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‘88 Mike’ takes home win in first ChampTruck race weekend: Photos, crash video and more from the races

Nashville-based Mack technician Mike Morgan won the first-ever Meritor ChampTruck World Series race this weekend in Millville, N.J., where the series’ inaugural race weekend hit the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama-Freightliner, Meritor-Kenworth, Bendix, Mahle

Here’s some good news for Freightliner truck buyers who prefer Yokohama Tires: New Freightliner trucks can be equipped with Yokohama’s complete line of commercial truck tires, including ultra-wide base, drive, trailer and steer/all-position. All available Yokohama tire positions are now an option in Freightliner’s Data Book. Rick Phillips, vice president of sales for Yokohama Tire Corp, says the move is part of the company’s “focus on fleets” initiative designed to make sure fleets can get the ...

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish winners: ‘Disorderly Conduct,’ three others pick up Best of Show wins

In addition to Roccapriore's '99 Pete, three others won Best of Show honors, qualifying all for the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship. Here's a full list of winners and photos of the Best of Show trucks.

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Emissions-system issues hamper productivity for one owner-operator

And maybe more than just one, if anecdotal evidence is any indication. A report from Dave Palmer of S.C.-based Holly Knoll Services, whose triaxle dump, put into service in Jan '13, has been in the shop no less than six times over the emissions system.

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish under way: Tweets, photos from the show

Overdrive blogger Wendy Parker is on the ground in Wildwood, Fla., for this weekend's 75 Chrome Shop Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck beauty contest. Here's a look at a few photos she's tweeted from the show.

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‘Apps 4 Truckers’ podcast from longtime driver

Trucker Tim Spence's Apps4Truckers podcast combines interviews with drivers and reviews of smartphone apps with a focus on being "the transition place," Spence says, between technical software instruction and information about such software that is actually useful.

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Driver posthumously named Highway Angel following 2014 crash assistance

Driver Jack Yancer passed away while helping someone in the course of his job on the road.

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GAO studying FMCSA predictions vs. reality on hours rule, ATA says in regulatory, legislative update

Dave Osiecki, the American Trucking Associations’ head of regulatory affairs, said the results of the GAO’s study are expected in the coming months. Osiecki and Chris Spears, ATA’s head of legislative affairs, offered a regulatory and legislative update April 24.

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The Cummins Redefining Tour is Underway!

Swift, nation’s third-largest fleet, implementing driver-facing, forward-facing cameras in all trucks

Swift, the U.S.’ third largest carrier, will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cameras that record and upload video clips before and after events like hard braking and swerving.

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I-44 bridge work in OKC reveals further damage

Damage prompted lane closures between Pennsylvania and Western avenues that, OklaDOT says, should reopen in May. Lane closures in Okemah on I-40, meanwhile, are ongoing through the fall.

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