gats 2013

Hard choices judging Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

"I learned more in the hour and a half we spent with these ladies than I have in a very long time. These women know their business, and they all know their way around a truck."

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Trend Settin’, Family Buziness crowned Pride & Polish national champs

Vinnie Diorio and Todd Roccapriore have to find some room in their already packed trophy cases for one more award from a 2013 show truck tour that saw them each take top honors at Pride & Polish stops all around the country. This award, however, is the culmination of that yearlong tour, as each has been named the winner of the 2013 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship in their respective categories. See a full list of winners ...

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Independent hog hauler Maggie Stone named Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

Maggie Stone, an Iowa hog hauler, was named the winner of Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest today at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Celebrity judges picked Stone Friday after meeting with her and finalists Tina Comer and Libby Clayton. The finalists won trips to Dallas and met with show attendees at the Overdrive booth. Stone will be featured in an Overdrive cover story this year. Overdrive launched the contest last spring to highlight professional women drivers who ...

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VIDEO: Outlaw Customs cofounder now part of LKQ truck parts network

Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.

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VIDEO: Tony Justice plays song from album at GATS

At the TA/Petro booth at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tony Justice took some time to play an acoustic session for attendees. Check out the video below for one of the songs Justice sang from his 'Off the Road' album.

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Con-way Truckload talks changes in trucking

Stephanie Klang, Con-way Truckload's first 3 million mile female driver and ATA¹s only female Road Team Captain, is a pioneer in her industry. However, with changing times and technologies, she hopes to see her sisterhood grow. Gretchen Jackson, manager of driver recruiting for Con-way Truckload, says that goal may be around the corner as more women are entering the driver force. "It's a good industry," Jackson says. "Women work smarter not harder. They tend to be safer, more ...

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VIDEO: Meet the 2013 Ride of Pride memorial truck driver

Chuck Ceccaci tells part of his story thus far piloting the 2013 Freightliner Ride of Pride veterans memorial truck.

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Truck race series plans big start in 2015

The Class 8 tractor racing series announced earlier this year now plans to have demonstration races next year and 20 to 30 races in 2015, announced Mike Ryan, a veteran truck racer and movie stunt driver. The races will not be held at "backwoods" locales, as some were in past decades, Ryan said. Instead, they will be at eight major tracks, including Daytona International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Portland International Raceway. Ryan also announced a new ...

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Trucker Buddy partners with PeopleNet to provide yearly scholarships

Trucker Buddy International announced at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 23 it has partnered with telematics company PeopleNet to offer scholarships to six high school graduates each year to use for either college or trade school. The scholarships will be $1,000 each. Three will be awarded to the children or dependents of teachers who are part of the Trucker Buddy program and three scholarships will be awarded to children or dependents of truckers in the ...

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Fuel Direct promotes XP3 fuel treatment product at GATS

Fuel Direct promoted its XP3 fuel treatment product at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The product prevents algae from growing, disperses water, cleans and lubes valves, cylinder heads and injectors, reduces emissions and improves mileage the company says. Fuel Direct founder Michael Schlegel says competing products burn soot, whereas his product burns clean and protects down to 15 below zero. "XP3 reduces contaminants in used oil by 50 percent," he says. "It cleans the ...

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