Carolyn Magner

Reinvented: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner goes from the big screen to the big rig, excels as independent owner-operator

Former actress Brita Nowak of Jupiter, Florida, is ready for her newest starring role. The owner of BratCat Express is the winner of the 2016 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest.

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Being Brita: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner soars as an independent trucker

If anyone can model a competent, strong woman flourishing in a traditionally male-dominated business, it’s Brita Nowak, Overdrives 2016 Most Beautiful contest winner. More on Brita and her one-truck independent business here...

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Your health — ripe for biomonitoring and telematics

In the not-so-distant future, your truck and its associated systems will be able to read your vital signs and alert you and others to an impending health breakdown. This data could be synced to your truck’s communications system, which could automatically send select health data to your fleet, your insurance provider or FMCSA.

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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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