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Video: Racing action, update with ’88 Mike’ Morgan’s Mack race truck

In the 6th race of the inaugural Minimizer Bandit Big Rig racing series, the No. 88 Mack of "88 Mike" Morgan ran away with the win in the main event at what amounts to the Wartrace, Tenn., resident's home track. In this video, Morgan walks through some of the modifications he's made, with a little race action, to the 1999 Mack CH since Overdrive's last close look.

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Christmas in July

The “Sleigh Bells for Santa” effort of Truckersfinalmile.org relies solely on public charitable donations to operate. 100 percent of monies raised go toward actual cases. TFM founder Robert Palm uses collected funds to support the efforts of reuniting drivers and their families, in the event of critical illness, injury or death while they're on the road.

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Let the festivities begin! (Fire up those race trucks …)

For those of you who won't make it home for local festivities Tuesday, enjoy the celebration wherever you are, and here's a heartfelt shout-out from me and, I know, the rest of the crew here. Thanks for what you do. (And: See you at the races! ...)

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‘The real problem’ isn’t ELDs

Now that it appears the ELD mandate is about to amplify the shortcomings of the hours of service rule, it’s time to address the real problem, not its surrogate.

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Audio tour through Tony Justice’s new ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ album

The time has come, drivers. Tony Justice's new record, "Stars, Stripes and White Lines," is out and on its way to the truck-stop racks for an official June 30 release. As he and his wife, Misty, note in this Overdrive Radio podcast tour through the album, after a couple months for the physical CD release, a digital release follows in September.

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Driving Miss Hazardous Materials

"Things that aren't welcome in the Kroger parking lot for a thousand, Alex." ... Preparations for the Fourth well under way.

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Notes on having notes

"I firmly believe enough interest can be generated to get the ELD law delayed until the hours of service rules can be amended, but it's going to require sticking to the point and being very specific about what the point is, and it's going to require numbers of people to direct their concerns to the correct places."

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Video: Muscular Mack pickup ready for Independence Day

The 800-horsepower Mack Granite is American-made and sports flag-and-eagle graphics.

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Disruptive behavior most truckers wouldn’t give a demerit

Would margin transparency in brokered freight transactions be a disruption worth lauding? Here, a run back through recent history's arguments for -- and occasionally against.

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Shiny dreams require being #alwaysonthegrind

New franchise locations in Kansas and Nebraska for Evan Steger's detailing/polishing business, plus another big success for his charity gold outing benefiting specific veterans around the Father's Day holiday.

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