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Trucker Buddy honors drivers at MATS

MATS 2017

Trucker Buddy International honored its 2016 Outstanding Trucker Buddy and Outstanding Teacher award winners at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky during a press conference March 24.

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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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Video: Trucker-songwriter Bill Weaver live at MATS

Video from trucker/singer-songwriter Bill Weaver's live performance at the Mid-America Trucking Show of tracks a three-song digital EP he's offering as something of a preview to a new record due in June.

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New truck parking app looks to give drivers more options

MATS 2017

The goal, the company says, is to build a community of truckers to rate the parking locations, add new locations if they aren't already in the app and help other drivers by adding information regarding parking availability.

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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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Trump scheduled to meet with truckers this week to discuss healthcare

President Trump is expected to meet with trucking industry stakeholders, including drivers and carriers, on Thursday to discuss healthcare, says Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer. He made the announcement Monday during the White House's daily press briefing.

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An ‘Autonomous Trap’: The limits of technology, illustrated

A new video is a a fairly cheeky expression of the limits of technology in the face of the human mind and its proclivities for art, invention and persistence, by British artist James Bridle, trapping an autonomous car in a salt circle. Might it work on auto-trucks as well? ...

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2017 MATS announcements start Wednesday: How to follow the show on Overdrive

Overdrive will be covering the show live online and on social media starting Wednesday. Here’s how to keep up with show coverage throughout the week.

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Watch: Trucker Talent Search winner Jason Lee Wilson performs ‘Roads I’ve Taken’

Truck driver Jason Lee Wilson was named the winner of the 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search in August. In the video here, produced by AxleOutPro, Wilson performs an original, "Roads I've Taken".

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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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