Overdrive Staff

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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Photos: Operators showcase custom working, show trucks at GATS Pride & Polish

Pride & Polish trucks began rolling into the Great American Trucking Show Wednesday. See photos of some of the competitors here. Check back throughout the week for more Pride & Polish and GATS coverage.

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Tony Justice to headline GATS party at Eddie Deen’s Ranch Friday

Justice will be joined by Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham and fellow trucker and former Overdrive’s Trucker Talent Search participant Bill Weaver for performances during the event. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the Uber Freight booth.

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5K at GATS to raise money for St. Christopher’s fund

Great American Trucking Show attendees looking to get some extra exercise -- and help raise funds for the St. Christophers truckers relief fund --  can participate in the the Progressive Commercial Roadhouse Run 5K and one-mile walk tonight. 

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Great American Trucking Show starts Thursday: Follow the action live on Overdrive

Follow the GATS events, including the Pride & Polish show truck competition, owner-operator business seminars, live trucking music and more, via Overdrive's social and newsletter channels. Here's how...

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Full coverage: Show trucks, Trucker Talent winner, ELDs and more from the Great American Trucking Show

Pride & Polish winners, clarifications on ELDs, information on roadside inspections with ELDs, new product launches, owner-operator business seminars, the 2017 winner of the Overdrive Trucker Talent Search and more.

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Hours, brake violations top Roadcheck out-of-service orders

The top three driver-related violations were for hours of service (32.3 percent of driver out-of-service violations), wrong class license (14.9 percent) and false log book (11.3 percent).

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