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FEBRUARY 2014


cover & features

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100 Issues

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Winter Olympics

From NASCAR champs to country singer superstars to military heroes, we’ve talked to them all over the past nine years and we’re proud to celebrate 100 issues of Challenge Magazine.

The U.S. has a host of athletes destined for gold in Sochi, Russia. Our preview highlights several to watch and offers an inside look at the 22nd Winter Olympics.

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Giving Back

Warrick Dunn’s childhood was cut short when his police officer mother was killed in the line of duty. Thrust into adulthood to take care of his younger siblings while still a teenager, Dunn pushed through to have a stellar football career in the NFL while never forgetting what he had to overcome. Now retired, the former running back is helping families who face the same struggles he once faced.

NASCAR Preview

The NASCAR offseason is finally over when the Daytona 500 roars into 2014 this month. Wondering what changes were made and who should benefit? We’ve got you covered.

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RV JOURNEY

Marion is ready to warm you up with some beef stew and Anne gets a lesson from a buffalo.

Challenge Magazine’s QR Code

Download a free QR reader and scan this QR Code to get a direct link to our website where you’ll find a full electronic version of the magazine and links to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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contents in every issue

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HEALTHY CHOICES

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gettin’ outdoors

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around the track

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driving thrU d.c.

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CHEW ON THIS

As the winter sports season heats up with the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics and March Madness, Linda offers tips on healthy “couchgating.”

Spiders and snakes don’t worry Brenda much, but there’s another creepy crawler that can raise the hair on the back of her neck.

Claire shares a memorable ride with one of NASCAR’s greats on the streets of Vegas.

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Mike points to one essential key to true highway safety.

Guest columnist Jimmy Nevarez offers a Valentine’s Day message.

from the editor Landmarks.

letters to the editor

Readers share their thoughts and opinions on industry issues and stories from Challenge Magazine.

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SHORT RUNS

Broadening the mind with the interesting and inane.

The Unique U.S.

Presidents Day inspired us to visit some distinctive presidential landmarks from around the country.

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truckers’ corner

The creative side of truck drivers.

Games

Sudoku, word search and crossword puzzles. Some clues for the puzzle come from this issue of Challenge Magazine.

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garmin gallery

Pictures from the road. Send in your photos and see them published in Challenge Magazine and you may be a winner. sponsored by:

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pilot flying j stars

Drivers recognize these STAR employees who make Pilot Flying J a place you can rely on.

what’s happening

Pete Thomas inspires and a “Driver Driven” moment.

pilot flying j directory

The comprehensive Pilot Flying J directory lists everything from location addresses to services available.

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LOYALTY

“The Best Coffee on the Interstate” and a driver profile.

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by greg girard driver called me last month to share a few story ideas and as we were ending our conversation, I said, “By the way, did you know it’s our 100th issue in February?” “Nope,” he said. “But a hundred of anything is a pretty impressive feat. Can’t believe I’ve been reading you guys for that long.” And here we are, aged to perfection (well, nearly so) and looking back at 100 issues of Challenge Magazine. I’ll forgo a sentimental journey to the past but just note that we’ve had a great ride so far. We continually realize how lucky we are to have a readership that sets us straight when needed but keeps coming back every month. The thing I enjoy most about writing and editing this magazine are the people I meet and speak with along the way. Each story brings a new perspective, a new twist on a world I thought I had already figured out. It’s like the police interviewing witnesses to a crime: They all saw the same thing but they all saw it differently. I think what has made Challenge so unique over the years is the diverse readership we enjoy. We write and publish for the 40-year veteran of the road and the mom who swings by for snacks and coffee. We have drivers tell us their spouses demand they bring home Challenge every month and drivers that say a day doesn’t go by that the latest issue of Challenge is not on their passenger seat. On any given day, I can write about a truck driver hitting 1 million safe miles, interview a country music singer, edit a story on a war hero, and talk to one reader who can’t take another NASCAR story while 12 others say they want more. This is what has made Challenge so unique – delivering diverse, entertaining content to an equally entertaining and diverse audience. And somehow, it all comes together. As our publisher, Kathy Virtue, will explain in more detail (Page 18), we’ve gone through our share of growing pains and adjustments, but since our first issue back in 2005, we’ve always stayed true to informing and entertaining everyone on the highways and byways of this great country. Challenge Magazine is about a community. This magazine has been as much yours as ours. Thanks for letting us come along for the ride. Safe driving.

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because of the harsh reality of getting decent pay that allows him to meet his family’s needs. It is not about cutting hours and economically suffocating drivers, it’s about humanizing the work of drivers. It’s about driving the right amount of hours and being paid accordingly and having benefits as any other employee; there are companies that provide these benefits, but very few. This is a business where most of the time the brokers earn more than the driver or the owner-operator does. While brokers are in front of a monitor in their office, drivers are in front of a steering wheel risking their lives. The question to ask is: Should driving hours be reduced or should pay per hour be raised? Ingmar Garcia Miami

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Everywhere, U.S.A. – Don’t Forget the Merchant Marine

Traveling over the Thanksgiving break, I stopped at the Pilot station in Illinois. I thumbed through a copy of the November issue and was captivated by the article on the first-response team. I was, however, disappointed in the column titled “Veterans of the Sea.” Mr. Blake wrote that he had been obsessed with “those men and women who risk life and limb entering a world almost as foreign and dangerous as a walk on the moon.” He was referring to deep-sea fishermen. An entire group of people who served “God and country” was left out in his introductory paragraph, once again. That group is the Merchant Marine. The Merchant Marine has been a part of every war that the United States has been involved with, from the Revolutionary War to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It saddens me when I read columns where the merchant mariners are left out, again. They do the same thing at music concerts where those who served in one of the five services are asked to stand while the services’ theme songs are played. You never hear music for the merchant mariners. Charles Carpenter Waukegan, Ill.

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Trucking in India So if I drive in India, I don’t need a license, I don’t have to worry about much in the way of safety, I get to load as much as I can fit on the truck (including a few helpers), I get to drive when the roads are empty and all I have to do is avoid the cows. But if I stay here, I get to be constantly bombarded with new regulations, I get to enjoy the daily berating from my dispatchers, I get to worry that if I make one slight safety infraction it could jeopardize my record for life and I get to enjoy the endless traffic and delays that I have no control over but am always blamed for. Hmm. This I have to think about. Jesse Keller Rosemont, N.J.

Driver Compensation

Fewer hours or more pay? What is the reality? Have any legislators from Washington or CEOs from large trucking companies wondered why drivers drive so many hours? Have they wondered why drivers stay away from their homes for so long? Have they wondered why drivers risk their lives on the roads driving overtime? Has a legislator driven an 18-wheel truck on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania or in Wyoming during winter? No driver works so many hours and stays away from home for such long periods of time for simple pleasure. He is on the road

The word searches in the December 2013 and January 2014 issues were missing a column. We’ve posted the complete word searches on our Facebook page. We apologize for any frustrations caused by the missing letters. In the December 2013 “Short Runs” section, the quote “sleeping giant” should have been attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, not President Roosevelt. We apologize for the misprint.

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SHORT

RUNS

A Closer Look: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Photo: ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA/Newscom

We Asked,

You Answered!

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What state do you like to drive in and why?

I-4 Orlando to Tampa Bay in Florida. If you ever drove it, you would know why. – Randy Davies

Montana: Scenery that’s never the same twice and roads that seem to flow into that “Big Sky.” – Doug Westlake

Florida. No snow. – Joe Farkas

Established in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club is the oldest dog organization in the world. It’s even older than the American Kennel Club, its governing body, by seven years. Even more impressive is the Westminster Dog Show holds the title for second longest continuously held sporting event (yes, they call it a sport) in the United States, losing only to the Kentucky Derby. This year on Feb. 10 and 11, thousands of dogs and their handlers will compete for glory at the 138th Annual Dog Show at Madison Square Garden IV. It’s anyone’s guess who will take home Best In Show, so for now, let’s take a closer look at America’s Dog Show. The club name came from the hotel where the original members would regularly meet for drinks. The Best In Show Award wasn’t introduced to the show until 1907.

Illinois, because that’s where home is. – Ralph Koritzke

Louisiana. It’s a beautiful state. Love to stop in and of course, New Orleans! – Christine Brucell

Thirty-two hundred dogs are entered every year with entry fees of $75 per dog. The first show in 1877 drew 1,201 dogs with an entry fee of just $2. The club is older than the automobile, the Brooklyn Bridge and the first World Series. Only one dog has won Best In Show at both the World Dog Show and Westminster, a papillon named Ch. Loteki Supernatural Being in 1999. In 1935, Mrs. Sherman Hoyt became the first woman handler to win Best In Show. The feat wasn’t repeated until 1956. The club offers awards for individual breeds as well as the best of specific groups like sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding.

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Best or worst thing about driving at night?

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By The Numbers: PRESIDENTS

This Presidents Day, aside from getting a great deal on a car, take a moment to honor all the brave men who have led this country. Celebrated since 1885, Presidents Day originally honored George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, but was moved to the third Monday in February in 1971. Since then, the holiday has been used to honor all the men who have held the position of president. Here are some fun facts about these men that were and are CEO of the free world.

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Overall approval rating of John F. Kennedy, which is the highest overall average approval rating of all presidents. Dwight Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush come in second and third.

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Sets of presidents who were also fathers and sons: John Adams and John Quincy Adams and George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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Number of left-handed presidents. James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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Age of Ronald Reagan when he left office, making him the oldest president. The youngest elected president was JFK at 43. Sources: history.org, ipl.org

4th Quarter Garmin Gallery Winner: Meredith Bolton

February Tour Dates Date

City, State

Store #

9-FEB

Bowman, SC

60 - Pilot

PM

St. George, SC

493 - Flying J

10-FEB Port Wentworth, GA 71 - Pilot PM

Brunswick, GA

627 - Flying J

11-FEB

St. Mary’s, GA

575 - Pilot

PM 12-FEB PM 13-FEB PM

Sky On Fire

St. Augustine FL 626 - Flying J Fort Pierce, FL

90 - Pilot

St. Lucie, FL

622 - Flying J

Fort Myers, FL

352 - Pilot

Punta Gorda, FL

94 - Pilot

Dates subject to change. Check www.facebook.com/DriverAppreciationTour for changes and updates.

ROAD WISDOM

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GET HEALTHY

Staying Awake Most drivers don’t get enough sleep. With the shorter days of winter comes an increase in melatonin, the hormone responsible for making you sleepy. While many drivers reach for a cup of coffee or an energy drink, there are other ways to stay awake naturally. Here are some tips to keep you fresh and alert while on the road. Exercise – It seems counterintuitive to work your muscles when you’re tired, but a little exercise goes a long way. A couple of minutes with a jump rope, a brisk walk or even a dozen pushups can get the blood flowing and make you more alert. Drink water – The more dehydrated you are, the more likely you’ll feel fatigued. Drink plenty of water and other non-caffeinated beverages. Nap – A short nap, of no more than 25 minutes, taken at least six hours before you go to bed can reinvigorate you for the day. Roll down the window – A little fresh air will be a welcome reprieve and the burst of cold should provide a good jolt. Chew gum – Preferably mint or cinnamon flavored. The combination of chewing and those flavors can get your mind back to the task at hand. Turn up the radio – Make sure it’s something foot-tapping. Stay connected – Get your headset out and make some phone calls. The best way to stay awake is to make sure your mind is engaged. If you don’t want to call someone, pick up the CB. Stretch – When you stop to fuel, make sure to stretch your entire body to get blood flowing again.

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by greg girard

100 ISSUES ine years ago, Challenge Magazine publisher Kathy Virtue joined Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam and President Mark Hazelwood on a business trip, visiting customers around the country. “Jimmy and Mark talked about fuel and my part was to really listen and take notes to figure out a way to help these folks with recruiting,” Virtue explains. “And I think it was after about the sixth or seventh customer visit of the day, we got back on the plane and I started sketching the idea of a magazine on a piece of paper.” Virtue says her idea was to create something that would benefit both Pilot and its customers – something that gave Pilot an opportunity to connect with its customers, allow its corporate clients to recruit and advertise, and entertain professional truck drivers who stopped at Pilot stores every day. “When we landed, I showed it to Mark Hazelwood and I didn’t know if he would laugh or not. I didn’t know what he was going to say,” she remembers. Hazelwood didn’t laugh. “He loved it and said, ‘This should be the mouthpiece for Pilot. When can you have the first issue out?’” Six months later, in November 2005, Challenge Magazine made its debut. The learning curve was steep, but Virtue dived headfirst into the publishing business, hiring a team of editors, writers and designers and learning all

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she could about Pilot. “Facility revenue at Pilot was gracious and kind to us,” she remembers. “They taught us about everything that is available at a Pilot.” It was a start that was filled with adjustments and compromises, but from the beginning, she says, the one thing that never changed was the name. “I called it Challenge Magazine from

It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years and 100 issues. I would like to sincerely thank all our loyal readers. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Challenge Magazine. - Mark Hazelwood, Pilot Flying J president

that first sketch on the plane because the industry is so challenging and everything drivers do is challenging,” she explains. Originally, content for the magazine was focused solely on the professional truck driver. But Virtue says they soon realized the magazine was impacting many more of Pilot’s customers. “It started out to benefit the professional truck driver. Absolutely,” she says. “But then when we started getting mail and calls from soccer moms and the person that stopped in the morning

Kathy Virtue holds up the first issue of Challenge Magazine in 2005.

to get Pilot’s coffee, we started looking at both the professional side in the back as well as the front of Pilot and their foot traffic. Then we started blending the magazine for everybody.” This evolution also grew with Pilot’s numerous vendors as Challenge’s readership broadened. “Pilot’s vendors started calling us saying, ‘I’d like to advertise my new Pringles product’ and ‘We’re coming out with a new headset, we’d like to give everyone a coupon,’” Virtue explains. “Once marketing saw the advantage of it, that we could get the word out to hundreds of thousands of people on what was for sale and what was available, it was just a natural fit.” Today, along with cover and feature stories on major athletes and entertainers, as well as stories that inform and touch the heart, Challenge offers a number of unique features, including a comprehensive store and product directory of Pilot Flying J’s more than 650 locations, a Garmin Gallery photo contest, an RV-specific section, and insightful commentary on the outdoors, NASCAR, health and the transportation industry. “We’ve done a lot of listening,” Virtue says. “I would say that’s one of Challenge’s best features. We’ve listened and where we thought we could help, we did. We’ve worked to educate our readership whenever we thought we had an opportunity. We’ve worked hard to be that mouthpiece for Pilot Flying J.”


I would like to extend my congratulations to Challenge Magazine on the publication of the 100th issue and thank our devoted readers for their loyalty over the last nine years. Professional drivers have chosen Challenge Magazine time and again, making it the publication of choice in the travel center industry. We are so grateful for your support. It’s because of your honest feedback, insightful stories and loyal following that we are able to celebrate this exciting milestone. - Jimmy Haslam, Pilot Flying J CEO

Staff Favorites Kathy Virtue, Publisher: My favorite cover was Billy and Franklin Graham. They have meant so much to me and my family over the years, and to have interviewed them and had them together on the cover meant so much. Brad Beard, Graphics Editor: The Steelers cover from 2009. I got to visit the Steelers training camp that year to take pictures for the story.

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Greg Girard, Editor-in-Chief: The Medal of Honor story has stuck with me. It was a fascinating interview with Medal of Honor recipient Joe Marm. He was humble, strong and gallant, everything you imagine in a hero. And Brad’s cover design was simply perfect. Amanda Jakl, Assistant Editor: Mike Rowe was my first cover story and an absolute dream interview, but the story I did on Black Hawk Down is probably what I’m most proud of. It was an amazing story of selflessness and courage that we should never forget.

place to another?

