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VIDEO: Motorcycle stunt action at Pride & Polish

Jesse Toler and a fellow rider wowed crowds at the Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., on June 18, 2014.

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Changing Gear: Distribution team-ups from Navistar-Eaton, Fontaine-Mainstay, Vipar-Penray, Piedmont-Continental, Philatron-CED

We’ve been hearing from a lot of OEMs and vendors who are collaborating on distribution solutions to make a few top-notch and highly desired products a little more accessible to truckers. This week, let’s highlight a few of those recently announced team-ups. We’ll start with Navistar, which has tapped Eaton as its new supplier of heavy-duty remanufactured transmissions. The majority of the deliveries to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions. ...

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Derek Smith’s ‘Project Triple Threat’ 333-inch 379 stretch

DMS Transport small fleet owner Derek Smith decides against a new glider or truck upgrade in favor of a customization of his 2005 Peterbilt 379 for regional/local grain hauls.

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Got a problem? Here’s the quick fix for it

I tend to be a little more direct in my problem-solving. I look for the soft spot in a problem and poke a stick in it.

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Special edition from ‘the preacher’ on retreads

Harvey Brodsky of the Retread Tire Association stresses the importance of tire upkeep -- and a few related resources from Overdrive.

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Fiction posing as fact at the Counter of Knowledge

Enter any truck stop that has a “Counter of Knowledge,” sit down close enough to hear what they're saying and listen. You will be amazed and, quite possibly, revolted.

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Shout from a tank hauler in Jordan

Driver Fares Shishani -- of Jordan in the Middle East -- sent in a couple shots of his tank operation by way of a greeting to the American truck driver He hauls a regular route from the Port of Aqaba: about 500 miles on a three-day round.

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What owner-ops have nightmares about

It's not the kind of thing an excitable wife and business partner wants to hear. I may have been less than supportive when I suggested we pray for an electrical fire.

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Never Compromise. Cummins 2017 Heavy-Duty Engines.

This tasty, healthy treat is easy to make

Here's a simple, cheap way to make your own healthy popcorn. And "healthy" doesn't mean you sacrifice taste, either!

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Power of video: Driver exoneration the key attraction for many

From the SmartDrive company's "Great Driving Insights" series, these videos detail cases in which captured vid worked to the benefit of the driver after an accident.

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