truck stop

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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Stop opens in St. George, S.C.

A Pilot Flying J travel plaza has opened in St. George, S.C., at Exit 77 off Interstate 95 on U.S. Highway 78, says a spokeswoman for the travel center franchise. The 13,350-square-foot center hosts six gasoline islands, eight diesel lanes and two RV lanes with DEF.  The high-speed fuel pumps help with traffic flow in and out of the center, and RV drivers have access to parking, bulk propane and a dump station. The center also includes ...

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Pilot buys Grand Forks, N.D. stop

The recently purchased truck stop at 4401 S. 32nd Ave., in Grand Forks., N.D. will be remodeled by mid-January, Pilot Flying J says of its acquisition. The travel center will feature four fuel islands and eight diesel islands. Drivers will also have access to diesel exhaust fluid and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, 10 automated showers and 141 parking spaces for trucks.

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Roadside Attractions

Interesting and odd parts of trucking, truck gauges, truck gallery and many more industry news items are featured.

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Pilot opens in Collins, Mo.

The travel center is located at Highway 13 South and U.S. 54 in St. Clair County.

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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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