food

Happy Thanksgiving! (And a recipe…)

Thanks to Brock Childress for this great shot of the Smitty's Heavy Hauling KW -- and on this fine Thanksgiving Day, thanks to all of you for doing what you do. (Bonus: Cilantro slaw to accompany all manner of smoked/roasted meats...)

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Rainy days and Mondays

"I've seen more wrecks and awfulness associated with the industry than I care to in my news feeds. What the heck happened, y'all? Have mercy, we need a better week."

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Pilot Flying J partners with chef to give drivers more food options

Pilot Flying J has partnered with chef and restaurant owner Tim Love to give truckers more food options at PFJ locations across the country. The company says its goal for its food includes “innovative fresh, made-to-order items” and to provide fresh, quality options for drivers.

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Owner-op Dean Carnahan: Poor health is often a ‘preventable accident’

Carnahan urges drivers to take control of diet and health generally in hopes more attention to it might spur a movement against the growing "quick food, get-in-get-out-type attitude" of so many truck stops when it comes to diet options.

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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Things I know because of trucking

"Sometimes, road lessons are hard." What Wendy now knows about yogurt, Doritos, Burger King, anything edible called a 'tornado' and more ...

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The French press riders

Beware the French press: "I made a little pot of delicious smelling, inky-black coffee ... I was immediately inspired to clean the bathroom, walls, floors, dogs, picture frames and window caulk in every room of our home."

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Sanctuary from Subway

"I'm officially asking for sanctuary from Subway. If I have to limp around with a fake hunchback and ring a bell to get some attention, so be it."

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So, what’s for dinner?

"I saw box freight running for more than three dollars a mile the other day. When we had a box that was the running rate for flatbed and we were eating $1.90/mile... Grass is always greener, yaddah yaddah..."

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Unidentifiable meat and the rubber breakfast biscuit

Healthier retail road-food choices: "I noticed a new combo recently – a meat and cheese cup. Layers of lovely greenish pepperoni, carefully adorned with slices of cheese so orange, if you choose not to eat it, you can always use it as a safety cone."

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