gats 2013

VIDEO: Cobra talks improvements on in-cab communications

Chris Kooistra, Director of Marketing Services for Cobra, talks about the evolution and technological advancements in in-cab communications.

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Daycab Co. helps operators save weight, gain utility

Aimed at owner-operators who want to cut their sleeper loose in hopes of saving weight — and fuel — and giving themselves the opportunity at adding a little extra weight to their load is the Daycab Company, which makes specialized kits that enables truck owners to do just that. ​The company, which is showing at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, has been around 13 years and looks to remedy the negative impacts of supply ...

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TMC’s Kyle Lee named Trucking’s Top Rookie, wins $25k in prizes

TMC Transportation's Kyle Lee was named the winner of the third annual Trucking's Top Rookie contest and has won $25,000 in cash and prizes. Lee was selected from 10 finalists in attendance, which was narrowed down from 46 original nominations. As part of prize package, Lee was presented with a $10,000 check from Randall-Reilly (publisher of Overdrive) and will also receive a RoadPro Getting Started LIving On-the-Go Package; $1,000 cash and 100,000 from Pilot Flying ...

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Dinosaurs and pretty girls

Wendy's first day at GATS 2013 saw her taking around a dinosaur for pictures on the show floor and elsewhere for Hunter, a child in Southern Ohio with an illness that prevents him from traveling.

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How to prepare for a safety audit

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

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XL Specialized Trailers showcased hydraulic lowboy at GATS

XL Specialized Trailers showcased its new custom hydraulic lowboy at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The XL 110 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck is a highly spec’d, 53 foot long, two axle unit rated for 110,000 pounds. overall and 100,000 pounds. in 16 foot concentrated. The flip and booster combo for the rear adds extends versatility for load distribution, as XL says it can make a 3+1 set-up with a spreader bar or ...

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Freightliner announces roof fairing on Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks announced this week at the Great American Trucking Show a new factory-installed roof fairing available as standard on Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72-in. mid-roof XT models. They will be available as an option on the Freightliner Cascadia 72-inch mid-roof XT trucks. The new roof fairing further contributes to the aerodynamic styling on the trucks, the company says. Available with 12-in. or 20-in. side extenders, the roof fairing’s overall height is the same as the truck’s raised roof. ...

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Husky Tire unveils Wind Power Line at GATS

Husky Tire unveiled its Wind Power line of tires at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The company says Wind Power is a full range line of premium medium radial truck tires offering steer, drive, all-position and trailer tires for commercial vehicles. Wind Power Vice President of Marketing Brian Mielko says the tires are manufactured in China with the latest available technology, and are spec'd for U.S. roadways.

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ALTRALITE announced at the Great American Trucking Show

Kalyn Siebert announced the launch of its newest trailer, the ALTRALITE , at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. Kalyn Siebert says the ALTRALITE, a lightweight steel end-dump trailer designed specifically for stability, strength and safety, is best suited for construction needs (road construction in particular). The company says the trailer provides owner/operators and construction businesses of all sizes with a heavy-duty end-dump trailer that is more versatile and less expensive than aluminum ...

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Aero-equipped Kevin Rutherford signature trailer geared toward owner-operators

Kevin Rutherford has added a new piece of equipment to his Signature Series line — A trailer designed and built to give owner-operators a fuel-efficient trailer.

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