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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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Two fuel-tax measures advancing through state legislatures

A proposal to hike the diesel tax in Tennessee by the governor is tempered by the state's congress, while Utah moves forward on a proposal to change the fuels tax there annually, figured as a percentage of the average price.

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Trump’s budget plan cuts infrastructure improvements

President Donald Trump unveiled an outline for his "America First" proposed budget for 2018, which cuts the Department of Transportation's funding by $2.4 billion, or 13 percent.

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3 in 4 readers see necessity in Trump’s travel ban, halted yesterday in federal court

If the administration's travel ban advances beyond the injunction put in place by the courts Wed., it would restrict travel to the U.S. from six countries -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- also including measures aimed at restricting refugee resettlement in the U.S.

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Kenworth T880 March ‘construction and chrome’ program

The program features $1,000 in savings direct to the customer per every new T880 daycab or full straight-truck purchase, plus up to $2,000 in additional value with no-cost chrome or polished options.

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USA Truck named finalist for military employer honor

USA Truck has been named a finalist for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military (MVE), awarded by RecruitMilitary.

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Work Truck Show: Detroit unveils vocational-duty engine, Mack expanding telematics

The NTEA Work Truck Show is ongoing this week, and several medium- and vocational-duty equipment announcements have been made so far. Detroit unveiled a new vocational-duty engine, Allison Transmission announced an update to its FuelSense fuel economy optimization platform and more.

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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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New York lifts winter storm travel bans

New York has lifted all travel bans that were a result of Winter Storm Stella, which included a truck ban on interstates 81, 84, 86, 88 and the New York State Thruway.

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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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