James Jaillet

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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Voices on NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column: Readers respond, ATA says column riddled with ‘falsehoods’

"Why waste print to tell so many lies, when you can actually help the issues that truly affect the entire line of all phases of transportation?" --Matt Whitelaw on the "Trucks Are Killing Us" op-ed

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Renegade trucker’s ’00 W900L, with full YouTube episode detailing haul

This blue 2000 Kenworth W900L is owned and operated by Livingston, Montana, resident Nick Richards, who uses the rig to haul heavy equipment and ag machinery for his Renegade Trucking Inc. More on the haul here, including a full YouTube webisode.

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Swift ordered to pay owner-operator $2.6 million after trailer squashed his foot

The jury has awarded the owner-operator $2.6 million for physical and mental pain, medical expenses and past and future lost wages.

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Last call: Final days to vote in Pride & Polish Truckers’ Choice contest; here’s all the competitors

The full roundup of all of the Pride & Polish National Championship competitors and a last call to vote for the Truckers' Choice champ.

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2015 picking up? July tonnage nearly hits all-time high, base rates continue climb

Following 2014's trucking boom — when freight and rates took off, truck orders set records and the industry saw some of the best economic times for carriers since the '08-'09 recession — 2015 has been a little disappointing, at least by some measures. Expectation gap? Could be. Especially if the expectation was for 2015 to pick up where 2014 left off. Truck orders fell off in the first half of the year, rates have been tumbling (though ...

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