truck stops

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.

Read More

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."

Read More

‘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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Circle, circle, dot dot dot….

In which Wendy proposes a research project, and "someone's sister-in-law needed a job, so they created the 'Fund for Dumb Stuff'... Progress, people, progress."

Read More

Tony Justice: Making dreams reality with new record

The quality of the writing and production on the best tracks on Justice's new record are primed to earn wide attention – if not in the mainstream, definitely among the audience Justice knows best. That’s you.

Read More

Have it your neigh

On U.K. horse-meat fast-food burger scandal: "I'd actually be happy to find out it's only horse meat, and not something unspeakable, like ground-up baby diapers drenched in pig fat."

Read More

Do you have a permit for that?

Annals of obstruction: If such questions keep up, Wendy says, she's may just require sources sign a "waiver ... to read my articles from now on."

Read More

Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.

Read More

Coffee is king! The once-upon-a-time story of the brew’s origins

"Whether you pay for it or not, coffee is king on the road, still out-selling energy drinks, and being consumed by 80% of the population on a daily basis. All hail the mighty bean."

Read More