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Singer Lindsay Lawler starts four-month truck stop tour next week

Country singer and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will begin her second Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour on May 21. The tour covers more than 10 states and lasts until late September.

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Unveiling: ‘Monkey Gouger’ travel center

With the official unveiling still several weeks off, owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, a recipient of one of TA Petro's Citizen Driver Award recognitions, got an early look at his name up on the marquee at the recently renamed Manning, S.C., TA near his hometown.

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Tied to a cause: Owner-operator takes Truckers Against Trafficking up the mountain

Part 2 in this feature: With support growing for Truckers Against Trafficking from the community of drivers, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, inspired by a cyclist friend to tie his planned climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina to a cause, decided to take TAT with him to the top...

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Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

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‘Most Beautiful’ winner speaks on the ‘beautiful women’ on the roads today

This open letter comes from Maggie Stone, named Overdrive's Most Beautiful in 2013. The current iteration of the contest is accepting nominations through March 20.

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Owner-operator Matt Hopkins tells the story of his February Aconcagua ascent

Climbing in part to raise awareness and money for the Truckers Against Trafficking organization, Hopkins was within "2,800 vertical feet" of the Argentinean summit, at an altitude of 20,000 feet, he says, when he and another climber in his party made the decision to turn back.

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The yardstick method of driver training

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.

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Download: ‘Drivin’ My Life Away’ version by Tony Justice

With driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice's "Apple Pie Moonshine" hitting all the major truck stops in the next weeks, a special download here for Overdrive readers.

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Going where others won’t: Owner-operator Jimmy Nevarez

Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn't be done.

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Doctors, guns and money: OOIDA seminars had it all

The sun came out for the second day of the Heart of America Trucking Show and so did the crowd on Saturday. And plenty of attendees took a break from old friends, beautiful trucks and good music to pack the seminar tent for a range presentations designed to make a professional trucker a little more healthy, wealthy and secure.

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