September 2001

| February 01, 2002

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America presented a Best of ITS award to Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate for its PrePass weigh station service. The award was presented at the 11th Annual Best of ITS Awards Banquet in Miami Beach, Fla.

FedEx Custom Critical appointed John Pickard president and CEO.

Fire destroyed Duke’s Truck Center on I-69 in Anderson, Ind., only a few hours after employees left the trailer sales and repair facility for the day.

The U.S. Department of Transportation began enforcing new drug and alcohol testing rules Aug. 1.

J.W. Eaves, the trucking company owner whose New Mexico ranch was a location for The Cheyenne Social Club, The Cowboys, Silverado, Young Guns and other Westerns, died of pneumonia. He was 85.

The corporate attorney who formerly settled accident claims for CRST International pleaded not guilty to charges she defrauded the trucking company of $600,000 by issuing checks to fictitious accident victims, doctors and insurers. Valli Jo Williams is set for trial in October.

Prizeworthy owner-operators sought

The Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive are sponsoring TCA’s 15th annual Independent Contractor of the Year Contest, which offers more than $100,000 in prizes.

Owner-operators will be evaluated on their business success, safety records and contributions to the image of trucking. The preapplication form, due Sept. 28, is online at and

Finalists will be notified by Oct. 17 and asked to submit a more detailed application by Dec. 14. The winners will be announced at the TCA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, March 3-6, 2002.

Overdrive’s sister publication Truckers News is cosponsoring TCA’s competition for company drivers. For more information about these contests, contact Nancy O’Liddy at (703) 838-7936 or or write to Truckload Carriers Association, c/o Contests, 2200 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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