Ellen Voie Women In Trucking Association Honors 211 Female Drivers

Ellen Voie Women In Trucking Association Honors 211 Female Drivers at Event

The Salute to Women Behind the Wheel celebrated the accomplishments of 211 female professional drivers with a combined total of over 200 million safe driving miles. The celebration was held on Saturday, March 24th, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Joyce Brenny, President of Brenny Transportation, Inc. and Brenny Specialized, Inc. of St. Cloud, Minnesota addressed the audience of approximately 800 which included drivers, their families and members of the association. She called the drivers heroes and thanked them for their dedication to safe driving. Brenny’s passion is to elevate the image of the professional driver, “I want professional truck drivers to get the respect they have already earned, I said already earned!”

The audience cheered and the enthusiasm was similar to that of a rally! Women In Trucking’s President/CEO, Ellen Voie, thanked the group and recapped the organization’s accomplishments from the past year. Voie also gave them a glimpse into future goals and introduced them to the event sponsors, the group’s board members and the driver advisory committee.

Brenny assisted in congratulating each woman who had achieved safe driving records. The group included 67 women who had driven one million accident free miles, 36 who had reached two million safe driving miles, fifteen with three million mile records and seven women who had attained four million safe driving miles during their careers.

Those seven women were given a standing ovation by the audience and a few were so overwhelmed they shed tears of joy in response to the acknowledgement.

Following the award presentation, the women posed for a group photo and then dispersed in their red shirts, carrying goodie bags filled with gifts from the event sponsors. Gold Sponsors were Frito-Lay and Walmart Transportation, Silver Sponsors: U.S. Xpress, Inc. and Volvo Trucks, Bronze Sponsors: McGriff, Seibels, & Williams, Inc. and Ryder System, Inc., Copper Sponsors: FedEx Freight, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Owner-Operator DIRECT, Pitt Ohio, Rand McNally, Trucker Charity Inc., and UPS Freight, Nickel Sponsors: A Voice 4 U, Airtab- , Anatabloc, Brenny Transportation, Inc. & Brenny Specialized, Inc., J.B. Hunt, Rolling Strong, and Schneider National, Inc.

Women In Trucking was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as sixteen percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generous support of Gold Level Partners; Bendix, Frito-Lay North America, Great Dane Trailers, Hyundai Translead and Walmart. For more information visit or call the original version on PRWeb visit:

Texas Drivers Education Courses

Texas Drivers Education Courses

Texas drivers education (DEd) courses serve an important purpose. The aim of Texas DEd courses is to educate new drivers to the rules of the road and to help them learn safe and effective driving skills. Each state has different requirements for a driver to become licensed to drive, but all new drivers will need to fulfill some type of driver’s education requirement in order to get their license.

Types of Texas Drivers Education Courses

In Texas, there are different driver’s education classes for adults who are getting their license for the first time than there are for new teen drivers. Under current Texas law, adults ages 18 to 24 who are getting a new license for the first time will need to take a six hour adult drivers ed course. This class differs from the driver’s education program required for drivers under the age of 18.

Teens under 18 must also complete Texas DEd. There are a number of ways for teens to fulfill this requirement. For instance, they may complete the course curriculum and complete the behind the wheel with their parents or legal guardian. This is referred to parent taught drivers education (PTDE). Another option is to go through a live class at a commercial driving school or through their high school.

Parents or guardians must meet certain eligibility requirements in order for their teens to use PTDE to complete their driver training, such as not having a suspended license in the last 3 years, or have more than 6 points on their driving record. There are also other requirements for PTDE courses, for example the total course time will consist of 66 hours (32 in course curriculum and 34 hours in behind the wheel practice. Also a student may not be taught for more than 2 hours in one day.

What Type of Texas Drivers Education Courses are Right for You?While new adult and new teen drivers both have to complete required DEd classes, there is some flexibility as far as where and when they take those courses. For instance, some teens may be able to take classes on their school campuses or at special off-site instruction locations. Adults can also take courses at a variety of different local sites that offer DEd programs.

Another alternative and one that is preferable for many drivers is to take drivers education courses online. Texas DEd courses online are a viable alternative provided you select an approved and accredited program. Taking the coursework online can be far more convenient, especially since those who do not have a license will need to have someone take them to local courses since they cannot drive there themselves.

