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Late Ice Road Truckers star Darrell Ward the focal point of new season’s first episode

The episode began remembering Ward, and closed with the prospect of Ward's son, Reno, joining the cast, writes Overdrive sister site Truckers News Editor David Hollis in his weekly episode recap. 

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Amid driver shootings, SBTC group promotes Sept. 5 as ‘Day without a trucker’

The group's head, James Lamb, notes 400 or more truckers have committed to participating in a D.C. parade, and others plan to shut down in solidarity. Lamb himself remains under an FTC suit against two businesses for deceptive marketing practices, to which he's countersued.

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BlueParrott debuts new headset at GATS

The new C400-XT, which will begin shipping in October, can be worn over the head like traditional wireless headset, or around the back of the head on either the right or left ear, whichever the user prefers.

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Richard Woods claims 2017 Trucker Talent Search victory with ode to great-grandfather

Woods won $1,000 cash and a free recording session. He’ll also be featured in an upcoming issue of Overdrive. The Mississippi-based owner-operator was named the winner of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today.

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Trucking radio legend Dave Nemo honored with Lifetime Achievement award

Nemo received a Lifetime Achievement award from an informal group of drivers, as well as a large plaque from TA/Petro and a crystal microphone from the St. Christopher’s Fund. He was also given a free vacation to Hawaii.

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‘Live, Laugh, Love, and Dance’: Tony Justice live to open GATS

Video: Justice opened his first GATS 2017 set yesterday with "Live, Laugh, Love and Dance," penned with his wife, Misty, for those who've been through and/or suffer from depression in their lives, with hopes that it might help someone pull through.

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weBoost’s latest cell signal booster expands boosting capabilities

Instead of switching cell service providers because of poor signal, the 4G-X OTR is designed to provide a "significant increase" to cell signal to all cellular devices from any carrier, Roberts says.

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‘Rigs Without Cigs’ tobacco cessation campaign kicks off at GATS

Drivers who sign up for the campaign will get weekly emails or phone calls to answer any questions or to provide encouragement for continuing to cut back on tobacco use.

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‘Honky Tonk Nighttime Man’: Talent search finalist Michael Lochmiller

Lochmiller hauls for System Transport out of a home base in Las Vegas. In this edition of Overdrive Radio hear Red Eye Radio’s Eric Harley talk music, trucking and life with the driver. 

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Tony Justice to headline GATS party at Eddie Deen’s Ranch Friday

Justice will be joined by Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham and fellow trucker and former Overdrive’s Trucker Talent Search participant Bill Weaver for performances during the event. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the Uber Freight booth.

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