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AxleOutPro ups the ante for Trucker Talent Search participants — and a new Keith Sampson vid

The winner of the talent search will receive a professional recording and video production care of AxleOutPro, much like 2014 winner Keith Sampson's own work on his new video/song, released here.

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Countdown to GATS initiated

"Dallas is the pinnacle when it comes to truck shows, Texas-sized and with that old-money glitz and charm The Big D exudes. ... An awesome thing to see."

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Quick work made of I-93 sinkhole; More alt. routes for I-65 NB in Indiana

Highway haps: While InDOT continues to divert NB I-65 traffic along the official detour, local media have specified a variety of potential alternates for points north of Lafayette.

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They weren’t mad at all

Video and report: Wendy visits her town council on the parking ban in place.

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Navigating ‘amateur day’ with the four-wheelers

"Amateur Night," by driver Bill Patterson: "I dread Saturday nights. You never know what will happen." Profiling the texter, the brake-footer, the rubbernecker, the NASCAR wannabe and ...

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The signs sometimes don’t tell the whole story

"Sally forth, warriors of the road, shower on and keep America moving in a clean and orderly fashion. Or just wear shower shoes. Especially if you're showering in Delaware."

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Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!

The Evel Knievel Mack's showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the "Being Evel" feature documentary about the daredevil's life. Watch the trailer here.

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Old dogs don’t need new tricks

The pull of the canine, in more ways than one: "People are a lot more inclined to be interested in a cute little dog than a big, burly trucker. Sorry, truckers."

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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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30-second Trucker Tip video: Steer tire blowout!

Some drivers say that an exploding tire sounds like a shotgun blast. Whether or not it sounds that dramatic, a blowout is one of the most dreaded big-rig emergencies, especially when it’s a steer tire. For an entertaining look at how to handle this steering challenge, check the latest 30-second video version of Overdrive’s Worst Case Trucking Scenario series, below. For extra tips and detail, see Carolyn Mason’s story on page 108 of our August issue.

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