James Jaillet

Beauty shots of Pride & Polish champs and GATS Best of Show rigs (and a full winners list)

All the winners from last week's GATS Pride & Polish event, including those for engine, interior and more, along with off-site beauty shots of the show's top rigs.

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EPA, DOT extend public comment period on Phase 2 emissions regulations proposal

Federal regulators have extended the public comment period for the recently proposed second phase of emissions regulations and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks, pushing the last day to comment two weeks to Oct. 1, 2015. Here's how to comment.

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Volvo dismisses carrier’s claims in lawsuit over natural gas truck fire

A Pennsylvania-based carrier filed a lawsuit last month against Volvo Trucks over alleged breach of warranty after one of the carrier's year-model 2014 compressed natural gas-powered tractors caught fire. Volvo says the claims lack merit.

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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 equipment 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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