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Unprecedented Rainfall, Flooding Shuts Down Major Interstates, Highways in Southeast Texas

With Topical Storm Harvey (downgraded from a hurricane) expected to continue to dump unprecedented amounts of rain over southeast Texas the rest of the week, transportation officials in the state are discouraging travel in the region due to historic flooding on highways and road, according to overdriveonline.com (8/28/17). The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting Read More…

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Thought for the Road

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Shifting Into Neutral on Steep Inclines

A post in an August 14, 2017 Reddit feed reveals [edited]: I was driving on the I-15 into Scipio, UT down a long and steep highway. I shift my Jetta into neutral and coast down the hill at 85 mph (speed limit is 80). I noticed a tractor trailer behind keeping up with me. So Read More…

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Trucking Companies Install Solar Panels for Tractors

Mesilla Valley Transportation has purchased 1,000 eNow solar energy systems for its tractors, according to overdriveonline.com (8/14/17) The system uses solar panels installed on tractors to boost fuel economy and battery life and power auxiliary power units. Headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the MVT has about 1,600 drivers. MVT and eNow will show off Read More…

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Best Dang BBQ in Virginia!

You’ve got to love more than the food when you’ve been managing a fuel stop/restaurant for more than 27 years. “No question our food is the best,” says Ted Connor, general manager of Smiley’s BBQ and travel plaza in Raphine, Virginia just off Interstates 81 and 64, “but I love working here because I feel Read More…

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Pony Up with TBS!

Stop horsin’ around! Other factoring companies are constantly jockeying for your business, but TBS takes top position in the industry with great rates, same-day payments and extra-mile service. So if you’re saddled with a ton of bills, quit stalling! Rein in your expenses, get stable and win the race for better profits. Hoof it over Read More…

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Quotes for the Road about Inspiration

“What’s meant to be will always find a way.” -Trisha Yearwood “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”— Lou Holtz

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Who Inspired You to Get Into Trucking?

A trucker in a August 1, 2017 Reddit feed writes [edited]: Who inspired you to get into trucking? It can be an actual person, an actor or anyone you choose. Tell us a bit about them, and why they inspired you. Following are a few of the [edited] responses: “Convoy” I was managing a Subway, Read More…