Overdrive Staff

Late Ice Road Truckers star Darrell Ward the focal point of new season’s first episode

The episode began remembering Ward, and closed with the prospect of Ward's son, Reno, joining the cast, writes Overdrive sister site Truckers News Editor David Hollis in his weekly episode recap. 

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Views from the storm: Trucker rescued in Harvey flooding as highways become submerged

See a trucker rescued from his entrapped truck in historic flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey, as well as other trucking and highway views in the storm.

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Pilot Flying J giving away 100 million myRewards points for trucker appreciation week

The giveaway is open Aug. 24 - Sept. 30. Truckers can enter by swiping their myRewards card at Pilot and Flying J Travel Center diesel fuel pumps. There is a one entry per day limit.

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Photos: Pride & Polish day 3 at GATS

Check out Pride & Polish show trucks from the final day of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Texas, Louisiana suspend regs as Hurricane Harvey approaches, experts warn about high-dollar inbound loads

Texas and Louisiana lifted certain trucking regulations before Hurricane Harvey was upgraded to Category 4 storm last night, with expected torrential rain pour and damaging winds across the Texas coast today and into the next week.

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Trucking radio legend Dave Nemo honored with Lifetime Achievement award

Nemo received a Lifetime Achievement award from an informal group of drivers, as well as a large plaque from TA/Petro and a crystal microphone from the St. Christopher’s Fund. He was also given a free vacation to Hawaii.

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Photos: Day 2 of Pride & Polish trucks at the Great American Trucking Show

Trucks shine bright for Pride & Polish competition at GATS.

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Minimizer introduces aftermarket mattress with lifetime guarantee

Trucking industry supplier Minimizer unveiled Friday a truck mattress line that the company says closes a quality void that exists among stock and other aftermarket mattress offerings. The company introduced the new Long Haul Mattress series at the Great American Trucking Show. 

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Rand McNally updates GPS, ELD and dashboard device product lines

Rand McNally announced at GATS the release of its updated GPS device, the TND 540; a smaller-screen version of its Overdryve Pro dashboard device; and an ELD connector that is compatible with the company's TND 740, the DC 200 S.

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Showing at GATS: Documentary highlighting dependence on trucking, nation’s crumbling freight infrastructure

Three showings of an all-new documentary, "Be Prepared to Stop," relaying trucking's importance to the motoring public -- and the nation's and industry's dependence on a dated and long-neglected highway system -- will be held at the Great American Trucking Show this week.

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