truck stops

Notes on Miami

"Last week I learned that I don't care much for Miami." Diamond in the rough: the Mobil station on state road 997 in Krome has one of the best cheese-steaks around. ...

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A tale of two truck stops

"We so appreciate the ones out there doing it right" -- like the Pilot in Troy, Ill. "Kudos to you and your staff, Kari. You're doing good things without even knowing it – and we appreciate you!"

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Arkansas matters, and so do the truckers

Latest media foul well apparent from this headline: “Truckers Use Walmart Parking Lot as a Truck Stop; Customers Feel Unsafe" -- actually, just one customer. . .

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The champions of the mom-and-pop truck stop

Driver Jeff Barker, with Debra Miller and Todd Ramey, is currently operating a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information on independent mom-and-pop truck stops.

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Be part of the problem, or part of the solution – your choice

There's another video going around – this time of a guy peeing in the parking lot, in broad daylight, at a facility that clearly has public restrooms close. I'm sent at least one of these videos a week, or see them on other trucking pages. I don't repost them, I don't share them. I don't because there's not enough time in the day to attempt shaming people into acting right. It also shames the entire ...

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Parking shortage hits the mainstream

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

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The eye (brows) have it

George's uncanny to show up at the opportune moment: "you shouldn't get too comfortable talking trash about someone in a language you assume they don't understand, because you never know when there's a Jedi around."

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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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Driver training: Observations from the peanut gallery

Entry level driver training standards are "on the table ... it absolutely will affect the future of the entire industry. And it needs to be changed... So says the outsider. My job for the day is done."

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Pilot Flying J opens three new stops

Pilot Flying J announced this week it has opened three new Pilot Travel Centers in Texas, Iowa and Florida.

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