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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Builders Class Bobtail: From ‘ratted out’ to rat rod

Following a few years off from the showing his small fleet’s trucks, Minnesota-based aggregates hauler Jonathan Eilen said he wanted to “come back and make a statement” on the Pride & Polish circuit this year. Just six weeks after qualifying, Eilen left GATS with his statement made and a National Championship trophy in hand.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Builders Class Combo: A father’s special truck build

The Virginia-based small fleet owner says he’s been writing down ideas for an autism-dedicated truck build for years. When Manuel picked up a brand new ‘15 389 glider from Fitzgerald last year, he set to work right away, tearing the truck down and prepping it to actualize his list of ideas.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Working Combo: Joe Regalado’s 2000 Pete doubles up

Regalado has only entered two shows -- last year’s GATS and this year’s. “I showed it last year for the first time, and we won Best of Show. I go back this year to the nationals and win. I’m spoiled now,” he says. Profiling the winners of 2016's Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish...

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Several major truck, engine makers awarded $20M to build SuperTruck II

The DOE announced the SuperTruck II program earlier this year. The goal, it says, is to double so-called freight efficiency on Class 8 tractor-trailers by driving down fuel consumption. The program follows up on the original SuperTruck program, which handed out the same $20 million to major truck and engine makers in 2010 to improve fuel economy over 2009 tractor-trailers by 50 percent.

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Beauty shots of Pride & Polish champs/winners, full list of winners from GATS

The 2015-2016 Overdrive's Pride & Polish season concluded Saturday at the Great American Trucking Show, where six trucks and their owners were named the season's national champions. Here are beauty shots of those rigs, along with shots of the show's five Best of Show rigs.

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Peterbilt now offering Cummins Westport nat gas engines on Model 567

The engine emissions are 90 percent lower than the current EPA NOx limit, Peterbilt says, because of a three-way catalyst in the aftertreatment, advanced engine calibration and a closed crankcase ventilation system.

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Peterbilt offering Bendix Wingman Fusion on 579, 567 models

Wingman Fusion uses radar, video, multiple sensors and the truck's braking system to create an view of everything going on around the truck.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Limited-Mileage Combo finalists

A look at the four rigs vying for the Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship in the Limited-Mileage Combo category.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Working Bobtail finalists

A look at the four rigs vying for the Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship in the Working Bobtail category.

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Video: Owner-op Rod Miller brings new aero Pete 386 to custom truck circuit

Video of Chance 2 Transport owner Rod Miller's new highly customized Peterbilt 386 glider. Miller's one of few operators to bring a tricked out aero Pete to the truck beauty show circuit.

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