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  • Cities Banning Trucks and New Truck Stops

    12/21/2012 6:53:42 PM PST · by Domandred · 70 replies
    Truckers Report ^ | 12/21/12 | Samuel Barradas
    Despite pumping life into every town and city that they haul freight to, truckers are still looked upon as a nuisance by most areas. They think of big trucks as rolling death-machines that bring pollution, noise, and crime to their towns, not realizing that what they really bring is absolutely everything the town needs to survive. Well, yet another city is taking steps to ban these “nuisances” from their streets entirely. The mayor of Columbiana, Alabama has called for a ban on semi-trucks driving in their downtown area. He says that trucks are the main cause of traffic jams in...
  • IdleAire calls it quits (Truckers and dirty diesels)

    01/29/2010 10:55:20 PM PST · by tlb · 19 replies · 1,037+ views
    Today's Trucking News ^ | 01/29/2010 | Staff
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- IdleAire Inc., the company that provided truckstops with no-idle electrification, is pulling the plug on its operations after a nine-year run. The company, which was saved from Chapter 11 in 2008 after being bought by a coalition of investment firms for $10 million, said it decided to close up shop when it couldn't find a buyer for its assets. "The company had made great strides toward profitability in the midst of a very challenging operating environment," the firm said in a statement. "We believe IdleAire had strong growth potential and was well positioned to capitalize on the...
  • A Trucker’s Guide to Drinking and Driving

    09/23/2006 12:05:57 PM PDT · by neverhome · 2 replies · 485+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 09/22/06 | Alan Burkhart
    As someone who constantly travels the USA and drinks a lot of coffee, I consider myself to be a coffee connoisseur. I can’t tell you who uses what specialty coffee beans and what South American nation produces the best coffee. But I can tell you where I find the best “on the road” coffee for my picky little taste buds. With so many Americans traveling these days, “to go” coffee has become a hot item (I know, bad pun). As an all-around nice guy, I will endeavor here to save you from the aggravation of getting a truly revolting cup...