Equipment

Best of GATS: Pride & Polish champs, Most Beautiful crowning, biz strategy, software highlight 2014 show

| August 28, 2014

The 2014 Great American Trucking Show was held last week and hosted the country's most prestigious show truck competition, equipment displays, educational seminars for owner-operators, live entertainment and more. Here's a rundown of some highlights.

Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

| August 26, 2014

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

The six-headed maintenance monster

| August 25, 2014

Wendy works at purging the truck-maintenance demons: "One of the mechanics stuck his head in the bunk, probably to see what kind of injured animal George had in there: 'Uh, Miss Wendy, can I do anything for you?'"

Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

| August 22, 2014

An analysis of Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations shows the driver is in control of carrier scores; And natural gas, according to some, is ready to 'Ride on' indeed.

VIDEO: Telematics boost, demand driving interoperable standard

| August 22, 2014

Will the "Connected Vehicle" future have any benefit to independents? Exploring some of the possibilities here with Hirschbach Motor Lines' Jim Coffren's take from the fleet side.

ChampTruck race series launches fleet participation program

| August 22, 2014

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.

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

| August 22, 2014

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.

Minimizer giving away $30k for 30th anniversary

| August 21, 2014

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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