North Carolina

It finally happened

Wendy on the recent accident in North Carolina, where she and George were rear-ended: "I keep telling him only one wreck in driving (all kinds of vehicles) for 29 years is a fine run."

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Toll talk re-emerging in advance of highway bill

Today, it feels like we're on more solid footing with not only a wider swathe of industry opinion but also among the general public, where tolls sentiment has generally trended dead-set against pricing existing interstates.

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The perils of Driving Miss Wendy, and more ‘No parking’ signs…

"I was mesmerized and developed an insatiable need to go to J&R in Statesville. I pulled it up on my phone -- it looked like the parking lot was huge, so I assumed they'd let trucks park...."

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N.C. further limits tolling with legislation

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the second of two bills that limit the state’s ability to toll existing lanes.

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Trip-planning for dummies

"Speaking of Jersey, does anyone know how effective kevlar is against Jersey Devil bites? Should I pack the chain mail instead? Never can be too prepared."

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Boaters ‘flashing truckers’ prompt new restrictions in N.C.

New NCDOT buoys around the I-77 causeway over Lake Norman attempt to remove the exhibitionist temptation.

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More highway haunts: Happy Halloween!

Spooky stories from our readers about highway and truck stop hauntings. Ever have a hearse drive up next to you on I-65 in Alabama?

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Bosselman Boss Shops opens facility in Waynesville, N.C.

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has a new location in Waynesville, N.C. at I-40 & NC 209. The shop is adjacent to the Pilot Travel Plaza and is a part of the UNI-MAXX Truck Care network. The address is 3710 Crabtree Road, and phone number is 828-627-8343. Bosselman now has a total of 37 Boss Shops in 22 states. For a complete list of all Boss Shops locations, visit www.bosstruckshops.com.

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Cooper Kenworth expands with new N.C. facility

Cooper Kenworth has recently opened an expanded 31,000 square-foot parts and service operation along I-40 in Asheville, N.C. The facility is located on nearly six acres at 1895 Old Haywood Rd., less than a mile from the Smokey Park Highway underpass at Exit 44. The parts and service operation features 14 service bays, with one bay dedicated to offering Kenworth PremierCare preventive maintenance services, and a 7000 square-foot parts department. The parts and service departments at Cooper Kenworth-Asheville ...

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Heck of a farm truck: Custom 359 single-axle flatbed, with wide singles

Tom Crawford, owner and operator of the Farmer’s Market in Cashiers in far Western North Carolina, showed this custom-restored 1975 Peterbilt 359 flatbed daycab, outfitted with Michelin wide singles on the single axle rear end, at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show in Knoxville April 13 and 14. It was one among many I saw there that, well, I'd never seen anything quite like before. You? Before he began the custom restore on it, the unit, powered ...

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