Carolyn Magner

Joanne’s Journey: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner overcomes hurdles to set a standard for trucking’s image

“You are the most beautiful trucker I’ve ever seen,” said a bashful driver to Joanne Fatta while they were fueling at a truck stop. Fatta laughed and asked him when he had last seen a woman trucker. He couldn’t recall. Fatta says being able to play a small part in redefining the stereotype truck driver image, through coverage in trucking and mainstream media, is one reason she’s so honored to have won Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest, now ...

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Suicide by truck, Part 4: ‘You grip the steering wheel and maintain your lane’

The fourth and final installment in the "Suicide by truck" series, which examines the the largely undocumented incidents of pedestrians and four-wheelers who choose speeding trucks as an instrument of suicide. Here's another trucker's story.

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Suicide by truck, Part 3: Drivers’ best efforts sometimes still not enough

The third installment of the 'Suicide by truck' series, which examines the largely undocumented incidents of pedestrians and four-wheelers who choose speeding trucks as an instrument of suicide.

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Suicide by truck, Part 2: ‘It’s shocking to see something so deliberate’

Continuing Overdrive's examination of 'suicide by truck' stories of truckers recounting their experiences with suicidal pedestrians and four-wheelers, here's the second installment.

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Suicide by truck, Part 1: Highway suicides test driver response, imprint horrific memories

Stories of truckers recounting their experiences and the emotional distress following suicidal pedestrians and four-wheelers who use moving trucks as an instrument of suicide.

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My conversations with truckers dealing with ‘suicide by truck’ cases

There’s no way to fully prepare yourself for this kind of tragedy, but being at your very best, all the time, gives you an edge.

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VIDEO: Earthquake! How to survive on shaky ground

When your peaceful drive gets interrupted by severe vibrations or worse, you could be driving through an earthquake. Here's how to handle it.

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Worst case scenario: A truck fire! What to do if your rig’s ablaze

Smelling smoke while you're on the road? Take action before it's too late. Read these seven key points, or you can view our 30-Second Trucker Tip video series to get the quickie version.

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VIDEO: ‘Shipping Wars’ star Jessica Samko talks up Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

A 2013 Overdrive's Most Beautiful finalist, Samko says she had a blast getting to know the other women selected for the top 10.

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Enter pics of your decorated rig

One way to beat the holiday blahs is to bring a little bit of rolling Christmas spirit with you. It’s hard to feel like a Grinch when your truck is twinkling and bright.

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