food

More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

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Nearly 100 pounds down already, driver turns to social media to spur weight-loss goal

“If you have time for Facebook, you have time to work out.” -- Such is the motto of driver Bettina Cameron's "Losing it" Facebook page, where she shares tips, inspiration and her own story of weight loss through lifestyle change.

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Fun at Pedro’s place in S.C.

If you've seen the signs for Pedro's South of the Border and haven't stopped, you should, at least once. If you're with someone cool who doesn't mind taking stupid pictures with fiberglass animals, it's an added bonus.

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Virginia gem: Smitty’s Better Burger

Best chili-cheese footlong around, says Wendy Parker in this review of Smitty's Better Burger, a truly old-fashioned drive-in that hasn't changed much since the Smith family opened it in 1956.

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Trucking with toaster ovens

"How awesome will it be to ride down the road with the delicious aroma of crock-pot roast wafting around?" If you have recommendations for Wendy for recipes/logistics of in-cab cooking, send them in!

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Potluck Olympics

"I'm not a bad cook, but being around my Mom and my Aunt reminded me that I was raised to a pretty high cooking standard.... Just showing up with my sparkling personality isn't always enough."

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Have it your neigh

On U.K. horse-meat fast-food burger scandal: "I'd actually be happy to find out it's only horse meat, and not something unspeakable, like ground-up baby diapers drenched in pig fat."

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5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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Dining options galore back home yield surprising choice

"For all my moaning about not having a lot of choices on the road, when I do have a choice, I choose something I can get on the road. I don't know if it means I'm just a gripe, or I miss the road so much I need to taste it somehow."

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Coffee is king! The once-upon-a-time story of the brew’s origins

"Whether you pay for it or not, coffee is king on the road, still out-selling energy drinks, and being consumed by 80% of the population on a daily basis. All hail the mighty bean."

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