Long-haulin’ hotel sweepstakes, brake safety in Arizona …

With "Brake Safety Week" inspections kicked off around the country, are you seeing anything out of the ordinary? And: Hotels4Truckers and Transfix launch Long Haulin' Hotel Sweepstakes.

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Less-than-terror in Tonopah, Nev.: The Clown Motel

Originally opened in 1990 by Leroy David, the Clown Motel served as a place for him to keep his clown collection – which he just happened to have purchased from a retired clown in Las Vegas. He built it next to the town cemetery, where his father is buried, along with a lot of other victims of a mine fire in 1911. Leroy sold the place to Bob Perchetti in 1995, and Bob not only ...

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Company head and former driver Daniel Fuller reports the update Overdrive reported on in this story is now live. With the update, the website, offering discounts to drivers on hotel booking as well as verified listings of hotels around the nation with adequate truck parking, removes its membership fee of $9.95 completely. Fuller notes also that former members whose paid registrations had lapsed would need to have their old memberships manually removed "to allow you to ...

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Hotels4Truckers dropping membership fee

Attendant to those plans -- slated for the middle of this month -- the website is launching a new look and feel for its hotel search and discount site for drivers.

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Hotels4Truckers integrates with DAT app, inks more chain partnerships

The online directory of truck-parking-friendly hotels, featuring discounts on many, is offering free memberships (normally $9.95/year) at its MATS booth #67140.

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New hotel-search iPhone app from

Need a hotel last-minute on the road? The new free Tonight app for the iPhone taps into the website's global listings for more than 200,000 hotels and other accommodations and offers some built-in price discounts for many, the company says. The app's geared toward last-minute bookings and thus may be particularly useful for drivers. Simple, with one tap the app can retrieve all the available hotels in your immediate area, including special last-minute deals. Hotels are ...

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