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Truckstop.com Theater to provide array of offerings at GATS

The theater will be home to plenty of live sessions and entertainment throughout GATS, and it’s located in the heart of the show floor.

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Kenworth T880 Super Dump workhorse in asphalt operation

Tucci & Sons' asphalt delivery operation is employing two new Kenworth T880 Super Dumps, which employ three 8,000-pound steerable lift axles and an 8,000-pound steerable “flying tag” axle for a 25-ton hauling capacity permitted under an alternative federal bridge formula used by the state of Washington.

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Best — and worst — 10 states for clean inspections

These states present truckers with the best opportunities -- or, as the case may be, the least likelihood -- for a clean inspection, crucial in improving CSA scores.

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Virginia sets meeting on new trucker rest area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide an informational meeting Aug. 31 on a trucker rest area to be built near Markham on Interstate 66.

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Credit for clean: ‘Finishing the job’ on violation-free inspections

Mississippi far exceeding all states when it comes to helping truckers by issuing clean inspections. According to state officials, that could change with some more precise targeting in the future.

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Heavy vehicle use taxes due Aug. 31

The IRS now requires an appointment for those who wish to file heavy vehicle use tax in person. The agency’s Form 2290, filed when paying the annual fee, is due Aug. 31.

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Diesel prices fall 3.1 cents to close out July

With the most recent price drop, a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. now costs an average of $2.348.

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Spot rates slid in July, ending short upward streak

Per-mile rates on the spot market tumbled in July in all three major truckload segments, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com, ending a sunny quarter of positive momentum for rates on the spot market.

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Podcast: One driver’s bounce-back after two years lost to ‘suicide by truck’

After the head-on collision, Brian Rudisell needed reconstructive ankle surgery, but the physical rehabilitation wasn't the toughest thing: "The more you talk about the problem, the faster you heal," he says.

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John Michael Montgomery to perform free concert at GATS

Country music star John Michael Montgomery will headline a free concert at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Friday, Aug. 26. Trucker and singer-songwriter Tony Justice will open for Montgomery.

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