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ChampTruck race series launches fleet participation program

VIDEO: John Condren of the ChampTruck series runs through stock race truck specs and announces the fleet participation program for turning low-asset-value equipment into race-worthy units, with benefits.

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Rand McNally unveils new IntelliRoute truck-specific GPS, mobile ELD compatibility

Rand McNally introduced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show new, updated versions of its line of truck-specific GPS units, the IntelliRoute TND. It also announced its HD 100 electronic logging device now works with smart phones, tablets and its IntelliRoute GPS devices.

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TruckingOffice bookkeeping software introduces upgraded version with load planning and tracking functionality

Owner-operator/small-fleet software provider TruckingOffice announced a newly upgraded version of its online package, TruckingOffice Pro, designed to meet customer demand for more complex hauling,

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner Emily Weymouth crowned at GATS

Overdrive’s 2014 Most Beautiful contest winner Emily Weymouth received her crown of recognition Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Goodyear offers fleet benefits to independents

Independent owner-operators attending the Great American Trucking Show have the chance to win up to two tires if they sign up for the Goodyear Smart Fleet program.

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Minimizer giving away $30k for 30th anniversary

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Parking info for GATS: Truck parking now available at Fair Park

GATS parking has moved to Fair Park, 3.8 miles from the convention center. The lot has security guards, free refreshments and continuously running shuttles to and from the show.

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Love’s opens three new stops

Love’s Travel Stops announced this week it opened three new locations: Franklin, Va., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 58 and 258 Angola, Ind., at Exit 348 on I-69 Indianola, Miss., at the intersection of HIghways 82 and 49 The Franklin location has a Bojangles, and the Angola and Indianola stops have a Hardee’s. The Angola location has 118 parking spots. Franklin has 76 spots, and Indianola has 56. All three are open 24/7 and have gourmet coffee, merchandise and ...

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Mack adds 505-hp 13L option

Mack announced this week it has a new powertrain offering: A 505-hp Mack MP8 dubbed the 505C+. The engine is built on the company’s already existing MP8 platform. In addition to the 505-hp, the engine has 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque. Mack says the engine “is ideal” for long-haul applications, especially those in mountainous terrain. The engine will be available in the Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward and Axle Back models. It is available now for order and delivery, Mack says.

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish competitors just after ‘rags down’ call

The "rags down" call for the 2014 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish came this morning at 7:30 a.m. sharp, and the judges began scoring the roughly 70 competitors shortly after. Here are some of the rigs on display.

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