Todd Dills

PHOTOS: Sneak peek at the restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig on the GATS show floor

Catch a few sneak-peek images of the classic 1974 Mack haul rig from the show floor before GATS opened in the gallery here. The rig is on display in the Mack Trucks booth.

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Flatbed demand: Hot states, local markets

Spot market flatbed freight availability tumbled 13 percent last week after a prior-week gain, DAT reported. Local opportunities in places like Houston, Texas, an otherwise low-demand state in the latest update.

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GATS Pride & Polish preview: Chance 2 Transport 389 glider and van, ‘Twisted Obsession’

Video, photos of Rod Miller's Chance 2 Transport "Twisted Obsession," a 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider/Great Dane dry van combo you'll see out on the show floor at GATS this week.

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Truck It Smart load board introducing ‘required pricing’ for posted loads

Truck It Smart has made the pricing option for those posting loads directly a "requirement," the CEO says in an open letter advocating for greater rate transparency.

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GATS Pride & Polish preview: Rollin’ Transport’s 1985 Peterbilt 359

The 359 of perennial Pride & Polish champ Vinnie Diorio is a different animal from his long-and-low newer models of recent years. It combines both old- and new-school features for a tastefully nostalgic design.

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ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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GATS Pride & Polish preview: ‘Contender,’ J&L Contracting’s custom ’15 389, Blackhawk RGN

Whether you're headed to GATS or not, this Pride & Polish national championship "Contender" 389 and Blackhawk trailer has all it takes to turn your head.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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AxleOutPro ups the ante for Trucker Talent Search participants — and a new Keith Sampson vid

The winner of the talent search will receive a professional recording and video production care of AxleOutPro, much like 2014 winner Keith Sampson's own work on his new video/song, released here.

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National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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