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Meritor announces premiere sponsorship of ChampTruck’s 2015 truck racing series

Global truck component manufacturer Meritor announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that it will be the executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.

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TA/Petro honors five truckers by naming truck stops after them

Five veteran truck drivers were honored March 27 by TA Petro Stopping Centers not just for their exemplary driving careers, but also for their work in the communities in which they live and the trucking industry in general.

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Bridgestone brings back Dayton Truck tire brand

After falling dormant for the past several years, Bridgestone is breathing new life into its Dayton Truck Tire brand. In January, Bridgestone committed to resurrecting the brand but rather than trying to compete Bridgestone, the company’s OE line or Firestone, the company’s retail brand, Dayton was slated to take a different path. Matt Loos, director of truck & bus marketing for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, says Dayton was brought back from the abyss as an owner-operator and small ...

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Photos: No. 54 ‘Team Tortured’ ChampTruck at MATS

At Minimizer's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show, this No. 54 "Team Tortured" truck will be piloted in the ChampTruck series by driver Brad Klemmenson of Blooming Prairie, Minn.

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Videos: Shakedown run in Mike Morgan’s Mack race truck

Ride with Mike Morgan for a couple laps around Nashville Fairgrounds half-mile oval -- Morgan's Powershift Performance is one of several race teams getting ready for the ChampTruck World Series next month.

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Kenny Capell’s obstruction of justice case at the scale house, in his own words

Capell hopes it becomes common practice in law enforcement to better respect the job trucking professionals do by refraining from waking sleeping codrivers absent reasonable suspicion.

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Health haps at MATS include walk, cook-in-the-truck summit

The two key driver-led health events -- a 1.5-mile walk followed by the new Cooking in the Truck Summit -- are in the offing Thursday evening, March 26, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Podcast: A look back at Watermelon Slim’s trucking blues live in Nashville, Tuscaloosa

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans in 2010, upon release of his "Escape from the Chicken Coop" record of trucking blues, playing his solo slide at Carol Ann's in Nashville and at Overdrive HQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Danny can drive it

Meet Auto DriveAway contract driver Danny Murdock and several of the specially-equipped vocational trucks that are his rolling freight.

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Learning the support ropes: D’Ann Shapiro-Landman

How Shapiro-Landman transitioned to "glove-box office" manager for her husband's soon-to-be-minted owner-operator business after a law enforcement career.

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