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Fuel Prices Skyrocket Nationwide in Wake of Harvey

In the first full week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast, diesel fuel prices skyrocketed in most regions of the U.S., especially in some major metro areas around the country (overdriveonline.com —9/5/17). Diesel prices increased by an average of 15.3 cents across the nation during the week to an average of Read More…

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Thought for the Road

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”                   Read More…

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Helping Out After Hurricane Harvey: How to Donate

If you want to help but aren’t sure where to start, tax-exempt charities that have indicated they are accepting Harvey-specific donations include: American Red Cross. To make a financial donation, visit the their website, call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need. Catholic Charities of USA. To Read More…

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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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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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Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

According to truckinginfo.com (8/14/17) trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week -particularly those involved in the automotive industry. Talks are scheduled to start Wednesday and expected to last six or seven months. President Trump, who on the campaign trail called 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…