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Loves opens new Fla. stop

A new Love’s Travel Stop is open in Cottondale, Fla., at exit 130 off Interstate 10. The stop has 98 truck spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers, RFID cardless fueling technology and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. It also includes a Chester’s Chicken and a McDonald’s restaurant. Truck drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on purchases at the new location through Oct. 29.

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Love’s opens Washington stop

Drivers will earn double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on all purchases made through Sept. 22 at the new travel stop in Napavine, Wash., on I-5, exit 72, Love’s Travel Stop says. The new stop includes 73 truck spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers and RFID cardless fueling technology. It also features a truck tire care center and a Carl’s Jr. restaurant. Visit Love’s online for more information.

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Long-haul literary: Former owner-operator’s memoir of the life

Marc Mayfield (pictured) didn’t set out to write a book when, after a lot of college – “some of it was wasted time,” he says -- and several less-than-successful, half-hearted career choices, he jumped into a job choice he’d long ago entertained as a possibility. “I really enjoyed driving big trucks,” he says, which is evident in the long-haul portrait – warts and all – that is his new literary memoir In the Driver’s Seat: Interstate ...

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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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Crime against truckers

Crime on the road is always a serious topic, and it’s been getting a lot of discussion lately. Here's where to read more about it.

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Oklahoma truck stop ordered to combat prostitution

A judge has ruled an Oklahoma City truck stop owner must take new measures to deter the world’s oldest professions.

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Fuel card program

The Over the Road and Local Fleet One fuel card program was announced by The North American Truck Stop Network and Professional Transportation Partners and includes the benefits of no transaction fee to trucking company when fuel is purchased at any NATSN or PTP truck stop, a minimum discount of 2 cents off per gallon earned with each fuel purchase, password protected Internet access to card purchase information and daily invoicing with 7 day terms ...

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TURBO3000D announces availability at Petro: Lube

TURBO3000D, a fuel emission reduction retrofit device, has made Petro: Lube, with 50 locations nationally, its exclusive truck stop network for sales and installation. The retrofit device and mounting kits are available for sale and installation in all of he truck stop's locations, which are opened 24 hours per day. The device does not void manufacturer warranty and can be retrofitted to both new and old engines. www.turbo3000d.com

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Joplin 44 opening set for May 20-21

Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Mo., will celebrate the grand opening of its Super Truck Showroom and remodeled truck stop May 20-21, the truck stop announced. The event will have exhibits, an antique truck show, a Super Truck Beauty contest, live entertainment, fireworks and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Petro added a 23,000-square-foot expansion and 15,000-square-foot showroom, which will house two customized trucks on turntable displays and truck accessories. A new Taco Bell and Blimpie opened, as ...

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Truckers and swine flu

News coverage of the spreading swine flu has pointed out the role of air travelers in spreading contagious disease. If you’re thinking that truckers, likewise being a highly mobile group, could help the swine flu bugs get around, you’re thinking like Dr. John McElligot, CEO of Professional Drivers Medical Depots.      He has put his truck stop-based clinics on "high alert" regarding the spread of swine flu. Two of the Knoxville, Tenn.-based company’s five clinics are ...

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