truck stops

Pilot Flying J opens 650th store

Pilot Flying J opened its 650th  North American location in October. The truck stop is a Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas, on I-35 at Exit 140 and features eight diesel lanes and 16 gasoline lanes, a Subway and a Cinnabon. A 651st location was also recently opened — this one in Hudson, Wis., off I-94 at Exit 10 along U.S. Highway 65.

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Industry partnerships multiply for Truckers Against Trafficking

An anti-trafficking kickoff Monday, Nov. 12, in Colorado -- and details on a grant-matching program that TAT supporters can take advantage of through yearend.

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Clear and present danger in Weed, Calif.

"You should probably Google 'surviving Sasquatch attack' while you're lying in the fetal position waiting for a bear to eat your face off.”...

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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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