truck stops

Love’s to buy 50 CNG trucks

Gemini Transport, a Love's sister company hauling fuel for the truck stop chain, will put the Freightliners in service in the Texas Triangle and Oklahoma City areas.

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Appeal heard to keep Tony the Tiger at truck stop

The battle over Tony the Tiger — the tiger at the Gross Tete, La., Tiger Truck Stop — is still raging, as a court case dealing with custody continued February.

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IdleAir opens in Carlisle, Pa.

IdleAir, truck stop electrification service provider, has opened a new location at the Flying J in Carlisle, Pa. The truck stop is located off I-76 at Exit 226 and I-81 Exit 52. With the addition of the Carlisle location, IdleAir now operates 31 sites in 12 states.

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Love’s rebuilds OK site

Love’s Travel Stops has reopened a travel stop in Webbers Falls, Okla., at Interstate 40 and Hwy 100, replacing a 22-year-old Love’s that was closed in late September 2012.

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Shorepower offering free service

Shorepower Technologies has extended its free power incentive for truckers, carrying it through the March 31. Drivers can use the company power pedestals to cut down on truck idling. The offer is provided in hopes that drivers will stay warm with either a space heater or onboard AC-compatible APU, particularly as winter storms hit regions of the country. The company installed 55 locations with power pedestals as of the end of 2012, with 23 locations ...

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TA opens new stop in AZ

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Shopping Centers brands, announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Holbrook, Ariz., to the TA brand. TA Holbrook is located at I-40, Exit 283 in Navajo County. Amenities at the new location include: 88 truck parking spaces, eight diesel lanes, 12 showers, emergency roadside service through RoadSquad Connect and an UltraOne Rewards Program kiosk. A full-service Country Pride restaurant will open soon, as ...

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IdleAir adds entertainment package

IdleAir now offers ConvoyTV+Power, an entertainment package that includes more than 60 channels of satellite television. The service includes the ESPN package, 120-volt electricity inside and outside the cab, and basic Internet access on the IdleAir touchscreen. The service will be free at select locations nationwide through Jan.15. After that date, the package will be offered at a flat rate of $1.49 per hour, and it will be available through IdleAir member cards at select ...

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Love’s opens two new locations

Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations. The first is in Davenport, Iowa, at Interstate 80, Exit 292, and the second is in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at Interstate 15, Exit 113. Both locations offer bulk DEF at all diesel lanes, five showers, expanded food and drink selection and tire centers. Drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on fuel purchases at the new locations through Jan. 31, 2013.

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Bluegrass jam breaks out at tiny Appalachian stop

Maiden, N.C. truck stop offers gigantic portions of food. And on the weekend, stick around afterward for a toe-tapping good time.

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Circle Bar Truck Corral is a true truckers’ oasis

The first visit to the Circle Bar Truck Corral was a necessity, but the second visit had Wendy Parker wanting to come back again and again.

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