Great West Truck Show

Video: Advice from a ‘World’s Toughest Trucker’

The L.A. Rookie offers up a bit of advice to owner-operators.

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Custom ’13 389 and a young and successful owner-operator

A 31-year-old owner-operator shows off the fruits of his labor.

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Update on Sandvik’s party trailer

A photo of the truck that pulls the party trailer.

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A free drive in the 5-Hour Energy car

Former NASCAR driver Glenn Jarrett is on hand to register attendees for a free NASCAR driving experience.

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PDI’s ‘breast cancer truck’ on display

PDI has its pink '01 Pete 379 on display and is selling raffle tickets for its giveaway.

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Video: HTAA has a swirling cash game

Here's a brief video of the Healthy Trucking Association of America's cash-swirling-in-a-box-and-you-grab-it game at the 2012 Great West Truck Show. The game is part of HTAA's campaign at the show to recruit qualifying drivers to participate in its Healthy Trucking Pays program, in which they're giving 10,000 drivers $800 each to participate in a clinical weight loss program.

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Video: Quad-wheeling action at Bridgestone booth

  Bridgestone didn't skimp on the fun factor when designing its 2012 Great West Truck Show booth. At the entrance to the show, the tire maker is registering guests for a go-cart giveaway — one that is a small scale version of its Ecopia Roadshow truck and will be shipped to the winners. They're giving away five at different shows around the country this year. In its booth at the back of the show, it's set up ...

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Freedom drives prosperity, economist tells fleet execs

Speaking to attendees of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Vegas on Wednesday, noted economist Dr. Barry Asmus gave an enthusiastic endorsement of American exceptionalism and the importance of maintaining freedom and limited government to our country's future. With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States produces 30 percent of the world's wealth, he said.  Forty of the 50 greatest universities in the world are in the U.S and 84 ...

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Vegas trucking tweets and Music City peeps

The Great West Truck Show gets going today out in Las Vegas, running through Saturday with vendor exhibits, the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish competition, CCJ's Fleet Executive Conference (under way as of yesterday -- some news here from the first panel on challenges and opportunities trucking the rarefied California environment of late) and more. Follow Overdrive's Twitter feed @OverdriveUpdate -- and our Facebook page -- for views from the show. Associate Editor James Jaillet, among others, is on the scene and has shared ...

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Panel: California offers challenges, opportunities

Fleet executives at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference discussed doing business in the Sunshine State.

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