James Jaillet

Year’s top show trucks crowned Pride & Polish champs at GATS

Here are the winners of the 2015-2016 Pride & Polish National Championship season, along with the five Best of Show winners from this year's Great American Trucking Show.

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Tennessee-based trucker Jason Lee Wilson wins 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search with ‘Truck Stop Betty’

East Tennessee-based truck driver Jason Lee Wilson was named the winner of the 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today at the Great American Trucking Show. He competed against two other finalists, Keith Snyder and Will Perry, in a sing-off style competition at GATS, where a panel of four judges determined the '16 winner.

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DOT proposes rule to govern truck speeds

The U.S. Department of Transportation Aug. 26 released a proposed rule that would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiting devices.

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Custom Kenworth ‘Project TOC’ the newest showstopping build from Texas Chrome

"Project TOC," a 2000 Kenworth W900, rolled out of the company's shop in San Antonio and into the Great American Trucking Show this week, where it's competing in the Builders Class category against some of the country's other top custom builds.

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LoadExpress bringing owner-operator focused freight matching platform to spot market

LoadExpress introduced Aug. 25 a new automated freight-matching platform for the trucking industry. The platform aims to automatically connect shippers and owner-operators in an "end-to-end" system, says LoadExpress V.P. Ken Liu, meaning owner-operators would deal directly with shippers throughout the entirety of the the job.

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One20 launches as ‘membership’ for truckers for on-road discounts and more, releases trucker-focused tablet

A band of trucking industry vets from major trucking tech players launched Aug. 24 a new company, One20, which aims to provide truck operators discounts on products at truck stops, offer truck-specific navigation, aid in finding truck parking and more. The company also developed a trucker-focused tablet.

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Recommendations would force at-risk truckers into sleep apnea screening/treatment

FMCSA's Medical Review Board’s preliminary recommendations, not yet final, would encourage requiring a trucker to be screened for sleep apnea if he or she: (1) has a body mass index of 40 or greater, or (2) has a body mass index of 33 or greater and meets other criteria.

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Omnitracs adds video option to in-cab system

Omnitracs last week unveiled a new in-cab video system that records driver-facing and road-facing video during “critical events,” such as hard braking, hard stops, loss of stability control, close following distance and more.

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Last call: Vote now for year’s top show truck in Truckers’ Choice contest

There's just over 24 hours left to vote in this year's Truckers' Choice Pride & Polish contest, in which Overdrive readers select one of the Pride & Polish National Championships crowned at the Great American Trucking Show next week. See all of the competitors and cast your vote at this link.

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A look at truckers’ highway tax bill from 2014

The trucking industry in 2014 raked in $726.4 billion in freight revenue, according to a recent report from ATA. Here's how much of that went to highway use taxes.

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