truck stops

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."

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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."

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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.

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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."

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Love’s Raises $2 Million for Children’s Miracle Network

Love’s Travel Stops has given $2 million to the Children's Miracle Network to benefit 92 CMN Hospitals across the country. Love’s recently wrapped up a five-week fundraising campaign at its 304 travel stop and country store locations. Love’s employees and customers worked together to raise the record amount for its 15th campaign, most of which came one dollar at a time. During the campaign, Love’s team members sold paper hearts for donations and organized grassroots fundraising ...

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Pilot opens two new stops

Pilot Flying J will open two new truck stops — a Pilot Travel Center  in Oakwood, Ill. and a Flying J Travel Plaza in Vandalia, Ohio.  The Pilot Travel Center in Oakwood, Ill., is located off Interstate 74 at Exit 206 at 503 N. Oakwood St. and offers various amenities, including: ·         Seven diesel lanes and 10 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps ·         PJ Fresh Marketplace serving breakfast platters, salads, sandwiches, frozen yogurt, pizza, hot dogs and more ·         ...

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Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

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Do not smell this sandwich

“Miss, could I get you to smell this for me and tell me if it's good. The date says today, but I never trust 'em. Can't smell too good, myself.” / “You should ask your doctor if you have questions!”

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How much toilet paper? Iowa 80 funny facts illustrated

An infographic published recently details just that, along with how much coffee is consumed at the Walcott, Iowa, ruck stop and how many eggs are eaten there, too.

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On tact and being tactile

"I see approximately seven hundred things I want to touch every time we stop. Unfortunately, five to six hundred of these things are usually attached to other people or their property."

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