travel plazas

NATSO rejects settlement with credit card providers

The national association representing the travel plaza and truck stop industry says it has joined others in rejecting a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit brought by merchants alleging that Visa, MasterCard and national banks collude to set artificially high swipe fees.

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Pilot opens new centers

Pilot Flying J has announced plans to open seven new travel centers and plazas in June and July. The two travel plazas will be located in Anna, Texas, and Nanton, Alberta, Canada. New travel centers will open in Cleveland, Tenn.; Murdo, S.D.; Ferndale, Wash.; Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Sioux City, Iowa. The new locations will feature gas and diesel fuel, DEF at the pump, food and beverage options, restrooms and showers and other merchandise and ...

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Love’s stop opens in Belleville, Ind.

A  travel stop opened in Belleville, Ind., on Interstate 70 at exit 59, Love's Travel Stops announced. Through Dec. 16, drivers are eligible for double loyalty points on purchases. The stop features Subway and McDonald’s restaurants, 100 truck spaces, diesel exhaust fluid dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers and a game room. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is on site. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers are open 24/7. For details, visit Love's.

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A trucking ambassador: Interviewing ‘Truck Stop Missouri’ star Joe Bechtold

The Truck Stop Missouri series on the Travel Channel has been running for a couple of months now, featuring the goings on in and around the 12 business that make up the Midway Travel Plaza between St. Louis and Kansas City in Missouri, I-70 exit 121. Midway General Manager Joe Bechtold (pictured) has seen his expectations realized in many respects. "Has it brought in more business?" I asked him yesterday. "Yes. Definitely," he said, simply, as ...

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3 travel plazas closing on Penn. Turnpike

Plainfield and Blue Mountain have closed and South Somerset will close Sept. 12 for nine months.

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