Apr 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Clapp, Janke to address NPTC conference
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has announced two keynote speakers for its 13th annual Education/Management Conference and Exhibition scheduled for April 28-30, 2002, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin TX.
Joseph M Clapp, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and Michael Janke, veteran Navy SEAL and CIA operative, will be featured at the event.
NPTC 2002 offers business-networking opportunities, the Bridgestone/Firestone Driver Hall of Fame, more than 25 educational workshops including two sessions on transportation security, and a gathering for women in transportation. For registration information, visit NPTC's web site at www.nptc.org.
Expo, seminar to reflect new face of logistics
Distribution/Computer Expo & Seminar 2002 features sessions on e-commerce and supply chain management, as well as warehousing, bar-code, transportation, distribution, and logistics. Seminars will be May 21-22; the expo is May 22-23. Both events are to be held at the Navy Pier in Chicago IL.
Jim Tompkins, president and founder of Tompkins and Associates, will give the keynote presentation. He will speak on “Revolution: Take-Charge Business Strategies for Business Success” on the opening day of the expo May 22. On the show floor, the EXPO is expected to feature 200-plus exhibitors of more than 1,000 computer programs, systems, and services.
Full details on these activities are available in a color brochure. To get one, phone 800-338-4112 or 610-458-6410, or e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete details are also on the Internet at www.logistar.com. Events are sponsored by C S Report Inc of Uwchland PA.
North American Truck Show turning 30
The North American Truck Show (NATS) will hold its 30th-anniversary show May 2-4, 2002, at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston MA. This event will feature the Stars & Stripes truck show, an exhibition of 30 of the best show trucks from around the United States. With 15 tractor/trailer combos and 15 bobtails on display, the exhibition will include cash awards for Best-of-Show and People's Choice.
The Massachusetts State Police Road Team will conduct question-and-answer sessions on roadside inspections, and will hold a panel presentation on diesel emissions testing standards.
Seminars and technical sessions will be hosted by the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association (MMTA). Topics will include hazardous materials training, preparing for a successful DOT compliance audit, tax elimination strategies, and fleet insurance savings strategies.
For more information or to register, phone the MMTA at 800-401-6682 or access www.truckingexpo.com.
Bulk Carrier Day reaches 35th anniversary
Carriers, shippers, and receivers of liquid and dry bulk materials will meet for the 35th annual Bulk Carrier Day dinner and show June 4, 2002, at the Pines Manor (Route 27 and Talmadge Road) in Edison NJ. Bulk Carrier Day offers an opportunity to visit exhibit booths, view equipment on display during the afternoon image competition (1 to 7 pm), and attend a evening dinner and program (7 to 9 pm).
Proceeds from this event enable annual gifts to the Deborah Hospital and Saint Barnabas Bum Center foundations. For more information regarding levels of participation, advertising, and attendance, contact the Bulk Carrier Day Committee Inc, PO Box 25, Woodbridge NJ 07095; phone Don Hannon at 732-530-0858; or fax him at 732-530-0278.
ECTA will explore personnel shortage issue
The European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA) will conduct a mini-conference and annual meeting April 25-26, 2002, in Antwerp, Belgium. The mini-conference will analyze root causes of the shortage of skilled personnel and propose solutions. This issue will be debated further by representatives of transport companies and major shippers.
Keynote speaker is Lawrence Watson, an expert in human resources, former partner of the Hay Group, and presently involved in the organization and management of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The annual meeting will start the afternoon of April 25 with four simultaneous sessions of ECTA working groups. Prompt registration is advised, since the number of participants per session is limited. For more information, phone 322-741-8681, e-mail email@example.com, or access www.epca.be/ecta/.
ILTA schedules two regional meetings
The Independent Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) plans to hold regional meetings in April 2002 open to its terminal and supplier members. Meeting dates, locations, contact persons, and their contact information are:
Southern Region — April 24, Hobby Airport Hilton, 8181 Airport Blvd, Houston TX. Contact William Bruggeman, Colonial Terminals Inc, phone 912-236-1331, fax 912-235-3873, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Region — April 26, Trump Taj Mahal Hotel, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave, Atlantic City NJ. Contact Michael Anwar, Valleytank Inc, phone 450-371-1781, fax 450-371-8613, or e-mail email@example.com.
