Carl’s Corner

New health audiobook, convoy for cancer cure, Project 351 gets low

Joe Martin, whom you'll no doubt remember as the operator behind the Truckercise DVDs I wrote about earlier in the year (Martin's pictured, right, with Alex Debogorski of Ice Road fame), announced recently that a new truckers' health strategies audiobook that he contributed a chapter to is out and available. The book, Truckers' Road to Health, is a production of the Man in White health care discount broker service for truckers without insurance, in conjunction ...

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Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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Former Willie’s Place reopens as Petro travel center

Before reopening, the site at exit 374 off I-35 underwent a $1.5 million renovation.

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Demand pushing pay higher, Charlie Daniels to perform at Super Show, FMCSA sends CSA warning letters, opposition builds against hours proposal and more industry news items are featured.

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Willie’s Place to be Willie’s no more

Perhaps you've heard the news. On Jan. 31, the Willie's Place truckstop in Carl's Corner, Texas, will reportedly see it's last day under current ownership. The stop filed for bankruptcy last year, and since then efforts to refinance a large loan with a New Jersey bank have failed, resulting in the impending transfer of ownership to SBL Capital Funding. I talked with a former waitress in the truckstop's restaurant who still works the bar at the Whiskey ...

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Creditor forecloses Willie Nelson truck stop

The Carl’s Corner convenience store and truck stop opened Willie Nelson's Truck Stop in late 2008.

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