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Mexico’s big human-smuggling bust; Truckers Against Trafficking makes industry headway

| May 20, 2011

Technology makes a dent As this photo, released by the Mexican state of Chiapas and making news around the nation yesterday, makes abundantly clear, the issue of human smuggling is a multivalent and complex one. ...

‘Something new every day': Meeting Phil and Diane Madsen

| April 14, 2011

Phil and Diane Madsen haul expedited in this 2006 Volvo with 132-inch ARI sleeper and 16-foot box. Over the past several years, I've called on the pair several different times for perspective on all manner ...

News bytes: Diesel prices, Driving sans pants, Willie’s Place to be Petro

| March 09, 2011

Commodities speculation back in the spotlight  The commodities futures positions limits problem is back in the TV news via a series on liberal populist host Ed Schultz' "Ed Show" this week. The first spot in the ...

Happiness; UK producers seek ‘World’s Toughest Trucker’

| March 08, 2011

Happiness There's no other way to describe this picture, eh? It's Virginia Kirk, general manager of the TA C-store and fuel islands in Nashville, Tenn., during the location's grand reopening last week. It's "awesome" to be ...

IdleAir offering free service Tuesdays in March

| March 02, 2011

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

TA upgrades driver lounges

| January 28, 2011

TravelCenters of America announced driver lounges have been upgraded to feature 55-in. or larger flat-panel, high-definition televisions in all TA and Petro locations. Petro’s large movie room locations will also offer surround sound and DVD/VCR ...

Positives in trucking dog days in Truckers News — and more

| December 16, 2010

Since I blogged about musician Susanne Spirit's weekly shows at the TA East in Ontario, Calif., back in March, Spirit has continued to make great strides in combining her trucking-music act with her concern for ...

IdleAire resumes services

| August 12, 2010

IdleAire is providing electrification at four truck stops, and expects to reopen three more this week and restart an additional 12 sites.

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