Anne Huberth, Accounts Manager: For some reason the “Aquatic Transport” story in the November 2012 issue first comes to mind. I mean really, how do you send a whale from one Scott Yancey, Graphic Designer: I really liked the December 2013 issue of Challenge. I thought it combined interesting stories with some great layout spreads.

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Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta Falcons

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giving back by joan tupponce

ingle mom Renee Tulloch pulled up to the home she was buying in a revitalized area of Tampa, Fla., a few years ago and spotted people on her lawn and a big red bow on the front entrance. The 25-year-old medical assistant didn’t know what to think. She had no idea the small congregation represented Homes for the Holidays, an organization that provides down-payment assistance for singleparent families buying their first home and also fills the home with everything from furniture and appliances to kitchen supplies and food. Tulloch had been struggling to save enough to buy her first home. She had been living with her 4-year-old son in an apartment in a neighborhood that was declining. “It was time to go. I wanted better,” she says. “As a single mom I was just happy to buy a home. This was amazing. I didn’t have to go shopping for six or seven months. Everything in the pantry was stocked. It felt like I was in a fairytale.” Part of Warrick Dunn Charities, Homes for the Holidays was founded under the um-

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brella of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers community initiatives during Dunn’s first year in the NFL. He started the organization in honor of his mother, Betty Smothers, who was killed on Jan. 7, 1993, while on duty as a police officer, just two days after Dunn’s 18th birthday. A single mom, she was raising her six children in a low-income area in Baton Rouge, La., and never got the opportunity to own her own home. “We were moving from house to house, apartment to apartment,” Dunn says. “She did the best that she could and those are some of the best years of my life.” Dunn was a senior in high school when his mother was killed at work during an armed robbery. As the oldest sibling, Dunn immediately assumed the responsibility of raising the family, putting many aspects of his life on hold. “I had to make sure we stayed together. That was my motivating factor,” he says. “It wasn’t easy. It was a struggle. I was forced to grow up and make adult decisions.” Head of the household at 18, Dunn had to learn quickly, taking care of the family’s finances, even though he’d never balanced a checkbook, and stepping in as the fami-

ly’s new disciplinarian. But he wasn’t without support. “I had people in my life that helped me make sound decisions and that guided me at a time when I needed mentoring,” he says, giving a nod to his grandmother, who stepped in to help when he went away to college. Because of his family focus, Dunn missed out on being a typical teen. “I was very mature in life. I understood how to survive and the things we needed to do to move forward, but I was immature in other areas,” he says. “It was just one of those things you have to accept.” One constant was football. He started playing the game when he was 7 years old and later was a standout at Catholic High in Baton Rouge, playing quarterback, cornerback and running back. As a senior, he received All-American honorable mention by USA Today and was awarded an athletic scholarship to Florida State University. Dunn’s grandmother moved in with the family when Dunn left for college, but one of his first priorities was letting the head coach know that his family always came first. “I told him if I need to go home, I need to go home,” Dunn says. “My job was school, football and family when they needed me.” Summer Smothers, one of Dunn’s siblings, remembers how Dunn took charge after their mother passed away. “Even from afar he was straight to the rules,” she says. “It was, ‘This is how it’s going to go.’ To this day, people call my brother if they think my attitude stinks or I talk to someone in a bad way. They will call Warrick to tell on me.” Juggling school and family wasn’t easy but Dunn made it work, graduating in 1997 after being selected first team All-ACC three times during his college career. “Sometimes in life you don’t realize what you can do and manage until you go through it,” he says. “I had no idea what I was doing at the time. I made decisions about what I thought was best for the family. Sometimes you have to make decisions in the moment that are best in that moment.” One of those decisions came after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Dunn into the NFL. During his second year on the team, he decided to move his three youngest siblings from Baton Rouge to Tampa for school. “If they were going to be influenced by someone, I wanted that to be me,” he says. Dunn found himself in a similar situation as his mom. He wasn’t just a professional football player. He was also a single parent who spent his time cooking, driving to softball practice and attending PTA meetings. “Warrick had to take on roles he hadn’t had to do before. He never complained,” Smothers says. “After he adjusted, it made w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


him more of the person he is today. I tell him all the time how grateful and thankful I am that we had him.” His responsibilities, though, shortchanged him from having close personal relationships with teammates, and on the field he felt the need to prove that he was an elite running back. “Every time I touched the ball I had to show them I belong here,” he says. “I was kind of a rebel. I played with a chip on my shoulder. I think I could have been a better player if I didn’t have restraints off the field, but that’s life. I made the best of my situation.” Dunn proved his worth during his rookie season, making the NFC Pro Bowl team and being named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year. “I had the time of my life,” he says. “I had a great mentor in Coach [Tony] Dungy.” Will Allen, a safety for the Dallas Cowboys, was a teammate of Dunn’s when the two played for Tampa Bay. Dunn was a mentor, Allen says. “I learned so much from him over the years through his philanthropic and business endeavors. He is passionate about helping other people. He’s selfless. He doesn’t ask for the spotlight. He does things from a humble place. That’s remarkable to me. It makes me want to be better.” Allen has participated in golf tournaments and fundraising galas for Homes for the Holi-

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days. “None of those people could ever repay him,” he says. “Warrick is inspirational.” In 2002, Dunn signed with the Atlanta Falcons. His career was blossoming and his fam-

I want to be able to help other kids who experienced what I went through … I want them to stay on the right track and keep their dreams and hopes alive. ..... – Warrick Dunn

ily was taken care of, but Dunn found himself struggling, and after moving to Atlanta, he decided to go into counseling after overhearing a teammate say he was in counseling in order to play better football. “It just struck me if someone can go to counseling to play football maybe I should go to get counseling for life,” he says. “That was the defining mo-

ment in my life and my career. Sometimes you have to wake up and do what is best for you to better yourself.” Dunn recognized the challenges he faced growing up, balancing his own life with the responsibilities to his family, were affecting him more than he realized. An evaluation with a counselor showed that he had signs of depression. “I learned I was coasting through life. I used different things as coping mechanisms,” he says. “I knew at that moment that I wanted better for myself and counseling did that. I had better interactions with my teammates and I played better on the field.” As part of his therapy, Dunn felt it was also important to visit the man that killed his mother. He set out on that journey in 2007. “That had so much hold on me,” he says of the pain he suffered. “It stopped me from growing and being fruitful. This was a step down the path of understanding.” He had no idea what to expect but knew he had to say “I forgive you” and start taking back control of his life. The first chapter of Dunn’s book “Running for my Life” talks about his trip to Angola State Prison and visiting Kevan Brumfield, who had confessed to killing Dunn’s mother in an ambush at a local bank. Dunn had lots of questions but the main one was “Why?”

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Photos: Courtesy of Warrick Dunn Charities

A. Dunn with his grandmother Willie Wheeler. B. Through Dunn’s Home for the Holidays charity, single-parent families can buy their first home. The charity also helps with furnishings and appliances. “I had no idea when we met what to expect. I was nervous, scared,” Dunn remembers. “He didn’t admit to doing it, but I was thankful he was man enough to sit down and talk to me. It gave me peace of mind.” For the last 16 years, Dunn has been able to live out his mom’s dream of home ownership through the parents he helps in Homes for the Holidays. The program moved to At-

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lanta after Dunn signed with the Falcons. It has been expanded to serve the cities of Tallahassee, Baltimore, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fla., and New Orleans. To date, the organization has helped 127 single parents in the Southeast. And there are plans to expand to other parts of the country. Then in 2012, Dunn started the Betty’s Hope bereavement program for kids to help

them cope with loss, whether it be the loss of a parent, the loss of innocence from abuse or losses suffered through a traumatic event, such as Hurricane Katrina. The mobile support unit is located in Baton Rouge. “I want to be able to help other kids who experienced what I went through, to help manage their emotions and grief,” he says. “I want them to stay on the right track and keep their dreams and hopes alive.” Dunn is moving forward in his own life as well. He received his MBA from Emory University this year and he is part owner of the Atlanta Falcons. And while many people know Dunn from his NFL career, that’s just part of the legacy he wants to leave. “I think what I am doing off-field is so much more impactful,” he says. “Hopefully I can give kids from across the country some hope of what they can accomplish.” Tulloch is just one of many people Dunn has helped. After moving into her home, she was able to go to nursing school and complete her degree. She has since moved into a larger home. “It’s so much more than getting a home with furnishings and food,” she says of the program. “Warrick never made it seem like a handout. It was a hand up. It gave me a lot of room for opportunity. If you use that correctly, you can catapult yourself into a better life for you and your kids.”

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by marion kelly and robert nason

he Winter Games may take a back seat in hype to the Summer Games, but the competition and thrills have never lagged. Sochi, Russia, is the host of the 22nd Winter Olympics, and the competition kicks off on Feb. 6 with 18 different sports and 107 events. There will also be six new events, including men’s and women’s ski halfpipe, women’s ski jumping and a luge team relay. A record number of 111 countries will participate with more than 17,000 athletes. Norway leads all countries in the Winter Games medal count with 303 total medals – those Nordic countries do like their snow – but the U.S. comes in second at 254 and this year’s crop of American athletes are sure to

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add to that total. Here are a few U.S. athletes (and a handful of foreign ones) worth watching this month as the U.S. goes for gold.

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ALPINE SKIING

Lindsey Vonn gets most of the press when it comes to women’s skiing but Julia Mancuso, who holds the most medals by an American in the Olympics, is a rightful superstar of the sport. She won Olympic gold in the 2006 Turin Games for giant slalom and two silver medals in the 2010 Vancouver Games for downhill and combined. Mancuso has also won four World Championship medals. “To me the Olympic spirit embodies the magic of competition,

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hard work and coming to the point in your career when you’re around the best athletes in the world, and having the whole world watching,” she has said of the Games. The 29-year-old from Squaw Valley, Calif., has struggled in races leading up to the Sochi Games – she even took some time off to refocus – but she is known for stepping up when it counts, so expect “Super Jules” to be mentally and physically ready on the slopes in Russia. PHOTO: Martin de Jong

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SPEED SKATING

Shani Davis won the gold medal in the 1,000-meter and the silver medal in the 1,500-meter in the 2006 Turin Games. Four years later in Vancouver, Davis won gold again in the 1,000-meter, making him the first man to win back-to-back 1,000-meter Olympic speed-skating gold medals and the only gold medal for speed skating from the U.S. in 2010. Davis needs one more gold to be the first male speed skater and first American male, in any sport, to win three consecutive gold medals at the Winter Olympics. “This is where you do it,” he says about the Olympic experience. “This is once every four years and there’s no telling if you’ll ever have the opportunity again, because there’s always going to be somebody else coming.”

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ELENAHIGHT

Snowboarding

Elena Hight was already making headlines at the age of 13 when she became the first woman to land a 900 (that’s two and a half turns with an opposite-facing landing – one of the most technically demanding tricks) in competition. Although she finished sixth at the 2006 Turin games and 10th at the Vancouver Games, her performance in the 2013 X Games, where she was the first snowboarder, male or female, to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo (a back flip, two full turns and an opposite-facing landing) in competition, proves she’s ready for the Olympic podium. “I am enjoying the entire journey,” she says. “Being at the Olympics is so special because of what it stands for, celebrating true athleticism and uniting the world around something that no matter what our individual differences are, we can all participate and enjoy it together.”

Ted Ligety hopes to ride a stellar 2013 season to Olympic gold. PHOTO: Mitchell Gunn/ESPA


Steven Holcomb drives the “Night Train” four-man U.S. bobsled. He’ll be looking for his second gold medal in Sochi. TOP PHOTO: Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc. / Lou Reuter headshot PHOTO: NBC Olympics / USOC

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BOBSLED

In 2007, Steven Holcomb’s career in bobsled nearly ended before he could hit his prime. Diagnosed with the degenerative eye disease keratoconus, a dozen different cornea specialists told him he was going blind and there was nothing they could do for him. In fact, leading up to his decision to end his career, Holcomb was already finding it difficult to see. “I was still winning medals and one of the top drivers when I made the decision to tell my coach I couldn’t keep going,” he recalls. “I was driving by feel and not by sight, so it didn’t really matter how bad my eyes were. The combination of losing my vision, falling into a deep debilitating depression because I was unable to live a normal life, and the safety of my crew caused my decision.” Away from the sport, he learned of a new, revolutionary treatment that would save his sight and get him back in the sled. “When I was told about a cure, I didn’t believe it and I refused to believe it until I saw results (pun intended),” he says. The surgery was a success, and with his vision at 20/20, he was back training 11 months of the year, focused on making the “400-pound sled move as fast as possible in the shortest distance possible.” The work and dedication paid off, as his “Night Train” team went on to win the 2009 four-man World Championships and the 2010 Olympic gold medal. Setting his sights on gold in Russia, Holcomb is open about the struggles he’s faced, including the depression he continues to deal with and the criticism he endured while trying to cope. “One lesson I’ve taken away from this is, don’t judge people and make crude remarks about them until you know who they are and where they are coming from because there may be a lot more to their story than you expect,” he says.

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SKI JUMPING

At just 19 years old, Sarah Hendrickson may not have the experience of some of her teammates, but that’s not dissuading her in the least. Hendrickson burst onto the World Cup ski-jumping scene in 2011 with an explosive win in Lillehammer and has since gone on to capture 13 World Cup wins. It’s no surprise considering her lineage – her father and brother are both ski jumpers – and the Park City, Utah, native has been skiing since age 2.

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“Although I am on track, there is still more work to do,” she says. “Strength is very important but we don’t qualify for the Olympic Winter Games with the amount of hours in the gym or the strength test numbers. We qualify by jumping far.” Here’s hoping she captures the first women’s ski-jumping medal – this is the first Games in which women can compete in the sport.

TEDLIGETY

ALPINE SKIING

How does one top a year of three gold medals in the 2013 World Championships, winning a historic six of eight giant slalom races in the skiing World Cup series and winning the U.S. slalom championship title? By adding a few gold medals from the 2014 Olympics to the medal case. That would be the goal of Ted Ligety, who has been absolutely on fire leading up to Sochi.

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At first glance, Sochi doesn’t seem like an ideal place for the Winter Olympics. Known as the Russian Riviera, the subtropical locale is a Black Sea resort for the rich and famous in the summertime. It will be the warmest city to have hosted the Winter Olympics – February temps average in the low-40s – but just east of Sochi lie the Caucasus Mountains, where the best skiers and snowboarders in the world will try to capture Olympic glory. Sochi emerged as a minor resort town in the 1920s, under the rule of Joseph Stalin, who had a summer home there. In the ’50s, when the USSR lost a portion of its resort cities to what is now Ukraine, Sochi became the informal summer capital of Russia. Sandy beaches and palm trees aside, one of the main attractions of the city is the Friendship Tree, a lemon tree with grafts from more than 167 countries worldwide. In preparation for the 2014 Olympics, the sleepy resort town has seen a flurry of activity, not only constructing venues for the Games themselves, but also updating telecommunications, power and transportation systems, to the cost of $51 billion, making it the most expensive Olympic Games in history. In contrast, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics cost around $8.5 billion.

