Carolyn Magner

Real women of trucking

Behind the scenes at the GATS photo shoot with real trucking models.

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Beautiful girls and custom trucks

In the beginning, pretty girls posed in front of, next to and even sometimes, draped over the hood of big rigs. By the time I started writing for Overdrive in the late 80s, photographing an attractive girl in front of a truck was considered sexist and degrading toward women. The old covers represented a different era, one not in step with the political correctness of the day. We routinely froze out even fleet ads where hot ...

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King of the ice road

Trucker star Alex Debogorski’s funny, brash personality adds a warm glow to ‘IRT’s frigid setting and continues to pave new avenues of opportunity.

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Dealing with trucker trolls

How do you handle hateful comments on the web?

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Hard road for single mom

Single mother needs good put-down for smug commenters.

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Biological clock stops relationship

Reader wonders if he should tell girlfriend she's too old for him.

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Truth or myth?: Guns in cabs

Is it true that there is a federal law that says truckers cannot legally carry a gun in their truck?

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Too much togetherness?

Dear Carolyn, My last chick is flying out of the nest in a few weeks and I’m feeling very blue. I am planning to join my husband on the road as soon as she's settled into her dorm. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do after the children were grown. However, I’m getting cold feet. It seems like a huge commitment to be together, in a cab, for weeks at a time. All of our married ...

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Consider the long haul

Girlfriend is OK with doing heavy lifting in relationship, but her friends aren't.

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State of isolation is no place to dwell

Dear Carolyn, I just went through a tough divorce and am now single and lonely. I feel hopeless about ever meeting a good woman who can put up with the stress of loving a trucker. There’s nothing to look forward to in my life. I know I need professional help, but how am I supposed to fit my long-haul schedule into the 9-5 schedule of my local shrink? It was hard enough making my court date for ...

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