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Show trucks prep for competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Check out some of the photos of show trucks from the first day at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Under new master, Loadmaster comes back to life

Under new master, Loadmaster comes back to life

After three decades of hiding in barns, a Chevrolet Loadmaster has come out in the open in a big way. The antique, owned by grain farmer Buddy Salyer of Marengo, Ohio, sports a coat of luscious green paint. It's one of several trucks competing in the Antique category of the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. "This truck spent 15 years in Kansas inside a barn," Salyer says. "Then a friend ...

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App-based ELD offers varied features

App-based ELD offers varied features

TruckX founder Tapan Chaudhari announced the company's electronic logging device and fleet management software Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The ELD function, like that of many TruckX competitors, is based on a mobile app and a box that connects to the truck's electronic control module. TruckX offers three pricing choices. The Basic level, which is free, includes basic logging, dispatching and load features. The Standard level, at $16 per month per truck, adds at ...

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The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training

The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training

It’s sadly ironic that the agency charged with improving trucking safety would rely on lame excuses to shrug its shoulders at a simple, common-sense way to shore up safety.

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Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Let’s hope that however Trump, Chao and Congress choose to build out our infrastructure, it doesn’t financially punish the industry that already pays more than its share to support roads and bridges.

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Chill with Overdrive’s Video 6-pack this weekend

Chill with Overdrive’s Video 6-pack this weekend

It can be tough to keep up with all the trucking-related videos floating around online. Our editors see a lot of what goes out and have hand-picked six to circulate this Saturday.

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2017: Regulations, the economy and your career path

Is your career path leading you to become a "critical-thinking, problem-solving" business owner?

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Still time to lower your taxable earnings

Still time to lower your taxable earnings

Considering accelerating any upcoming business purchases into 2016 to reap the tax advantage for this tax year instead of 2017.

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‘Movin’ On’ moves on to video streams

‘Movin’ On’ moves on to video streams

Remastered episodes of “Movin’ On” have been released for streaming. The '70s TV series featured team drivers roaming the country, stumbling into other people’s problems and helping solve them.

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Deciphering Trump and the trade winds

Deciphering Trump and the trade winds

Many U.S. truckers have feared the impending hordes of reckless Mexican drivers and the loss of U.S. driving jobs. So far, such concern appears overblown and misplaced. You could say the same for Trump’s rhetoric about isolating us from trading partners who have helped fuel America’s economic engines, including the trucking industry.

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