Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

Finalist Annette Dellinger: ‘I can always turn people around with my smile’

Having only been on the road for two years, top ten finalist Annette Dellinger refers to herself as the “baby of the bunch.” Her daughter and son had grown and moved out of the house, and Dellinger’s husband had recently started driving. He had been solo on the road for about six months when the two decided to form a team and see the country together.

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Finalist Jessica Samko: ‘I think a smile can make everyone look beautiful’

Jessica Samko

Even before Jessica Samko became a truck driver, she had a tendency to stand out. Whether it was through riding motorcycles or attending rock concerts, she always found a way to show her independent streak. “I love going to rock concerts. I love rock—I love the energy it gives me—but sometimes I don’t look like I fit in there either,” she said with a laugh. “Most of them have mohawks or 90 percent of their ...

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Finalist Karen Moore: ‘If you have beauty in your heart, the rest doesn’t matter’

Karen Moore

The day she finished her course of radiation treatment for breast cancer, Karen Moore was back on the road with a cross-country load of bees bound for Florida. That was in March, and she was still weak...

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Finalist Ingrid Brown: ‘I work on myself from the inside out’


“Life is too short not to laugh, but it’s even shorter not to have friends to laugh with,” she says. It’s that laughter that defines her and gives her true beauty, Brown says. While she admits she may not have the pristine features of someone half her age, she says she cherishes every laugh line she has. They remind her of the love she has for her family as well as the friendship she shares ...

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Winner Maggie Stone: ‘I take pride in what I do’

Maggie Stone is carrying on a family tradition. Her father, uncles, and grandfather all drove trucks, but she’s the first woman in her family to do so.

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Finalist Lisa McAlpine: ‘I have diesel in my blood’

Lisa McAlpine was born to be a professional truck driver. “I love trucking. I’ve wanted to be a truck driver since I was a little kid standing on the street watching the trucks go by and trying to get them to blow the air horn for me,” she says.

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Finalist Jackie Wormley: ‘If you apply yourself, you can do this on your own’

Jackie Wormley knew she wanted to drive a truck since she was five years old. “I made my dad take his bobtail truck to school for show and tell; the kids loved climbing up in the...

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Finalist Libby Clayton: ‘Enjoying life is everyone’s best cosmetic’

Some of Libby’s earliest memories are with her grandfather, riding along in his big rig. “He’s the reason why trucking is in my blood,” she says.

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Finalist Tina Comer: ‘Beauty is how you treat people’

Tina Comer

Tina Comer says it’s her mission in life to make everyone her friend. She’s making progress too—at the end of my interview with her, she was already one person closer to that goal. With her wicked sense of humor and a smile so infectious you can hear it through the telephone, it’s hard not to instantly like this woman...

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Finalist Amy Gladen: ‘Trucking’s in my blood’

Amy Gladen

Amy Gladen has three great loves in this world: her family, her truck, and her shoes. Her love for her family has kept Gladen involved in their logging and construction business for as long as she can remember, and at just 13, Gladen knew she wanted to join her father and brother behind the wheel one day.

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