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Driver rides out Joplin tornado at Flying J

You've probably seen the pictures from the horrific tornado that rammed through Joplin, Mo., hitting the Pilot Flying J off I-44 at U.S. 71 yesterday. Ozark Mountain Leasing driver Todd Arnold, who lives far northeast in Maine, just weeks after missing the Glade Spring, Va., tornado that devastated the Petro Stopping Centers location there by three hours, was sitting in the Joplin Flying J's restaurant with his wife, Jamie, just as the storm was bearing ...

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Pilot offers ConocoPhillips lube

ConocoPhillips lubers are now available at Pilot Flying J locations.

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Truckstops = Coffeehouses with copious rig parking?

A new index tracking sales of goods and services at highway truckstops, the McLane-NATSO quarterly index, recently tracked an interesting rise in the sale of hot beverages like coffees, cappucinos and teas at truckstops. That category of sales jumped 34 percent in 2010 compared to the previous year, suggesting to me at least a little more than freight picking up. Turns out NATSO thinks so, too -- in some sense, anyway. "Truckstops ... are continuously diversifying ...

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IdleAir offering free service Tuesdays in March

Free service from electric shore power provider IdleAir will be available at nine locations every Tuesday in March, the company announced

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Pilot opens new stop in California

Pilot announced the opening of a travel center in Weed, Calif., off of Interstate 5 at exit 745.

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Pilot Truck Care Centers renamed

Pilot Truck Care Centers adjacent to Pilot Travel Centers are being renamed Wingfoot Truck Care Centers.

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