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Added: (Mon Jul 23 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Internet Usage Soars - UK Truck Drivers' Working Together on the Net

Middlesborough UK / Lebanon MO, USA - July 23, 2001 - Internet usage in the
UK is continuing to surge; at the end of May, Internet connection was up to
10 million from a year earlier at 6 million. Web sites are being built and
the transportation industry is successfully reaching out via' the Internet.

Truck Drivers are a unique group of individuals who spend endless days away
from home in order for our nation to prosper. While these endless days are
spent away, drivers' face unconventional life-styles.

With many motorway service areas and truck stops now offering Internet
access, UK drivers can now combine education, experience, thoughts and ideas
in one location, through the TruckNet Professional UK Forums. The forums can
be accessed through www.truck.net/bbs or directly linked through

Professionals within the transportation industry moderate the forums; these
moderators (listed below) are dedicated to the success of the forums.

Rikki Chequer (Administrator)
Rikki resides in North East England with a class one license. Driving for 22
years, his record is remarkable clean. At present, Rikki is a heavy haulage
driver delivering throughout the UK. Rikki, as a TruckNet guest, recently
attended the largest truck show in the United States, learning how the
American trucker has the same difficulties in trucking. Rikki holds both
national and international Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC).

Trevor Litchfield (Co-Administrator - Professional Driver Forum)
Trevor resides in Norfolk with his wife and children. Previously being a
qualified city and guilds wood machinist, Trevor actually stepped in his
first truck, a 7.5 tonne Ford Cargo, to move and he's hasn't been out of
truck since. After driving a truck for 14 years, he passed his class one
four years ago gaining experience in reefers along with general haulage and
is currently hauling bulk tippers.

Ray Pidgley (Moderator - Safety, Law and Legalities Forum)
Ray, an ex-Royal Marine has an extensive background as a previous staff
instructor with the Road Transport Industry Training Board, also with the
vehicle inspectorate as a traffic examiner and with the TRRL. Ray holds a
license for all types of Goods and Passenger vehicles and a diploma in
Driving Instruction while he has also passed the "Cardington" special
driving test at Grade "A" and is a qualified RTITB Transport Tutor. In 1987
Ray was made an honorary "master Driver" by the Royal Corps of Transport.

Vince Coventon (Moderator - Euro-Trucking Forum)
Vince residing with his wife and children has been a driver for 15 years.
For a long time, Vince did continental work and for several years, drove
regularly to Russia which would keep him away from home for as long as 13
weeks at one stretch. Vince is currently employed for a small transport

Phil Conner (Moderator - Owner and Fleet Operators Forum)
Phil resides with his family on the South Coast of England, and has been
involved in the industry for at least the past 25 years. Holding a Class 1
license with experience with many types of haulage such as fridge, rope and
sheet, groupage and airfreight. Phil also has experience as an
operations-transport Manager along with Fleet Management. Currently, Phil is
a Transport Manager and Freelance Transport Consultant.

Shaun Andrews (Moderator - Bully's Truckstop Bar)
Shaun, residing in Leicester with his wife and three children has held his
heavy good license for 12 years. Shaun has done many forms of HBF work
including multi drop, roll on roll off, reefers and general haulage. Shaun
will be relocating to the USA (wife's home) but will continue truck driving
as a CDL holder in the States.

TruckNet (www.trucknet.com) remains the Internet portal of choice, rated
24279* among all websites in the world, averaging 200,000 unique visits
daily. (*Source: www.alexa.com).


Contact Information:
TruckNet, UK
Rikki Chequer
Email: Rikki@truck.net www.trucknet.com

TruckNet, USA
Ron Morgans
Email: ron@truck.net www.trucknet.com

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