Pilot Travel Centers

Have you seen the black dog? (And Tony Justice in the studio: pics)

A look behind the scenes of a recording session with Tony Justice at Ocean Way in Nashville -- and Michael Massaia's photography series "Seeing the Black Dog" documents long-haul trucks at rest areas for the night.

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14-day blues for want of the right shampoo

"I found myself with the two-week affliction this morning at the Pilot in Weed, Calif., when I realized I had run out of shampoo and conditioner."

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More toilet talk: Aim before using

Singing the wonders of the American landscape -- and launching a campaign against defoulers of public toilets, "the cause of public restroom stewardship."

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Downtime pursuits: More road music from Tennessee

Tony Justice moving down the roadFirst up, Allen Smith over at AsktheTrucker.com reports Tony Justice (featured in the blog here and here and last month in Truckers News) will be performing at a pre-Grammy Awards showcase in Hollywood Feb. 12. Congrats, Tony! If you haven't seen it as yet, look for his excellent "On the Road" trucking-country record at Pilot stores nationwide. For more about the show, check out the AsktheTrucker.com story here. Cumberland Collective revisitedSecondly, I ...

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Pilot purchases 7 Bosselman stops

Newly renamed Pilot Travel Centers, seven Bosselman stops in the Midwest were purchased by Pilot Flying J, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based travel center franchise announced. All open for business, the centers are in Altoona, Iowa; Colby and Salina, Kan.; Big Springs, Elm Creek and Wood River, Neb.; and  Rapid City, S.D. In addition, Bosselman’s Boss Truck Shops repair facilities will be expanded to 20 additional Pilot Flying J locations. More details  are available at Pilot Flying J and ...

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Pocket Tools

Dozens of new smart-phone apps can save you money, time and hassles. Best of all, many are free.

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LogBook

A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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New diesel thieves; ‘American Trucker’ visits the custom shops

High-tech diesel thieves You know fuel prices are bad when you start seeing reports such as the one published yesterday via the website of Central Florida's WFTV. "Some long-haul truckers found a new way to steal diesel, Marion County deputies said Wednesday," WFTV reported. Deputies apparently arrested three separate haulers who were passing off a gagdet to hijack fuel pumps at an I-75 Pilot electronically. Asked about the device used, Pilot manager Steven Freant told the station ...

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IdleAir offering free service Tuesdays in March

Free service from electric shore power provider IdleAir will be available at nine locations every Tuesday in March, the company announced

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2 accidental trucker deaths reported at truck stop

Two truckers died from vehicle accidents at a Tennessee truck stop in two apparently unrelated incidents occurring over an 11-day period.

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