overdrive's most beautiful

Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Stephanie Klang

Stephanie Klang and Fred, her 17-year-old cat, travel the country for CFI. This America’s Road Team Captain, who served a 2013-2014 term, has been trucking for 37 years. Her early days were spent driving team, but she’s been solo for nearly 30 years and 3 million miles with CFI.  Klang is known for her professional driving skills but also for her sense of humor and way of making people feel comfortable. “I’ve learned over the years that ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown of Riverside, California, came to trucking six years ago from a career in the medical field. She’s been a company driver for with DSV RoadTransport, located in Portland, Oregon, for nearly three years, and says she’s found her calling.  After working in a hospital lab for 13 years, it was the chance for true financial independence that made her change paths. In addition, she says she finally got a chance to see the country, ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Michele Dupre

Michele Dupre started driving 30 years ago. She was able to raise her two children on her own while maintaining her career and has been named best driver. She’s also powered through health issues, including back problems caused by driving, to keep on trucking. Based in Galliano, Louisiana, she now drives for American Eagle. Regardless of her health, Dupre "still gets up at the crack of dawn and cranks that truck up and chugs on down ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Darlene Williams

Darlene Williams of Modesto, California, is one of this year's 10 Overdrive's Most Beautiful finalists. She's been driving for 20 years and is currently a company driver with California Freight. Becoming a truck driver was just a “fluke” for Darlene Williams. “When I was a teenager, someone gave me a base station CB. I enjoyed talking to all kinds of drivers.” She got to know some local owner-operators, one of whom taught her to drive his fuel ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Gretchel Ramos

Gretchel Ramos, one of this year’s 10 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalists, has always been independent and able to focus on any task at hand without constant supervision. Four years ago, she was ending a long-term relationship and looking for a move and career change. “I decided to drive truck to make more money and have more independence, the opportunity to be able to have more freedom,” she says. Now based in McMinnville, Tennessee, she's a lease ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Christine Treviranus

Overdrive's Most Beautiful finalist Christine Treviranus of Hawthorne, Wisconsin, wanted to be a truck driver for as long as she could remember. “My dad was a truck driver, and ever since I can remember I said I wanted to be a truck driver … but then I met my husband and we had five kids.” She and her truck driver husband decided it wasn’t feasible for her to go out on the road while their children ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Mandy Cole

This is the first of 10 stories about this year’s contest finalists. Check back throughout March for the rest.

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Overdrive announces 10 finalists in contest recognizing women truckers

Overdrive's Most Beautiful recognizes female drivers who stand out for professionalism and a positive representation of a career choice typically dominated by men. Here are the 10 finalists for the 2017 award.

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See dozens of drivers competing for 2017 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

This year’s winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, where she will receive a makeover and will be photographed with a show truck. She will also be featured in a fall issue of Overdrive.

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Final day to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female drivers

Entries for the fifth Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest, which highlights the accomplishments and inner and outer beauty of female drivers, are being accepted through Feb. 15.

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