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Owner-operator Robert Gray wins Democratic primary vote for Mississippi governor

Gray's CB handle, "Silent Knight," is evidence he's not much of a people person, he says. If he truly hopes to win, that will have to change. The Terry, Miss., native has his work cut out for him.

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And the flatbed adventure begins …

“I feel like the guy who shows up at the job site with new boots and a new tool belt.” -- George Parker's flatbed transition, in the books.

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Chi-Town Large Cars’ Southern Prez and his 359

The Chi-Town group's annual benefit and truck show is August 15 in Lynwood, Ill. -- Eady and his classic custom Pete (find photos here) are sure to be a part of it.

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Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another ‘ghost fleet’ debuts

Interesting news bits in a Jack Roberts interview with Caterpillar about its split with Navistar on Cat trucks. And: Tip on the new "Ghost Fleet" novel war-gaming a near-future China-U.S. conflict, techno-thriller style.

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I’ll say ‘no’ to corn dogs for $2.6 million, Alex

"The National Institutes of Health have spent a $2.6 million gubmint grant to help truckers lose weight." Such programs aren't "rocket science, and should cost as much" ...

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Video: J&L Contracting’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 — Back in Black

The "Back in Black" glider, powered by a 6nz Cat, was formerly the truck of then-Landstar-leased Brett Cole -- J&L retooled it for heavy haul, among other extensive customizations, says J&L's Randy Menkel.

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A safer, more sensible CDL entry path

The current prohibition on interstate driving for 18-20-year-old CDL holders does only so much to promote safety.

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Broken thermostats and filthy lies

"I had someone come up to me at the Rantoul show and say, 'I love your filthy lies. They crack me up.' A normal person would probably be incensed by this..." Wendy, normal? Um... Sometimes, staying comfortable on the road is hard.

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Redux: The cost of emissions-system maintenance

For too many truck buyers, such costs and associated practices are unforeseen and unheeded at time purchase, notes a longtime truck sales/service rep. And: "Let’s face it, even with proper maintenance emissions systems are still not as reliable as they should be."

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Rantoul is cool

The Precious, Troy Huddleston and more at 8th annual TopGun Largecar Shootout and Working Class Truck Show in Rantoul, Ill., last weekend.

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