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With the nickname “Super Jules,” Julia Mancuso hopes to go for her fourth Olympic medal. PHOTO: Mitchell Gunn/ESPA

“It’s so ridiculous; it has been such an amazing year,” Ligety said of last year’s achievements. “I never would have expected it and in a way it’s kind of a bummer as I will never be able to do that again.” Ligety, who hails from Park City, Utah, will try to at least come close, and even with rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria win-

ning several head-to-head races at the end of last year, Ligety will expect nothing less than climbing atop the highest level of the podium in Russia. Also don’t miss: Eighteenyear-old Mikaela Shiffrin, a wunderkind from Eagle-Vail, Colo., who is turning heads with her performances. She’s been described as a phenom by other

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history The Olympic Charter has rather simple parameters for what qualifies as a Winter Olympics sport. It states that “only those sports that are practiced on snow or ice are considered as winter sports.” The first Olympic Winter Games was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924, and featured athletes from 16 countries competing in 16 events. Here are a few other facts on the Winter Olympics over the past 90 years.

racers and is the youngest American skier to win a World Cup title. Some have her pegged for multiple medals in Sochi.

• American speed skater Charles Jewtraw won the first Winter Olympics gold medal. • CBS paid $50,000 for the rights to televise the 1960 Games in California’s Squaw Valley. • Norway’s cross-country skier Bjorn Daehlie holds the record for most medals in the Winter Games with 12, nine being gold. • Apollo Ohno holds the record for most medals by an American with eight. • The oldest participant was Sweden’s Carl Kronlund at 58 years old. He was a curler in the 1924 Chamonix Games. • Canada won the first hockey gold medal of the Winter Games, scoring a whopping 110 goals while allowing only three goals in five games. • There are seven categories to the Winter Olympics: biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating and skiing. • The U.S. has hosted four Winter Games, the most of any country (1932 Lake Placid, 1960 Squaw Valley, 1980 Lake Placid and 2002 Salt Lake City).

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en Olympic medals, and she even claims a roller-ski championship.

For 12 years now, one name in women’s cross-country skiing has outdone all the rest. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen has won just about everything in the sport, including sev-

It’s difficult not to be in awe of this Japanese wunderkind. At 14, Ayumu Hirano became the youngest medalist in X Games history, capturing silver in 2013. Hirano, who’s been snowboarding since the age of 4, made history as the youngest halfpipe champion of the World Snowboard Tour. All eyes will be on the now 15-year-old as he takes to the halfpipe against American two-time gold medalist Shaun White.

Marit Bjoergen – Nordic

Ayumu Hirano - Snowboarding

Alexander Tretiakov - Skeleton

After claiming the first Olympic medal, a bronze, for Russia in the skeleton event in Vancouver, Alexander Tretyakov is hoping to catch gold in Sochi. The 28-year-old has placed well at the World Championships, claiming bronze in 2009, silver in 2011 and gold in 2013. He’s well-situated for his second Olympics and looks to dominate in his home country.

Russia – Men’s Hockey

SOCHI will be Elena Hight’s third Olympic Games. PHOTO: Mammoth

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Sweden may be the favorite going into Sochi as the 2013 world champions, but no one should look past Russia, who will be playing on their home ice and who won the 2012 world championship. Their roster is a who’s who of hockey’s elite, led by the Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin and the Detroit Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk. w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


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by john close

he smoke from Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship burnouts had hardly cleared the top of the grandstand at HomesteadMiami Speedway last November when Las Vegas odds-makers installed him as a 3-1 favorite to grab the 2014 Cup title. You might want to take that bet. After all, Johnson has won all but two of the eight Cup championships contested since 2006, and another title in 2014 would tie him with NASCAR legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most Cup titles all-time with seven. The fact that Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports team led by crew chief Chad Knaus returns virtually intact after their 2013 championship run also makes for a

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good 2014 championship betting line on the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson’s no sure winner, however. Like any good Vegas game of chance, there are plenty of other numbers on the board to bet on and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will have more than its share of darkhorses and long shots. Among them will be Johnson’s own Hendrick Motorsports teammates – Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. All have the same resources available to them, as evidenced by each making the Chase last season. This year, Kahne may be the sleeper in this trio. The Enumclaw, Wash., driver won two Cup events in 2013 and was in position to capture several more, only to come up short. A stretch of bad luck in the Chase left Kahne 12th or worse in

seven of the 10 championship events, and 12th in the final season standings. A more consistent effort and better luck during the Chase events could turn Kahne’s 20-1 championship odds into a big payoff this year. Gordon and Earnhardt, meanwhile, continue to perform well in spots and either could taste championship champagne if luck is on his side. Gordon proved he was still relevant last year, winning a Chase race at Martinsville. And lest we forget, Gordon has four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships – none since 2001 – and capturing a fifth title would eclipse the Cup Series record for longest time between titles (12 seasons, Terry Labonte, 1984-1996). Vegas money thinks Gordon has a 10-1 shot to do just that.


Earnhardt will need a lot of Vegas luck to emerge as the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. Winless again in 2013, Earnhardt now has just two victories in the last seven seasons. Despite the victory drought, Junior was the model of consistency last year with 22 top-10 performances and he posted a very respectable fifth in the final standings. If just one, two or three of those top performances can translate into wins this season, the early heavy 7-1 Vegas odds could have “Junior Nation” on tilt if he can capture his first career Cup crown in 2014. While all four Hendrick teams return whole this season, others – notably StewartHaas Racing – come back with a reshuffled deck of car, driver and crew chief combinations. And like those at SHR, the changes come along with some of the biggest marketing deals and egos in the sport. At the head of the SHR scratch tab is Tony Stewart. While early Vegas odds have Smoke as a 15-1 bet to win the 2014 Cup crown, the fact is Stewart will do well just to be healthy this year after a violent Sprint Car wreck left him with multiple leg fractures and an early exit out of last year’s playoff race. Currently, the plan is to have Mark Martin do all of Stewart’s pre-season testing with the three-time Cup champion sliding in

the seat of his No. 14 Chevrolet at the Daytona 500. When healthy, Stewart is one of the sport’s best, but driving hurt all year makes him a soft bet for the title this time around. Off the track, Stewart will have to keep his SHR teammates – Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch – in check. Of the three, Harvick has the best shot at winning the 2014 Cup title, as he brings the “king of sports marketers” – Budweiser – and several other top-flight, big-money sponsors to SHR this season after 13 seasons at Richard Childress Racing. Harvick, who posted a stellar four-win season and a third-place finish in the final championship standings last year, is a 15-1 Vegas shot to win in 2014. How well Harvick and his SHR teammates play together will determine much of the organization’s fortunes this year. The feisty Patrick, NASCAR’s biggest marketing icon next to Earnhardt, improved throughout her 2013 rookie season but she still has the longest odds of any division contender this year. Busch, meanwhile, was added to the four-car SHR mix by team co-owner Gene Haas after Stewart made it clear the cost of running four teams was prohibitive to the organization. Needless to say, that caused some fric-

tion in the organization when announced and it remains to be seen how this new association will play out behind closed doors. Signing Busch, the 2004 Cup champion, wasn’t a bad move, as he had a bounce-back season, finishing 10th in the final standings last year. Now, in better equipment and seemingly more focused than in the past, Busch could be a darkhorse and a nice payday for someone who puts down some chips on his 30-1 Vegas betting odds. Meanwhile, it will be a family affair at RCR this year as Richard Childress’ grandson Austin Dillon steps into the iconic No. 3 RCR Chevy. The “three-car” has not appeared on the NASCAR Cup tour since the fateful 2001 Daytona 500 wreck that took the life of Dale Earnhardt. The Childress organization hopes the family ties, new energy and iconic car number will revitalize an organization that struggled in 2013. In addition to Dillon, Paul Menard returns to the No. 27 RCR Chevy after a disappointing 2013 campaign, while Ryan Newman, disposed of in the offseason driver shuffle at Stewart-Haas, takes over the seat on the No. 31, which was vacated by Jeff Burton at season’s end. While the Hendrick, Stewart-Haas and RCR organizations will be fighting to give

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Austin DIllon(L), driver of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, and Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing. Chevrolet an unprecedented 12th-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series manufacturers championship, a number of others wheeling different brands will be shooting to end that streak. Paramount among them will be the fleet of Toyotas fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing. Last year’s championship runner-up, Matt Kenseth, turned in one of the best efforts of his now 17-season Cup career, winning a division-high seven times. Only a poor team effort in the next-tolast 2013 Chase race at Phoenix prevented Kenseth and his No. 20 JGR Camry from taking the title from Johnson. The effort left an impression on Vegas odds-makers, as they have installed Kenseth as an 11-2 favorite to win his second Cup crown – the best odds behind Johnson heading into this season. As good as Kenseth is, however, it could be his JGR teammate Kyle Busch who emerges as the 2014 Cup champion. Busch has mad skills, winning a staggering 21 times in 2013 (four Cup, 12 Nationwide, five Truck events). While his 126 wins in the three divisions over the last 11 years is one of the most prolific runs in NASCAR history, Busch has collected just one division title, the 2009 Nationwide crown. The wild card in the Joe Gibbs Racing team/Toyota stable this year will be Denny Hamlin. The 2010 Cup championship runnerup, Hamlin suffered through an injury-filled 2013 season, competing in just 32 of the 36 races. If healthy in 2014, Hamlin could be a big money spin of the wheel as one of the better bets, at 15-1 odds, to win the title. Michael Waltrip Racing will try to rebound from a 2013 season that saw the team squarely in the middle of the “SpotterGate” race manipulation controversy at Richmond International Raceway in September. While MWR driver Clint Bowyer made the Chase, he was never a factor in the championship outcome. Meanwhile, fallout from the incident knocked Martin Truex Jr. for a loop as he was disqualified from the Chase and later released by the team after longtime sponsor NAPA Auto Parts bolted following the Richmond debacle. Things only got worse for MWR at season’s end as Brian Vickers’ recurring health problems again took him out of the seat of the No. 55 Toyota. w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m

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With only Bowyer and Vickers returning this season – and the baggage of last year’s tumultuous campaign still fresh in everyone’s mind – odds-makers don’t think much of MWR’s championship chances this season. An even bigger stack of chips – and a lot more performance – will be needed to take any of the top Ford teams to the Sprint Cup title in 2014. The “blue oval” crowd scored six division wins, but never seemed to be quite up to adapting to the new NASCAR Gen 6 car. Penske Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano turned in admirable performances, but both won just once; the switch from Dodge to Ford during the offseason may have slowed their efforts. As the longtime standard bearer for Ford, Roush Fenway Racing struggled throughout 2013, notching just three total victories – two by Carl Edwards and one by Greg Biffle. Meanwhile, RFR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. captured the 2013 Cup Series Rookie of the Year Award based on a 19th-place finish in the final standings, a feat that paled in comparison to the attention given to his off-track romance with Danica Patrick. Others in the Ford camp – most notably Marcos Ambrose at Richard Petty Racing and David Ragan at Front Row Motorsports – could shine in 2014 but probably won’t be in the Chase mix come next September.

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Clint Bowyer will look to erase Michael Waltrip Racing’s tumultous 2013 by nabbing a consecutive spot in the Chase in 2014. PHOTO: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Ditto for Truex Jr., who will take most of his Michael Waltrip Racing crew with him to his new ride – the No. 78 Chevy at Furniture Row Racing – and Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 Earnhardt-Ganassi Chevy. Both could win a race or two, but neither is expected to contend for the championship based on their respective 30-1 and 50-1 Vegas preseason odds. One final race-within-a-race to watch will be the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year battle. In addition to Dillon at RCR, this year’s field of top freshmen will include Kyle Larson at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing and A.J. Allmendinger, who takes over the wheel at the newly formed Harry Scott organization. Both, while in the ROTY mix, are among the biggest longshots on the board to win the 2014 Cup title, at 150-1.

Of course, all of these odds could change based on who can best adapt to the annual round of NASCAR rule changes. This year, there are several aerodynamic enhancements (to be implemented at the second race of the year at Phoenix) to the rear spoilers, side skirts and front splitter. NASCAR has also mandated statically setting pre- and post-race vehicle ride heights, a move that will hopefully eliminate some of the post-race penalties that have plagued the sport in recent years. There appear to be only two sure bets when considering the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign: The season will begin with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 24. And it will end at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16. The rest? It’s anybody’s guess.

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he last thing regular travelers want when cooking on the road is a sink full of dishes to wash, especially in the winter. One-pot cooking is the gold standard for those with kitchens on wheels. With that in mind, this slowcooker beef stew is perfect for a cold winter night supper. It’s hearty and requires little preparation time – even less if you purchase pre-cut veggies and meat at the grocery store. Cleanup involves simply the ceramic insert and if you use a slowcooker liner, you can skip that too! This stew is a takeoff of an old Irish beef stew recipe with some of my favorite seasonings, rosemary and thyme, added in. Feel free to substitute or add your own herbs – parsley and bay leaves work well with this recipe too (sorry, sage, no place for you in this stew). If time or effort is in short supply, skip browning the meat; it won’t significantly alter the finished dish. So fire up that slow cooker and let’s make some good ol’ comfort food. It’s not just good for your body; it’s good for your soul.

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BY Marion Kelly

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1 pound beef chuck, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 2 large potatoes, cut into large chunks 1/2 white onion, cut into large chunks 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon rosemary 1 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1-1/2 cups beef broth 1/2 (6-ounce) can tomato paste 6 ounces dark beer 1-1/2 teaspoons cold water 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Toss beef cubes with flour, then cook until browned. Place the carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in a large slow cooker. Add rosemary, thyme and Worcestershire sauce. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Mix broth, tomato paste and beer and pour into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for six hours. During the last hour before serving, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water and then stir into the broth. Simmer for a few minutes to allow stew to thicken.

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y first sighting of a buffalo herd (American bison) happened right in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Just three miles from my work camper job in upstate New York, a small remnant herd of the Great Plains buffalo lives at the Adirondack Buffalo Farm. Many years ago I saw my first buffalo at a game preserve near my parents’ home. Every year we’d go to the preserve, visiting at the pens and cages of animals brought from far and wide, everything from prairie dogs to coyotes. For me it was always the buffalo that were the most impressive, standing five to six feet tall at the shoulders with massive brown fur hides. They’d placidly munch on grasses, looking too large to be contained in such small fenced-in pastures. Like any kid of the 1950s and ’60s, I grew up on the movies of the wild, wild West, where there would always be a scene or two of thundering herds of buffalo looking

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too big to be contained on a film screen. Now, as I stand on a wide deck that overlooks the pasture below me, with the great mountains of Adirondack Park as a backdrop, this herd of about 35 buffalo don’t seem to notice me and go on grazing. There are two mama buffalo close by nursing their calves. I start taking pictures with my camera. Then I see him, staring straight at me: the big honcho leader of the herd. While snapping his picture, I start talking to him. “Hey there, how you doing, big guy?” He snorts so loud the camera almost flies out of my hands. I look up from the viewfinder. With one wave of his massive head the big bull turns and heads down pasture, snorting as he goes. As if by magic, the rest of the herd starts moving with him. As one unit, they move away from me. The leader has spoken. It is only then that I fully realize these buffalo are wild, not given to sidling up to the old fence for a friendly chat.

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I’m also reminded that they can be very dangerous, especially those moms with calves to protect. We may have a short distance between us, but to the animal’s mind, we are worlds apart. I vow to be more cautious and inconspicuous next time. On a second visit to the farm, I sit quietly on the deck, enthralled with watching these massive animals that can weigh upward of 2,000 pounds as adults. I see small calves lying hidden by tall grass, pregnant mamas-to-be biting off great wads of grass, a young bull taking a dust bath as he rolls in the dirt, and there in the middle of his great family, the big bull. Even at a distance of 50 feet, looking through the spokes of the deck railing, he stands straight on, watching me, knowing that I’m there. But this time he’s content, not making any moves to put further distance between us. He stands his ground. This time, I know my place.

