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Truck Drivers Out There Doing Great Things

03.07.2017

If you're someone who's spent any amount of time around truck drivers, you've likely heard a few tales from the road. Some stories make you chuckle, others deserve little more than an eyeroll. But today, I'm sharing trucker stories that'll warm your heart. 

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How Clearwater Travel Plaza Gives Back to the Community

02.21.2017

As far as we're concerned, when the community thrives, so do we. For us, doing charity work and giving back is one way we can support our staff, customers, and community. Each year Clearwater Travel Plaza hosts three charity events.

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7 Trucker Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

02.15.2017

You know what makes driving in rain, snow, fog, or sleet a lot worse? Doing it while you're behind the steering wheel of an eighteen wheeler. Why? Because that means you could be responsible for up to 80,000 pounds, in case you're counting. You truckers maneuver through some pretty harsh weather to complete your hauls. 

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5+ Things You Might Not Know about Wendy Johnson

02.09.2017

In May of 2016, Wendy Johnson had her 30 year anniversary as an employee of Clearwater Travel Plaza. In those years, Wendy has held multiple roles within the company, built lifelong friendships with customers and staff, and played a part in shaping Clearwater Travel Plaza into the wonderful place it is today. Over the past 26 years, I've had the good fortune to work alongside Wendy, and today, I'm giving each of you the opportunity to get to know her a little bit better, too. 

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Back Pain & Ergonomics for Truck Drivers

01.25.2017

A majority of truck drivers go through long periods of sitting followed by intense heavy lifting making them vulnerable to back injuries, pinched nerves, tightened hip flexors, and other health issues. Luckily, all the risks associated with long-term sitting are avoidable. Here are some tips to help stay healthy and active to reduce or perhaps even eliminate back pain problems.

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All Truck Stops are Not Created Equal

01.17.2017

When you stop at a truck stop, what do you hope it offers? Are you looking for plenty of parking? Is it too much to ask for a clean bathroom and a hot meal? We don't think so. 

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Trucker Tip: Amenities to Look for at Truck Stops

01.09.2017

 As a trucker, you know how important it is to visit a truck stop that will provide the proper amenities necessary for your long journeys. While traveling, you will need to restock and refuel. If your journey takes several days, you will likely need a place to refresh and take a shower, grab a hot meal, and relax.

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3 Must-Have Gadgets for Your Semi Truck

12.27.2016

At Clearwater Travel Plaza, we love seeing friendly faces, new and old. We can be just the destination you need after a long day of driving, or just to stop, grab a bite and a shower, and fuel up in the middle of your trip.

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An Office With a View: A Professional Driver's Life on the Road

12.20.2016

Many professional drivers span thousands of miles over the course of a single week, giving them ample opportunity to take in breathtaking sites from coast to coast. This is one of the many advantages of the industry; as long as you get the cargo to where it needs to go on time, your office is yours and yours alone and it goes wherever you do.

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