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What has a Chevy rear end, a German engine and gets 60 mpg?

Glenn Russell doesn't inhabit the Pride & Polish section here at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas. Still, he's in a custom vehicle world of its own -- a homemade frame supporting and 18 wheels minus 15. He's crafted it around a Deutz air-cooled engine. "It's got a 2003 Chevy S10 rear end with disc brakes," he says. "It tops out at 75 mph, cruises at 65." Russell built the three-wheeler for diesellife.com, which sells ...

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‘Family Biziness,’ Lil’ Ray crowned Pride & Polish winners

A few familiar faces brought home Best of Show trophies at The Great West Truck Show Pride & Polish this weekend.

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Credit loosening, income rising for owner-operators, says ATBS

Institutional investors are looking for places to put their money, which is good news for owner-operators who've been hamstrung by tight credit since the recession.

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California regulations drive out owner-operators

Owner-operators are being driven out of business and the market value of used trucks has been hijacked by the ever-tightening emissions regulations in California, said a panel this week.

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PHOTOS: Day 2 at the Great West Truck Show

A roundup of a few eye-catching show rigs on the second day of The Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas.

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Video: Black cherry duo shows off pink flames, skulls

Yamko Truck Lines is showing off two of its award-winning black cherry and pink-flamed Petes.

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French truckers get hitched in front of show truck

A French couple that loves American trucks and that owns a trucking company in France threw had an unannounced wedding ceremony in front of a truck.

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Keeping video documentation of your mishaps

A dash cam on display at Great West keeps HD video recording synced with location for insurance if trouble arises.

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PHOTOS: What to drive when the broom’s broken

Dean and Theresa DeSantis are showing a 1985 Peterbilt 359 at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas that, perhaps thanks in part to its longevity, has acquired two names. "The truck is Old No 7," said Dean DeSantis. "It was the seventh one we bought." That was back in the 1980s, when he and his wife built a small fleet. They sold the assets in 1993, but kept the truck and the company ...

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Small fleet owner invents innovative, but simple securement device

Former small fleet owner and flatbed hauler Steve Burroughs introduced at The Great West Truck Show today a product that he says is a "no-brainer" and something that he's hoping becomes standard equipment for flatbed loads. The Cargo Cookie, as he's dubbed it, is a round, doughnut-shaped device that's placed under straps to increase load security and prevent damage to loads. The device allows drivers to tighten straps or chains without using pallets, car tires, wood ...

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