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VIDEO: Mack Bulldog hood ornament installation

A Mack worker installs the company's signature bulldog hood ornament.

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LETTER: Kudos, more maintenance please!

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate everyone and everything they do at Overdrive. I can't tell you how much I enjoy getting your magazine in the mail each month. My wife has learned over the years that every time I come home to a new issue she can expect to be by herself again for the next couple of hours while I pour over each and ...

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Stroup, First Class Services going for a sweep?

Randy Stroup has had no mercy on his fellow Pride & Polish competitors the last two seasons.

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A flamed engine makes all the difference

Ray Rodriguez' repainted engine may be what pushes his '88 Pete to a Best of Show victory.

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Mother Nature lets loose on the prairie

Brian Romig took this and other fine shots of distant rain clouds while driving this month in South Dakota.

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World’s Toughest Trucker contestants at Great West

Drivers Jason Johnson and William Carlos "L.A. Rookie" Weekley (pictured) will be joining representatives of the Truck It Smart load matching service at their booth in Las Vegas at the Great West Truck Show, beginning Thursday. Not only have both drivers proven they can hang hauling loads in the Australian Outback and in the Himalayas, among other locales on Discovery Channel's competitive "World's Toughest Trucker" series, but they also have no problem piloting air boats, ...

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Defining ‘gobbledygook’ with driver Sandy Long

Missouri-based Weston Transportation driver Sandy Long, blogging here, this morning laid down a primer for owner-operators and drivers on the term gobbledygook, defined by Wester's as "wordy and generally unintelligible jargon." She found some examples of it in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's postponed proposal (from last year) to mandate electronic onboard recorders for nearly all interstate truckers. The agency more or less admits that its harping on "fatigue" is something of a self-reinforcing factor ...

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Heat: Your tires’ No. 1 enemy

The folks at GITI Tire reminded us of this in their most recent newsletter, citing an article from the Saturday Evening Post that estimated 80 percent of tire failures were due to underinflation -- the article appeared in 1928, and "nothing has changed," the company said. It's a no-brainer, really, but how many times have you neglected to hit that inside tire in a dual pair with a needed dose of air because you were in ...

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Squeeze what you can from fuel economy

You don't have to be an all-time mpg record setter to pad your wallet with increased fuel economy.

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Video aid for CSA tire inspections

Michelin partnered with the Tire Industry Association to produce an in-depth look at tire inspections to help drivers maintain CSA compliance.

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