• You-Got-It
    Drivers find all they want, plus more, at a brand new Petro Gary

    Gary, Indiana — destination spot? Drivers certainly think so, now that they see everything the all-new Petro Gary has to offer.

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • Bright-Spot
    The friendly, clean, all-new TA Tekonsha

    “We have a very friendly staff here,” says Tracy Wells, store and fuel general manager. “Everyone has a great sense of humor and drivers really appreciate the small-town warmth and welcome they get when they visit us.”

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • TruckMattersBelcher
    Finding answers to traffic problems

    The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) is a trade organization that focuses on finding technological solutions to transportation problems. Road King spoke to Scott Belcher, president, about advances in managing congestion and safety on the road.

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Make-Your-Move
    Fast and effective exercise strategies

    Drivers who want to lose weight or increase their fitness and health need to reset, or “spike,” their metabolism to a higher level. That requires exercise, which many drivers believe they just don’t have time to do.

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • View-To-a-Skill
    Specialized trucking requires specialized training

    To earn top dollar in the trucking industry, there are three maxims: Find that special niche. It’s not the time spent in the left seat that makes the greatest revenue, it’s the time spent in or on...

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • Stop-Look-Listen
    Making the most of a roadside inspection

    It was one OF those early evenings made for trucking. The sky was clear blue. The air was crisp. My dispatch was an eight-hour round trip drop and hook. No fingerprinting freight for a change.

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • CitizenDriver
    Trucker Proud

    At TA and Petro, we are proud of the great men and women who drive trucks in America, and believe that everyone should hear their stories.

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • Homer13
    A little bit of planning will keep those batteries charged

    Imagine waking up before sunrise filled with anticipation of a great day of trucking ahead of you, only to notice that your cab is far hotter than expected. You have a sick feeling about what’s coming next,...

    • Posted July 1, 2013
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  • transmissions
    How automated transmissions keep changing trucking

    Perhaps it’s just a matter of ego, but one of the things that always separated truckers from passenger car drivers was the ability to shift multi-range transmissions. Today, an entire generation of motorists is clueless when faced...

    • Posted July 1, 2013
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    Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids

    When I was younger, I did everything I could to avoid reading a book. Now my business is delivering them to kids.

    • Posted July 1, 2013
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