Alberta firm chosen Kenworth dealer of year
Edmonton Kenworth in Edmonton, Alberta, was named Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the annual Kenworth dealer meeting in Seattle/Tacoma WA. The Alberta dealership was chosen for the honor from among Kenworth's five Gold Award winners for 2001. Other Gold Award winners were Bay Area Kenworth, Oakland CA; MHC Kenworth, Oklahoma City OK; Sahling Kenworth, Kearney NE; and Truck Enterprises, Roanoke VA.
In 2001, a 48,000-square-foot flagship facility was opened in Edmonton by Edmonton Kenworth. The facility has 24 service bays, including two drive-through service bays for PremierCare ExpressLube service. The dealership now has three locations — two in Edmonton and one in Lloydminster, Alberta.
Also announced were Silver Award winners for 2001: C-B Kenworth, South Portland ME; Central Illinois Trucks, Normal IL; GreatWest Kenworth, Calgary, Alberta; Inland Kenworth — New Mexico, Albuquerque NM; Kenworth Sales Co, Salt Lake City UT; Michigan Kenworth, Grand Rapids MI; Trebar Kenworth, Boise ID; Tri-State Kenworth, East Windsor CT; Wallwork Truck Center, Fargo ND; and Truck Enterprises, Harrisonburg VA.
Tiona tips its hat to drivers for safety records
Tiona Truck Line held its annual Safety/Length of Service banquet at corporate headquarters in Butler MO recently. Ten awards were given to drivers who have been accident-free for more than five years. Two drivers were honored for driving more than 20 years without an accident.
Recipients of length-of-service awards were Ronnie Van Sandt, chief financial officer — UP, and Junior Hood, driver, 20 years; Donna DeLozier, safety director, 15 years; and Gary Hubbard, permits-accounts payable, 10 years.
Wayne McCoy of Butler was voted by co-workers as Driver of the Year. He will receive a weekend at the Chateau in Branson MO. During his tenure at Tiona, he has served as terminal manager, dispatcher, and driver/driver-trainer. Three drivers tied for runner-up: Rodney Evans, Houston TX; Jimmy Poole, Newton GA; and Kenny Robbins, La Cygne KS.
Scania, Hino enter cooperation agreement
Scania and Hino have entered a strategic cooperation agreement aiming at a long-term business alliance.
Hino focuses on medium-duty trucks from 6 to 16 tonnes gross weight, with extensions into light trucks below 6 tonnes and heavy trucks mainly optimized for weights up to around 30 tonnes, since gross weights in Japan rarely exceed 28 tonnes. These market segments are covered with the three Dutro, Ranger, and Profia truck ranges. Hino's market share in the medium/heavy truck segment in Japan is 30%.
Scania exclusively manufactures heavy trucks with gross weights above 16 tonnes. Gross weights of 40 tonnes are common in Europe. Train weights of 55-60 tonnes or more are frequently used in other markets, in particular Scandinavia and southern Africa. Scania's market presence is strong in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Scania is also one of the strongest European heavy truck makes in Southeast Asia (except Japan) and the market leader in the heavy-construction segment of South Korea.
Both Hino and Scania produce several types of bus chassis for coach, intercity, and city applications. In both cases, due to the comparatively small volumes on the bus market, truck components must be used to achieve economy of scale.
The first step in the cooperation involves Scania tractor units, which will be marketed by Hino in Japan. Tractor units account for around 5,000 of the 45,000 heavy trucks that will be sold in Japan in 2002. Sales are still dominated by rigids (40,000), but the tractor market is gaining ground, especially at the heavy end. Under evaluation is the potential use of the Hino 7-liter engine in Scania trucks up to around 20 tonnes. This would enable higher productivity for some weight-sensitive applications, such as distribution and container haulage. An engine of this size would also be suitable for certain bus applications.
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