• TA-Battle-Creek
    TA Battle Creek is a very happy place

    “We really like to incorporate the fun factor when we’re at work,” says Dave Espinoza, store and fuel desk general manager. “That’s a big part of the atmosphere here, and our customers feel it right away.” The...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Petro-Wells
    Petro Wells customers come to the crossroads and find lots to enjoy

    Petro Wells, Nevada, may be hundreds of miles from the Vegas strip, but it offers drivers many of the same features.

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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  • Roadside-Assistance
    Trucker Charity gives drivers a hand up, not a hand-out

    When Lance Wood decided to hit up some trucker friends in order to help families in need one Christmas a few years ago, he had no idea he was kicking off an organization that would make a...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Green-Giant-Statue
    Monumental tributes to pop culture icons

    A celebrated six-some from popular culture, some immortalized in bronze, one fixed in fiberglass, remind us that our country is full of wonderful surprises, if you know where to look. Orville Redenbacher Central Park Plaza Valparaiso, Indiana...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Treasure-Hunters
    Drivers find cool collectibles on the road

    It starts with a driver spotting an interesting item and deciding to buy it. Then — oh look, there’s another one, slightly different. And that gets purchased too. Somewhere along the way, an interest turns into a...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • HVAC-Costs
    Take steps be sure HVAC costs don’t get out of hand

    Trucks manufactured in the ’80s and ’90s had a very simple A/C system, typically consisting of a single wire from the A/C control switch in the dash to a thermostat, then on through a pressure switch and...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • -Mauro-Portrait
    Cake Boss Revs Up to Replicate the World’s Largest Truckstop

    Going big is nothing new for Mauro Castano. A pastry chef on the hit TLC show Cake Boss, Castano is excited to use his larger-than-life experience to create the Iowa 80 50th anniversary cake for Truckers Jamboree....

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Google-Glass
    This driver sees the world through Google Glass

    Rick Sare •  Bushnel, Florida •  Driving for 22 years When i was growing up we played with GI Joes, Slinkys and Hot Wheels — there were no tech toys. Then, in high school, electronic games came...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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