TravelCenters of America

Video: Owner-operator Gary Buchs’ ‘plan for success’

"People complain about the rates," says owner-operator Gary Buchs, but "not everybody's losing money." Buchs suggests too much emphasis is placed on an aspect of the business that owner-operators have only partial degrees of control over. "It's better," he says, "to have your costs in line -- I have total control over that."

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The island of lost socks

It's a commonly known fact that I'm a bathroom queen. I can forgive almost any transgression if a truck stop has nice clean bathrooms and good showers. I've expanded my horizons to nice laundry facilities and am extremely thankful for any place that has the golden trifecta of pleasant staff, good showers and nice laundry facilities. Spending a few days in Wildwood last week, I had my choice of nice facilities. TA, Pilot and 75 Chrome ...

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PHOTO essay: Nashville truck stop caught in the lens

Documentary and fine-art photographer Stacey Irvin's portrait of the downtown Nashville TA is the kind of honest portrait the trucking world could use more of.

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Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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Citizen Driver award launched

TA Petro's new award program recognizes exemplary professional drivers.

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Shell, TA team up to build nationwide natural gas network

Up to 100 existing TravelCenters of America and Petro Shopping Centers sites will soon be receiving at least two liquified natural gas fueling lanes, per the agreement.

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Meet owner-operator Tim Philmon

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

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Industry partnerships multiply for Truckers Against Trafficking

An anti-trafficking kickoff Monday, Nov. 12, in Colorado -- and details on a grant-matching program that TAT supporters can take advantage of through yearend.

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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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TA announces Reserve-It parking

TravelCenters of America has announced a new program that allows drivers to reserve a parking space at select TA and Petro locations in advance of arriving.

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