Nevada

Friends in UFO places

"Walking down the Extraterrestrial Highway at two in the morning, I realized, once again, that sometimes trucking is the best job ever. What other profession can you get paid to see things like an unobstructed view of the Milky Way?"

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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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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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Thrill-seeking, Vegas style

"Try wearing flip-flops while walking around the Fremont Street Experience. You're trapped in a giant hangar with 11 million people who are looking straight up into the air as they mill about."

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Preparing for the long haul

Between Redlands, Calif., and McCarran, Nev., Wendy's looking for "the usual things -- Sasquatch, alien ships, clean showers, good places to eat." Suggestions?

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Nevada adds mobile inspection bypass

Nevada has become the 15th state to adopt the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

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A forecast revisited: ‘Big-rig truck fleets will be driverless’

One impetus for driverless vehicles is that the vast majority of accidents are due to human error. With today's technology, a robo-vehicle can constantly analyze its surroundings – moving and non-moving objects – and respond appropriately.

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Expediter pays witness to slim Obama victory

Checking in with Landstar-leased expediter Phil Madsen and his "Learning something new every day" blog.

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Kenworth opens full-service dealership in Reno area

Western Nevada Kenworth has recently opened a 20,000 square-foot full-service dealership in Sparks, Nev. The full-service operation is located on five acres at 8640 Canyon River Dr., just off Exit 23 on U.S. Interstate 80, about 3 miles east of Sparks. The dealership features 10 service bays, with one bay dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare express services, a 5,000 sq.-ft. parts department and a body building facility to sell, install and ...

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‘Pilot, drop in 150 gallons ULSD, over’ — On mobile NG filling stations

Ever fantasized about the potential for airborne diesel refuelers to fill the tanks in-transit? Given the widespread reach of truck stops in America, it's probably well unnecessary, but hey, anybody can dream, right? Though efforts are being made -- most notably by the partnership of Clean Energy, Pilot and Navistar, as well as Shell Lubricants' own effort -- to proliferate compressed/liquefied natural gas fueling stations along major highway lanes, the same can't be said of natural gas ...

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