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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Laura Brooks

Laura Brooks, Overdrive's Most Beautiful 2016 top 10, OMB

The former X-ray technician and her husband earned their CDLs in order to start a new life together.

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Trucking’s Top Rookie nominations open May 16

Trucking's Top Rookie nominations open May 16

Nominations for the Mike O'Connell Trucking's Top Rookie award open May 16 and close at 5 p.m. on June 24.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Shannon Blom

Shannon Blom

Now hauling reefer freight, Blom's experience includes driving school buses and moving expedited freight and large equipment.

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Mother’s Day Convoy shatters world record with 590 trucks

A total of 590 trucks participated in the convoy, which raised money for Make-A-Wish for Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. The previous Guinness World Record was 416 trucks in a convoy in 2004 in the Netherlands.

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POLL: Ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

With two years gone now since drivers were required to utilize a medical examiner of the national registry for med certification, this poll looks at the extent to which apnea testing has grown more common -- or not. Have you ever been tested or treated?

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Sleep apnea back front and center of health/safety conversation

Sleep apnea back front and center of health/safety conversation

Following release of FMCSA apnea "pre-rule" requesting information, and release of study on apnea and crash risk, conversation among advocates heats up over study's validity, more.

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Former ‘American trucker’ host Robb Mariani hit with a ‘sick’ meme, hits back

Former 'American trucker' host Robb Mariani hit with a 'sick' meme, hits back

Robb Mariani is challenging Facebook to institute better piracy/defamation controls in the wake of his image being used in a meme equating being a "real trucker" with hitting hitchhikers with urine bottles thrown out the window at highway speeds.

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Getting to FMCSA’s sleep apnea listening sessions May 12, 17 and 25

Getting to FMCSA's sleep apnea listening sessions May 12, 17 and 25

The sessions, in downtown Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Ill.; and Los Angeles are not in locales that are particularly truck-friendly. Here find tips on attending and an information source for parking and transport to the sessions.

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Rearview: Tool of the trade

Befitting the CB’s repute of the era, Overdrive each month in the late 1970s published an entire section devoted to CBs, associated equipment, articles about truckers using CBs to chase on-the-run criminals and more.

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Truckers Against Trafficking: Local, state partnerships extend growing effort

Truckers Against Trafficking has launched new partnerships with state and local governments, detailed in recent story that also highlights trucker and 2015 Harriet Tubman award winner Kevin Kimmel.

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