July 2001

The Great American Trucking Show will move from a Thursday-to-Saturday show to a Friday-to-Sunday schedule, Sept. 7-9, in Dallas. The Friday and Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dave Carr, an owner-operator from North Bay, Ontario, won the first Peterbilt Model 387 Premier Edition truck to be produced, Peterbilt Motors Co. announced during the Mid-America Trucking Show. Carr owns D&J Transport, a tanker operation leased to Harmac Transportation.

The Texas Department of Transportation is planning a $9.2 million rest stop project. Nearly 70 rest stops will be created or renovated over five years.

Mack Trucks will cut its work force by 12 percent due to declining sales. Mack will cut approximately 700 positions by July and plans to reduce approximately 130 non-manufacturing jobs.

Pilot opened a Travel Center in Lost Hills, Calif., its ninth in the state. The facility features seven diesel islands, seven showers, a Wendy’s restaurant and 100 parking spaces.

CompuNet Credit Services added information on bankruptcies, judgments and liens free of charge to its monthly reports.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is planning to build 10 megaplazas in the next decade.

The Maine Professional Drivers Association selected Christopher Libby, Michael Frith and Trevor MacKenzie to join its 2001 Road Team.

The Truckload Carriers Association recognized Darin Betzer and Monte Martin as Highway Angels for rescuing a woman trapped in a submerged vehicle. The pair used Martin’s truck to pull the woman’s vehicle out of the water.

76 Lubricants will distribute Miraclean parts cleaning and fluid management products.

Comdata will provide the full range of Comchek money movement and information management services to Arrow Trucking, including a custom fuel program.

Quick Fuel Fleet Services opened its first automated commercial fleet fueling station in Orlando, Fla. It is the first of several facilities planned for Florida.

The International Trucking Show will be June 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Admission and parking is free. For more information, visit www.truckshow.com.

ALK Technologies released the PC*Miller 15 product line. The new line expands the routing database with more road miles, locations and ZIP codes.

Cummins introduces a new Web-based spec’ing application, PowerSpec, at www.powerspec.cummins.com. The program will allow customers to custom-spec electronic features of their engines online.

Allison Transmission added sales and service information, parts catalogs, and other literature to its website, www.allisontransmission.com.

Haldex Brake Systems updated and renamed its site, www.hbsna.com.

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