truck stops

Truck stop operator’s new novel set during the ‘Great War’

Karen Gettert Shoemaker's "The Meaning of Names" interrogates the reality German-American communities in the U.S. were confronted with following the outbreak of World War I.

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Privacy is a matter of opinion

"Sometimes, life on the road is hard." What happens when a little kid squeezes under your bathroom-stall door and just, well, hangs out...

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More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

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A dollar or a black eye in Von Ormy, Texas

On winning -- and getting even...

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Pilot Flying J adds six new stops

Pilot Flying J added six additional locations across the country in the first quarter of the year.  The six locations include: ·      Bainsville, ON – 6115 4th Line Rd, Hwy 401, exit 825. Five diesel lanes. ·      Cardinal, ON – 2085 Shanly Rd, Hwy 401, exit 730. 10 diesel lanes. ·      Kansas City, KS – 4610 Kansas Ave, I-635, exit 3. Eight diesel lanes. ·      Pine Grove, PA – 473 Suedberg Rd, I-81, exit 100. Five diesel lanes. ·      Roxbury, NJ ...

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Shower me with a little love

...and a skyhook for good measure.

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Jason’s Law: Five years after the passing of its namesake

In conversation with Overdrive's Wendy Parker, Hope Rivenburg, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of her husband, for whom the Jason's Law truck parking legislation is named, stresses the need for drivers to continue to press their legislators on areas where truck parking is sorely lacking and/or unsafe.

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Say it, don’t spray it

Confrontation in a truck stop parking lot yields this from George: “You can't just scream at people, babe. I don't like it either, but you never know when you're going to run up on crazy."

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‘Dirt for sale’ — and more from Uncle Pete’s in Lebanon, Tenn.

Quick stop-over at Uncle Pete's in Lebanon, Tenn., on a recent weekend trip, yielded some news: Pete's got a redesign in the works for the Guinness-worthy coffee-cup collection housed in the restaurant.

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Fun at Pedro’s place in S.C.

If you've seen the signs for Pedro's South of the Border and haven't stopped, you should, at least once. If you're with someone cool who doesn't mind taking stupid pictures with fiberglass animals, it's an added bonus.

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