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‘Live, Laugh, Love, and Dance’: Tony Justice live to open GATS

Video: Justice opened his first GATS 2017 set yesterday with "Live, Laugh, Love and Dance," penned with his wife, Misty, for those who've been through and/or suffer from depression in their lives, with hopes that it might help someone pull through.

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What happens in Flippin moves on to Dallas

"There's another 'star studded' event coming up in Dallas, beginning tomorrow at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – you might have heard about it once or twice, they call it GATS, and it may or may not have been mentioned a few times in Overdrive recently..."

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‘The Drive’ owner-operator-focused three-day conference; NPR radio and truckers

"The Drive" conference, the brainchild of Patriot Star small fleet owners and Trucking With Authority podcast hosts Kenny and Elizabeth Long, happens October 17-19 in North Kansas City.

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When grabbing the right bug-out bag matters

In which Wendy almost grabs the wrong one for the eclipse run. "When you have six different green, black and gray backpacks in the cabinet, and two of them are camera equipment, you sometimes grab the bag full of guns, instead of the Canon."

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Rebuilding: From bulk dedicated to a base of direct flatbed customers with owner-op Tim Klaus

On Overdrive Radio: Flatbedder Tim Klaus re-entered trucking and found himself at the center of the natural gas drilling boom, hauling frac sand. It dried up earlier for him than for many, and since then he's made several moves in freight, trailer spec and more to build a core of direct customers to keep brokered loads to a minimum.

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This is why we can’t have celestial events

"It will be a blessing to be unable to view giant spaceships, as they descend upon us. It's been nice knowing all of you. Give my rock collection to the children aliens, they'll enjoy it."

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Answering ELD questions: Texas-enforcement panel at GATS

What questions would you put to Sergeant Dana Moore and Lieutenant Monty Kea in Dallas next week? And: An update on anti-ELD mandate grassroots efforts from the ELD or Me group and others.

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The FMCSA is stealing my tricks

"That's right. I'll admit it. I've neglected to give full disclosure to George on a couple of things in the 25 years we've been together. Problem is, I always get caught, just like the FMCSA did, even though neither of us will admit what we did was slimy."

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Extra amateur day on the roads for total eclipse, particularly in these areas

Will you be in the "zone of totality," as the scientist-types are saying, this coming Monday for the solar eclilpse? More than one trucking company shutting down for the day anticipating an influx of that most unpredictable of highway users: the four-wheeled one.

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ELDs’ weak links, redux

How the DC Transport fleet solved the issued of dropped Bluetooth connections between the ECM plug-in device and operators' busy smartphones -- dedicated tablets for logs.

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