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pulled pork healthy is to trim the meat well and then skim any extra fat off the sauce after cooking. If you remove the meat from the extra sauce after cooking and refrigerate, you can easily scrape the hardened fat off of the top. On the day of the party, simply put the meat and sauce in a crock pot or in a pot on the stove and reheat. Serve on a soft wholegrain bun with crisp, cool coleslaw made with a vinaigrette sauce or low-fat mayo.

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healthy couchgating by linda mcgirr Linda McGirr is a Registered Dietitian and certified Dietitian-Nutritionist

is the season for sports parties. And it’s not just the Super Bowl any more. There are many fun ways to gather with friends to watch sporting events, from the tradition of the tailgate party outdoors before a live game, to the indoor parties that prevail during the winter sports season. March Madness is my favorite and this year we get a bonus, the Winter Olympics. The traditional foods at these parties can pack a mean calorie punch. Whether it’s the guys coming over, or a more mixed crowd including the gals and kids, everyone can benefit from healthier party snacks. Here are some guidelines to healthy up some of the favorites.

Chipotle pepper to the fiery hot Cayenne pepper. There are several less well-known peppers in between that you can experiment with as well as other spices, such as cinnamon or allspice, to add depth to the flavor.

Chili is a staple party food. You don’t have to go all out and get rid of the beef to make healthy chili. The following tips will cut out unwanted and unneeded fat, salt and calories.

Watch the salt: You can reduce the salt content by using no-salt-added canned tomatoes and reduced-sodium broths. Also, rinsing your canned beans will significantly reduce sodium levels.

Keep the beef: You can switch to ground turkey to lessen fat content, but if you prefer beef, stick with at least 90 percent lean. Spice it up: Using bold spices will add life to your chili without adding fat. Ground chili peppers and cumin are the staples for flavor. You can make it as hot (or not) as you like. Chili peppers vary widely in heat, with the Ancho chili pepper on the mild end heating up to the

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Beans are your friends: Add beans to your chili. They are high in fiber and protein, low in fat, inexpensive and can stretch out your dish to feed the masses. Vegetables in disguise: Sneak some veggies in. Adding vegetables not only adds flavor and texture but also nutrients. Be adventurous and try putting some zucchini, peppers, mushrooms or carrots in the mix.

Fresh toppings are fun: Toppings add interest to your chili. Put out bowls of diced fresh jalapenos, chopped red onion, snipped fresh cilantro, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

Pulled pork is a party favorite that can be made ahead of time. In doing this, you give yourself the opportunity to reduce that fat content dramatically. The trick to making

Chicken wings are always a hit and a great addition to your party, since they can be picked up and eaten while standing around talking sports. Chicken is naturally low in fat, except for the skin. The downfall of many traditional chicken wing recipes is the fact that, at the end of all the marinating and spicing up, they end up in the deep fat fryer. To make this sports party necessity healthier, start by trimming off any extra fat. Then marinate or rub with your favorite concoction, lay out the wings on a baking sheet in a single layer, and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until meat begins pulling away from the bone. If you prefer a slightly quicker approach, an alternative is to drop plain, raw chicken wings into a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Let the wings boil for 10 minutes, then drain. Toss the parboiled wings in your favorite marinade, spices or sauce and stick them under the broiler for about six minutes on each side, until the skin is crisp. Chips and dip is a must for snacking in front of the big game, no matter which sport strikes your fancy. Many traditional versions of our favorite dips are made with high-fat ingredients, such as sour cream, mayonnaise or cream cheese. Think spinach and artichoke dip, layered Mexican dip, onion dip, or buffalo chicken dip. When you add regular potato or tortilla chips, the calories multiply. But don’t worry, you won’t have to skip your favorites to host a healthier party. Start with a lower fat version of your favorite dip by choosing the fat-free variety of sour cream, mayo or cream cheese. When using these for a dip recipe, you are less likely to notice the difference in flavor from the high-fat alternative. Next, choose fresh ingredients for your dip. This will cut back on the extra salt from the pre-made dips, dried flavor packets or canned ingredients. Last, choose your chips wisely. You can buy baked potato or tortilla chips, or you can opt for fresh bread, baked crackers or pretzels, raw vegetable or fruits. Watching sporting events with friends can be a lifelong pleasure. Treat your friends and yourself right by serving the old favorites with a healthier twist. w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


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by brenda potts

y granddaughter Alyson is a girly girl, showing up for her first deer hunt with perfectly manicured nails, brightly painted to match her fluorescent orange safety vest and hat. We would be hunting from ground blinds in rugged weather, so the chances of a broken nail were pretty high. Fortunately my concerns were alleviated early in the hunt by her deft use of a shampoo bottle. We were staying in a nice doublewide trailer, but the walls were thin. An ice storm stranded us inside for half a day. Alyson decided to take a shower. Seconds later through the wall I heard her say, “Are you kidding me?” Next came a commotion, followed by sounds of pounding and shouts of “Die, die, die!” A big black spider was hiding in the shower curtain. Alyson knocked it

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down and used a shampoo bottle to smash it to oblivion. I was impressed because I know several big, tough, grown men who would have run naked and screaming from the bathroom at the sight of a spider. Arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is common. So is ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes. Fortunately I have neither. When a rattlesnake slipped under the cloth and into the ground blind where my brother and I were elk hunting in New Mexico, my first thought was of getting it on film. It was in and out before I could get the video camera turned on. Only later did I think about what could have happened. Sciurophobia is the fear of squirrels. I don’t know anyone who has this but I do know a few squirrels who have tried to intimidate me. They must think it is funny

to get as close as possible while I am bowhunting for deer and trying not to move. A former employee of mine, name withheld to protect his dignity, armed himself with a tennis racket, oven mitt and laundry basket to remove a small flying squirrel from the master bathroom in the middle of the night while his wife screamed hysterically. I cannot adequately describe his antics but needless to say we were in fits of laughter by the end of his story. Yes, the squirrel lived. Chiroptophobia, the fear of bats, can put some people into a panic. A good friend and her daughter were home watching a scary movie. It was dark outside. No one else was home. Suddenly they glimpsed something fly over their heads. My friend frantically called her husband: “You need to turn around and come home right now!” Because of the panic in her voice he thought something terrible had happened. “There’s a bat flying around in our house,” she cried. After the husband got her calmed down she got her wits about her and the bat didn’t make it to the end of the scary movie. There is no scientific term for the fear of June bugs, but there should be. A single June bug can raise the hair on the back of my neck. A former boyfriend got one stuck in his ear and could hear its little legs scratching around in his ear canal on the way to the hospital. I once sat in a truck for an hour trying to get up the gumption to run into my apartment while I watched about 5 million June bugs gather under my porch light. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. It was closer to 4 million. Alyson has no fear of June bugs. I think she is going to make a fine hunting partner.

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joy ride by claire b. lang

t the 2013 Las Vegas Champions Week celebration for Jimmie Johnson, I rode shotgun with Jeff Gordon in the Drive to End Hunger No. 24 during the victory lap down Las Vegas Boulevard while broadcasting live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. This ride with Gordon will be one of my career highlights in the sport. All the 2013 championship contenders participated in the victory lap, so it was luck of the draw that had me in Gordon’s car. I knew our listeners would get a heck of a ride with Gordon behind the wheel. The four-time champ had NASCAR operations in one earpiece for the ride and I asked if he would mind putting an earpiece in the other ear so he could hear my questions during the lap, which included a pit stop and two burnouts. Gordon obliged, and off we went for a 45-minute joyride down the Vegas strip in a racecar. Jeff Gordon never disappoints. He immediately put the listeners inside the car and he didn’t leave out one fascinating, up-onthe-wheel moment. I, in turn, was reduced to screaming as we twice spun like a top, sending up plumes of billowing smoke and generating a deafening noise. As he revved the engine and fans along and above Las Vegas Boulevard screamed with excitement, I asked the four-time champ why he’s always said burnouts are not his forte. “These young kids,” Gordon said, referring to NASCAR’s younger drivers, “they seem to focus more on the burnouts. When I

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was first starting to win races in the (Sprint) Cup series all we cared about was getting back to victory lane and celebrating with the team. Then, somewhere along the way, somebody said, ‘Hey, let’s make it a little more entertaining.’ I love it. It’s cool. I certainly like to do (burnouts). I will say the one at Martinsville was pretty cool – it was one of my better ones.” Gordon said this while in a five-point harness with a carbon fiber seat and head rest. I, on the other hand, had only a single seat belt. Should I worry? “I recommend that you hold on, yes,” he answered. Would I be reduced to the type of reaction that the “car salesman” had in the Pepsi Max video that went viral? It’s a spoof where the car salesman gets a ride from a disguised Jeff Gordon and it scares the heck out of him. “You’re going to find out how real those reactions really were,” Gordon replied with a chuckle. “I did want to tell you,” he added, “this clutch is not meant to do what we are doing, so if your head jerks back that’s not necessarily me not being smooth with it, it’s just these clutches are very temperamental.” “Don’t be smooth with me, Jeff,” I instructed with more confidence than I felt. “Lay it on me.” And that’s exactly what he did. How could he keep his bearings in all the smoke? “I had no idea where I was,” he told me. “Honestly, when you start spinning inside that smoke you’re not really sure but you’re pretty sure that you’re spinning in a

tight radius and that you’re not getting too far outside of it. So, I mean, I never felt unsafe or anything. I just couldn’t see what was in front of me.” Oh, great! In a relatively calm moment, I asked Gordon who he thinks does the best burnout. “The more races you win the better you are at burnouts,” he said. “Kyle Busch races in all three series and he gets the chance to do a lot of burnouts and he sort of pushes the envelope, you know, by changing it up a little bit, which is cool. (Kevin) Harvick I think does a good burnout. Obviously Jimmie Johnson does a pretty good burnout because he gets good practice with all the races he wins.” I realized that day in the No. 24 that I’ve been riding with Gordon as a journalist since he came into NASCAR, covering his every move. This season, Gordon says, he and his team are beyond motivated. “They know that it’s a long season and we just gotta fight, fight, fight and that’s why we finished sixth in points (last season) and won at Martinsville and why I’m so excited for (this) year.” It’s been one a heck of a ride with Jeff Gordon so far. Stay tuned.

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Managing Safety by mike howe Twitter: @TruckingDC • Facebook: www.facebook.com/TruckingPoliticsMore

hile we can all agree safety is a priority in the transportation industry, and it’s something every responsible professional driver takes seriously, there are unfortunately carriers and drivers that walk the fine line between real safety and what is legally required. It’s easy to argue the increased federal and state regulations place an unnecessary financial burden on carriers and drivers, but the law is the law, and everyone in the industry must work to ensure compliance with safety laws. In recent years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has taken a noticeably aggressive approach to enforcing safety regulations and removing habitually unsafe carriers and drivers from the road. FMCSA’s focus on the bus industry, in particular, with Operation Quick Strike, has resulted in 52 bus companies and 340 vehicles being put out of business for safety violations as of December 2013. While the trucking industry has thus far been immune to targeted efforts such as Operation Quick Strike, a visit to the FMCSA website shows there are regular announcements about FMCSA shutting down trucking companies, deeming them an “imminent hazard.” In my interview with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro in 2012, she spoke proudly about the intensified safety efforts of her agency and was optimistic about the results we would see from those efforts. Well, what do the results look like? It’s unfortunately difficult to determine, in part because the Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report needs updating. What can be seen, however, is that from 2011 to 2012 the number of large-truck crashes decreased by about 3.5 percent, large-truck fatalities decreased 2 percent, and large-truck injuries decreased by about 4 percent. Based on first-quarter statistics for 2013 (the only

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figures published as of this printing), crash numbers for large trucks would increase while the other categories would see a minor decrease if the statistics held steady for the rest of 2013. Numbers for buses seem to hold steady from year to year. Is this a successful effort? Is it a result of new hours-of-service regulations, improved driver training and education, greater scrutiny by FMCSA, and better technology? Or does it simply reflect that drivers are generally highly professional and there is a true commitment to improving safety? My guess is the latter. Keep at it, drivers – you, not more regulations and stiffer penalties, are the real key to a safer highway system.

As long as we are talking about safety ...

One of the more important safety initiatives by FMCSA has been their emphasis on avoiding distracted driving. In past columns, I have warned about the issue of scope creep – where one item may be considered as distracted driving, then down the road another and another are added. But I’ve also advocated for having reasonable distracted-driving laws in place, not just for truck drivers but for all motorists. Unfortunately, the trucking industry is often the first target of new driving safety laws, in part because it’s easier to implement through federal jurisdiction. Personal vehicles are generally regulated by states. It was a May 6, 2013, accident in which a truck driver was allegedly looking at Facebook pictures while driving that prompted this reminder. In that instance, the truck driver, driving 65 mph, slammed into three police cars and two fire trucks, killing one police officer in Yuma, Ariz. For all the professional drivers out there who take great pride in their safety record, hats off to you. Keep safe on the road.

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s Valentine’s Day approaches, let not the clutches of shopping overshadow the true meaning of this holiday. In the roots of this celebration are the passing of winter and the blossoming of warm feelings. Those feelings are not reserved for those we call our partners or spouses, but also for those that help us through hard times and are there to celebrate the good. Yes, even a “Big Strapper” can have warm fuzzy feelings. Being out on the road and away from our loved ones can make this holiday especially hard. It’s easy with the passing of the miles to let the time pass and let feelings get put to the wayside without notice. No matter who you are, you have someone out there that cares about you and helps you through the time

spent away. Remember that it is often just as hard on them to deal with the distance and it’s important to let them know you remember them while you are away. You don’t need a lot of money to let the people who support you know that you care and appreciate them. A simple phone call or card can mean more than anything when you are away. When I served in the Navy and was out to sea, nothing made me feel better than the voice of a loved one. If you’re fortunate enough to have kids, you can involve them in the holiday and make the day even more special. Have them hide clues that will lead your valentine on a treasure hunt. Long before the days when fur coats, jewelry, dozens of flowers, or perfumes were the norm for expressing your feelings to a valentine, a

by jimmy nevarez

Jimmy Nevarez is an 11-year veteran of the trucking industry, owner of Angus Transportation, Inc., and writes for the Freightliner Team Run Smart website (www.teamrunsmart.com).

simple lace-embossed card was enough to show your appreciation and undying affection. With a wife and a daughter as my valentines, I realize just how precious this life is and how fast it passes. As quickly as life seems to go by, the need to celebrate each day like it is Valentine’s Day becomes more and more apparent. I was raised in a family that did not openly display a lot of affection, so for me, it is important to make up lost ground. I refuse to be “macho” now, only to regret it later in life when it is too late. Celebrate the love of those that support you in your life and even if you are not able to be there with them on this Valentine’s Day, make it known to them that you will be there as soon as you get the goods delivered, and you appreciate their love and support while you are away.


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Presidential Landmarks by robert nason

hen George Washington died on Dec. 14, 1799, the young nation he helped establish mourned the loss of its first father. When his birthday arrived just a couple of months later on Feb. 22, America instinctively paused and informally designated the date as a day of remembrance. Since then, we’ve created Presidents Day, celebrated the third Monday every February to honor all that served in our nation’s highest office. Here are a few places worth visiting that honor past presidents.

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Mount Rushmore – South Dakota

Taking 14 years to complete (drilling ended on Oct. 31, 1941) and costing just under $1 million, Mount Rushmore is the quintessential American presidential monument. Gutzon Borglum was the artist commissioned for the project and 400 workers helped with the construction. Originally, only George Washington (symbolizing the birth of the nation) and Abraham Lincoln (preservation of the nation) were planned for the mountain-sized busts, but Thomas Jefferson (expansion of the nation) and Theodore Roosevelt (unification of the nation) were added as further symbols of America’s ideals. Its true impact can only be realized in person but don’t worry about missing it. The estimated erosion rate of the busts is 1 inch every 10,000 years. nps.gov/moru

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John F. Kennedy Library and Museum – Boston

Designated as the only official national memorial to the 35th president, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum opened in 1979. The building has three theaters and more than 20 exhibits that bring to life Kennedy’s presidency, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and his assassination. The library is also home to the Ernest Hemingway collection, which includes 90 percent of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer’s manuscript materials. The foundation for the library also bestows the annual Profile in Courage Award, the nation’s highest honor for public service. jfklibrary.org

Mount Vernon – Mount Vernon, Va.

