Arkansas

Shower report 2014

Wendy comes back from a cross-country trip ready to crown one truck-stop with the superlative of "best showers"...

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Sometimes the delays are lifesavers

Near-disaster averted by the highway in Arkansas -- and the Motel 6.5: "It's a real place, with a hand-painted sign, swear it."...

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Some fleets question standing of ‘shell’ company formed to settle Pilot suits

Trucking companies unhappy with the Arkansas-based settlement allege too-close relationships between Pilot and the company established as a go-between for litigants.

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I-40 lanes back open in Arkansas

"Interstate truckers need a good federal highway system. The price we pay is regulation. Want the feds out of your business? Get used to sitting around in local traffic."

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In search of extraterrestrial intelligence

Parker: “The aliens will talk to me for sure. They probably remember me from when I was abducted as a child.”

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TCA holds Wellness Week

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Roadside attraction: Arkansas’ weird critters

As it got close to dusk, the hoards of creatures started appearing by the side of the road.

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Four more truck stops get electrification

Plug-in-power stations have been installed at four truck stops: Southern Pride Truck Plaza at Exit 16 on I-24 at Paducah, Ky.; Big Easy Travel Plaza at Exit 239 on I-10 in New Orleans.; The Tennessean Truck Stop at Exit 22 on I-65 in Cornersville, Tenn.; The I-40 Travel Center at Exit 35 on I-40 in Ozark, Ark. Each site has 24 truck parking spaces at which drivers can plug their vehicles into electrical connections. Plug-in pedestals ...

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Mississippi River flooding closes roads

Major to record regional flooding is still expected for two to three more weeks.

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OO dispatcher takes on truck brokerage industry

Straight into battle with a large piece of the trucking world goes Mr. Paul Todd, an Augusta, Ga.-based owner-operator dispatching service provider and the subject of my February Exit Only column "Surrounding the Middleman" in Truckers News (follow that link for the story). Todd's the author of the Industry of Thieves book. Released last year, Todd's book makes the case for excessive truck brokerage charges adding hundreds in costs yearly to consumers' balance sheets, and proposes a pretty particular bit ...

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