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African Immigrant Truckers Turn a Profit on Open Road

It's a long way from Abidjan in the Ivory Coast to the interstate highway near Chicago where trucker Mamoudou Diawara relishes the advantages that come with traveling the open road. "Trucking is the freedom," Diawara says. "It is the freedom and the money is right. I am not going to lie to you. You make more than the average Joe." Increasing demand for long-haul truckers in the United States is drawing more African immigrants like Diawara onto America's...

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