Pennsylvania

PHOTO: Mack ‘truck stop’ concession stand

This red, white and blue Mack Titan cab was installed June 6 to the side of the concession stand at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, an arts and cultural center on the former site of Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pa. Find more about the new installation here.

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Levitt Pavilion to open new Mack Truck Stop concession stand

As a result of a partnership with multiple Lehigh Valley organizations, a Mack Titan attached to a concession stand now greets visitors to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa., an arts and cultural center and the former site of Bethlehem Steel. Mack partnered with ArtsQuest, which manages the Levitt Pavilion, and the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) on the project. The Mack Truck Stop is scheduled to open Friday, June 22. Food for ...

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Two awesome class 8 motor coaches

The first comes by way of the Southeastern Regional Truck Show and the awesome pair of Hyler Bracey and Cass Flagg, the former of whom you may well remember as one of the folks behind the "Big Horn" moving museum(click through that link for a story about its conception.Some years later, Bracey was looking for a way to ride in style to antique tractor and truck shows from his Atlanta-area home base with Cass and ...

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Beemac Trucking building public CNG fueling station

Beemac Trucking announced the construction of the first compressed natural gas fueling station in Beaver County, Pa. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 15 at the site, located in Ambridge, Harmony Township, with construction scheduled for completion by early 2013. The new fueling station will fuel Beemac’s new equipment and will be open to the public. The company says its commitment to natural gas provides a major step ...

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Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as company drivers in service operations surrounding new natural gas wells enabled by hydraulic fracturing technology. The strong demand for capacity in oil and gas services is bringing in competition to local markets as large as, you guessed it, Schneider National. The truckload ...

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Live music at a freeway rest area

Live entertainment at a rest area was among today's surprises.

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Classic Trucker’s Jumbo sandwich overhauled

Today's post by Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter The Trucker’s Jumbo hoagie at Ray’s Steel City Saloon in Tallahassee, Fla., used to be full of bologna -- fried bologna Pittsburgh-style, that is -- with everything else piled inside. A tradition of the Steel City’s mill districts, the Trucker’s Jumbo was first prepared for truckers and steel workers on break with coleslaw and french fries stacked inside so that that laborers and haulers could eat the meal in ...

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Introducing a ‘Truck Drivin’ Mama’ in Annabella Wood

Though she's no longer a "gainfully employed trucker at this point" by her own estimation, Pennsylvania resident Annabella Wood continues to haul in a straight dump truck for a tree service company once a month or so to maintain her on-highway credentials. And she spent nearly 30 years -- 29 and a half to be exact; "I call it 30," she says -- driving 18-wheelers in various locales around the nation. "I was a delivery driver ...

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82-year-old gets a trucking wish; Minnesota horse northbound and down

Queen of the road A story in the Doylestown, Pa., Intelligencer newspaper details the Twilight Wish Foundation's efforts to grant a long-haul wish to 82-year-old Margarette Kirsch. In late May, she set out of a 15-day journey from Philly to California and back to her Merritt Island, Fla., home with trucker Annabella Wood at the wheel, the culmination of events Intelligencer reporter Kristina Kristofic details in the piece. It's a fantastic look at a singular individual ...

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Mack Pinnacle powers Hollywood ‘Cars 2′ tour, with some home time

A Mack Pinnacle tractor is leading the way in State Farm’s “Agents on a Mission” tour for the Cars 2 movie from Disney-Pixar, which hits theaters June 24. It stopped in early May in  Allentown, Pa., to show off life-size models of three of the film’s main characters – Lightning McQueen, Mater and, new to Cars 2, British super spy Finn McMissile – each roughly fifteen feet long, about seven feet high and weighing between 1,760 ...

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