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‘85 Pete 359 wins Shell Rotella SuperRigs contest

A 1985 Peterbilt 359 shown by Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., won Best of Show this weekend at the 33rd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs working show truck competition.

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Brad Kuhn presents ‘You never know what’s going to come at you’

A close shave: "The driver said that he started to hydroplane and lost control. I'm glad that he jack knifed or it may have gotten ugly."

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Popping the perception: Negative stereotypes and the next generation

"I'd like to live in a world where little Bobby isn't surprised that truckers read – or write, or shower on a regular basis."

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Two regional shows to keep an eye open for in VA, NY

Upcoming in early and mid-August, the annual semi-truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y., and VA Large Cars' "Freedom Fighters Truck Show" in Madison, Va.

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Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

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Webasto, NASCAR racer ink partnership

The fuel-fired heater manufacturer is offering truck drivers and racing fans the opportunity to meet Brad Keselowski at select NASCAR races.

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‘Tampa T-Bone’ from SmartDrive’s Great Driving Insights series

If you’re running a road-facing dashcam of your own today, this video may just be further proof of what you already know — the power of on-highway video to exonerate a driver who’s doing things right in the event of an accident. The SmartDrive company typically works with fleets who wish to install both road- and driver-facing cameras. If you’re not running a road-facing dashcam of your own today, forward-facing cameras that are triggered to save ...

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One week left to vote for the top singing trucker

Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search is open for voting through June 15. Visit the contest page to see videos and select your favorites. The top three will compete live at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Finalist Amy McGrath: ‘You’re the only one who’s really stopping you’

McGrath grew up knowing that trucking was going to be her profession, even as she was told she should be a hairdresser, secretary or nurse.

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‘High-speed trucking: Chicago rush hour’ from BigRigTravels’ Stephen Michaels

This video by BigRigTravels.com driver Stephen Michaels captures a run through Chicago at rush hour, at high speed (the video, not the truck).

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