All posts by Road King

  • sweet-spot
    Who can resist the charm, or baked goods, of Petro Johnson’s Corner ?

    It’s impossible to talk about Petro Johnson’s Corner without talking about cinnamon rolls. For decades, these sweet, oversized breakfast treats have been the signature dish of this Colorado roadside establishment, nationally recognized for their flaky, gooey deliciousness....

    • Posted January 18, 2015
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  • resolutions-15
    Keep your resolution to get healthier this year

    Another year, another vow to lose weight, eat healthier or exercise more often. If you’ve made that New Year’s resolution before only to abandon it by March, you are not alone. Researchers at the University of Scranton...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • T-Matters-Chuck-Horan-FMCSA
    Truckers must seek out a USDOT-certified medical examiner for their physicals

    Starting in May 2014, commercial truck drivers have been required to have their USDOT medical exam performed by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). Road King spoke to Chuck Horan,...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Amanda-and-ARt-2
    More and more couples are trucking together — and loving it

    Though Art Johnson and Amanda Jones had been seeing each other for a year, they rarely had a chance to actually see each other at all. Art was working as a local truck driver for a meat-packing...

    • Posted January 1, 2015
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  • rookie-truckers
    This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes

    Matt Chase • Bakersfield, California • Driving for 23 years I received my commercial driver’s license along with my hazmat and tanker endorsement in 1990. For 18 years, I was pulling tankers and hauling flammable liquids or...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • ta-brooklyn
    Kind, competent people make TA Brooklyn a friendly stopping point on the road

    “It’s a beautiful day at TA Brooklyn; how can I help you?” That’s the standard greeting from cashier Cathe Carmack when she answers the phone, and she’s just the first of the friendly faces at TA Brooklyn....

    • Posted November 9, 2014
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  • Trucking-Matters-DL
    CVTA helps new drivers avoid the roadblocks to a successful career

    As the demand for truck drivers grows, the need for training grows with it. The Commercial Vehicle Training Association represents both driver training schools and motor carriers to address issues related to the entry of qualified truck...

    • Posted November 4, 2014
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  • Tuned-In-to-Truckers
    Four singers who are focusing on building an audience of drivers

    Being a truck driver requires patience, sacrifice of personal time, and a sometimes very solitary existence on the road with only music for company. Today, a new batch of singers are showing their appreciation for the job...

    • Posted September 7, 2014
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  • All-Due-Respect
    The trucking industry unites in a movement to raise the public image of drivers

    National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Sept. 14-20, but many in the industry think that drivers deserve more. Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) was created earlier this year to educate the public, as well as legislators, about...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Good-job
    Appreciating what truck drivers do

    Inside the industry and out, plenty of people do understand that truckers are dedicated professionals who make an impact on how we all live every day. Hear from a few of the many out there. C&A Transportation,...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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