GATS

2017 GATS Best of Show, Working Combo: Two circles, five awards

The rehab project on the '96 Kenworth W900, originally painted blue, included rebuilding the engine, adding a new transmission, cutting and stretching the frame, doing the paint job and more.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Builders Class: Puzzle comes together for autism theme

Of the nearly 2,000 puzzle pieces on the custom-built rig, some are welded into the cab floor and the deck plate, as well as on the wheels. He says more than 600 man-hours went into the welding of the floor and deck plate alone.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Limited Mileage Combo: Striking look for viper red KW

The custom interior features shag carpeting and a mini-disco ball hanging in the large studio sleeper. Also inside are more than 800 buttons in the upholstery, each of which had to be sanded, primed, painted and clear-coated viper red to match the rest of the rig.

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2017 GATS Best of Show winner, Working Bobtail: ‘Poison Ivy’ gets stripes right

The rig's striping was originally dark green, so he had it restriped by Thunder Grafix in Joplin to make the bright green pop even more. He also had the cab lights and sleeper lights shaved down, and flush bullet lights were installed.

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Video: Brandon Avant and his Pete 389 ‘Mistress’

Brandon Avant spent so much time with this 2010 Peterbilt 389 during the two years it took to turn the rig into a championship-contending show truck, his wife Melissa had to give the truck its nickname, “The Mistress.”

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Watch: Trucker Talent Search finalists jam in live sessions at GATS

Video of the live performances of this year's Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search finale, held last week at the Great American Trucking Show.

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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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Lindamood, Manuel continue winning ways with Best of Show victories at GATS Pride & Polish

Best of Show winners were announced in five categories – working bobtail, working combo, limited-mileage bobtail, limited-mileage combo and builders class – along with the People's Choice winner in a ceremony held at GATS on Aug. 26.

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BlueParrott debuts new headset at GATS

The new C400-XT, which will begin shipping in October, can be worn over the head like traditional wireless headset, or around the back of the head on either the right or left ear, whichever the user prefers.

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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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