Instead of needing to go to a local class, depending on someone for a ride and working around someone else’s schedule, you can complete the required DEd training online right from the comfort of your own home or from your school or workplace.

When you take Texas drivers education courses online, you may also be better able to focus on the course material that is being presented. This can be especially beneficial for teens who may become distracted when taking courses at school with friends present.

Because of the many benefits of taking Texas DEd courses online, both new adult drivers and teen drivers should look into the online drivers ed programs available to them to fulfill their state required education obligations.

Gmc To Launch All New Pick Ups Early

Gmc To Launch All New Pick Ups Early

Published reports are indicating that General Motors will move up the production of their updated line of GMC and Chevrolet pick up trucks by three months with the new models making their debut in October 2006. Some are calling this move an act of desperation on the part of GM which has been socked by extensive criticism over its product line, while others are hailing it as a bold, strategic initiative. Regardless, this is an unusual move for the world’s number one automaker, one that could help the company get back on its feet. Let’s take a look at the new trucks and what they will offer to you, the consumer.

High gas prices, quality problems, and a perception that the company offers products that no one wants has been plaguing General Motors for much of the past year. With plant closures coming, layoffs pending, and market share decreasing, little good news has been focused on ‘the general? by the automobile press. Fortunately, GM is battling back with fresh models set to be released including SUVs and trucks, which are the ?bread and butter? vehicles of the company. Here is what you can expect to see when the new trucks enter the market in Autumn 2006:

1.Fresh sheetmetal. All new exteriors with a modified and sportier front end.

2.Modified engines. Traditional work horse engines which have powered GMC trucks for much of the past decade are expected to return. However, displacement on demand technology, which shuts down unneeded cylinders at certain times [city traffic being one example] is expected to be incorporated on some motors. This technology effectively increases gas mileage without sacrificing performance.

3.New steering. Just as the SUVs will receive new rack and pinion steering when they make their debut in Spring 2006, the large pick up trucks should receive similar enhancements.

4.Interior upgrades. Changes to the trucks? interior as well as to packages offered will be some of the ?inside? changes noticed by consumers.

General Motors has its work cut out for itself as an eroding market share is threatening the very viability of the company. Part of the reason for the move up of production is to thwart the new models expected from Nissan and Toyota that compete directly against the GMC pick ups. Both Japanese automakers have stated that they, too, are moving up the production of their popular full sized pick ups, therefore General Motors is reacting in part to their anticipated moves.

Beyond GMC trucks, the automaker will be releasing the Saturn Sky convertible, revamping its entire line of full sized SUVs, and overhauling several other lines of vehicles in a bid to win over customers. All of these changes are steps in the right direction, but the unanswered question remains this: how will consumers respond? The answer isn’t likely to be known for at least one more year.

H.i.d. Lights: Installation Guide

H.i.d. Lights: Installation Guide

There really isn’t any doubt that H.I.D. lights are gaining a lot of appeal in the automotive industry. Ask most luxury car owners and it’s one of the things they have included in their ‘to Buy? list. In fact, these kits have slowly become a household name in the industry — thanks to the right combination of style and safety that it is becoming known for.

However, one question that most drivers ask is how easy HID lights can be installed. Actually, it’s as easy as changing the bulb of a semi-complex and sophisticated flashlight. What you need is a semblance of common sense, two working hands, an instruction guide that comes with the HID kit that you?ve purchased and a bit of trial and error from time to time.

Before you begin installing your HID lights, make sure that the crews are installed in their respective holes. This will prevent possible mishaps during the assembly process, since the screws might unpredictably go in at an angle, which consequently makes it much harder to turn and install the screws later on. Immediately installing them in their housing can prevent these problems from ruining your day.

Now that you have done the screws, the first step to installing your HID lights is to remove the battery’s negative cable. Remove the headlamp’s top cover, and manually position the door in the mid-position to remove it. Look for the manual override knob on the inside corner of each headlamp, and raise it to remove the bezels and top cover easily. Next, remove the headlamp assembly using a 10mm socket and ratchet, and once you?ve removed the assembly, use a sharp razor knife to score the aluminum headlight. Once the headlight assembly is out of the way, slash the aluminum headlight bucket with a fine razor knife. The scored ribs must be removed to install the new HID headlight assembly.

