events

Watkins celebrates 80th year

Watkins Family of Companies will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. Owner-operator team driver Tyrone Frost has worked for Watkins for three years, and he said he was drawn to the company because of its commitment to a healthy off-time relationship. Frost is a part of the company’s lease-purchase program. The company offers several different options for drivers, depending on the fleet they choose, regional and dedicated drivers can expect weekly home time and teams ...

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree extended

The 2013 Walcott Truckers Jamboree has added a third day this year. The show will be held Thursday, July 11, through Saturday, July 13, at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. The event will include live country music, an Iowa pork chop cookout, exhibits, carnival games, antique truck display, the Super Truck Beauty Contest, Trucker Olympics and a firework display. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit the event site.

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Joplin sets Truckers Jamboree dates

Joplin 44 Petro, off I-44 at Exit 4, in Joplin Mo., has set May 17-18, 2013, as the date of its annuyal two-day even to celebrate America’s truckers. The 17th Annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree will feature exhibits, an antique car and truck display, live entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks and a BBQ cookout. More information on the event can be found on the Jamboree site.

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Mae Jemison to speak at WTS conference

Scientist and astronaut Mae Jemison has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2013 annual conference of WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation. Dr. Jemison was the first black women to go into space and NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist. She flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor and STS-47 Spacelab Japan mission in September 1992. She will join Gloria Steinem, the leader of the women’s liberation movement in ...

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Trucker Christmas parades set for Saturday

Eureka, Calif. and Riddle, Ore. will host the cities’ traditional Christmas parades of lighted trucks competing for prizes Saturday.

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PDI Pride & Polish, dyno event starts today

The third installment of the 2013 Overdrive Pride & Polish National Championship series begins Friday at the PDI Customer Appreciation Dyno Event & Truck Show in St. George, Utah.

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2013 Pride & Polish championship series continues Friday

The Charlotte Diesel Super Show will play host to the second qualifying round of the 2013 Overdrive's Pride & Polish season. The show starts Friday, Oct. 5, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 6, in Concord, N.C., at the zMax Dragway adjacent to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The four Best of Show winners from the show will be invited to Dallas for the Great American Trucking Show in August 2013 to square off against the Best of ...

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Charlotte Diesel Show to host two world record attempts

At the zMax Dragway, in Concord, N.C., on Oct. 6, CDSS attendees will have the chance to see the Aaron’s Outdoor monster truck attempt a world speed record and stunt motor cycle driver Jesse Toler attempt a world stoppie record.

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Volvo Proven Tour schedule

Volvo Trucks announced its Proven Tour, an interactive customer and dealer road tour showcasing fuel efficiency, driver productivity, safety and vehicle uptime, on Sept. 14.

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Intersection 2012 draws more than 50,000

Intersection 2012, which was centered around The Great American Trucking Show, drew large numbers of both trucking and construction industry professionals.

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