PNV Inc. will take a special Technology Road Show truck to truckstops and truck shows around the country for the next two years.
The truck is a state-of-the-art computer lab and learning exhibit on wheels designed to educate long-haul truck drivers about the Internet and new technology. A professional truck driver,
along with a team of trainers, will take the tour truck from state to state. The truck will be set up for two to three days at a time at PNV-equipped truckstops and trucking industry events across the country.
The Internet-ready truck pulls a 53-foot custom-built trailer, which includes a classroom equipped with eight laptop computers as well as three PNV Internet kiosks. The show is being sponsored in part by Showtime, ZDTV, Thermo King, Cummins Engine, CAT Scales and Chevron. Fleets including Covenant Transport, Arnold Transportation Services, Jevic
Transportation and U.S. Xpress have sponsored a driver recruitment station in the trailer.
Drivers will be able to sign up for half-hour customized curriculum sessions, geared to their individual level of Internet knowledge. Cameras, which have been supplied by ZDTV and are
installed in all PNV Internet kiosks, will be available in the classroom for interactive training.