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25th anniversary pride: Our 25 best show truck videos

One way we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Overdrive's Pride & Polish this year is highlighting our best custom truck videos.

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Start the Pride & Polish season with six seconds of stars

Any of you show truck aficionados who'll be in central Florida April 24-26 can get a good fix at the 75 Chrome shop show. It's the first Overdrive's Pride & Polish event of 2015, taking place that weekend at the shop on I-75, just northwest of Orlando (map). Can't make that? Check the locations and dates for our four other competitions this year. We never know who all the entrants will be until the last ones show up, ...

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VIDEO: Obscene Gesture cabover rescued from junkyard

Among the many cabovers at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, one of the best-looking was Jeff Shawhan’s 1990 Kenworth K100E, which he calls Obscene Gesture.

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Owner-operators finally escaping the recession’s shadow

If you can overlook the growing regulatory burden, this may be the best time to be in the market we’ve seen in years.

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Custom rig runway: Photos of a few of the show trucks competing at Mid-America

One final gallery of the show trucks competing in the trade show's truck beauty competition.

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Photo gallery: Cabovers on display at Mid-America

Among the dozens of entries in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship this week, there's no shortage of cabovers, representing brands including Peterbilt, Kenworth and Ford.

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Stemco expects TrailerTail to become industry norm

Stemco's recent acquisition of ATDynamics, which is known for its TrailerTail that streamlines air at the rear of box vans, has led to a major expansion of its sales force, said Stemco Vice President Bob Montgomery at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Montgomery also announced that Stemco has introduced a more durable hose for its tire inflation systems. The new replacement hoses are more rugged and performs better in high temperatures. Testing has repeatedly ...

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Trucker named Highway Hero for rescuing jailer

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement official from an attack by a hostile prisoner, was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Thursday at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. He won $5,000, a trophy and a Highway Hero ring. Finalists David Fredericksen, a driver from Windermere, Fla., and Mack Guffey, a driver from Gainesboro, Tenn., were present for the announcement and won $1,000 each. Blackburn was grateful to receive the award ...

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Alcoa’s new wheel greatly increases corrosion resistance

Alcoa introduced the Dura-Bright EVO, an improved version of its primary commercial vehicle wheel, Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The wheel is 10 times more resistant than prior products to corrosion primarily caused by road salts and weather elements, and more resistant to chemicals found in the toughest truck cleaning agents, said Victor Marquez, vice president and general manager for the Americas. This durability enables the use of a wider variety of ...

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Judgment Day: Sampling of custom trucks showing at MATS

A warm, sunny Wednesday made a nice setting for PKY Truck Beauty Championship contestants to apply lots of elbow grease to their tractors and trailers. Today it was time for contestants to relax as the judges dodged the rain to inspect dozens of entrants at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here is a sample of the trucks:                

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