truck stops

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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La. truck stop allowed to keep Tony the Tiger, for now

A Louisiana lawsuit to remove Tony the tiger from his truck stop home has been dismissed, but it could be pursued in the same court before another judge.

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Conversation starters at the counter of knowledge

AKA “fun facts to know and forget.” Sometimes, making conversation on the road is hard.

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Love’s expands nat gas network, opens new AL stop

Love’s announced this month it is adding compressed natural gas fueling capabilities to another station along Interstate 40. It has also opened a new stop in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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On-highway swap meet

"Don't ever let anyone tell you truck drivers aren't generous – especially with their family and friends. We've got a bag full of goodies sitting here on the floor of the cab that says otherwise."

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Beware: Tasing is imminent

In which Wendy stays home for George's turn to Laredo and back, at which point she is gifted a taser. Look out!

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‘Train horn: first person brings me $25 can have it, come on.’

"Sitting in the parking lot of some truck stops is like having a live version of “Home Shopping Network.” People sell all kinds of things on what I refer to as 'CB-bay.'"

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Creepy crawlies and questionable questions

"Here's an important tip to remember: if someone walks up to you in a truck stop with a cup and asks you to describe what's in it, just run. Don't even bother looking, because it's either going to be gross or scary."

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Crowd-sourcing in a perfect world (And: New vid from Tex Crowley)

More on crowd-sourcing -- how about building a perfect truck stop via reader recommendations? Let's roll....

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