Next, get your aluminum rib and break it off. After doing the first headlight bucket, tighten your vise grips when grabbing the aluminum to make sure that the edges are cleanly cut. Run the razor knife again if the aluminum does not break in your first try. After this, use a piece of two-sided tape to attach the ballast to the inner fender and strengthen the ballast by adding screws. Don’t cover the serial number on the backside in case you need to replace your ballast. And also, make sure the headlamp assembly fits without frictions happening on any of the cut aluminum ribs.

After you?ve done this, put the screws by reaching around the sides of the headlamp bucket. Make sure to place some soft rags or blankets around the hood and fender to prevent falling pieces from rubbing and scratching the headlamp housing on the paint.

Now you can install the screws to firmly hold the ballast on the inner fender. Don’t exert too much force when putting the screws in place because the inner fender is light and prone to breakage. Once all the screws are placed, secure them carefully. Be extra careful in this process, too. The screws can cut into the plastic and break off the plastic mounting ears.

Now loosen the coolant reservoir and remove the battery protector to route the wiring under the battery tray. The battery protector pops out easily. Just press the plastic pushpin along the windshield edge to pull it out. Then, tie the cross wire harness in place by using tie-wraps. Make sure that you are careful around the hood hinges, as the wiring can be nipped if you leave it unlatched.

Once all the wires are in place, connect them to the ballast. However, make sure that you install the colored wires correctly — the battery and ground supply wires to the ballast should be installed with the red wire on the inside next to the inner fender and the black wire out.

Next, crimp the wire connectors together. Then, connect and tighten the battery wires to the stud on the fuse panel. Pay attention to the placement of the terminals so the plastic cover can be reinstalled.

After this, carefully connect the screws and tighten them afterwards. Once they are tightened, manually turn the headlights down into position to put it in its correct placement. One way to check if it is properly placed is through wiggles. The rule of thumb is that when it is wiggling, then you need to adjust it again.

Now, run the wiring under the reservoir by removing the coolant reservoir. It’s not necessary to remove the coolant hoses when the screws are already removed. As you can see, the negative battery cable is still separated, so do the final wiring connections at the frame ground stud. The black wires are joined here, and then the battery protector that you previously took out sits down on top of the stud.

By the way, when you are doing the wiring, refer back to the instructions provided by the company. You may find some headlamp wire connectors have missing wires. Don’t panic. This is quite normal in most products. And also, you can prevent shorting by remembering to connect the single wires and thrusting the provided boot. Use a tie-wrap to grasp it out of the way of the headlamp during opening and closing.

There you have it. It doesn’t take a rocket science to install HID lights. Just follow these steps, and you?ll soon enjoy the benefits of having these lights installed in your vehicle.

Online Used Car Dealer

Online Used Car Dealer

Sooner or later we all think of buying our dream car. When we can most of us think of buying a new braded car but not always. However, most of us are stuck having to a buy a used car from a dealer or private party at some point.

You can find number of online auto dealers across the world who only deals with new and used car. This site helps one to find his dream car. This online dealer sites has automotive category, where visitors can search cars from among the more than 1000’s of used cars for sale in the Auto Trader Online database.

Online auto traders not only deals with selling and buying. The visitors who want to sell a vehicle may add their car to the database from the same location and get his car sale at a very good price.

You don’t have to visit any auto dealer shop, which save your time and your traveling money. Brows number of online sites to get your dream used car which fulfill all your need and will be in your budget.

Many online auto dealers provide transport facility. Find your nearest online auto dealer so that you can visit there. Before finalizing the thing personally check the condition of the used car. And if you have any query then clear it before you make a deal.

It’s always good to do your homework before buying or selling the used car because its used car is a wide area and we should know a little bit before we get entered into it. For your convenient you can take your experts idea about your dealing.

Online auto trader provides customer all the agreements in terms to serve in their best interest. Online buying is fast and most of us prefer to buy online which save their time money and energy. It is a safe mode of traction.

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