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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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Gleaming show trucks ready for judging at MATS

Show truck owners were busy polishing away Wednesday as they prepared for judging in the PKY Truck Beauty championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here are some of the contestants.

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Peterbilt enhances 579 EPIQ improve efficiency, comfort

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.

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A special glimpse into the early days of motoring

Those with a weak spot for the olden days of America’s highways will enjoy this collection of some of the earliest car commercials and other videos.

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A final chance to dodge the Obamacare tax penalty

The federally facilitated health insurance marketplaces are reopening for enrollment through April 30.

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Prime owner-operator Thomas Miller named Overdrive’s 2014 Owner-Operator of the Year, wins $25k cash

Thomas Miller of Bunker Hill, Ill., leased to Prime, Inc., won $25,000 in cash from sponsors Love's and Cummins.

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TCA names 2015’s Best Fleets to Drive For

Two Nebraska fleets were honored with the Best Fleets to Drive For award today at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Here's who they are.

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Tire testing: Watch out for nails, slick pavement and things that bite

The Goodyear Proving Grounds is a fascinating place, at least for those who like to push equipment to the limit and meticulously measure the results.

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