truck stops

Tony the Truck Stop Tiger: Legal limbo

There have been so many back-and-forth motions in the battle over the fate of the Siberian/Bengal tiger, Tony (pictured), at the Tiger Truck Stop in Gross Tete, La., it would be next to impossible for me to summarize them. At once, it's been quite a while since I posted an update, so here goes: The most current action, as far as I can tell, has been that Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin has sued the ...

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Connect with Love’s on your phone

Since its debut in mid-2011, the Love’s Connect smartphone app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices has seen multiple upgrades aimed at streamlining and cementing users’ connections to Love’s Travel Stops’ services. Today, the app not only provides an efficient stop locator tool, but drivers can utilize one-touch contact of Love’s nationwide dispatch service for roadside assistance, info on bulk DEF prices (in addition to fuel prices) and parking data for each stop. The app ...

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Love’s stop opens in Belleville, Ind.

A  travel stop opened in Belleville, Ind., on Interstate 70 at exit 59, Love's Travel Stops announced. Through Dec. 16, drivers are eligible for double loyalty points on purchases. The stop features Subway and McDonald’s restaurants, 100 truck spaces, diesel exhaust fluid dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers and a game room. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is on site. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers are open 24/7. For details, visit Love's.

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FCC continues hold on ‘Trucker TV’ exemption

Since 2004, missing persons advocate Marc Klaas of the Klaas Kids Foundation has been part of an effort by a company associated with Flying J travel plazas to get an FCC exemption to establish a low-power broadcasting operation at truck stops. The emphasis of the operation would be not only on entertainment but, most importantly for Klaas, information about missing persons and others likely to be spotted on the nation's highways. Klass' blog for the ...

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Pilot Flying J purchases, remodels Collins, Mo., stop

A recently acquired travel center at Highway 13 South and U.S. Highway 54 near Collins, Mo., is being remodeled and is expected to be finished the end of October, Pilot Flying J announced. The travel center chain recently acquired the truck stop.

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A trucking ambassador: Interviewing ‘Truck Stop Missouri’ star Joe Bechtold

The Truck Stop Missouri series on the Travel Channel has been running for a couple of months now, featuring the goings on in and around the 12 business that make up the Midway Travel Plaza between St. Louis and Kansas City in Missouri, I-70 exit 121. Midway General Manager Joe Bechtold (pictured) has seen his expectations realized in many respects. "Has it brought in more business?" I asked him yesterday. "Yes. Definitely," he said, simply, as ...

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Love’s opens Bennett, Colo., stop

A Love’s Travel Stop opened at Interstate 70, off Exit 304, in Bennett, Colo. Chester’s Chicken and McDonald’s restaurants operate at the truck stop, which also has 90 truck parking spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers, a lotto machine and other amenities. A truck tire care center is located behind the travel stop. Commercial drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on purchases at the new stop through Oct. 15. For ...

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Shoemaker’s offers electrified parking spots

The Linoln, Neb., travel center is one of a planned 50 truck stops to add electrification under a federal program.

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Pulse

Overdrive is proud of the role it continues to play in helping owner-operators get ever better at mastering the challenging job they do.

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Designer jeans, cologne for the long haul

Made especially for truckers, Long Haul jeans were launched in 1982 by Chase City, Va.-based Jonbil Inc.

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