Ted Bowers

Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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One independent’s comeback from the brink: A run with Ted Bowers

A rare opportunity to make part of a run with Kingston, Tenn.-based Ted Bowers, owner of the small trucking company that bears his name, yields a story of adversity overcome that holds lessons in the importance of close freight, accounting, driver and other partnerships.

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Video: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379 — stretched and refined behind the cab

Ted Bowers' rig, facing down an engine rebuild for the C15 that powers the unit, has in recent times gotten new headlights, stacks and, perhaps most significantly a three-foot frame stretch to a 276-inch wheelbase, complete with a unique deckplate treatment.

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Photos: As the rigs roll in to Fitzgerald, a look back on last year’s Tenn. Pride & Polish

No doubt the rigs have already started rolling in today for the big Pride & Polish show tomorrow -- catch photos, videos and more from stand-out rigs and owner-operators at last year's event, all in one place.

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GATS preview: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379

Video, photos of Bowers' combo unit, which he'll be showing at GATS -- and a brief follow-up on Animal Aid USA's effort to transport fallen driver Richard Sullivan's dog Bella back home. All systems go!

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Pride & Polish winners in Crossville, Tenn.

Big winners from the latest installment in Overdrive's truck-beauty National Championship series in Crossville, Tenn.

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Southeastern Regional truck show one month hence

Mid-America had to start somewhere. --owner-operator Ted Bowers, president of the American Truck Historical Society's Smoky Moutains chapter The show about which Bowers had those thoughts for me is a joint venture with his ATHS chapter and several others in the Southeast, and it's coming up quick: April 13-14 in Knoxville. Bowers made his comparison with the giant Louisville trucking show after noting that he expected more than 200 trucks to enter the Knoxville event. Some of ...

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ATHS Music City Chapter kicks off the new year

Thanks to Rhonda Reagan (pictured) for the invite to the American Truck Historical Society Music City Chapter's year-beginning meeting and auction this past Saturday, Jan. 14. Held at an elementary school in Lebanon, Tenn., the event drew a crowd near 100 strong, made up of members and their families as well as representatives from other regional ATHS chapters like the Smoky Mountains chapter in Knoxville, among others. All told, says Reagan, the organization nearly doubled ...

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