Blogs

Ice buckets and wet blankets

Wendy and George take the "ice bucket challenge" for ALS, sending out their own challenges to Overdrive's own Todd Dills, Class 8 stunt racer Mike Ryan and Mike Rowe.

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GATS preview: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379

Video, photos of Bowers' combo unit, which he'll be showing at GATS -- and a brief follow-up on Animal Aid USA's effort to transport fallen driver Richard Sullivan's dog Bella back home. All systems go!

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The stories behind the music

The sing-off for the Trucker Talent Search will be held at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Crybabies need not apply

Wendy on her personal trucking journey: "This is a rule that's been hammered into my head since I started out on this weird little journey, three years ago."

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Crowd-sourcing in a perfect world (And: New vid from Tex Crowley)

More on crowd-sourcing -- how about building a perfect truck stop via reader recommendations? Let's roll....

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Steadfastly uncertain: Absence makes the heart grow …

"I have wanderlust, but it's short-term, a lot like my memory. But home time was great, really. Can we go now?"

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Nissan crowd-sourcing off-road pickup specs — meanwhile, at Big Rig Builder.com…

The skinny on three social-media engagement efforts/contests from BigRigBuilder.com, Nissan and WABCO... Wish you could win an iPad mini? Here's a chance. Chrome, too.

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A picture is worth a thousand words

Wendy walks out into the truck stop parking lot to find a French teen model shoot ongoing around she and George's truck: "Sometimes, it's hard to have the prettiest truck in the lot."

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Fallen driver Richard Sullivan’s ridealong companion is coming home

Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA requests drivers flash their lights when they see the N.J.-based nonprofit's van/trailer combo on the road Aug 20-21, and seeks drivers to participate in a Chatsworth, Ga., homecoming convoy.

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Video: Drivers to put voices in gear at Dallas show

Trucker Talent Search finalists Brad James, Keith Sampson and Jennie Simpson will perform right as the show closes, at 5 p.m., at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby.

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