Willie’s Place

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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Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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The Great West Truck Show is scheduled, groups spar over heavier truck bills, a study IDs drivers likely to crash, lawmakers protest cross-border plan and many more industry news items are featured.

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Former Willie’s Place reopens as Petro travel center

Before reopening, the site at exit 374 off I-35 underwent a $1.5 million renovation.

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Demand pushing pay higher, Charlie Daniels to perform at Super Show, FMCSA sends CSA warning letters, opposition builds against hours proposal and more industry news items are featured.

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News bytes: Diesel prices, Driving sans pants, Willie’s Place to be Petro

Commodities speculation back in the spotlight  The commodities futures positions limits problem is back in the TV news via a series on liberal populist host Ed Schultz' "Ed Show" this week. The first spot in the series distilled the history of the elimination of position limits that I've written about some over the years, most recently in a discussion of the Griftopia book as oil/diesel prices continued their long rise, which began late last summer in ...

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Willie’s Place to reopen as a Petro truck stop

TravelCenters of America bought the Dallas-area property March 1 after it was posted for foreclosure.

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Willie’s Place to be Willie’s no more

Perhaps you've heard the news. On Jan. 31, the Willie's Place truckstop in Carl's Corner, Texas, will reportedly see it's last day under current ownership. The stop filed for bankruptcy last year, and since then efforts to refinance a large loan with a New Jersey bank have failed, resulting in the impending transfer of ownership to SBL Capital Funding. I talked with a former waitress in the truckstop's restaurant who still works the bar at the Whiskey ...

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Creditor forecloses Willie Nelson truck stop

The Carl’s Corner convenience store and truck stop opened Willie Nelson's Truck Stop in late 2008.

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