truck stop

Pet peeves on the road

Things don't need to be any harder on the road, and the few things I've noticed that do make it worse could be easily remedied.

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Facial hair swings both ways

There's a guy out there in an old Mack somewhere who has a three foot long, white beard he parts in the middle and throws over his shoulders like Rapunzel's locks.

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‘No’ means ‘no,’ you little tyrant

It’s a busy season at the travel plaza, families are out in droves during the summer, forcing their bratty children upon the innocent public.

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Those annoying truck stop peacocks

We’ve been sleeping at truck stops this trip. Mostly because it’s been convenient and there are showers, but also because even in the wide open spaces of the Dakotas, no one wants to let a trucker park to sleep. Assfaces. A pox on them and their ugly children. Pulling into a crowded truck stop after dark is exactly the same thing as walking into a bar. You can immediately spot the girls who took three hours ...

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Strange people at the travel plaza

If your own body odor makes you reflexively gag, you should probably bathe. With kryptonite.

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Going North to go West

“How bout’ it? Any drivers going West out there who can help a girl out with a ride?”

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Lizards and idiot four-wheelers

Every person I discuss our travels with asks two questions, ‘Where do you go to the bathroom?’ and ‘Have you seen a Lot Lizard?’

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Notes on vacationers and summer attire

Once a year, families insist on renting insanely large vehicles in order to terrorize professional drivers on the road.

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Pulse

Some of us at Overdrive were talking with drivers at a truck stop recently to hear about their interests. The conversation drifted to our columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford.

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‘What saved me was that truck driver’

Truckers Against Trafficking is making a difference at truck stops around the country. A Las Vegas TV station looks closer at truck stop prostitution.

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