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New documentary aims to raise awareness of impact of failing infrastructure

“Be Prepared to Stop” looks to raise awareness about the impact of deteriorating roads and bridges and how the “impending breakdown” of these structures will obstruct the economy, as well as Americans’ daily lives, according to the show's creators.

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Supreme Court defers to lower court ruling on carrier’s requirement for apnea screening

Given the ruling, carriers could institute similar sleep apnea screening policies. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Medical Review Board last year recommended the agency adopt a rule requiring drivers with BMIs of 33 and higher, and who meet other criteria, be flagged for automatic apnea testing.

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Collin Raye, Tony Justice to perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Collin Raye, Tony Justice to perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Mary Sarah and Collin Raye will be the headline performers at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree this summer with local favorite Dani Lynn Howe and trucker Tony Justice set to open for the headline acts.

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The ‘Service & Sacrifice’ 1988 Freightliner FLT86 veterans tribute cabover

Ed Harwell's custom tribute to military veterans made its first truck-show appearance at the PKY championships at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This video, and plenty of photos, show the meticulous work put into the cabover's restoration.

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Knowing me, knowing you

Knowing me, knowing you

"If you didn't just have an Abba moment, we probably can't be friends." Wendy's notes on idiosyncratic soundtracks, personality, sing-alongs on the road, and more...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts believes in treating everyone she meets with great courtesy, care and compassion. That’s because, before she entered the trucking business, she was in customer service for 20 years. She worked in the Las Vegas restaurant and bar business and figured it was time to make a career change that didn’t include dealing with drunks. She had no idea how to drive a truck but went to truck driving school and took to it ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Tamera Sturgis

Overdrive's Most Beautiful finalist Tamera Sturgis

Tamera Sturgis of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, loves how she doesn’t fit the truck driver stereotype. “Unless people see me driving, they think I’m lying about it. I like the idea of breaking stereotypes and take any opportunity to be an advocate for the industry,” she says. Sturgis, who has 23 years of trucking experience, drives team with her husband, Todd, and has been promoting the beautiful side of trucking for her whole career; now she's a finalist in ...

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Bandit racing series kicks off in N.C. with sold-out crowd

Bandit racing series kicks off in N.C. with sold-out crowd

More than 8,000 fans turned out to sell out the inaugural Bandit Big Rig Series race at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, N.C., last weekend to watch racer Robbie Decker take the checkered flag.

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Gorsuch dissent in firing of ‘frozen trucker’ becomes confirmation hurdle

A 2016 dissent by Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, over a driver who sued his former carrier for wrongful termination, has become an obstacle to the judge’s path to his post on the Supreme Court. Some high-profile Democrats have cited the case as a reason to block Gorsuch’s confirmation.

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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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