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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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Xtra Lease to host grand opening

The Xtra Lease Nashville trailer dealership will celebrate a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the company’s site, which has been newly relocated following devastation from floods in early May. Now in LaVergne, near Nashville, the dealership will commemorate the opening with talks on CSA 2010 regulations and U.S. Department of Transportation audits, as well as a demonstration of a DOT safety inspection. Like many other businesses, the over-the-road trailer rental ...

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Residential park services available

Over-the-road truckers can reside in their trucks at and have mail service from Truckers Home Base, a residential park at Exit 288 on Interstate 40 in Cookeville, Tenn, halfway between Nashville and Knoxville. The company has more than 1,000 drop locations in the United States and Canada. Mail and small packages can be sent overnight to truckers. For details, call (931) 783-3600 or go to Truckers Home Base.

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One-day Memphis trucking expo slated for Oct. 23

A trucking exposition will be from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Agricenter International in Memphis, Tenn., said Worldwide Transport & Permit Service, the expo’s sponsor. The one-day expo will feature products and services, career fairs and educational seminars. For details, call (800) 886-1492 or go online to Write Up the Road .

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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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