All posts by Road King

  • 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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    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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  • Old-Bandit
    The surprising success and long life of trucker flick Smokey and the Bandit

    Ask a movie fanatic about the year 1977 and they’ll tell you about Star Wars or Saturday Night Fever. Ask a trucker, and you’ll hear about Smokey and the Bandit. The freewheeling action comedy starring Burt Reynolds...

    • Posted July 1, 2013
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  • mats-2013-2
    MATS 2013 Slideshow

    Whether looking for the latest models or scoping out show trucks, MATS is picture perfect.

    • Posted May 3, 2013
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  • Efficiency-Experts
    How SmartWay works with small truck carriers

    The EPA’s SmartWay program debuted in 2004 with the goal of improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions in the transportation industry. Road King spoke to Jim Blubaugh, Deputy Director of the Transportation and Climate Division, about what...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Outside-Interests
    TA Seattle East offers a perfect view of the wonders of nature

    Every day the same ritual is played out by drivers arriving at the TA Seattle East. They step out of their rigs, start walking toward the building, stop for a moment, then stand transfixed by the stunning...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Feeding-Frenzy
    Petro Kingdom City has good eats and lots of treats

    Who can resist the sweet aroma of a batch of freshly baked donuts and freshly brewed coffee? Those tantalizing scents tempt many a visitor to Petro Kingdom City since the recent addition of Dunkin’ Donuts Express.

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Mike Ryan handles big rig stunt driving in Fast & Furious 6

    In the movie world of elaborate, explosive, extravagant car chases, it’s hard to match the action of the Fast & Furious series. Racing, veering left, right, flying over obstacles, barely scraping through enclosed spaces, causing other vehicles...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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