James Jaillet

Videos: Trucker Talent Search finalists put it all on the line with original songs at Dallas-held finale

The three finalists in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search poured their hearts into their music last week in the contest's Dallas-held finale at the Great American Trucking Show. Here's video of all three performances.

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Pride & Polish champs named: Lil’ Ray’s “Wicked,” Phil Miller’s livestock hauler, “Disorderly Conduct” year’s top rigs

A year to the week after “Lil’” Ray Rodriguez introduced his underworld-themed 2015 Peterbilt 389 and Western stepdeck, the grain hauler has been named the 2015 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Champion in the Limited-Mileage Combo category. Joining Rodriguez as 2015 champs were Phil Miller and his 2010 Pete 389 and Wilson livestock hauler, winning in the Working Combo category; Vinnie Diorio and his 1985 Peterbilt 359 in the Working Bobtail category; and Todd Roccapriore’s 1999 ...

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California trucker Nate Moran wins Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search contest

Truck operator Nate Moran was named the winner of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's 2015 Trucker Talent Search Aug. 28, following a sing-off style competition and voting by a panel of four judges at The Great American Trucking Show.

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Photos: Pride & Polish show rigs in the thick of 2015 GATS competition

A look below at some of the working show rigs competing in the 2015 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish contest.

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Lil’ Ray raises bar on interior truck design with Pride & Polish competitor ‘Wicked’

The new interior design now melds the the truck's cab and sleeper with that of the outside, a continuation of the same stone castle theme of from the truck's exterior.

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Minimizer shows off tire-mounted work benches, fifth wheel Slick Plate at GATS

Minimizer's showing off the Tandem Bench at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in this week, which is now back in stock and available through its network of more than 1,000 distributors, along with its Single Wheel Work Bench.

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Photos: GATS truck views, non-Pride & Polish edition

Show rigs aren't the only ones gracing the show floor, however. Here's a look at the equipment on display in booths around the show floor

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Fitzgerald adds Kenworth Icon 900, Western Star 4900 to glider kit offerings

Fitzgerald Glider Kits announced Aug. 27 it has added the the Kenworth Icon 900 and the Western Star 4900 to its glider kit offerings. The announcement came at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

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Photos: Pride & Polish National Championship competitors shining bright in Dallas

Photos of more than a dozen of the Pride & Polish National Championship finalists staged for judging at the Great American Trucking Show.

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ATA rebutts Teamsters, other labor groups on drug testing changes, urges Congress to allow hair tests

The trucking industry lobbyist’s letter comes a week after the Teamsters, the transportation branch of the AFL-CIO, the ACLU and a coalition of 14 other labor advocacy groups called on Congress to remove the drug testing reform measure from the DRIVE Act highway bill, which passed the Senate last month.

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