TravelCenters of America

Big success for ‘band together’ campaign

TA Petro has raised more than $750,000 in their three years of efforts to secure donations to the St. Christopher fund in exchange for wristbands.

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Michelin releases X Line long haul tire

Michelin announced its new X Line Energy D tire on Aug. 22 at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

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Shell, TA partner to sell natural gas

Shell and TA have agreed to an understanding to sell liquefied natural gas at roughly 100 TA sites around the U.S.

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Southeastern Regional truck show one month hence

Mid-America had to start somewhere. --owner-operator Ted Bowers, president of the American Truck Historical Society's Smoky Moutains chapter The show about which Bowers had those thoughts for me is a joint venture with his ATHS chapter and several others in the Southeast, and it's coming up quick: April 13-14 in Knoxville. Bowers made his comparison with the giant Louisville trucking show after noting that he expected more than 200 trucks to enter the Knoxville event. Some of ...

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Truckers lobbied to support National Pork Rind Day

This wouldn't be the salty snack's first appearance on the Channel 19 blog. For that, we'd have to go back to August 2010, when a driver choked on one and his rig left the roadway -- and didn't spur mainstream media calls for a ban on eating behind the wheel. All the same, Ohio-based Rudolph Foods, makers of the pork rinds pictured here, spent all day Sept. 14 giving out bags of its barbecue, spicy and ...

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Plugged In

In an era of idling prohibitions and $4 fuel, the power switch is back on for truck stop electrification.

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TA opens facility in Indiana

TA full-service travel center is at exit 230 off I-65 in DeMotte, Ind.

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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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Roadside Attractions

An outlaw is riding into cowboy country, there's a new dame on the Dalton, tornadoes take down some rigs, truckers say not to human freight and other industry news items are featured.

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LogBook

Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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