Brandie Diamond describes herself as a "transgender truck driver/chef/Jill-of-all-trades." But her career in trucking began in the mid-1980s, and she hadn't come out as trans back then.
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Co-owners Vamsi Yaramaka (left) and Raj Alturu stand inside Eat Spice on Oct. 24, in the truck stop on Route 534 off I-80 in White Haven, Pa. The restaurant caters to members of the Sikh community. For them, Indian and Mediterranean dishes can be hard to find on the road.
Early-morning traffic backs up on Interstate 5 during a Jan. 11 snowstorm in Portland, Ore. Truck drivers say such conditions, combined with limitations on their working hours, cost them a lot of money because of their mileage-based pay.