James Jaillet

Photos: Pride & Polish competitors grabbing attention on day 2 of GATS

Below is another sampling of the nearly 70 show trucks that showed up to compete in this year's Overdrive's Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Wreaths Across America: Trucking partnership enables growth, full Arlington coverage the goal

WAA head Morrel Worcester said his group's partnership with trucking companies helps makes possible not only the large annual year-over-year increases in wreath layings, but also the program itself.

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‘Texas Trocas’ to document custom truck building process

The innovative and one-of-a-kind show trucks being produced by the Mendez family at the Texas Chrome Shop has caught more than the eyes of truck show attendees and Pride & Polish judges in recent years: The family and the custom truck builds at their shop are the subjects of a new documentary-style show on Discovery En Espanol.d

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Rand McNally unveils new IntelliRoute truck-specific GPS, mobile ELD compatibility

Rand McNally introduced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show new, updated versions of its line of truck-specific GPS units, the IntelliRoute TND. It also announced its HD 100 electronic logging device now works with smart phones, tablets and its IntelliRoute GPS devices.

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Minimizer giving away $30k for 30th anniversary

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish competitors just after ‘rags down’ call

The "rags down" call for the 2014 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish came this morning at 7:30 a.m. sharp, and the judges began scoring the roughly 70 competitors shortly after. Here are some of the rigs on display.

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish trucks prepping, staging for showdown

The 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship finale officially begins Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the trucks that have made their way to the show floor so far.

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Carrier to pay $262k to drivers fired for participating in FMCSA investigation

Gaines Motor Lines has agreed to pay $262,500 to four former drivers who the Department of Labor deemed to be fired in violation of federal whistleblower protection laws. This is lower than the original $1.07 million order from last year.

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Diesel price hits 9-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another eight-tenths of a cent in the week ended Aug. 18, putting it at $3.835. That’s the lowest the national average price has been since the week ended Nov. 18 and the seventh straight week the average price has dropped.

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Navistar denied request to dismiss lawsuit over alleged engine defects

A federal court Aug. 18 ruled to deny a motion made by Navistar-International to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against it over its EGR-only MaxxForce engine line, according to court documents.

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