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‘Finally an independent woman’: Most Beautiful finalist and a Pride & Polish winner

Owner-operator Sonja Morris says she found trucking 11 years ago and recognized it as “a chance to finally become an independent woman,” she says.

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Interview with Shipping Wars’ owner-op Marc Springer

The seventh season of A&E’s Shipping Wars started this week, and Overdrive sister site Truckers News had the chance to talk to truck operator Marc Springer, one of the stars of the show.

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Shortstack makes big waves with custom truck photography

Meet Ciara "Shortstack" Sleeth, a 17-year-old high school student from the hills of West Virginia on her way up in the trucking world through her truck photography. Next for her: small fleet owner-operator...

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Attack of the kidney stone, part 1

George laid up with an 8-mm kidney stone proclaims such stones "adultney stones" -- it "takes a real man to pass them." Wendy: "We're both a little stressed and worried about how this is all going to come out (sorry – couldn't resist)..."

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NASTC head David Owen’s sleep apnea story

NASTC president David Owen is firm in his belief in a professional driver's ability to manage fatigue. And while he clearly knows the benefit of apnea treatment in those who suffer from it, Owen cites a fundamental disagreement with those who believe untreated apnea is public highway safety danger No. 1.

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Health-insurance exchange enrollment open through Feb. 15

Now is the time those purchasing health insurance on the exchange to browse and/or enroll or update prior purchased plans. For the coming tax year, penalties for not carrying health insurance are roughly double those in effect for 2014,

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Owner-operator’s ‘grain hauling machine’

V.E. Parker calls his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia and 2014 Timpte Super Hopper a “grain-hauling machine.”

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Capitol Christmas tree: Owner-operator talks 2,000-mile once-in-a-lifetime load

Owner-operator Elwood Higdem has the responsibility of piloting this year’s Capitol Christmas tree from its harvesting point in Minnesota across the country to D.C. — a gig he says “has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

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Don’t eat me, bro

The connection between rubberneckers and those who will watch the "earth-shattering event" promised Dec. 7 by a certain cable network and a man who plans to feed himself to an anaconda.

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Veterans Day: A roundup of trucking industry salutes, happenings

As noted in another Veterans Day post on Overdrive — Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand. And as noted in a story on Overdrive sister site Truckers News, more than 20 million people who served in the U.S. military now work in the trucking industry in some capacity. Trucking industry trade groups and companies within the industry have announced either their appreciation to veterans and initiatives aimed at boosting veterans funds. Here’s a look at some of ...

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