MATS 2014

Wrap-up from complete and utter over-stimulation

Wendy on the news out of MATS and her own experience there, ultimately: "Anyway, I'm optimistic, because I like to be optimistic. Otherwise I get cranky and I can't even stand myself."

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Transparent ‘new deal’ for independents using brokers?

How might more rate transparency in broker/owner-operator negotiations help drivers all throughout the industry? DOTAuthority.com/AIPBA's James Lamb believes quite a lot...

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish champ Vinnie Diorio’s 2013 Pete showing at MATS

  Vinnie Diorio's 2013 Peterbilt 389, which won the 2013 Pride & Polish National Championship in the Limited-Mileage Combo category, was on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week. Overdrive reported on the truck a few times last year, as the truck won Best of Show in several Pride & Polish events around the country. Click here to see a write-up on the truck from October.

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No trucks harmed during the making of this video

Off to the remote-control truck sprint at the Mid-America Trucking Show!

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VIDEO: Tony Justice performs ‘Simple Man,’ ‘Trick My Truck’

Always great to run into Tony Justice -- the singer-songwriter and East-Tennessee-based Everhart Transportation driver performed Friday, March 28, for attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Trucker Buddy honors 2014 ‘outstanding’ truckers

Trucker Buddy International honored its 2014 Outstanding Trucker Buddies at a ceremony March 28 in Louisville, Ky., at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Exaloy to distribute cargo control products and metal accessories

A veteran of cargo control sales, Tom Haughs, has launched Exaloy, which specializes in cargo control and metal exterior accessories. The company is based in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Colorado driver wins Firestone-customized tractor

Brad Peterson of Wellington, Colo., won a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor and more Thursday in the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes at the Mid-America Trucking Show, announced Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. Peterson, who drives for an excavating company in Wellington, said he was thrilled to win the Peterbilt 589, which features a highly customized interior and exterior appointments that reflect the Firestone brand.  “This is the first contest I’ve ever won in my life,” Peterson said. “I gave ...

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Observations from the dark side

"If you do go to MATS, take the time to go over to the Papa John's parking lot and rub elbows with the regular guys – we've met some of the most decent human beings on this earth in that parking lot, and you don't need a press pass to do that."

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MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place as early as this summer.

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