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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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Fitzgerald Glider Kits hosts Overdrive’s Pride & Polish stop this week in Tennessee

Some of the country’s top show trucks will be on display at the Fitzgerald Truck Show this week in Crossville, Tenn., where they’ll compete for the final available slots in the field of Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship finalists.

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Hourly driver pay, insurance increase part of Senator’s truck safety bill

A bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would if passed require employers to pay truck operators for all hours worked, rather than solely per-mile pay, and double the minimum amount of liability insurance required to be held by motor carriers.

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Shout to a shipper

Holly Knoll Services owner-operator Dave Palmer gives credit where it's due -- to B&T Sand of Columbia, S.C., for efficient load/unload practices.

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House bill would protect glider kits from upcoming emissions regulations

The U.S. House this week added an amendment to a government funding bill that would keep glider kits exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently unveiled Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Emissions system: Newer trucks’ potential handicap

Almost four in 10 owner-operators buying used trucks report emissions problems for 2010 and newer equipment, three in 10 for 2007-’09, as their biggest maintenance issue, underlining the importance of maintenance records in evaluating a purchase.

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Next recession could hit as early as late 2016, say analysts

FTR Associates' "state of freight" seminar/Q&A reflected readers' recent suggestions that owner-operators ought to start the belt-tightening now to prepare for a cyclical economic downturn -- starting as early as late 2016.

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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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Arkansas driver becomes owner-operator through International’s used truck giveaway

International Truck announced Thursday that James Wright is the winner of the Diamond Renewed Used Truck Giveaway promoted during the Mid-America Trucking Show in March.

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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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