August 2001

Weekly $1,000 winners in the Money for Miles Sweepstakes at include Heather Sendo-Miller of Laredo, Texas; Brian Austin of Bradley, Ill.; and Paul Gladue of Jacksonville, Fla. One registered user of the site will win $1,000 each week through May.

New president of Volvo Trucks North America is Michel Gigou, former Mack president. His replacement at Mack is Paul Vikner. Both companies are subsidiaries of Volvo Global Trucks, based in Sweden.

A Carnegie Medal for heroism went to Buin E. Strader, 47, a Lewisburg, Ky., logger who rescued trapped trucker John D. Hurt, 31, from his wrecked and burning fuel tanker minutes before the 2,500-gallon load exploded. If you’d like to nominate a hero who risked or gave his life saving others, visit

Three years have passed since New Hampshire’s Legislature approved fines for sooty diesel smokestacks, but not a single ticket has been written. Of 700 trucks inspected in the past 12 months, only about 35 failed, and those drivers were given warnings, according to the New Hampshire Sunday News.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., predict the harbor’s truck traffic will double in the next 20 years to nearly 83,000 trucks a day.

Herbert Woods, whose trucker’s income and business savvy helped his wife, Sylvia, start the famed Harlem soul-food restaurant Sylvia’s, died June 13 in New York City. He was 76.

The Truckload Carriers Association recognized Cowen Truck Line driver Richard Kranz as a Highway Angel for rescuing a salt truck driver whose hand was caught in the spreader.

Jake Brake is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the shipment of its first Jacobs Engine Brake kit.

Dana Brake and Chassis announced plans for a new plant in Waupaca, Wis., that will produce 2.4 million brake rotors a year.

Employees can sue Consolidated Freightways for installing concealed cameras and microphones in the restrooms at its Mira Loma, Calif., terminal, the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

TravelCenters of America will award its TA RoadKing Club members double points for each RoadKing Club RoadMile earned on the purchase of diesel fuel at all TravelCenter locations.

Online news

The Red Book launched a website and broker rating product at

Prophesy Transportation offers webZone, a web design, hosting and maintenance service, through

Horton‘s electronic product catalog is available at

Powernet Systems launched an Internet-based maintenance scheduling system at

Kenworth updated its website,, to include more extensive product, dealer, parts, service and driver information.

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