“I had rather be at Mount Vernon with a friend or two about me, than to be attended at the seat of government by the officers of state and the representatives of every power in Europe,” wrote George Washington in a letter to a friend. Visiting the home of the first president is like walking back in time to the birth of our nation. Washington inherited the house from his half-brother in 1752 and would continue building and adding to it for the next five decades. In fact, even during the Revolutionary War, Washington would write detailed letters

home instructing what materials to use for projects. The house has been restored to its 1799 appearance and tours are available for the first and second floors. The grounds offer several exhibits and buildings, from a pioneer farm and historic gardens to a distillery and gristmill. mountvernon.org

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library – Simi Valley, Calif.

Walk through the Air Force One that flew seven presidents around the world, see a nine and a half-foot tall piece of the Berlin Wall, dodge lasers in the spy exhibit, and learn the history of the Secret Service – this presidential library even has a replica of the Oval Office when Reagan served as the nation’s 40th president. reaganfoundation.org

Lincoln Home National Historic Site – Springfield, Ill.

The site consists of a four-block area in downtown Springfield, and along with several preserved homes, includes the only home Lincoln ever owned. Visitors can take free tours of the house as well as cell phone tours of the neighborhood. There are also two films about the life and times of the 16th president of the United States. nps.gov/liho w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m


Honey Come Home BY Louise Johnson

Oh, how I love and miss you so. While I’m putting the kids to bed, you’re still on the go. Are thoughts of us entering your head? My tears are now flowing, as your tires are still rolling. The kids miss you too, for they keep on asking When is Daddy coming home? Here they are truly lacking and there you are so alone.

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You say you’ll be home soon, maybe Saturday at noon. Now, here it is Saturday night, and I’m sitting on the porch looking at the moon. The kids are in their beds asleep again, and we are still waiting for you to come in.

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garmingallery Purple Mountain Majesties April Vargas

Between the Lines

Larry Romero

A Cuddly Cactus From Arizona Jessica Gonzalez

Sunflower at Nebraska Sunset Dennis Stock

Pennsylvania Hillside La Raine Ullom


These are the faces of Pilot Flying J who have excelled in customer service PTC 918

Marcy Anderson - Rapid City, SD A customer wrote, “Two employees stayed during the blizzard when everyone else left. Marcy has been here since 9 a.m. yesterday morning and Chett has been here since yesterday afternoon, and they’re still working hard. Every employee besides those two couldn’t make it in because of the weather. These two are people you can definitely be proud of. If they hadn’t stepped up and stayed to take care of their customers, a lot of people would be going hungry and be stuck in the cold. Please recognize them and do something nice for them. They definitely deserve it.” PTC 632

Stacey West - Resaca, GA

“I accidentally left my wallet containing approximately $900, payment for a month’s work, at the fuel counter,” wrote a customer. “Stacey West attempted to contact me as soon as she realized the wallet was there. We had already left the area, so she contacted headquarters to get our phone number. We were about 30 miles away when we received her call and immediately returned to the store, grateful for her diligence in tracking us down. We would not have realized the loss until our next stop at Flying J in Oak Grove, Ky., when we would not have the funds to pay for our fuel. Stacey would not accept any reward for returning the wallet so we are hoping she can be a candidate for an ‘employee of the month’ or some similar award to recognize her honesty and diligence. She is certainly worthy of this award and our thanks. We were glad we had used our card for the purchases or she would not have any way to follow up and contact us.”

If you would like to recognize a Pilot Flying J employee who has made your visit fast, friendly or clean, or if you have any comments, please call our customer line at 1-877-866-7378

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Pilot Flying J Teams Up with NBC’s Most Successful “Biggest Loser”

A Driver Driven Moment

On Christmas Day, the owners of the Wash-n-Fold service and Pilot Flying J team members at store 726 in Dallas made the holiday a little bit better and a lot less lonely for a whole lot of customers. By combining efforts, the store and its vendor fed more than 100 drivers a home-cooked meal. What a wonderful demonstration of the true spirit of Christmas!

BMI too high? Meet this guy! Pete Thomas, the official Pilot Flying J “Health Champion,” lost 185 pounds and has kept it off for eight years. Pilot Flying J has partnered with Pete to help inspire and develop tools to help professional drivers across the country achieve their health and wellness goals. Drivers will be able to “Meet, Greet and Eat with Pete,” the season 2 At-Home Winner of the hit reality show, “The Biggest Loser,” at a number of events throughout the year, including select grand openings of PJ Fresh Marketplace, a new dining concept that offers delicious home-cooked meals and food and snack options that are fresh, healthy and quick. Check out Pete’s Picks for healthy eating on the go and other resources for driver health at www.pilotflyingj.com/health. Have a question for Pete? Email him at petethomas@pilotflyingj.com.


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ARIZONA (cont.)

ARKANSAS (cont.)

369 BIRMINGHAM 7 S DEF 100 I-20/59/65 AL 78, Exit 123 901 Bankhead Highway West, 35204 602 BIRMINGHAM DEF 157 15 rv dump I-65 & SR 94, Exit 264 224 Daniel Payne Drive North, 35207 603 Dothan DEF 158 9 rv dump Ross Clark Hwy/Hwy 231 2190 Ross Clark Circle, 36301 604 Hope Hull (Tyson) 9 S DEF 75 rv dump I-65 Exit 158 900 Tyson Road, 36043 497 Lincoln DEF 80 7 I-20, Exit 165 121 Honda Drive, 35096 601 McCalla DEF 150 15 rv dump I-20/I-59 Exit 104 6098 MacAshan Dr, 35111 302 MOBILE (THEODORE) DEF 65 5 I-10 & Theodore Dawes Rd, Exit 13 6955 Theodore Dawes Road, 36582 441 PRICEVILLE 7 S DEF 100 rv dump I-65, Exit 334 3240 Point Mallard Parkway, 35603 75 SATSUMA 8 S DEF 125 I-65, Exit 19 6109 US 43 South, 36572 76 TUSCALOOSA 8 S DEF 125 I-20/59, Exit 76 4416 Skyland Boulevard East, 35405

609 Eloy DEF 350 11 rv dump I-10 Exit 208 16189 S Sunshine Blvd, 85231 610 Kingman DEF 95 11 rv dump I-40 Exit 53 3300 East Andy DeVine Ave., 86401 211 LAKE HAVASU CITY 12 S DEF 110 I-40 & AZ 95, Exit 9 14750 South Highway 95, 86404 279 NOGALES (RIO RICO) DEF 90 11 I-19 & SR 289, Exit 12 769 East Frontage Road, 85648 611 Phoenix DEF 185 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 137 6700 West Latham, 85043 593 Tucson 7 S DEF 80 I-10, Exit 268 5570 E. Travel Plaza Way, 85756 328 QUARTZSITE DEF 100 4 I-10 & US 95, Exit 17 1201 West Main Street, 85359 612 Winslow DEF 250 15 rv dump I-40 Exit 255 400 Transcon Lane, 86047 505 Yuma 6 100 I-8, Exit 12 108000 North Frontage Road, 85367

145 SPRINGDALE DEF 33 4 US 412 & 71 Bypass 5660 West Sunset Avenue, 72762 606 Texarkana DEF 157 15 rv dump I-30 Exit 7 Rt 12 Box 254B, I30 & Hwy 108, 71854 429 West Memphis 11 S DEF 150 I-40, Exit 280 1100 Martin Luther King Blvd, 72301 607 West Memphis DEF 225 15 rv dump I-40 Exit 280 & I-55 Exit 4 3400 Service Loop Road, 72301

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p 205-323-2177 f 205-323-7885

p 334-792-5152 f 334-792-5293

p 334-613-0212 f 334-613-0849

p 205-763-2225 f 205-763-2229

p 205-477-9181 f 205-477-6870

p 251-653-8834 f 251-653-9556

p 256-353-5252 f 256-353-5235

p 251-679-6260 f 251-679-6235

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p 928-757-7300 f 928-757-1085

p 928-764-2410 f 928-764-2021

p 520-377-0001 f 520-377-0003

p 623-936-1118 f 623-936-3611

p 520-663-3348 f 520-663-3439

p 928-927-7777 f 928-927-7000

p 928-289-2081 f 928-289-3798

Day Breaker CafĂŠ p 928-342-2696 f 928-342-1619

ARKANSAS p 205-553-9710 f 205-553-3089

ARIZONA 459 AVONDALE 13 S DEF 145 rv dump I-10, Exit 133A 900 North 99th Avenue, 85323 180 BELLEMONT 7 S DEF 90 I-40, EXIT 185 12500 West I-40, 86015 608 Ehrenberg DEF 300 13 I-10 Exit 1 Box 801, I-10 Exit 1 S. Frontage Rd, 85334 458 ELOY 5 S DEF 145 rv dump I-10, Exit 208 619 South Sunshine Boulevard, 85231

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p 928-773-0180 f 928-773-0205

p 928-923-9600 f 928-923-7735

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118 BENTON 7 S DEF 70 I-30, Exit 121 7801 Alcoa Road, 72015 492 Caddo valley 7 S DEF 80 I-30, Exit 78 & Hwy 7 170 Valley Street, 71923 332 N. LITTLE ROCK 7 S DEF 100 I-40 & SR391 Galloway Road, Exit 161 3300 Highway 391 North, 72117 430 RUSSELLVILLE 5 S DEF 130 I-40, Exit 84 215 SR 331 North, 72802 605 Russellville DEF 165 15 rv dump I-40, Exit 84 42 Bradley Cove Road, 72801

p 501-794-5900 f 501-794-5904

p 870-245-3119 f 870-245-3084

p 501-945-2226 f 501-945-2282

p 479-967-7414 f 479-964-0112

p 479-890-6161 f 479-890-2639

p 479-872-6100 f 479-872-6103

p 870-774-3595 f 870-772-1006

p 870-732-1202 f 870-732-1340

p 870-735-8200 f 870-735-3300

CALIFORNIA 613 Bakersfield DEF 250 14 rv dump Hwy 99 Exit Merced Ave. 17047 Zachary Ave., 93308 282 barstow 7 S DEF 30 I-15/40 & US 58 2591 Commerce Parkway, 92311 614 Bartsow DEF 171 15 rv dump I-15 & Lenwood Exit 2611 Fisher Boulevard, 92311 372 CASTAIC 7 S DEF 125 I-5 & Lake Hughes Exit 31642 Castaic Road, 91384 168 DUNNIGAN 10 S DEF 155 I-5, Road 8 Exit 554 30035 County Road 8, 95937 616 Frazier Park 18 285 rv dump I-5 Frazier Park Exit 205 42810 Frazier Mtn Park Road, 93243 381 HESPERIA 11 S DEF 300 I-15 & US 395 8701 Highway 395, 92345 200 KRAMER JUNCTION DEF 50 7 US 395/US 58 5725 Highway 58, 93516 617 Lodi DEF 187 15 rv dump I-5 & Hwy 12, Exit Fairfield 15100 North Thornton Road, 95242 154 LOST HILLS 7 S DEF 100 I-5 & CA 46 14808 Warren Street, 93249

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p 760-253-2861 f 760-253-2863

p 760-253-7043 f 760-253-7051

p 661-257-2800 f 661-257-2109

p 530-724-3060 f 530-724-3029

p 661-248-2600 f 661-248-2610

p 760-956-2844 f 760-956-1198

p 760-762-0041 f 760-762-5231

p 209-339-4066 f 209-339-4287

p 661-797-2122 f 661-797-9772

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FLORIDA (cont.)

FLORIDA (cont.)

365 MADERA DEF 150 11 CA-99 at Ave 18.5 22717 Avenue 18 1/2, 93637 307 N. PALM SPRINGS DEF 80 5 I-10 & Garnett & Indian Ave. 6605 N. Indian Canyon Drive, 92258 343 Otay Mesa 9 S DEF 150 I-905, Exit 7, CA905 1497 Piper Ranch Rd, 92154 618 Ripon DEF 197 15 rv dump Hwy 99 Exit Jack Tone Rd 1501 North Jack Tone Road, 95366 879 Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza DEF 300 12 I-80, Exit 85 (W. El Camino Ave) 2828 El Centro Rd, 95833 237 SALINAS DEF 75 7 US 101 & Sanborn 951 Work Street, 93901 765 Thousand Palms DEF 88 9 rv dump I-10 Ramon Exit 72235 Varner Road, 92276 137 weed DEF 80 7 rv dump I-5, Exit 745 395 E Vista Drive, 96094

89 ELLENTON DEF 2 2 I-75, Exit 224 1526 51st Avenue East, 34222 352 FT. MYERS DEF 80 6 I-75, Luckett Rd, Exit 139 6050 Plaza Drive, 33905 90 FT. PIERCE 8 S DEF 80 I-95, Exit 129 7300 West Okeechobee Road, 34945 471 Haines City DEF 80 7 rv dump US Hwy 27 North 35647 US Hwy 27 North, 33845 91 JACKSONVILLE DEF 50 5 I-95, Exit 329 1625 County Road 210 West, 32259 374 MARIANNA 7 S DEF 90 I-10 @ FL 71, Exit 142 2209 Highway 71, 32448 873 miami 3 65 Hwy 27 12200 NW South River Road, 33178 874 miami 2 30 US 41 & SR 997 17696 SW 8th Street, 33194 897 Miami Gardens Dades corner Plz 1 7 SR 826, Exit SR 817 16650 NW 27th Avenue, 33054 425 MIDWAY 8 S DEF 90 rv dump I-10, Exit 192 33333 Blue Star Highway, 32343 293 OCALA DEF 60 7 I-75 & FL 484, Exit 341 2020 SW 135th Street, 34476 92 OCALA 7 S DEF 130 I-75, Exit 358 4255 NW Highway 326, 34482 424 OCALA 5 S DEF 150 I-75, Exit 358 4032 West Highway 326, 34482 94 PUNTA GORDA DEF 40 5 I-75, Exit 161 26505 Jones Loop Road, 33950 623 Quincy DEF 150 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 192 32670 Blue Star Highway, 32343 626 St. Augustine DEF 160 9 rv dump I-95 Hwy 206 Exit 305 950 State Road 206 West, 32086 622 St. Lucie DEF 156 15 rv dump I-95 Hwy 68 Exit 131 100 North Kings Hwy 625 Tampa 4 30 rv dump I-4 & SR 579 Exit 10 11555 East Sligh Ave.

