James Jaillet

Several major truck, engine makers awarded $20M to build SuperTruck II

The DOE announced the SuperTruck II program earlier this year. The goal, it says, is to double so-called freight efficiency on Class 8 tractor-trailers by driving down fuel consumption. The program follows up on the original SuperTruck program, which handed out the same $20 million to major truck and engine makers in 2010 to improve fuel economy over 2009 tractor-trailers by 50 percent.

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Beauty shots of Pride & Polish champs/winners, full list of winners from GATS

The 2015-2016 Overdrive's Pride & Polish season concluded Saturday at the Great American Trucking Show, where six trucks and their owners were named the season's national champions. Here are beauty shots of those rigs, along with shots of the show's five Best of Show rigs.

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HaulHound app aims to connect shippers to owner-operators, cut empty miles

HaulHound officially launched a new shipper-carrier matching system at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 26, unveiling an app- and web-based platform in which owner-operators upload their truck and routing information and shippers/brokers then search for carriers that fit their load's parameters.

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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

Showstopping custom Kenworth build

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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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