GATS 2014

Traveling trailer exhibit highlights sex trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking debuted its Freedom Drivers Project Friday at the Great American Trucking Show. The mobile exhibit includes displays of ordinary objects, such as a prescription pill bottle and a CB microphone, to show the realities of trafficking and how intertwined it is with the trucking industry. "It's one thing to talk about human trafficking, quite another to show the physical evidence of it," said Kendis Paris, TAT executive director. "When you're inside the FDP and ...

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‘Texas Trocas’ to document custom truck building process

The innovative and one-of-a-kind show trucks being produced by the Mendez family at the Texas Chrome Shop has caught more than the eyes of truck show attendees and Pride & Polish judges in recent years: The family and the custom truck builds at their shop are the subjects of a new documentary-style show on Discovery En Espanol.d

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VIDEO: Edgar Hansen interviews Trucker Talent Search nominees

Edgar Hansen from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch interviewed the nominees for the Trucker Talent Search. Check out the video below. The nominees will compete today at 5 p.m. Central at the Red Eye Radio booth.

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Get soaked with Baylor Trucking at GATS ALS ice-bucket challenge

The viral ALS ice-bucket challenges comes to GATS via Indiana-based Baylor Trucking, a fleet with a close relationship to the condition. Take the challenge yourself 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sat near shuttle drop-off spots at the Dallas Convention Center.

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Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

An analysis of Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations shows the driver is in control of carrier scores; And natural gas, according to some, is ready to 'Ride on' indeed.

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VIDEO: Telematics boost, demand driving interoperable standard

Will the "Connected Vehicle" future have any benefit to independents? Exploring some of the possibilities here with Hirschbach Motor Lines' Jim Coffren's take from the fleet side.

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Cool customized frame rail storage unit

One of the Pride & Polish competitors at the Great American Trucking Show, Dean Jay, is proud of a storage compartment with an automated cover that he and his sons built in their shop. "It's all watertight," he says of the enclosure for storage units between the frame rails of his 2007 Peterbilt 379, Cream Puff.   He uses it to storage chains and straps for his flatbedding operation, Jay Transport, a six-truck fleet based in Ucon, ...

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ChampTruck race series launches fleet participation program

VIDEO: John Condren of the ChampTruck series runs through stock race truck specs and announces the fleet participation program for turning low-asset-value equipment into race-worthy units, with benefits.

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Rand McNally unveils new IntelliRoute truck-specific GPS, mobile ELD compatibility

Rand McNally introduced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show new, updated versions of its line of truck-specific GPS units, the IntelliRoute TND. It also announced its HD 100 electronic logging device now works with smart phones, tablets and its IntelliRoute GPS devices.

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TruckingOffice bookkeeping software introduces upgraded version with load planning and tracking functionality

Owner-operator/small-fleet software provider TruckingOffice announced a newly upgraded version of its online package, TruckingOffice Pro, designed to meet customer demand for more complex hauling,

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