95 WILDWOOD 5 S DEF 10 I-75, Exit 329 493 East State Route 44 96 YEEHAW JUNCTION 0 40 US 60 & FL Turnpike, Exit 193 3050 SR 60 Yeehaw Junction

p 559-673-3878 f 559-673-7679

p 760-329-5562 f 760-329-0083

p 619-661-9558 f 619-661-9814

p 209-599-4141 f 209-599-4265

p 916-927-4774 f 916-923-3677

p 831-775-0380 f 831-775-0360

p 760-343-1500 f 760-343-1330

p 530-938-9600 f 530-938-9700

COLORADO 619 Aurora DEF 149 15 rv dump I-70 Exit 285 (South) 16751 East 32nd Ave., 80011 316 DENVER 7 S DEF 100 I-70 & Steele Street, Exit 276A 4640 Steele Street, 80216 621 Limon DEF 200 2 rv dump I-70 & Exit 359 2495 Williams Ave., 80828

p 303-366-7600 f 303-367-5657

p 303-292-6303 f 303-292-3647

p 719-775-9286 f 719-775-9306

CONNecticut 255 MILFORD 12 S DEF 150 I-95, EXIT 40 433 Old Gate Lane, 06460 882 N Stonington American Auto Stop 6 119 I-95, Exit 93 273 Clarks Falls Rd, 06359

p 203-876-1266 f 203-876-9473

p 860-599-2020 f 860-599-5771

FLORIDA 87 BALDWIN DEF 50 5 I-10, Exit 343 1050 US 301 South, 32234 88 COCOA 2 LTD I-95, Exit 201 4455 King Street, 32926 624 Dade City DEF 180 15 I-75 Exit 285 & SR52 29933 State Road 52, 33576 w w w. p t c c h a l l e n g e . c o m

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p 941-729-6288 f 941-729-7523

p 239-693-6868 f 239-693-1253

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p 407-436-1224 f 407-436-1919

GEORGIA p 772-460-0611 f 772-460-9492

p 863-421-3571 f 863-421-6032

p 904-826-3618 f 904-825-2760

p 850-482-2148 f 850-482-2136

p 305-883-1004 f 305-883-1799

p 305-553-6203 f 305-207-7967

p 305-623-3434 f 305-623-3439

p 850-576-3200 f 850-576-3213

p 352-347-8555 f 352-347-3082

p 352-402-9081 f 352-622-5233

p 352-867-8300 f 352-867-8448

p 941-637-3974 f 941-637-5729

p 850-574-1299 f 850-574-6546

p 904-794-0426 f 904-794-7582

p 772-461-0091 f 772-461-0291

260 ALBANY DEF 80 4 Hwy 300 & Clark Ave 310 Cordele Road, 31705 331 ATLANTA (EAST) 7 S DEF 100 I-285 & Bouldercrest Road, Exit 51 2605 Bouldercrest, 30316 344 ATLANTA (WEST) 5 45 I-285 & South Atlanta Road, Exit 16 4600 South Atlanta Road, 30080 65 AUGUSTA 3 30 I-20, Exit 194 4091 Jimmie Dyess Parkway, 30909 144 AUGUSTA DEF 90 6  I-20, Exit 200 2975 Gun Club Road, 30907 66 BRASELTON 7 S DEF 70 I-85, Exit 129 5888 Highway 53, 30517 627 Brunswick DEF 150 15 rv dump I-95 Exit 29 2990 US Hwy 17 South, 31523 628 Carnesville DEF 190 15 rv dump I-85 Exit 160 10226 Old Federal Road, 30521 67 CARTERSVILLE 8 S DEF 100 I-75, Exit 296 968 Cassville-White Road, 30120 416 CORDELLE DEF 60 10 rv dump I-75, Exit 101 2201 East 16 Avenue, 31015 319 DALTON DEF 100 7 I-75/Connector 3, Exit 328 244 Connector 3 SW, 30720 421 DALTON 9 S DEF 210 rv dump I-75, Exit 326 142 Carbondale Road, 30721 68 DUBLIN DEF 6 2 I-16, Exit 51 2185 US 441, 31021 630 Jackson DEF 200 14 rv dump I-75 Exit 201 I-75 & Exit 66 Bucksnort Road, 30233 69 LAGRANGE DEF 60 3 I-85, Exit 13 1960 Whitesvillle Road, 30240

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p 404-212-8733 f 404-212-8568

p 770-434-9949 f 770-434-8341

p 706-860-6677 f 706-869-9074

p 706-667-6557 f 706-481-9940

p 706-654-2820 f 706-654-9326

p 912-280-0006 f 912-280-9555

p 706-335-6656 f 706-335-4432

p 770-607-7835 f 770-607-7873

p 229-271-5775 f 229-271-5774

p 706-277-7934 f 706-277-3337

p 706-370-4060 f 706-370-5769

p 478-275-2143 f 478-275-0070

p 770-775-0138 f 770-775-1134

p 706-884-6318 f 706-884-1872

p 813-612-9438 f 813-612-9297

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631 Lake Park DEF 200 15 rv dump I-75 Exit 2 7001 Lake Park-Bellville Rd., 31636 420 MADISON DEF 110 6 rv dump I-20, Exit 114 1881 Eatonton Road, 30650 422 NEWNAN 7 S DEF 95 I-85, Exit 41 1645 South Highway 29, 30263 71 PORT WENTWORTH 8 S DEF 125 I-95, Exit 109 7001 Highway 21, 31407 632 Resaca DEF 200 15 rv dump I-75 Exit 320 288 Resaca Beach Blvd. NW, 30735 415 RISING FAWN DEF 150 8 I-59, Exit 4 319 Deer Head Cover Road, 30738 72 SAVANNAH DEF LTD 1 I-16, Exit 160 1504 Dean Forrest Road, 31408 575 St. marys DEF 235 12 I-95, Exit 1 491 W. St. Mary’s Street, 31558 312 TALLAPOOSA 6 S DEF 90 I-20 & GA 100, Exit 5 882 Georgia Highway 100, 30176 417 TEMPLE DEF 140 14 rv dump I-20, Exit 19 625 Carrollton Street, 30179 634 TEMPLE DEF 164 15 rv dump I-20 & Hwy 113 Exit 19 15 Villa Rosa Road, 30179 192 TIFTON 12 S DEF 200 I-75, Exit 60 4431 Old Union Road, 31794 633 union point DEF 189 9 rv dump I-20 & Exit 138 3600 Highway 77 South, 30642 73 VALDOSTA 5 S DEF 90 I-75, Exit 11 3495 Madison Highway, 31601 398 VIENNA DEF 85 5 I-75, Exit 109 39 Victory Lane, 31092 267 WARNER ROBINS (BYRON) 11 S DEF 150 I-75, Exit 146 2965 Highway 247C, 31008 254 WILDWOOD DEF 20 3 I-24 Exit 169 650 Highway 299, 30757

777 East Boise DEF 60 6 I-84 Exit 54 (Federal Way) 3353 Federal Way, 83705 638 Caldwell DEF 100 9 I-84 Exit 29 3512 Franklin Road, 83605 641 McCammon DEF 100 4 I-15 Exit 47 587 E. US Hwy 30, 83250 350 MOUNTAIN HOME DEF 100 7 I-84 & US 20, Exit 95 1050 Highway 20, 83647 639 Post Falls DEF 100 8 I-90 Exit 2 N 400 Idahline Rd, 83854 640 Twin Falls DEF 100 6 I-84 Exit 173 5350 Highway 93, 83338

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p 770-252-3551 f 770-252-2197

p 912-964-7006 f 912-964-7808

p 706-629-1541 f 706-629-2003

p 706-462-2455 f 706-462-2702

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p 912-576-5424 f 912-882-8867

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p 770-562-9773 f 770-562-2269

p 770-562-4009 f 770-562-3571

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p 706-486-4835 f 706-486-4845

p 229-244-8034 f 229-244-6020

p 229-268-1414 f 229-268-4880

p 478-956-5316 f 478-956-3726

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p 208-324-3454 f 208-324-4097

ILLINOIS 642 alorton DEF 202 15 rv dump I-255 & Exit 17A 140 Racehorse Drive, 62207 299 BLOOMINGTON 6 S DEF 160 I-55/74 & IL 9, Exit 160A 1522 West Market Street 526 Champaign road ranger DEF 150 3 I-57, Exit 240 4910 Market St 473 channahon DEF 45 0 I-55 & Route 6, Exit 248 23841 SE Eams 378 Chicago road ranger 0 LTD I-55 MM 288 “Stevenson Expressway” 3401 South California Avenue, 60632 368 Decatur DEF 60 7 I-72, Exit 144 (SE Quad) 4030 E. Boyd Road 523 Dixon road ranger DEF 45 5 I-88 Exit 54 1801 South Galena Ave. ,61021 313 EAST ST. LOUIS 11 S DEF 200 I 70/55 Exit 4 699 State Route 203 165 EFFINGHAM 7 S DEF 100 I-57/70, Exit 162 2500 North 3rd Street 643 Effingham DEF 180 15 rv dump I-70 & I-57, Exit 160 1701 W Evergreen / I-70 & I-57 468 Gilman DEF 80 7 I-57, Exit 283 815 Hwy 24 West, 60938

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p 309-827-7867 f 309-827-2355

p 815-315-4991 f 217-643-7809

p 815-467-0918 f 815-467-0972

p 815-977-7020 f 773-847-1438

p 217-876-0208 f 217-876-0522

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p 618-875-5800 f 618-875-4234

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p 217-347-7161 f 217-347-5815

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543 Hampshire road ranger Dan’s Big Slice Pizza DEF 30 4 I-90, Exit 43 p 815-209-9013 19 N. 681 US Hwy 20 f 847-683-7609 644 LaSalle DEF 186 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 77 p 815-220-0611 343 Civic Road f 815-220-0617 514 Lincoln Thorntons Subworks DEF 100 6 2903 Woodlawn Road p 217-732-3915 I-55, Exit 126 f 217-732-4875 540 Loves Park road ranger 0 LTD I-90 & Riverside Blvd p 815-580-4221 7500 East Riverside Blvd, 61111 f 847-232-3058 595 marion DEF 45 5 I-57, Exit 54B p 618-993-2697 2611Vernell Road, 62959 f 618-993-8100 347 Mclean road ranger Dan’s Big Dixie Slice Pizza DEF 80 10 I-55, Exit 145 p 815-315-0774 501 South Main Street, 61754 f 309-874-2048 530 mendota road ranger DEF 25 3 I-39, Exit 72 p 815-315-4210 2705 12th Street, 61342 f 815-539-2340 326 Minonk road ranger Dan’s Big Woody’s Slice Pizza DEF 100 4 I-39, Exit 27 p 815-315-4189 1311 Carolyn Dr, 61760 f 309-432-2002 236 MINOOKA 7 S DEF 100 I-80, Exit 122 p 815-467-4416 301 Ridge Road, 60447 f 815-467-5409 39 MONEE DEF 90 5 I-57, Exit 335 p 708-534-2483 6002 Monee-Manhattan Road, 60449 f 708-534-3980 482 MT. VERNON 7 S DEF 100 I-57, Exit 95 p 618-244-1216 4610 Broadway, 62864 f 618-244-1262 889 MT. VERNON 7 S DEF 200 I-64/57, exit IL Hwy 15 p 618-244-2616 101 S. 46th St., 62864 520 new berlin road ranger DEF 25 3 I-72, Exit 82 p 815-209-9009 700 King Rd, 62670 171 Oakwood 7 S DEF 100 I-74, Exit 206 p 217-354-4270 503 N. Oakwood St, 61858 f 217-354-4070 534 Okawville road ranger DEF 50 2 I-64, Exit 41 p 815-656-4143 905 Hen House Rd, 62271 f 618-243-6479 515 ottawa road ranger Dan’s Big Slice Pizza DEF 25 2 I-80, Exit 93 p 815-516-0946 3041 North IL Route 71,61350 f 815-434-4081 645 Pontoon Beach DEF 185 15 rv dump I-270 & Exit 6B p 618-931-1580 1310 East Chain of Rocks Road, 62040 f 618-931-3587

541 Princeton road ranger DEF 250 7 I-80, Exit 56 2835 N Main St, 61356 539 Rochelle road ranger DEF 55 5 I-39, Exit 99 890 E Hwy 38, 61068 535 Rockford road ranger 0 LTD US 20 4980 S Main St, 61108 536 South Beloit road ranger DEF 75 5 I-90, Exit 1 6070 Gardner Street, 61080 646 South Beloit DEF 186 15 rv dump I-90 & HWY 75 16049 Willowbrook Road, 61080 512 Springfield road ranger DEF 25 2 I-55, Exit 90 500 Toronto Road, 62711 525 Springfield road ranger DEF 50 6 I-55, Exit 100-A 3752 Camp Butler Rd, 62707 249 TROY 7 S DEF 135 I-55/70 & IL 162, Exit 18 820 Edwardsville Road, 62294 529 Tuscola road ranger 3 15 I-57, Exit 212 1112 East Southline Dr., 61953 537 Winnebago road ranger 0 LTD US 20, MM8 101 S. Winnebago Rd, 61088 476 woodhull DEF 80 5 I-74, Exit 32 900 Plaza Ave, 61490

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Dan’s Big Slice Pizza

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p 815-209-9038 f 815-562-6573

p 815-315-4974 f 847-232-1183 Dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-264-4311 f 815-389-3917

p 815-389-4760 f 815-389-4793

Dan’s Big Slice Pizza p 815-516-0863 f 217-585-1883

Star 66 Café

Dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-209-9059 f 217-528-9169

p 618-667-0946 f 618-667-0966

p 815-315-4988 f 217-253-3793

Dan’s Big Slice Pizza p 815-957-4049 f 847-897-2600

p 309-334-4550 f 309-334-4556

INDIANA 444 BRAZIL 10 S DEF 110 I-70, Exit 23 4376 North SR 59, 47834 531 BRAZIL road ranger DEF 30 3 I-70, Exit 23 990 West State Rd 42, 47834 445 BURNS HARBOR 7 S DEF 115 rv dump I-94, Exit 22 243 Melton Road, 46304 247 CRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S DEF 110 I-74 & SR 32, Exit 39 4367 East State Road 32, 47933 28 DALEVILLE DEF 35 3 I-69, Exit 234 15151 Commerce Road, 47334 446 DALEVILLE DEF 125 5 I-69, Exit 234 15876 West Commerce Road, 47334

p 812-446-9400 f 812-446-6116

p 815-209-9052 f 812-442-5206

p 219-787-5705 f 219-787-9656

p 765-361-9603 f 765-361-9601

p 765-378-3599 f 765-378-3592

p 765-378-0246 f 765-378-4248

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indiana (cont.)

indiana (cont.)

iowa (cont.)

