truck stops

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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Owner-operator Glenn Keller on the CNN Fit Nation challenge

An interview with owner-operator Glenn Keller about his fitness improvements.

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Shape of Things to Come

COVER STORY -- Peterbilt’s new Model 579 blends need for economy with sleek styling.

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Willie’s Place

I learned today about the truck stop in Carl's Corner, Texas, formerly known as Willie's Place. Learned by visiting it for the first time. Diane and I woke up this morning at this truck stop. We spent the night there on our way to this afternoon's pick up. It is a Petro now but not so long ago it was Willie's Place, named for Willie Nelson, the renowned country singer who ...

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Go Guy ‘pocket urinal’ pitchman ‘Go Cousin Vinny’

"As spring approaches," runs the latest press release from the makers of the Go Guy pocket urinal (motto: "When there is nowhere to go, go where you are"), "more truckers will be heading out onto the open road to haul their wares from state to state" -- a pretty blanket statement, but likely valid considering historical seasonal upticks. "And in light of this," the release continues, "U-R-IN Control ... has a dire warning this spring for ...

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