TRUCKING BRIEFS

TRUCKING BRIEFS

New System by CEX

Figures Freight RatesRUTHERFORD, N.J. - Con-Way Eastern Express (CEX) has developed a new simplified, highly accurate system that calculates freight rates within seconds for shippers without experience in tariff computations.

The CEX Express Rate system, available on computer disk or printout sheets, is a two-step procedure that uses origin and destination three-digit ZIP codes and classification descriptions to give precise rates without complicated computations.

For complete details, contact CEX's vice president of sales, Robert White, at (201) 438-8600, or write him at Con-Way Eastern Express, 301 Route 17 North, Rutherford, N.J. 07070.

CEX, a predominantly less-than-truckload carrier based in Rutherford, has 32 terminals. It is a subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways.

Ford Brochures Outline

Truck Specifications

DEARBORN, Mich. - Brochures describing Ford Motor Co.'s new AeroMax tractor and most of the company's other 1988 medium and heavy-duty models are available from Ford Truck Operations.

Brochures covering the AeroMax, F-Series, L-8000, L-9000, B-Series, Cargo and CLT-9000 trucks and mid-range Ford diesel engine can be ordered immediately, the company said.

All of the literature can be ordered through the Ford Heavy Truck Merchandising and Advertising Office, 300 Renaissance Center, P.O. Box 43308, Detroit, Mich. 48243.

Grants to Aid Students

In Logistics Management

OAK BROOK, Ill. - The Council of Logistics will award up to nine $1,000 scholarships in 1988 to students pursuing careers in logistics management.

Students in their senior year of college or students enrolled in their first year of graduate study are eligible to apply.

For consideration, students must express a clear desire to complete a graduate business program that will lead to a career in logistics management.

For more information, contact the Council of Logistics Management Scholarship Program, Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, Minn. 56082.

Arkansas Driver Wins

Highway Hero Award

DAYTONA, Fla. - Robert Williams, a truck driver from Fort Smith, Ark., was named America's National Highway Hero for 1987-88 by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio. Mr. Williams, 52, was honored during ceremonies at the Daytona 500 stock car race Feb. 14.

Mr. Williams was cited for bravery in a June 1987 rescue of a driver from a burning car.

Four runners-up were also honored: the late Mark Giles of Days Creek, Ore.; John Rudeen of Bovey, Minn.; Gerald Clement of Sturgis, S.D.; and Monte Bachand of Newell, S.D.

Irish trucker Larry O'Brien, named the 1987-88 European Highway Hero, was also honored.

Goodyear presented a $20,000 U.S. savings bond to Mr. Williams and bonds of $5,000 for each of the runners-up. Mr. O'Brien also received a $5,000 award.

The company said it is accepting nominations from the public for the 1988-89 Highway Hero awards program for heroic deeds performed between Oct. 1, 1987 and Sept. 30, 1988.

Nomination forms and information are available from Goodyear Highway Hero, Dept. 798, 1144 East Market St., Akron, Ohio 44316.

Rockwell Tape Stresses

Good Driving Habits

TROY, Mich. - Rockwell International Corp. Automotive Operations released a videotape to address concerns of truck drivers about the company's Tripmaster trip recording system. The new tape entitled Partners in Performance stresses the importance of reinforcing professionsal drivers' good driving habits, Rockwell said.

The 25-minute tape explores typical areas of concern to drivers using the system and also shows how driving patterns can be improved to reflect a more efficient and positive safety image, the company said.

The videotape is in 1/2-inch VHS format at a cost of $25 each. Copies are available from Literature Distribution, Rockwell International, Automotive Operations, 2135 West Maple Rd., Troy, Mich. 48084.