447 EVANSVILLE (HAUBSTADT) 5 S DEF 145 rv dump I-64, Exit 25B 1042 E Warrenton Road, 47639 362 FORTVILLE (PENDLETON) DEF 50 4 I-69, Exit 214 7455 South State Rd. 13, 46064 29 FREMONT 7 S DEF 130 I-80, Exit 144; I-69 N, Exit 157 6900 Old US 27, 46737 881 Ft Wayne Ft Wayne travel plz 6 260 I-69, Exit 109A 3037 Goshen Rd, 46808 271 GARY 9 S DEF 215 I-80/94 & Burr Street, Exit 6 2501 Burr Street, 46406 30 Greenfield DEF 150 5 I-70, Exit 96 2640 North 600 West, 46140 542 Greenwood road ranger DEF 40 7 I-65, Exit 99 1615 East Main Street, 46143 647 Haubstadt DEF 145 9 rv dump I-64 & SR 41 Exit 25B Rural Route 1, Box 254A, 47639 448 HEBRON 8 S DEF 135 I-65, Exit 240 18011 Colorado Street, 46341 31 HIGHLAND DEF LTD 2 I-80 & 94, Exit 2 8150 Indianapolis Boulevard, 46322 318 INDIANAPOLIS 7 S DEF 90 I-465 & IN37, Exit 4 4607 South Harding Street, 46217 649 Indianapolis DEF 190 15 rv dump I-465 Exit 4 1720 West Thompson Road, 46217 546 Lake staTIon - S – road ranger 4 15 I-80, Exit 15A 2151 Ripley St., 46405 650 Lake Station DEF 375 14 rv dump I-94 & Exit 15B 1401 Ripley Street, 46405 478 LEAVENWORTH DEF 65 5 I-64, Exit 92 6921 South SR 66, 47137 652 Lebanon DEF 150 9 rv dump I-65 Exit 139 520 South State Road 39, 46052 653 Lowell DEF 375 15 Rt 2 & I-65 Exit 240 3231 East 181st Street, 46356

152 MEMPHIS DEF 70 10 I-65, Memphis Road, Exit 16 14013 Memphis Blue Lick Road, 47143 304 new haven DEF 80 9 rv dump I-469, Exit 19 Hwy 30 & Doyle Road, 46774 198 PLYMOUTH 7 S DEF 110 US 30 & US 31 10619 9A Road, 46563 34 REMINGTON DEF 75 5 I-65, Exit 201 4154 West US Highway 24, 47977 339 RILEYSBURG (COVINGTON) DEF 50 6 I-74 & SR 63, Exit 4 16502 North State Road 63, 47932 242 SHELBYVILLE 7 S DEF 90 I-74, Exit 109 1851 West 400 North 35 SOUTH BEND DEF 70 5 I-80, Exit 72 6424 West Brick Road 655 Spiceland DEF 193 15 rv dump I-70 Exit 123 5300 South State Rte. 3 297 TERRE HAUTE DEF 70 5 I-70 & IN46, Exit 11 5555 E. Margaret Avenue 36 VALPARAISO DEF 25 3 US 30 & SR 49 4105 US 30 East 37 WHITELAND 8 S DEF 110 rv dump I-65, Exit 95 2962 County Road 500 North 656 WHITELAND DEF 173 15 I-65 & Whiteland Road, Exit 95 4982 North 350 East

329 COUNCIL BLUFFS 7 S DEF 80 I-80/29, Exit 1B 2647 South 24th Street, 51501 636 Davenport DEF 146 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 292 8200 N.W. Blvd., 52806 373 DES MOINES 17 S DEF 350 I-35/80 & Douglas Ave, Ext 126 11957 Douglas Avenue, 50322 532 elk run heights road ranger DEF 100 6 I-380, Exit 68 100 Plaza Drive, 50707 637 Evansdale DEF 80 7 rv dump I-380 & Evansdale Dr. 445 Evansdale Drive, 50707 131 Osceola DEF 80 5 rv dump I-35, Exit 34 2010 West Clay Street, 50213 238 Percival DEF 50 7 I-29, Exit 10 2495 210th Ave., 51648 594 Sioux city DEF 100 7 I-29, Exit 143 2815 Singing Hills Blvd, 51111 43 WALCOTT 8 S DEF 160 I-80, Exit 284 3500 North Plainview Road, 52773 268 WALCOTT DEF 25 3 I-80, Exit 284 2975 North Plainview Road, 52773 572 williams 7 S DEF 100 rv dump I-35, and SR 20, Exit 144 3040 220th Street, 50271

p 812-868-1048 f 812-868-1050

p 317-485-6211 f 317-485-4527

p 260-833-1987 f 260-833-6794 The Point Restaurant

p 260-482-7814 f 260-482-7780

p 219-844-2661 f 219-844-7957

p 317-894-1910 f 317-894-3499

p 815-315-4987 f 317-881-7301

p 812-768-5304 f 812-768-9215

p 219-696-8265 f 219-696-8281

p 219-923-6405 f 219-972-4134

p 317-783-1033 f 317-783-0851

p 317-783-5543 f 317-783-5648

p 815-239-6205 f 219-962-5723

p 219-962-8502 f 219-962-3259

p 812-739-2002 f 812-739-4034 TM

p 765-483-9755 f 765-483-9762

p 219-696-6446 f 219-696-2456

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p 260-493-4035 f 260-493-4921

p 574-936-6525 f 574-936-4348

p 219-261-3786 f 219-261-3986

p 765-793-7307 f 765-793-2155

p 317-392-8771 f 317-392-8721

p 574-272-8212 f 574-272-9914

p 765-987-1833 f 765-987-1836

p 812-877-9977 f 812-877-9978

p 219-464-1644 f 219-464-9019

p 317-535-7656 f 317-535-3058

f 712-322-0236

p 563-386-7710 f 563-386-8243

p 515-276-1509 f 515-276-8599

Dan’s Big Slice Pizza

Junies Family Restaurant

p 815-315-0271 f 319-235-5237

p 319-291-7714 f 319-291-7720

p 641-342-8658 f 641-342-1782

p 712-382-2224 f 712-382-1556

p 712-258-3816 f 712-258-3320

p 563-284-4100 f 563-284-4103

p 563-284-5074 f 563-284-5076

p 515-854-9117 f 515-854-9124

KANSAS p 317-535-1124 f 317-535-4123

IOWA 913 ALTOONA DEF 350 18 I-80 & US 65, Exit 142 3231 Adventureland Drive, 50009 496 Atalissa DEF 45 4 I-80, Exit 265 2086 Atalissa Rd., 52720 893 avoca wings america/Flying j 15 200 I-80, Exit 40 7005 N. Chestnut St, 51521 495 brooklyn 5 S DEF 140 I-80, Exit 201 4126 Hwy 21, 52211 407 CLEAR LAKE DEF 125 6 I-35, Exit 194 2411 US Highway 18 East, 50428

p 712-322-0088

p 515-967-7878 f 515-967-5726

p 563-946-3761 f 563-946-3871

p 712-343-4007 f 712-343-5026

p 319-685-4221 f 319-685-4575

920 colby 5 90 I-70, Exit 54 110 East Willow Street, 67701 657 Dodge City DEF 62 4 Hwy 400 & Hwy 283 2524 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., 67801 658 Emporia DEF 74 7 rv dump I-35 & US 50 Exit 127 4245 West Hwy 50, 66801 903 SALINA 16 200 rv dump I-70, Exit 252 1944 North 9th Street, 67401 659 Salina DEF 120 9 I-70 Exit 253 2250 North Ohio Street, 67401

p 785-460-5832 f 785-460-5878

p 620-338-8888 f 602-338-8829 TM

p 620-343-2717 f 620-343-3692

p 785-825-6787 f 785-827-3394 TM

p 785-825-5300 f 785-452-9221

Kentucky p 641-357-3124 f 641-357-4939

356 BROOKS (SHEPHERDSVILLE) DEF 100 5 I-65 & Brooks Rd, Exit 121 2050 East Blue Lick Road, 40165

p 502-955-5049 f 502-955-9717

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KENTUCKY (cont.)

KENTUCKY (cont.)

660 catlettsburg DEF 155 9 rv dump I-64 SR 180 Exit 185 15236 State Route 180, 41129 231 CORBIN DEF 40 5 I-75 & US25E, Exit 29 249 West Cumberland Gap Prkwy, 40701 46 FRANKLIN DEF 150 3 I-65, Exit 6 2929 Scottsville Road, 42134 438 FRANKLIN 8 S DEF 80 I-65, Exit 6 Highway 100 & I-65, Exit 6, 42134 661 FRANKLIN DEF 172 15 rv dump I-65 US Hwy 31 W. Exit 2 4380 Nashville Road, 42134 47 GEORGETOWN DEF 90 5 I-75, Exit 129 259 Cherry Blossom Way, 40324 353 GEORGETOWN 12 S DEF 175 I-75, Exit 129 110 Triport Road, 40324 48 GLENDALE DEF 125 8 I-65, Exit 86 58 Glendale-Hodgenville Road, 42740 890 Kuttawa 7 S DEF 100 I-24, Exit 40 2299 E. Hwy 62, 42055 399 LEBANON JUNCTION 7 S DEF 85 I-65, Exit 105 150 Park Plaza Boulevard, 40150 240 MIDDLESBORO DEF 40 2 Rt 2, Hwy 25E 3000 US Highway 25 East, 40965 156 MORTON’S GAP DEF 90 5 Highway 813, Exit 37 Pennyrile Parkway, Exit 37, 42440 41 MT STERLING DEF 80 7 I-64, Exit 113 3060 Owingsville Road, 40353 49 OAK GROVE 8 S DEF 300 I-24, Exit 89 8190 Pembroke-Oak Grove Road, 42262 439 OAK GROVE 5 S DEF 125 I-24, Exit 86 12900 Fort Campbell Boulevard, 42262 662 OAK GROVE DEF 130 9 rv dump I-24 Exit 86 18750 Herndon Oak Grove Road, 42262 358 PADUCAH DEF 65 8 I-24 & KY 305, Exit 3 5353 Cairo Road, 42001 440 PENDLETON DEF 100 5 I-71, Exit 28 205 Pendleton Road, 40055

278 RICHWOOD (WALTON) DEF LTD 5 I-75/71 & KY 338, Exit 175 118 Richwood Road, 41094 321 RICHWOOD (WALTON) DEF LTD 3 I-75/71 & KY 338, Exit 175 11229 Frontage Road, 41094 354 SIMPSONVILLE DEF 60 7 I-64 & Veechdale Rd, Exit 28 819 Buck Creek Road, 40067 50 SULPHUR DEF 175 8 I-71, Exit 28 489 Pendleton Road, 40070 392 SONORA 6 S DEF 200 I-65, Exit 81 450 East Western Avenue, 42776 663 Waddy DEF 110 9 rv dump I-64 & HWY 395 Exit 43 1670 Waddy Road, 40076 664 Walton DEF 200 15 rv dump I-75 Exit 171 13019 Walton Verona Rd., 41094 437 WILLIAMSBURG DEF 80 3 rv dump I-75, Exit 11 481 West Highway 92, 40769

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p 606-928-8383 f 606-928-4546

p 606-528-0631 f 606-528-1003

p 270-586-4149 f 270-586-5171

p 270-586-9544 f 270-586-9887

p 270-586-3343 f 270-586-8984

p 502-868-7427 f 502-867-1847

p 502-863-2708 f 502-863-5012

p 270-369-7360 f 270-369-6991

p 270-388-8111 f 270-388-8084

p 502-833-2727 f 502-833-2759

p 606-248-4057 f 606-248-4149

p 270-258-5213 f 270-258-9830

p 859-497-4041 f 859-497-8709

p 270-439-1776 f 270-439-7624

p 270-439-0153 f 270-439-0765

p 270-640-7000 f 270-640-7060

p 270-443-2044

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p 859-485-6100 f 859-485-6113

p 859-485-1327 f 859-485-8519

p 502-722-5636 f 502-722-5630

p 502-743-5496 f 502-743-5228

p 270-369-7300 f 270-369-8596

p 502-829-9100 f 502-829-5600

p 859-485-4400 f 859-485-6886

p 606-549-0162 f 606-549-0166

LOUISIANA 274 BREAUX BRIDGE 7 S DEF 105 I-10, Exit 109 2112 Rees Street, 70517 79 DENHAM SPRINGS DEF 60 3 I-12, Exit 10 2601 South Range Avenue, 70726 665 Greenwood DEF 190 15 rv dump I-20 Exit 3 9510 Greenwood Road, 71033 300 HAMMOND DEF 60 5 I-12 Exit 40 / I-55/US 51 2111 SW Railroad Avenue, 70403 199 HAUGHTON 7 S DEF 90 I-20, Exit 33 490 North Elm Street, 71037 82 LAPLACE DEF 150 8 I-10/55, Exit 209 4301 South Main Street, 70068 335 RAYVILLE DEF 85 5 I-20 & LA137, Exit 138 103 Grimshaw Street, 71269 428 WEST MONROE DEF 100 5 rv dump I-20, Exit 112 300 Well Road, 71292

f 270-442-8538

MARYLAND

p 502-743-5222

875 Elkton DEF 225 23 I-95, Exit 109A 221 Belle Hill Rd, 21921

f 502-743-5123

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p 225-665-4151 f 225-665-4122

p 318-938-7744 f 318-938-5697

p 985-345-5476 f 985-542-5028

p 318-390-9709 f 318-390-9713

p 985-652-0531 f 985-652-4141

p 318-728-4100 f 318-728-4236

p 318-329-3590 f 318-329-3592

p 410-398-0287 f 410-398-0547

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maryland (cont.)

MIchigan (cont.)

MIssouri (cont.)

408 GRANTSVILLE 7 S DEF 65 I-68, Exit 22 3000 Chesnut Ridge Road, 21536 150 HAGERSTOWN 7 S DEF 90 I-70 & MD 63, Exit 24 11633 Greencastle Pike, 21740 179 HAGERSTOWN 9 S DEF 111 I-81, Exit 5B 16921 Halfway Blvd, 21740 784 North East DEF 200 15 rv dump I-95, Exit 100 One Center Drive, 21901 290 PERRYVILLE 5 80 I-95 & MD 222, Exit 93 31 Heather Lane, 21903

895 Woodhaven Detroiter DEF 225 12 I-75, Exit 32A 21055 West Road, 48183

571 CHARLESTON DEF 65 7 I-57 Exit 12 2460 E. Marshall/E US Hwy 60, 63834 385 collins DEF 35 3 US 54 & Hwy 13 South Hwy 13 South, 64738 533 fenton road ranger DEF 25 2 I-44 W, Exit 275; I-44 E, Exit 274B 205 North Highway Dr., 63026 442 HAYTI 8 S DEF 150 rv dump I-55, Exit 19 1701 Highway 84 East, 63851 443 HIGGINSVILLE 6 S DEF 125 rv dump I-70, Exit 49 6676 Highway 13, 64037 317 JOPLIN 7 S DEF 90 I-44 & MO 43S, Exit 4 4500 Highway 43 South, 64804 669 JOPLIN DEF 160 15 rv dump I-44 U.S. 71 Exit 11A 11570 Hwy FF, 64804 768 Kansas City DEF 121 6 I-435 Front Street 1300 North Corrington Ave., 64120 252 Kearney 7 S DEF 125 I-35, Exit 26 600 West SR 92, 64060 301 MARSTON DEF 70 6 I-55, Exit 40 917 East Elm Street, 63866 671 Matthews DEF 188 15 rv dump I-55 Exit 58 703 State Hwy 80, 63867 167 nevada DEF 45 3 US 71 & Camp Clark Road 2424 East Austin Road, 64772 208 Pacific DEF 90 7 I-44W, Exit 257; I-44E, Exit 256 1475 Thornton Street, 63069 672 Peculiar DEF 165 9 rv dump US Hwy 71 Exit J 700 J Hwy, 64078 547 st. robert road ranger DEF 75 6 I-44, Exit 163 22345 Hwy 28, 65584 673 Sullivan DEF 160 15 rv dump I-44/Hwy. 185 Exit 226 1500 AF Highway, 63080 674 Warrenton DEF 200 14 rv dump I-70 Exit 188 24004 West Veterans Mem. Pkwy, 63383 675 Wayland DEF 99 6 rv dump Hwy 136 & Hwy 61 102 Fore Drive, 63472

p 301-895-4536 f 301-895-4548

f 301-582-9008

p 301-582-6111 f 301-582-5004

p 410-287-7110 f 410-287-7116

p 410-642-2883 f 410-378-4941

p 508-347-9104 f 508-347-9165

MICHIGAN 17 BATTLE CREEK 5 S DEF 25 I-94, Exit 104 15901 Eleven Mile Road, 49014 666 Benton Harbor DEF 135 6 I-94 Exit 30 1860 East Napier Ave., 49022 21 DEXTER DEF 80 3 I-94, Exit 167 750 Baker Road, 48130 296 DEXTER DEF 80 5 I-94, Exit 167 195 Baker Road, 48130 667 Grand Ledge DEF 265 9 rv dump I-96 & Exit 90/I-69 & Exit 81 7800 West Grand River Ave., 48837 23 IONIA DEF 18 4 I-96, Exit 67 7205 South State Road, 48846 24 MONROE DEF 20 3 I-75, Exit 15 1100 North Dixie Highway, 48162 284 MONROE DEF 60 5 I-75, Exit 18 1200 Nadeau Road, 48161 26 OTTAWA LAKE DEF 170 8 US 23, Exit 5 6158 US 223, 49267 596 port huron DEF 65 5 I-69, Exit 196 2424 Wadhams Road, 48074 668 Saginaw DEF 50 3 rv dump I-75 & Washington St. Exit 151 3475 East Washington, 48601

f 734-675-4973

MINNesota p 301-582-9004

MASSachusetts 222 STURBRIDGE 6 S DEF 222 I-84 Exit 1 400 Route 15 (Haynes Street), 01566

p 734-675-0222

590 alexandria DEF 50 6 I-94, Exit 100 & SR 27 3181 Evergreen Lane, 56308 521 AUSTIN 3 60 I-90, Exit 179 1509 10th Place NE #2, 55912 581 Inver Grove Heights DEF 45 5 Hwy 52 & 117 Street 11650 Courthouse Blvd, 55077 576 northfield DEF 80 6 rv dump I-35 & Hwy 19, Exit 69 8051 Bagley Avenue, 55057 134 ST. CLOUD DEF 40 7 I-94, Exit 171 (CR 75) 4231 Clearwater Road, 56301

p 320-763-9222 f 320-763-2339 Watt’s Cooking!

