food

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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The best – and worst – foods to gobble while driving

Let’s hear it for the humble candy bar. A survey from Insure.com finds that it’s the best food to eat while driving. French fries ranked a close second, only one percentage point behind the candy bar. (My favorite bar, by the way, is Snickers. Great taste and texture, fills you up, and the peanuts provide a little protein. In fact, a Snickers feels like a great dessert masquerading as a protein bar without the yucky condensed oatmeal ...

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Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

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Strike one off the bucket list: Little AleInn, Rachel, Nev.

George and Wendy Parker visit the infamous cafe on the ET highway, Nevada State Route 375, and find hospitality, plenty of weirdness and some truck parking.

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Provisions for hungry panhandlers

"Throw my sandwiches away all you want, but you're missing out on a yummy treat, and you will not squash my sparkle today. So there."

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Doc’s advice: ‘Eat more color’

Overdrive correspondent Wendy Parker reports from her yearly visit to the doc with some helpful tips for diet, activity levels and overall health.

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Bluegrass jam breaks out at tiny Appalachian stop

Maiden, N.C. truck stop offers gigantic portions of food. And on the weekend, stick around afterward for a toe-tapping good time.

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Motor Inn truck stop is next best thing to home

The Motor Inn and Family Restauran in Mendon, Ohio offers a true mom-and-pop experience.

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Want a chance to win free breakfast for life?

Denny's restaurants' 50-state-challenge kicks off with proprietary mobile applications for Android and iPhone -- participants get a chance to win free breakfast for life.

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