truck stops

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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Shorepower seeks truck stops for electrification

Company wants truck stops with at least 75 parking spaces to participate in a national program to reduce idling.

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Pocket Tools

Dozens of new smart-phone apps can save you money, time and hassles. Best of all, many are free.

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Roadside Attractions

An outlaw is riding into cowboy country, there's a new dame on the Dalton, tornadoes take down some rigs, truckers say not to human freight and other industry news items are featured.

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Business group opposes rest area commerce bill

The legislation would permit states to sell food and fuel from interstate rest areas.

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New website aggregates links to free stuff

Ever wonder how you might get free coffee at McDonald's, Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts? Free Trucker Stuff, launched in May as a portal into free services useful to the American long-hauler, has the answer. Created by a truck stop manager to benefit drivers, the site aggregates various truck stop freebies, industry information, free entertainment and productivity resources such as various online route-planning options. The website also provides truck drivers with a menu of one-click lists of truckstops, ...

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Driver rides out Joplin tornado at Flying J

You've probably seen the pictures from the horrific tornado that rammed through Joplin, Mo., hitting the Pilot Flying J off I-44 at U.S. 71 yesterday. Ozark Mountain Leasing driver Todd Arnold, who lives far northeast in Maine, just weeks after missing the Glade Spring, Va., tornado that devastated the Petro Stopping Centers location there by three hours, was sitting in the Joplin Flying J's restaurant with his wife, Jamie, just as the storm was bearing ...

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Channel 19 Monday: Fallen log hauler gets send-off; Court to Tiger Truckstop: ‘Set Tony free’

Last ride for Maine log hauler 'Mackie,' R.I.P. The Central Maine Morning-Sentinel news site reported late last week on the Skowhegan memorial-service convoy that was reportedly "one last ride" for area log-hauler Maxell C. "Mackie" Moore. Around 20 trucks joined the ride, including Mackie's own, piloted by Tim Clements, best friend to Moore's youngest son, Matt, who now operates the rig he and his father bought together. For a pic from the convoy, as well ...

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