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16th-annual Southern Classic Truck Show Sept. 8-9

Dates are set for the 16th annual edition of small fleet and Brad's Classic Trucks owner Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show on his sizable property in Lincolnton, N.C.

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‘Take this e-log and shove it’: A talk with Trucker Talent Search finalist Terrance Mathis

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley talks here with Rockford, Illinois, resident and Kloeckner Metals driver Terrance Mathis. Mathis is the man responsible for the great Johnny Paycheck parody you'll hear a little of here, which earned his spot in the Trucker Talent Search.

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Paccar unveils 12-speed automatic transmission to pair with MX13 engine

Paccar on Tuesday completed the rollout of the company’s integrated powertrain with the debut of a 12-speed automated transmission. The march toward vehicle integration first began in 2010 with the North American introduction of Paccar’s MX engine lineup.

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Engage.Bid tool can be effective for small carriers working large-shipper RFPs

Devliering the ability to "price with conviction" is the goal of the tool, released by TMW last year -- it enables carriers to pull shipper RFPs' lane-by-lane requests for rate bids into a proprietary module and apply analysis tools. Then output bids quickly back to RFP lane files, speeding up the process.

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Hours, brake violations top Roadcheck out-of-service orders

The top three driver-related violations were for hours of service (32.3 percent of driver out-of-service violations), wrong class license (14.9 percent) and false log book (11.3 percent).

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KeepTruckin, Comdata to give away Harley at GATS

KeepTruckin and Comdata, who announced a new partnership last week aimed at small fleet operators, will give away a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the Great American Trucking Show this week.

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600 drivers need new medical certs after arrest of Georgia-based examiner

More than 600 truck operators have been told they need to renew their DOT medical certifications after the arrest of a Georgia-based medical examiner. Tonya Yawn-Lewis of Helena, Ga., was recently arrested by DOT investigators for allegedly issuing bogus medical certifications.

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Truckers earn win – for now – in Rhode Island tolling battle

Rhode Island DOT has proposed to ban trucks from certain secondary roads that could be used to avoid future trucks-only tolls. Rhode Island's State Traffic Commission voted down the proposal for now, requesting more information from RIDOT.

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POLL: What was your level of mechanical experience when you started as an owner-op?

Owner-operators, when you launched your business, what level of mechanical knowledge and/or experience did you have -- whether the required basic knowledge or more in-depth professional experience or education?

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GATS kicks off Thursday in Dallas

The Great American Trucking Show will kick off Thursday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas and will feature thousands of exhibitors, live music, show trucks, educational sessions and more.

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