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TomTom launching trucker-friendly GPS

TomTom announced at the Great American Trucking Show it will be entering the trucking industry by introducing a trucker-friendly GPS, the TomTom Trucker 600.

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Audio: Starting GATS off right — a little front-porch singalong with Tony Justice, Bill Weaver

The Great American Trucking is under way today, and I can't remember a better beginning to it for me than this treat, a Wednesday-night front-porch singalong with Tony Justice, Bill Weaver.

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One20 launches as ‘membership’ for truckers for on-road discounts and more, releases trucker-focused tablet

A band of trucking industry vets from major trucking tech players launched Aug. 24 a new company, One20, which aims to provide truck operators discounts on products at truck stops, offer truck-specific navigation, aid in finding truck parking and more. The company also developed a trucker-focused tablet.

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Meet Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year, enter next year’s contest this week at GATS

Submissions for next year’s Owner-Operator of the Year and Company Driver of the Year contests officially begin Sept. 19, but operators who stop by the TCA booth and express interest in applying can do so at the show. 2015's top truckers won $25,000.

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Music video premiere: Boo Ray’s “Keep That Hammer Down”

Exclusive to Overdrive, this premiere of outlaw Americana musician and songwriter Boo Ray's "Keep That Hammer Down" video comes on the heels of Ray's release this year of the "Sea of Lights" record.

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Great American Trucking Show kicks off Thursday: Here’s how to follow show happenings on Overdrive

Follow news, music, show trucks and more from this week's Great American Trucking Show live on Overdrive's social channels. Here's how to stay connected.

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‘Coast to coast’: Trucker Talent Search finalist Will Perry

Eric Harley's interview with Trucker Talent Search finalist Will Perry, whose "Coast to Coast" original song was the first one he'd ever written directly involving trucking.

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Rates into flood-stricken Louisiana — and a different kind of run

Join me in Dallas for a Saturday morning run. And: A rates analysis shows relief demand booming into Southern Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding.

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‘Ice Road Truckers’ vets face challenges in latest episode

"Ice Road Truckers" veterans Lisa Kelly, Darrell Ward and Art Burke faced a bevy of problems in the latest episode of the History Channel's trucking series

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‘Came out singing’: Trucker Talent Search finalist Jason Lee Wilson

Eric Harley of Red Eye Radio interviews Jason Lee Wilson, finalist in the RER/Overdrive Trucker Talent Search, who tells the story behind his "Lynchburg to Nashville" track, in part stemming from a friend's run with whiskey barrels on the route.

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