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Vote for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

                     Quote of the Day “She is my saving grace, my best friend, my wife and the Most Beautiful Woman in Trucking, inside and outside!” (about contestant, Angie Carter) We are only a week into the voting for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful and I have been amazed by the response. Nearly 2,000 people have voted and the numbers continue to climb. Back when we first kicked around the ...

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ProStar to be given away at Dallas show

The truck will be awarded at the Great American Trucking Show. Contest participants also can win weekly prizes of $250 Visa Award Cards.

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Landstar’s 2012 start good sign for owner-operators

The nation's largest owner-operator fleet, Landstar, reports that it had its best first quarter ever.

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IdleAir opens Minnesota service

Service has started at the Travel Centers of America stop off Interstate 35 at exit 11 in Albert Lea, Minn., electrification provider IdleAir announced. As part of its grand opening, the station will offer free, limited service through Feb. 15 and full premium service for $1.25, plus tax, through Feb. 29. The shore service provider is operating 25 sites in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, including the Albert Lea service. ...

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Free concert set for Saturday

Terry Wooley will headline a free concert from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Midway Truck Stop, exit 121, off Interstate 70 near Columbia, Mo. Wooley will be on hand to sign autographs during the show, which will be in the stop’s bar. Filming for a hit TV reality show is expected to be in progress and Cubby Buddy and Jimmy the Junkman are expected to make appearances, says Trucker Charity, Inc., ...

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Cascadia production to ramp up

The Freightliner Truck plant in Cleveland, N.C., plans to add 1,100 jobs by year's end to make more Cascadias, Daimler Trucks North America announced. The majority of the positions will be filled with recalled workers who were laid off in 2009, and hiring is slated to begin in early February. The additional workers represent a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant and will include an estimated 1,072 shop employees and an additional 29 ...

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Mack’s Titan to make National Geographic TV debut

A Mack Titan with a Mack MP10 engine will be featured on the National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Factories TV series at 8 p.m. EST this Saturday, the Greensboro, N.C.-based truck maker said. The hour-long episode will take viewers behind the scenes to show details of building the truck and its features. Filming for the episode was done at three Mack plants, including the historically important Macungie assembly plant in Pennsylvania. Read more here about Mack Trucks.

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Western Star 4700 SF to premier in test drive challenge

Western Star’s new 4700SF dump truck, equipped with a 450-hp Detroit Diesel DD13 and Allison 4500 RDS transmission, will make its debut in the Serious Trucks Challenge in January at the World of Concrete 2012, said the Fort Mill, S.C.-based truck maker and contest host. The test drive challenge will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 – 26 in the Silver Lot outside the Los Vegas Convention Center, the conference site. Competitors will be ...

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Epes drivers tie in referral contest

Epes Transport System driver Eric Betts won a new Chevrolet Silverado, and Tim Britt and Donald Washburn won $5,000 for having the most referrals in a carrier-wide contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based carrier announced. After the drivers tied for first place, their names were drawn recently to determine which prize each would receive. Epes Transport was recently named Walmart General Merchandise Gold Carrier of the Year and one of the top nominees for the Truckload Carriers Association’s Best ...

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Trucker wins flat-screen TV in Christmas promo

Veteran trucker Ron Phares won a flat-screen TV, DVD player and power converter for his Freightliner Cascadia as a grand prize package in a promotion named the 12 Days of Christmas, said Troy, Ill.-based Truck Centers Inc. Phares, an owner-operator and resident of Springfield, Ill., also garnered other prizes, the total for which is valued at $900. Nearly 500 customers at seven of the family-owned dealer group representing various Daimler Trucks of North America entered the ...

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