GATS 2014

‘Most Beautiful’ dustup

In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.

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Redefining side fairings with Bob and Linda Caffee

In which a flight is missed in favor (well, sort of) of a tour through a unique expediter with integrated custom sleeper and dynamic aero adds by Bolt Custom Trucks.

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Seeing red: Mike Lemley’s Cathouse

This 2000 Peterbilt 379 was one of the boldest trucks at the recent Pride & Polish show in Dallas, winning Best of Show in Working Bobtail.

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Edgar, beware

In which Wendy meets Edgar Hansen of the "Deadliest Catch" series: "Sometimes, meeting people you love to watch on television is hard."

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Radio check from under the ice bucket; And a two-wheeler’s salute

In which Channel 19 writer Todd Dills accepts a couple of ice-bucket challenges, and issues a couple more -- and a long-distance highway cyclist delivers a big salute to the pros he shares the road with.

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PHOTOS: TAT’s “Freedom Drivers Project” trailer

A pictorial tour through Truckers Against Trafficking "mobile empathy display," the drop van that houses its traveling exhibit highlighted the sex-trafficking problem -- and what truckers are doing about it.

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The ‘Real life trucking hero’

To recognize truckers, Progressive brings back its third annual contest, having launched at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas; anyone can now nominate a trucker through September 30.

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Pride & Polish champs, Best of Show trucks: Beauty shots of the winners

The Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship wrapped up Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Here are beauty shots of the national champ trucks and the Best of Show winners from GATS.

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IdleAir adds four Pilot stops, five dedicated facilities

IdleAir announced at the Great American Trucking Show last week it now operates five dedicated facilities with single terminals in conjunction with C.R. england, Con-way Truckload, CalArk, Werner Enterprises and TSA/Panamex. The truck stop electrification service provides a/c, heat, 120V electricity, high-speed Internet and DirectTV. The company announced it plans to open five more carrier-dedicated terminals by early 2015. In addition to the five new dedicated facilities, IdleAir announced it completed construction in the first half of 2014 ...

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Kevin Rutherford emphasizes clarity of mission, strategy at GATS Partners in Business

In this podcast audio from the GATS Partners in Business seminar, Rutherford explores the difference between detail-heavy business tactics and what many owner-operators clearly need: defined goals and mission that amount to clear strategy.

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