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Truckstops = Coffeehouses with copious rig parking?

A new index tracking sales of goods and services at highway truckstops, the McLane-NATSO quarterly index, recently tracked an interesting rise in the sale of hot beverages like coffees, cappucinos and teas at truckstops. That category of sales jumped 34 percent in 2010 compared to the previous year, suggesting to me at least a little more than freight picking up. Turns out NATSO thinks so, too -- in some sense, anyway. "Truckstops ... are continuously diversifying ...

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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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Pilot opens new stop in California

Pilot announced the opening of a travel center in Weed, Calif., off of Interstate 5 at exit 745.

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Pilot Truck Care Centers renamed

Pilot Truck Care Centers adjacent to Pilot Travel Centers are being renamed Wingfoot Truck Care Centers.

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