Pride and Polish

Pride & Polish crowns national champions

The first-ever Custom Rigs Pride & Polish national champions were named Aug. 27 at the Great American Trucking Show’s Pride & Polish event, culminating a playoff-style series that’s been going since October 2010. Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn.; Bill Sandvik of Valley Center, Calif.; Randy Stroup of Lewisport, Ky.; and Paul Voigt of St. Cloud, Minn.; received the national awards in the four categories. In the qualifying rounds at the GATS Pride & Polish, Stroup, Voigt, Eilen ...

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Phone app for getting around GATS in Dallas next week

If you're saying "Man I sure could have used that last year," I can assure you you're not alone. The new Great American Trucking Show app for various smartphone platforms, put together by the show's owners (Randall-Reilly Business Media & Information, publishers of Overdrive) with Core Apps and sponsored the Cummins Engine Corp., puts an interactive, searchable map of the show floor at the Dallas convention center at your fingertips, as well as offering one-touch access to showgoer information ...

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Pride & Polish winners named at Wildwood

Ron Huey’s 2010 International ProStar won Best of Show Working Bobtail and Mike Hug’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 took Best of Show Combo.

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75 Chrome Shop hosts Pride & Polish opener

The 2011 Custom Rigs Pride & Polish season – and its new National Championship format – kicks off in Wildwood, Fla., April 8-10 at the 13th annual 75 Chrome Shop Show.

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Great American Trucking Show

AUG. 25-27: Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287, www.prideandpolish.com.

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Great American Trucking Show

Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287, www.prideandpolish.com

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Oct. 23-24: California hosts Pride & Polish

The final Pride & Polish event of 2010 will take place at the Truckin’ for Kids show in Irwindale, Calif., at the Toyota Speedway. The show will feature truck drags and a Wash and Shine event, along with the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish beauty show. Truckin’ for Kids celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The show is held to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To register for the Truckin’ for Kids Pride & Polish show, visit www.prideandpolish.com. For ...

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Coming attractions: Show trucks

The biggest venue for Pride & Polish, produced now by Overdrive’s Custom Rigs, is coming in less than a month. It’s the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 26-28. This show always draws great rigs. You can view a quick sampling from the 2009 show in a music video on Overdrive’s video player. There are also truck videos from the last two Great West Truck Shows, another Pride & Polish venue. Check our recent story for ...

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Pride & Polish kicks off in Florida

The 2010 Pride & Polish series starts with the April 24-25 show at 75 Chrome Shop in Wildwood, Fla.

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LogBook

DOT plans to ban trucker texting Truck and interstate bus drivers would be prohibited from using text messaging while driving under a rulemaking planned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, DOT plans to place restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Oct. 1 announcement came after a two-day summit on distracted driving. DOT recognizes distracted driving as a problem among all drivers, but the department currently has authority ...

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