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Photos: Working, show trucks competing in 2014’s final Pride & Polish show

The 2014 PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show is under way in St. George, Utah, and it's hosting the last Overdrive's Pride & Polish show of the year and the second qualifying event of the 2014-2015 Pride & Polish National Championship series.  Here are all of the trucks competing in the event. Photos by Brian Bourke: ...

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On the road again: Retired owner-operator’s ’05 Kenworth

Ronnie Brees sold his former Kenworth in April 2011 and considered retiring from trucking. But just two months later, “I was missing the road and started looking for another truck,” he says. He found this 2005 Kenworth W900L in August 2011, and he leased to Landstar with the rig on a dedicated run hauling Navistar engines from Huntsville, Ala., to Springfield, Ohio, and back. The truck is powered by a 550-hp C-15 Caterpillar and an ...

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Photos: 20 European show trucks sporting chrome, lights, graphics

Roughly 200 show trucks showed up last weekend to the European truck racing finale in Le Mans, France, including several dozen American-style cabs. Check out some of them here.

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2015 Pride & Polish series continues this weekend in Utah

The second stop of the 2014-2015 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship series takes place in October at Performance Diesel Inc. headquarters, where both show and working trucks will face off for bragging rights and a chance to qualify for the national championship round of judging.

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European racing, Euro show trucks: Videos, photos and tweets from second and final day at the track

The 2014 FIA European truck racing series wrapped up today (Oct. 12) at the Le Mans Speedway in Le Mans, France. Two races were held, and the teams and drivers competed for the year's final points. I covered the show live (from several time zones ahead, albeit) and posted updates throughout the day in this post. Updates below are in reverse chronological order. Click here to see photos and videos from Saturday, the show's first day. This event ...

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Photos: Sampling of show trucks at European truck races

The FIA European truck racing finale happening in Le Mans, France, today (Oct. 11) and Sunday features more than trucks on the track: It also has hundreds of show trucks on display for spectators. I'll have a full gallery next week of some of the trucks showing this weekend, but below is a sampling of what's showing. Also, click here to see photos, videos and tweets recapping the races held today. https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999145386295297 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999340647936002 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999718688923649 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/521000489316790272 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999886163283969 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/521000845656457216 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/521014641485697024

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Truck racing finale in Europe: Photos and video from the show’s first day

The FIA European truck racing series finale -- a two-day event -- began Oct. 11 and continues through Oct. 12 in Le Mans, France. The season's championship is on the line, and this weekend's races will determine the season's winners, based on points gained in all of the year's races. I'm covering the race and the corresponding show (including the show truck competition) from the Le Mans Speedway today and Sunday. The show is very close to ...

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Start-up’s brand-new KW T680

This 2014 Kenworth T680 is one of eight new trucks on the road for Capable Express, which got its start in December 2013.

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Fellowship, drivel and education in polish

"Remember, Murphy's Oil Soap for the seats, alcohol on q-tips for the dash display, and just buy a cover for the gear shifter – or clean it in the privacy of your own cab."

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Mack owners, enthusiasts converge on Gerhart Machinery for 25th year

Truckers News' David Hollis was in attendance at the 25th-annual All Mack event on the massive front lawn of Gerhart Machinery in Litiz, Penn., over the Oct. 4-5 weekend.

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