pin, a 3-million-mile jacket and commemorative patches.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Umthun Recognizes Outstanding Employees

Umthun Trucking Co. recently held annual employee recognition and safety awards banquets at regional locations in Birmingham, AL; Youngstown, OH; Hammond, IN; Dallas, TX; Muscatine, IA; and Eagle Grove, IA. The company honored 184 drivers, mechanics

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Continental Signs With Qualcomm

Continental Express, Little Rock, AR, has signed a multi-million dollar contract to purchase 750 Qualcomm OmniTracs satellite mobile communications systems over the next five years. Continental will use the system to offer a higher level of

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

West Side Transport Names Year’s Top Driver

West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, IA, has named Gary Peldo its 1997 Driver of the Year. Peldo, who has been driving for West Side for more than four years, has accumulated more than 500,000 accident-free miles.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

R.G. Transport Signs Up For HighwayMaster Platinum

HighwayMaster Corp. has signed R.G. Transport Inc. up for its HighwayMaster Platinum Service, which provides end-to-end information solution and access to transportation operating services, allowing companies to pay for management information system costs on a per-mile

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

CFI to Offer Free Internet Access to Drivers

Contract Freighters Inc., Joplin, Mo., is the first fleet company to offer its drivers free Internet access through PNV

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Announces New Services in Pacific Northwest

Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., has improved its service to and from the Pacific Northwest regions of Oregon and Washington

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