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$100 off apnea test; Motorhead Garage TV at Diamond International

Motorhead Garage TV to feature International dealerships this morning Diamond Companies, a holding company for International Truck and IC Bus dealerships in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas, will be featured on a special “Big Rig” episode of the Motorhead Garage TV Series on the Fox Sports Network. The episode airs this morning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern and again Monday, May 7, at 4:30 pm Eastern. Hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman visited Diamond International of Memphis, taking a tour through the proprietary ...

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Show truck lights and a full winners list

The full list of winners from the 75 Chrome Shop’s Pride & Polish show – held April 27-29 – is available on Overdrive’s sister website Custom RigsMag.com. With it are a photo gallery of the four Best of Show trucks (featured above, too) and a gallery of Spencer J. Fisher’s photos of the event’s light show, which began Saturday at sunset. Randy Stroup’s 2005 Peterbilt 379 and matching tanker won Best of Show in the limited-mileage ...

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Studying up on trading

I spent all day today in my office, studying.

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How-to: Identify quality air coils

A quality air coil will exhibit good “strength, durability, flexibility, memory recoil and performance in hot and cold temperatures,” say the writers behind parts manufacturer Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips monthly newsletter. A chief consideration is the material the air line is made of. The company says a shortage of castor beans in 2002-03, the chief component in natural Nylon 11 (Polyamide 11), led to more prominence in air coils made of synthetic Nylon 12 (Polyamide ...

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Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made documentation to prove detention time to the shipper, beyond just drivers' word.

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Driver lounge horror stories

I spent part of today at the Orlando Volvo truck dealership and was able to avoid a long sit in the driver's lounge. Yes!

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Natural gas + trucking = 6 stock tips

It's interesting to see investors and mainstream business media take note of how the boom in natural gas production is affecting the truck market.

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Trucks and women, then and now

What’s old is new again. Here is an old Overdrive Magazine cover and here is a recent Overdrive photo shoot of a pretty girl and Gene McKinney’s 2000 Peterbilt 379 wrecker. What do you think? Is this traditional approach too retro for our politically correct world?

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Oil gamble on Wall Street? Speculation back in the headlines

President Obama is hammering on oil speculators again, while Republican opponents such as House Speaker John Boehner and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney are calling the talk about speculation hooey, falling back on the same old "drill, baby, drill"-type rhetoric we've heard so much of in recent past. Problem with the latter is, well, we are drilling. Domestic oil production is up. Problem with the former is the very White House task forces on the ...

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Trucking, trading and writing

Trucking, trading and writing; that's my routine

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