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Discounted registration available for 5K run/walk at GATS

Discounted registration is available before the event for $30, as well as on-site registration, with all the proceeds going to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund.

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Voting open to name Trucking Moves America Forward mascot

The final five names are Axle, Bob Tail, Safety Sammy, Seymour S. Miles and Wheels.

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First-ever Expediter of the Year award delivered at industry expo

Donating the $500 prize that came with the award to the St. Christopher Fund, Robert Burton, who hauls leased to V3 Transportation, embodied one of the giving quality his wife lauded him for in her nomination of him for the award.

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From film-noir to long haul trucking: The roots and branches of Paul Marhoefer

With a grandfather who was a pioneer in filmmaking and a bevy of masterful folk tunes to his credit, long-haul Paul Marhoefer is a unique creature of American trucking.

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No. 4 Jupiter Motorsports racer Scott Treadway’s 1979 Western Star

Take a quick video run through owner-operator Scott Treadway's involvement in the Jupiter Motorsports team, with four trucks running in the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Racing series this year. Treadway drives the No. 4 1979 Western Star in the series, his own '07 379 on the road at work.

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Truckers divided on Republicans’ go-it-alone Obamacare overhaul

A slight minority (47 percent) of readers noted general support for current efforts, while an exact half of poll respondents either urged Republicans to go back to the drawing board or leave the current system in place.

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Where trucking musicians gather – and truckers get a treat

GATS will showcase trucking's musical talent next month. See a preview here.

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree takes place next week, features live music, show trucks and more

Former "The Voice" contestant Mary Sarah and country artist Collin Raye will headline concerts at the show on Thursday and Friday night, respectively. Local band Dani Lynn Howe & Band will open for Sarah, while Tony Justice will open for Raye.

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Five Apps for That: Tools for grabbing a quick load

Spot market load matching evolved from physical bulletin boards at truck stops to digital displays and then to websites. Today, those websites increasingly are accessed via a mobile browser and, in the case of the five mobile boards featured here, via smartphone apps.

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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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