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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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Oversized freight hauler Kevin Kocmich a finalist for Owner-Operator of the Year

Kevin Kocmich, 55, of Litchfield, Minnesota, averages 115,000 miles a year -- pretty good, he says, considering he’s hauling mostly oversized loads with curfew restrictions.

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‘Learning to truck’ with W. Joel Baker, and a verse salute from Kevin Barrett

Owner-operator W. Joel Baker, founder of the free TruckBytes accounting software for owner-ops, launches a new resource site for those getting into the business, LearnToTruck.com. And: Kevin Barrett's rhyming couplets salute the driver.

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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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YouTubers getting the attention of new truckers

Meet Will "Lil' Dawg" Kling and Matt "Little Guy" Eso, trucking Youtubers on a mission to entertain and inform the next generation of owner-ops and drivers. "

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Trucker skills competition to benefit children’s charity

The annual Safety Drive for a Cure is Saturday, March 18 at the Holland's terminal near Atlanta, and benefits and raises awareness for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Georgia Chapter.

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Philip Keith, Owner-Operator of the Year finalist, has done it all in trucking

The native of Long Beach, Miss., has been driving trucks for 33 years, amassing more than 4 million accident-free miles. He’s leased to WEL Companies out of De Pere, Wisconsin, and hauls mostly food products in reefers.

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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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Guy Pippin’s run-in with a distracted four-wheeler on I-49 in La.

Accident in the side-view mirror: Bulldog Hiway Express driver Pippin was northbound, approaching the scene of another accident that had occurred on the southbound side of the road, when a “brown Toyota pickup was barreling up through there and locked up the brakes and hit the trailer.”

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New book from a familiar hand: Overdrive’s own Wendy Parker

Something that had to happen here on Overdrive, but of course: The debut of George & Wendy Show writer Wendy Parker's "100,000 Miles of Crazy: Adventures from the Road with George and Wendy." The book's out now, a compendium of the best of her blog's first year.

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