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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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Gale Banks / Mike Ryan Racing super-turbo rig at Pike’s Peak

"Attending the Pike's Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone's bucket list!" says reader Don Christner -- more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan's performance at the June 30 event.

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Strike one off the bucket list: Little AleInn, Rachel, Nev.

George and Wendy Parker visit the infamous cafe on the ET highway, Nevada State Route 375, and find hospitality, plenty of weirdness and some truck parking.

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VIDEO haul: I-15 southbound

Dashcam captures what Wendy Parker calls her "prettiest haul yet" through northwestern Arizona.

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New Mexico haven ‘like heaven’

The Crossroads Family Restaurant in Logan, N.M., is worth a stop -- if for nothing more than the outgoing personality of its owner, Jimmy Liles.

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Virtual scavenger hunt

Geocaching can provide mental and physical on-the-road challenge Hours of downtime on the road may be becoming few and far between, but if the chance arises, why not try out a mental and physical challenge? The hobby has been around for a while, but the increased of electronics and smartphones has made the geocaching easier to handle for both beginners and experts. Geocaching is basically a scavenger hunt amongst strangers. Participants use coordinates, GPS devices, and web hosts ...

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Take five, and take a tour

Take advantage of the cold weather and enjoy some indoor entertainment with these tours, such as the Jelly Belly factory or the Boeing factory, located at varied destinations cross-country.

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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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Thankful from the road: Pretty trucks, inspirational owners

When I sat down and started writing it, I realized it wasn’t going to be about the trucks at all. It was about me being thankful that people like this exist on Earth.

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