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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Rebekah Meadows

Rebekah Meadows is used to people doing a double-take when they see her. The Henrico, Virginia, owner-operator expertly maneuvers her black, 2006 Peterbilt 379 and its giant, 84-stacked trailer loaded with 12-foot wide concrete beams, escorted by several pilot cars, all like it’s no big deal. With 15 years of trucking experience, and now leased on to J. Grady Randolph, Meadows is proud of her strength, both interior and exterior. As the only female in the ...

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Landstar contractor wins $25,000 as year’s top owner-operator

Landstar Systems’ Gary Buchs won $25,000 Tuesday night when he was named 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Truckers Fund/Fastport retraining initiative

The SCF's new partnership with Fastport offers referral opportunities to apprenticeship programs to be trained in other transportation jobs for SCT beneficiaries unable to return to driving.

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Trucker who rescued fellow driver from flood named Highway Angel of the Year

Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., a driver for Melton Truck Lines out of Tulsa, Okla., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel of the Year for rescuing another truck driver from rising flood waters last April in Houston.

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Another parting shot from Louisville: Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Mama Crystal’

A dark blues folks song about a scourge that's touched the lives of many around the nation -- crystal methamphetamine.

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Five truckers named TA/Petro Citizen Drivers

TA/Petro President and CEO Tom O’Brien said all five drivers exemplified what it takes to be a leader and that each member of this group of drivers has the trait exhibited by all great leaders: they take action.

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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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MATS2GATS lives again!

The MATS2GATS fitness challenge, an idea from James Crowley of Texomatic pictures, returns this year, challenging drivers to take the months in between MATS and GATS to improve their health and physical condition.

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Trucker Buddy honors drivers at MATS

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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