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OOIDA’s Spencer: Driver treatment a key element in ‘driver image’

Driver image is a two-sided issue, OOIDA's Todd Spencer said: Part of image, he says, in addition to what the public and trucking outsiders think, is also what truck drivers think of themselves.

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VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progress

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a race truck.

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Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-America

On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is a gallery of the truck on the show floor. (Photos by Jason Cannon)

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Trucking Moves America Forward campaign aimed at bettering industry, driver image

ACT 1 officially unveiled a new image campaign for the industry aimed at attracting drivers, educating the public about the industry’s ubiquitous role in American life and the U.S. economy and changing policy makers’ perceptions of trucking. The Trucking Moves America Forward campaign was announced March 26 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “We have a great story to tell,” said Todd Spencer, executive VP of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. “We want to reach ...

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Overdrive, TCA name year’s top truckers

Two Canadian drivers took top honors Tuesday night at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting, each winning a 2013 Ram 2500, sponsored by Chevron Delo and Cummins. The competition is managed by TCA and Overdrive. Terrance Smith was named 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year. He lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick, and is leased to SLH Transport, based in Kingston, Ontario. Jack Fielding was named 2013 Company Driver of the Year. He lives in McKellar, Ontario, and drives ...

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An iconic movie monolith gets a customizer’s makeover

Check out "Piss'd-Off Pete" creator Randy Grubb's 2001 video metal-working spoof, "2014: A Metal Odyssey."

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New vid: Mike Ryan jumps stunt Freightliner

The elaborately-shot video commandeered a Long Beach port terminal to make a gymkhana-style course and stage the resulting video, with plenty spectacular stunts and precision handling.

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Peterbilt to tote teen country pop act at Cincinnati Reds’ opening-day fest

Country music act Jetset Getset will perform their "Mile a Minute" trucking track on a flatbed behind a 75th-anniversary Peterbilt 579 in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade March 31.

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Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career

Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify...

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Introducing new LinkedIn group ‘Overdrive’s Trucking Pro’

Earlier this week, Overdrive launched the "Overdrive's Trucking Pro" LinkedIn group. The open group allows users to post topics for discussion, as well as invite like-minded others to join.

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