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Photos and more: Wrap-up from Walcott Truckers Jamboree

The self-denoted World’s Largest Truckstop drew more than 40,000 truckers to the 2015 edition of its trucker appreciation event. Here are some photos of some of the happenings.

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Western Star gives OOIDA brand new Western Star, truck to debut at GATS

Western Star presented the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week with a new 5700 XE to pull its Spirit of the American Trucker display trailer to shows and other events.

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Unidentifiable meat and the rubber breakfast biscuit

Healthier retail road-food choices: "I noticed a new combo recently – a meat and cheese cup. Layers of lovely greenish pepperoni, carefully adorned with slices of cheese so orange, if you choose not to eat it, you can always use it as a safety cone."

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Photos: Walcott Truckers Jamboree in full swing

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop kicked off Thursday and will last through Saturday.

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Showers, free truck parking available at Great American Trucking Show

This year at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 27-29, drivers who bring their trucks will be able to park for free and will also have access to a shower trailer.

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Pilot Flying J announces launch of 2015 Road Warrior program

The program is a contest that honors professional drivers who demonstrate hard work, generosity and bravery.

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10,000 vets have earned CDLs through FMCSA’s military waiver program

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program, the agency recently announced.

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Kentucky driver who saved jailer adds to awards collection with Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement officer from an attack by a hostile prisoner and was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero earlier this year, is one of 18 people to receive a Carnegie Medal for Heroism.

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

Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner featured on hometown news channel

Overdrive's Most Beautiful 2015 winner Joanne Fatta was recently featured by a TV station near her hometown of Lancaster, Pa.

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The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig

In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.

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