truck stops

Jesus and an alien walk into a …

Ever wonder what happens when you're on the verge of veritable alien abduction? This story's a pretty good description of it.

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14-day blues for want of the right shampoo

"I found myself with the two-week affliction this morning at the Pilot in Weed, Calif., when I realized I had run out of shampoo and conditioner."

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More toilet talk: Aim before using

Singing the wonders of the American landscape -- and launching a campaign against defoulers of public toilets, "the cause of public restroom stewardship."

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Back ‘On the Road’

Driver and songwriter Tony Justice’s trucking CD is back on the truckstop racks, blazing new trails for independent artists -- and benefiting a good cause.

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Crossville’s Eco Truck Stop

This truckstop boasts a bevy of Shorepower Technologies dockstations, AireDock units and, among other features, solar panels powering the store atop its fuel islands.

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NATSO rejects settlement with credit card providers

The national association representing the travel plaza and truck stop industry says it has joined others in rejecting a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit brought by merchants alleging that Visa, MasterCard and national banks collude to set artificially high swipe fees.

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On the art of waiting tables

Great wait staff are born -- "It’s an art, just like playing the cello."

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Meet the expanded Overdrive

Overdrive now incorporates its sister publication, Truckers News, and Overdrive spinoff Custom Rigs.

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Marketplace

A drive tire, a vane pump, refrigeration units and a TV wall mount are among the products featured.

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Chatting with Aaron Tippin at Uncle Pete’s

I bet you I-40 regulars know Uncle Pete's -- formerly Tennessee 40 -- at 1210 Sparta Pike in Lebanon, Tenn., at I-40. It might well give any stop east of the Mississippi a run for the money for the "most distinctive" honor. Adorning its walls is a collection of more than "4,875 coffee cups," says Uncle Pete Norman himself, owner. "Never bought one, but I've drank out of every one." Pete's special proprietary bean blend ground ...

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