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November 14, 2017 - Industry News

Emails Offer Glimpse Inside Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Scam

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In the early days of the Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Fraud trial, a former sales director’s testimony and emails have given jurors a look at the fraud operation from the inside.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Rebates, Trial, Truckstops

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

NATSO Opposes Commercialized Rest Areas in Arizona

Photo: Office of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

NATSO, a national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has come out against the Governor of Arizona's push to commercialize rest areas along interstate highways.

Tags: Arizona, Truckstops, NATSO, Rest Areas

October 31, 2017 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Begins $10M Expansion and Remodel

Concept art for the expanded and remodeled Iowa 80 Truckstop. Image: Iowa 80 Truckstop

Iowa 80 Truckstop has begun a $10 million expansion and remodel project that will add 23,000 square feet to the current 100,000-square-foot main building.

Tags: Iowa, Truckstops, Expansion

October 19, 2017 - Product News

QuikQ Launches Fuel Card Platform at Major Truckstops

QuikQ has secured merchant agreements for its Fuel Card platform with Love’s Travel Stops, TravelCenters of America, and Pilot Flying J.

Tags: Fuel Management, Truckstops, Payment Cards

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Large Stake in Pilot Flying J

Photo: Pilot Flying J

Warren Buffet’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway has made a significant minority investment in truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with plans to become the majority stakeholder by 2023, the companies announced.

Tags: Investment, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Love's Opens North Carolina and Texas Locations

Photo: Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

New locations in Newton, North Carolina, and Beaumont, Texas, will add a combined 200 truck parking spaces.

Tags: Oil Change, Truckstops, Truck Parking, Love's Travel Stops

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

Love's Adds Oil Changes to Tire Care Facilities

Photo: Love's

Love’s Truck Tire Care has made diesel engine motor oil changes available at more than 130 locations.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Oil Change, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Maintenance

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

New Report Highlights Truck Driver Preferences on the Road

Graphic via One20

One20 has released its inaugural TopOne20 report highlighting data about drivers, their travel center preferences, and other industry trends.

Tags: Driver Behavior, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, One20

February 16, 2017 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Opens 14th Location in Illinois

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new facility in Knoxville, Ill., along Interstate 74. It is the company's 14th location in the state.

Tags: New Locations, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Truck Parking

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

NATSO Training Course Focuses on Aiding Drivers in Distress

The NATSO Foundation truckstop trade association has launched an online course designed to promote highway safety by teaching truckstop owners, operators, and employees how to help drivers in physical, emotional, or financial distress.

Tags: Online Training, Truckstops, NATSO, Driver Wellness

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will expand its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide.

Tags: Maintenance, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off July 14

Last year's Walcott Truckers Jamboree attracted more than 42,000 attendees. Photo courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 37th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is set to kick off July 14 with three days of trucking-related events, exhibitions and entertainment.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Truckstops

May 13, 2016 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Launching Revamped Wi-Fi

Photo: Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has announced it is rolling out a new and “completely revamped” Wi-Fi network at its travel center locations this month.

Tags: Drivers, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: TravelCenters Posts Near $10 Million Loss

Lower fuel prices propelled truckstop operator TravelCenters of America from a profit to a loss in the first quarter of the year, but that’s not keeping it from going ahead with expansion plans.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Petro Stopping Centers, Truckstops, Travel Centers of America, Earnings

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Trillium CNG, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

TravelCenters Looks to Buy Bankrupt Quaker Steak & Lube

Photo: Quaker Steak & Lube

TravelCenters of America has agreed to acquire the Quaker Steak & Lube casual-dining chain for $25 million, in a move that will see some of its existing full-service restaurants converted to the brand as well as expanding the number of stand-alone restaurants.

Tags: TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Mergers & Acquisitions

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attracts Nearly 41,000

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

Visitors came from 21 states and three Canadian provinces to display their trucks, and compete in a "truckers olympics" and truck beauty contest.

Tags: Iowa, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Truckstops, Events

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Soon

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

The 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off July 9 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Truckstops, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

July 2, 2015 - Product News

Truck Check Up Performs Diagnostics Analysis at the Pump

Image via Truck Check Up

Noregon Systems’ Truck Check Up is an interactive, fuel-island based truck diagnostics station designed for use in heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Noregon Systems, Truckstops, Diagnostics

March 13, 2015 - Industry News

Travel Centers of America Profits Surge

Photo: Jim Park

The parent to the truckstop chains TA and Petro reported sharp increases in its profits for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.

Tags: Petro Stopping Centers, Truckstops, Earnings, Travel Centers of America

March 11, 2015 - Industry News

Six Carriers Agree to Settle Pilot Flying J CEO Fraud Suit

Six of the seven trucking companies suing Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam for fraud have agreed to settle, according to reports from a Cleveland-based ABC news affiliate.

Tags: Lawsuits, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Settlement

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

IdleAir Plans Shifting Into Higher Gear

Photo: IdleAir

One company that provides an alternative to idling big rigs at truckstops and truck terminals has plans for growth, including investing more money to fund a planned expansion.

Tags: Emissions, Truck Drivers, Idle Reduction, Truckstops, IdleAir, Air Pollution

February 16, 2015 - Industry News

FreightWatch Issues Advisory Over Truckstop/Highway Thefts

Over the past several weeks, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International has received reports of over 40 pilferage events at truckstops and highway pull-offs in one state.

Tags: Arkansas, Truckstops, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime, I-40, I-55

February 10, 2015 - Industry News

Love’s Offers 99 Cent Per Gallon CNG

The Choctaw, Okla., Love's with fast fill CNG. Photo courtesy of Love's.

Love’s is offering 99-cent-per gallon compressed natural gas at select Midwest locations to mark the recent opening of a fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio. The deal will begin on Valentine’s Day and run for two weeks.

Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, I-40, Truckstops

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

TA Opens South Carolina Location off I-20

A new TA location opened in Columbia, South Carolina, announced truckstop chain TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands.

Tags: South Carolina, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Interstate 20

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