Tag: Michael Sandlin
Tiger Truck Stop, famous for housing live tiger in La., now home to white camel
Tony the Tiger, the truck stop's original mascot, passed in 2017. Caspar is housed in what had been Tony’s enclosure with a memorial to Tony nearby. More here.
July 24, 2018
The saga of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger is over as tiger passes at age 17
After a long battle between Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin in Louisiana and animal rights activists, tiger Tony, who spent his life at the stop, was euthanized Monday at age 17 and in ill health after repeated attempts at improving the big cat’s health.
October 17, 2017
Roundup: Tony the truck stop tiger back in headlines, another Kelty cabover view, and speaking of gators …
Listen: La. Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin on ‘Criminal’ podcast; photos of the restored Kelty Farms 1976 International TranStar’s matching flatbed; and did you hear the one about the Tiger Truck Stop and the alligator?
October 13, 2016
Tony the Truck Stop Tiger: Legal limbo
There have been so many back-and-forth motions in the battle over the fate of the Siberian/Bengal tiger, Tony (pictured), at the Tiger Truck Stop in Gross Tete, La., it would be next to impossible for me to summarize them. At once, it’s been quite a while since I posted an update, so here goes: The […]
January 15, 2012
Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.
December 1, 2011
Channel 19 Monday: Fallen log hauler gets send-off; Court to Tiger Truckstop: ‘Set Tony free’
Last ride for Maine log hauler ‘Mackie,’ R.I.P. The Central Maine Morning-Sentinel news site reported late last week on the Skowhegan memorial-service convoy that was reportedly “one last ride” for area log-hauler Maxell C. “Mackie” Moore. Around 20 trucks joined the ride, including Mackie’s own, piloted by Tim Clements, best friend to Moore’s youngest son, […]
May 9, 2011
CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.
January 4, 2011
Tony ‘the truck stop tiger’ — calls from the driver community to uncage him
Nearly two years have passed since I first wrote about efforts by animal-rights activists (post from January 2009 originally on old Channel 19 blog home on Blogger.com) to require Gross Tete, La., Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin to relocate the caged Bengal-Siberian tiger on the site of stop. It’s been there as an attraction to […]
December 6, 2010
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