Alabama

Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

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Rising from the frozen planet

Down and out at an Alabama distribution center in the ice -- and how just a little bit of goodwill goes a long, long way.

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Alabama’s ‘Christmas in Dixie': Song No. 7

The 1982-released country-pop track is a celebration as much of Christmas in the South as throughout the nation.

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Meet owner-operator Tim Philmon

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

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Another trucker finds Joe’s Truck Stop the hard way

If you are a truck driver, Joe’s Truck Stop is a place you want to avoid visiting.

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More highway haunts: Happy Halloween!

Spooky stories from our readers about highway and truck stop hauntings. Ever have a hearse drive up next to you on I-65 in Alabama?

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New Love’s open in Jasper, Ala.

Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of a new travel stop in Jasper, Ala., on Highway 78. The new travel stop includes Subway and McDonald’s restaurants. It also features 80 truck spaces, CAT scales, five showers, a game room and other amenities. Bulk DEF at the pump will be available at all seven diesel lanes. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is located on site. Drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on ...

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker helps grant a wish, smoothing the pavement, how to cut tension, a truck gallery and more trucking industry news items are featured.

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Results: The top 10 trucking songs of all time

We asked, you told, then voted. Here are the results, with links to download an mp3 via Amazon, where available.

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Cast your final vote for the top trucking song of all time

You will recall I asked for top trucking song nominations oh a couple-few weeks back. Well, from said nominations, I took the top ten contenders, those with the most mentions, and have put together a final poll where you can cast your vote. That poll's here. Vote! And I know, I know, many clear contenders have been left out. KRVN trucking radio host Big Al Weekley alone lists more than 30 trucking songs among the all-time ...

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