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Category Archives: Truck Stops

Trucking Charities facing difficult times during Covid-19 Pandemic

May
5,
2020
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Hard times are hitting truckers in many ways.  Not only are freight rates for many owner operators at a level that is almost impossible to make a living, but they face even greater challenges as they attempt to keep their … Continue reading

NATSO opposes allowing truckers to be fed at rest areas

Apr
9,
2020
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Two days ago we wrote about how on April 3rd the FHWA is now allowing food trucks to operate in Rest Areas. The FHWA course of action was taken because of the National Emergency which was put in place on … Continue reading

Food Trucks in Rest Areas for CDL drivers during Covid19 National Emergency

Apr
6,
2020
2

Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers. It’s a well known fact for truckers is that commercialization of Rest Areas is not allowed on the Federal Highway Interstate … Continue reading

Tips for Running a Safe and Successful Truck Stop

Aug
28,
2019
2

Tips for Running a Safe and Successful Truck Stop A truck stop can be an oasis for weary truck drivers, RVers, and others on long drives. It offers a place to rest and recover after hours spent behind the wheel. … Continue reading

Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights

May
15,
2019
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Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights Marker lights on your truck keep you and others on the road safe. Semi-trucks are some of the largest occupants of the road and because of this, drivers need to be able … Continue reading

Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker

Apr
25,
2019
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Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker The lifestyle of a long-haul truck driver isn’t the healthiest by a long shot. Being responsible for hauling loads hundreds of miles away, truck drivers spend a great deal of … Continue reading

Does commercializing rest areas lead to more or less parking spaces?

Feb
21,
2018
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Does commercializing rest area parking lead to more or less parking spaces? When I first saw the NATSO study,(National Association of Truck Stop Owners)  Rest Area Commercialization and Truck Parking Capacity: 2018 Update,  I had to shake my head in … Continue reading

TRELP Truck Parking App could be solution to end truck parking crisis

Aug
3,
2017
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TRELP Truck Parking App could be solution to end truck parking crisis       UNDERDOG WITH AN AMBITIOUS VISION CALLING FORTH ALL TRUCKERS TO HELP LOCATE PARKING SPOTS The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations prohibit interstate truck drivers from … Continue reading

Attention Shippers & Receivers-TIRED TRUCKERS NEED YOUR HELP

Dec
27,
2016
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Attention Shippers & Receivers -TIRED TRUCKERS NEED YOUR HELP! It’s the end of a 12 to 14 hr day. A day of traffic congestion, tight delivery/pickup schedules, pickup and delivery delays, weather, and when all the time on the job … Continue reading

Driver comments needed NOW to improve Rest Area Parking

Dec
19,
2016
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On December 12th 2016 was the final meeting for the National Truck Parking Coalition held at the United States Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. These meetings began November 2015 and followed with 5 more during the year. The National … Continue reading

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