Phil Madsen

Roadside Attractions

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

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More about the detained trucker

More about Jabin Bogan, the U.S. truck driver who is being detained in Mexico.

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A remodeled truck stop and a strange haul

We saw today the Petro truck stop in Kenley, N.C. for the first time since it was remodeled. Nice!

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A not-crazy part of New Jersey, who woulda thunk?

We drove in a part of New Jersey we had not seen before and were pleasantly surprised.

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Another drive/sleep mode day

We're on a long run, operating in drive/sleep mode.

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We’re in drive/sleep mode today

Not much to say or do today except drive and sleep.

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British chocolate and the Virgin River Gorge

This morning's lesson on British chocolate was followed with a drive through the spectacular Virgin River Gorge.

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No freight today

We were ready to haul freight today but none was offered.

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More detail on driver stuck in a Mexico jail

A US truck driver mistakenly drove a truck loaded with ammunition across the border into Mexico and now sits in a Mexican jail. Why does he not have an attorney?

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News to me: Charlie Brown and Snoopy went to the moon

I learned today that there is a small natural history museum in the big shopping mall in Las Cruces, N.M. Learned by stumbling onto it while taking a walk. Diane and I are on a run from Texas to California. She drove her usual shift last night. We have time to spare on this run since the delivery is Monday, but instead of staying in bed, I got up to do more ...

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