p 507-437-6702 f 507-437-0089

p 651-438-3397 f 651-480-4800

Big Steer Restaurant

p 507-645-6082 f 507-645-6082

p 320-251-8455 f 320-251-7750

MISSISSIPPI p 269-968-9949 f 269-968-9610

p 269-925-7547 f 269-925-7508

p 734-426-4618 f 734-426-7836

p 734-426-0065 f 734-426-0339

p 517-627-7504 f 517-622-4960

p 616-527-6520 f 616-527-5913

p 734-242-9650 f 734-242-6538

p 734-457-3500 f 734-457-2835

p 734-854-1772 f 734-854-6912

p 810-987-7823 f 810-987-7869

p 989-752-6350 f 989-752-6842

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676 Gulfport DEF 165 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 31 9351 Canal Road, 39503 77 JACKSON 5 S DEF 120 I-55/I-20, Exit 45 2520 South Gallatin Street, 39204 388 MERIDIAN 7 S DEF 100 I-59, Exit 151 1555 Tommy Webb Drive, 39307 586 Moss Point DEF 70 7 rv dump I-10, Exit 69 6705 Hwy 63 174 NEW ALBANY DEF 90 7 US 78, Exit 64 500 State Highway 15 South, 38652 677 Olive Branch DEF 51 9 rv dump Hwy 78 and Bethel Road 4740 Bethel Road, 38654 678 Pearl DEF 175 15 rv dump I-20/I-55 Exit 47 685 Hwy 80 East, 39208 519 Senatobia kangaroo pantry 4 75 I-55, Exit 265 510 E Main Street, 38668 261 WINONA 5 S DEF 110 I-55 & Hwy. 82, Exit 185 403 SW Frontage Road, 38967

p 228-868-2711 f 228-868-3711

p 601-968-9491 f 601-968-0699

p 601-484-5106 f 601-484-7370

p 228-474-6511 f 228-474-6549

p 662-539-0222 f 662-539-0212

p 662-895-1001 f 662-895-0008

p 601-936-0190 f 601-936-0196 TM

p 662-560-1973 f 662-560-1992

p 662-283-5985 f 662-283-5906

MISSOURI 44 BOONVILLE 8 S DEF 150 I-70, Exit 101 1701 Ashley Road, 65233

p 660-882-9120 f 660-882-9710

TM

p 573-683-4153 f 573-683-4196

p 417-275-4796 f 417-275-4796

p 815-566-4043 f 636-326-6922

p 573-359-2007 f 573-359-2031

p 660-584-8484 f 660-584-8486

p 417-781-0255 f 417-781-0179

p 417-626-7600 f 417-626-8802

p 816-483-7600 f 816-483-1492

p 816-635-4015 f 816-635-4116

p 573-643-2320 f 573-643-2252

p 573-472-3336 f 573-471-1161

p 417-667-3271 f 417-667-4843

p 636-257-4100 f 636-257-4107

p 816-779-8000 f 816-779-4441

Dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-315-4953 f 573-336-3080

p 573-860-8880 f 573-860-8892

p 636-456-2001 f 636-456-2016

p 660-754-1550 f 660-754-1556

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NEBRASKA

NEW JERSEY

968 Belgrade Pilot/broadway 3 125 I-90 Exit 298 6505 Jack Rabit Lane, 59701 915 billings Pilot/town pump DEF 150 14 I-90, Exit 455 2711 N Frontage Road, 59101 923 Billings Flying j/town pump DEF 75 9 I-90, Exit 455 2775 Old Hardin Road, 59101 905 BONNER Pilot/town pump DEF 100 11 Junction of I-90 & Hwy 200 7985 Highway 200 East, 59851 924 Butte Flying j/town pump DEF 125 14 I-15 Exit 122 & I-90 MM220 122000 W. Browns Gulch Road; 59701 922 COLUMbia falls Pilot/town pump DEF 20 1 Hwy 2 West 6102 Hwy 2 West, 59912 906 COLUMBUS Pilot/town pump DEF 150 7 I-90, Exit 408 602 8th Avenue North, 59019 917 GREAT FALLS Pilot/town pump DEF 100 5 Junction of I-15 & Hwy 87 3700 31st St SW, Suite 1, 59404 925 Great Falls Flying j/town pump DEF 80 4 rv dump I-15 & 31st Street Exit 277 3715 31st St SW, 59404 964 Hardin Pilot/broadway 1 50 I-90 Exit 495 315 E 13th Street, 59034 916 LOLO Pilot/town pump 1 40 Junction of Hwy 93 & Hwy 12 11822 Highway 93 South, 59847 907 MILES CITY Pilot/town pump DEF 100 6 I-94, Exit 138 1210 South Haynes Street, 59301 914 MIssoula Flying j/town pump DEF 125 14 rv dump I-90 & MT Hwy 93, Exit 96 8475 Hwy 93 N Suite B, 59808 908 ROCKER/BUTTE Pilot/town pump DEF 195 10 I-90, Exit 122 1000 Grizzly Trail, 59701 909 SHELBY Pilot/town pump DEF 70 6 I-15, Exit 363 1350 West Roosevelt, 59474 911 SUPERIOR Pilot/town pump DEF 10 2 I-90, Exit 47 403 Diamond Match Road, 59872 910 THREE FORKS Pilot/town pump DEF 90 5 Junction of I-90 & US 287, Exit 274 10800 Highway 287, 59751

904 BIG SPRINGS DEF 500 16 rv dump I-80, Exit 107 I-80 and Big Springs Road, 69122 901 ELM CREEK 5 75 I-80, Exit 257 5085 Buffalo Creek Road, 68836 902 GRAND ISLAND bosselman DEF 400 21 I-80, Exit 312N 3335 West Woodriver Road, 68803 686 Gretna DEF 150 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 432 15010 South State Hwy 31, 68028 687 North Platte DEF 123 9 rv dump I-80 Exit 179 3400 S. Newberry Road, 69101 912 WOOD RIVER 5 30 I-80 & Hwy 11, Exit 300 I-80 and Highway 11 and Exit 300, 68883

280 BLOOMSBURY 5 S DEF 30 I-78 & NJ 173, Exit 7 979 Route 173, 08804 253 CARNEYS POINT DEF LTD 2 I-295 at Jersey Turnpike, Exit 2B 600 Pennsville-Auburn Road, 08069 688 Carneys Point DEF LTD 16 rv dump I-295 Exit 2C 326 Slapes Corner Road, 08069 190 CLINTON 6 95 I-78, Exit 12 68 Rt. 173, 08827 891 Ledgewood 2 S 10 I-80, Exit 27B WB/Exit 27 A&B EB 1470 Rt 46 07852 210 mahwah 0 LTD 230 Route 17 South, 07430

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p 406-238-9823 f 406-238-9825

p 406-256-8826 f 406-256-9256

p 406-258-6588 f 406-258-6693

p 406-723-4325 f 406-723-8956

p 406-892-0747

f 406-892-0747*22

p 406-322-4833 f 406-322-5273

p 406-452-0342 f 406-452-0547

p 406-727-7945 f 406-761-2599

p 406-665-1237 f 406-665-3123

p 406-273-6666 f 406-273-3018

p 406-232-2582 f 406-232-2582

p 406-542-0400 f 406-327-0802

p 406-723-0088 f 406-723-4940

Country Skillet p 406-434-5221 f 406-434-7019

p 406-822-4444

p 308-889-3686 f 308-889-3352

p 308-856-4330 f 308-856-4457

p 308-382-2288 f 308-381-7464

p 402-332-4483 f 402-332-4576

p 308-532-4555 f 308-532-8077

p 308-583-2493 f 308-583-2115

880 Montague Gulf 0 LTD I-84, Exit 1 15 Route 23 S, 07827

NEVADA 966 Battle MTN. Flying j/broadway 9 70 I-80 Exit 231 650 W Front St., 89820 387 CARLIN DEF 60 5 I-80/NV 278, Exit 280 791 Tenth Street, 89822 340 FERNLEY 7 S DEF 100 I-80 & US 95, Exit 46 465 Pilot Road, 89408 341 LAS VEGAS 7 S DEF 80 I-15 & Craig Rd, Exit 48 3812 East Craig Road, 89031 513 Primm 6 S DEF 125 I-15, Exit 1 115 West Primm Blv, 89019 692 Wells DEF 105 9 rv dump I-80 & HWY 93, Exit 352 (South) 156 Hwy 93 South, 89835 147 WEST WENDOVER DEF 250 11 I-80 @ Peppermill Casino, Exit 410 1200 West Wendover Boulevard, 89883 485 Winnemucca 5 S DEF 140 I-80 & West Interchange, Exit 173 5625 I-80 W Winnemucca Exchange, 89445 770 Winnemucca 10 S DEF 105 rv dump I-80 Exit 176 1880 West Winnemucca Blvd., 89445

p 775-635-5424 f 775-635-0371

p 775-754-6384 f 775-754-6025

p 775-575-5115 f 775-575-4619

p 702-644-1600 f 702-644-8432

p 702-679-6666

p 775-752-2400 f 775-752-2406

p 775-664-3400 f 775-664-3347

p 775-625-2800 f 775-625-2814

p 775-623-0111 f 775-623-0120

689 Albuquerque DEF 165 15 rv dump I-40 Exit 153 9911 Avalon Road NW, 87105 490 Carlsbad 2 S 20 Hwy 180 & Hwy 285 3202 S. Canal Street 305 JAMESTOWN 16 S DEF 450 I-40, Exit 39 I-40, Exit 39, 87347 266 LAS CRUCES DEF 40 5 I-10 & NM 292, Exit 139 2681 West Amador, 88005 163 LORDSBURG 7 S DEF 95 I-10 & East Motel Dr, Exit 24 1050 East Motel Drive, 88045 690 Lordsburg DEF 285 9 rv dump I-10 Exit 24 11 Old Highway 70, 88045 475 Moriarty 7 S DEF 85 Hwy 41 and I-40, Exit 196 305 Abrahames RD W, 87035 691 Tucumcari DEF 136 9 rv dump I-40 & Exit 333 2021 S. Mountain Road, 88401

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW YORK

p 406-285-3807

896 bow 3 55 I-93, Exit 11/12C 728 SR 3A, 03304

322 KANONA DEF 40 4 I-86, Exit 37 7767 State Rt 53, 14810

p 603-223-6885 f 603-223-5204

f 908-479-6394

p 856-299-5700 f 856-299-8563

p 856-351-0080 f 856-351-0293

p 908-735-7711 f 908-735-8153

p 973-347-1145 f 973-347-8770

p 201-529-2704 f 201-529-1784

p 973-293-3477 f 973-293-3177

NEW MEXICO

f 406-822-4444

f 406-285-6976

p 908-479-6443

p 505-831-2001 f 505-833-0464

p 575-887-7033 f 575-887-0466

p 505-722-6655 f 505-722-2674

p 575-523-2700 f 575-525-6727

p 575-542-3100 f 575-542-3111

p

575-542-3320

p

505-832-4954

f 575-542-3324

f 505-832-4953

p 575-461-6590 f 575-461-3879

p 607-776-2012 f 607-776-4179

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394 NEWBURGH 6 S DEF 110 I-84, Exit 6 239 Route 17K, 12550 693 Pembroke DEF 150 9 rv dump I-90 Exit 48A 8484 Allegheny Road, 14036 494 Rotterdam DEF 50 4 I-88, Exit 25 1128 Duanesburg Road, 12306 146 SCHODACK LANDING DEF 15 4 I-90, Exit 12 995 US Route 9, 12033 380 SYRACUSE (LIVERPOOL) DEF 85 5 I-81, Exit 25; I-90, Exit 36 107 Seventh North Street, 13088

685 fargo DEF 165 9

p 845-567-1722 f 845-567-1773

p 585-599-4430 f 585-599-4436

p 518-356-5616 f 518-356-5634

p 518-732-7272 f 518-732-7228

p 315-424-0124 f 315-424-0126

North Carolina 275 CHARLOTTE DEF 60 5 I-85, Exit 39; I-77, Exit 13 3807 Statesville Avenue, 28206 885 dunn Kangaroo Pantry 3 40 I-95, Exit 71 873 Longbranch, 28334 900 dunn Saddler bros. 9 300 I-95, Exit 75 65 Sadler Rd, 28334 682 Graham DEF 251 14 rv dump I-85 & I-40 Exit 150 1043 Jimmie Kerr Road, 27258 56 KANNAPOLIS DEF 55 8 I-85, Exit 63 2825 Lane Street, 28083 683 Kenly DEF 145 9 rv dump I-95 & Exit 106 1800 Princeton-Kenly Road, 27542 57 MEBANE 8 S DEF 140 I-40/85, Exit 152 1342 Trollingwood Road, 27302 549 Mount Airy 10 S DEF 150 I-77, Exit 100 125 Plaza Lane, 27030 58 PLEASANT HILL 4 50 I-95, Exit 180 Route 1 - Box 202, 27866 393 WAYNESVILLE DEF 60 4 I-40 & NC 209, Exit 24 3712 Crabtree Road, 28786

p 704-358-1006 f 704-358-1506

p 910-892-3642 f 910-980-2364

p 910-892-0106 f 910-892-2084

p 336-578-2427 f 336-578-0804

p 704-938-6800 f 704-938-6900

p 919-284-4548 f 919-284-4214

p 919-563-4999 f 919-563-4929

p 336-352-3167 f 336-352-3169

p 252-537-4476 f 252-537-3666

p 828-627-8611 f 828-627-9499

North dakota 684 Beach DEF 89 9 I-94 & Hwy 16 I-94 & Hwy 16, 58621

p 701-872-4737 f 701-872-4985

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3150 39th Street SW, Suite A, 58104 489 grand forks DEF 145 10 rv dump I-29, Exit 138 4401 32nd Avenue South, 58201 550 Minot DEF 55 4 rv dump Hwy 2 & 52 West 3800 Hwy 2 & 52 W, 58701 589 Williston DEF 75 5 13553 Hwy 2, 58801 NE Side Hwy 2 at Hwy 85 & Hwy 2

ohio (cont.) TM

p 701-282-7766 f 701-282-7259

p 701-746-8145 f 701-746-4342

p 701-839-5061 f 701-839-3623

p 701-826-2500 f 701-826-2504

ohio 2 AUSTINBURG 7 S DEF 150 I-90, Exit 223 2246 State Route 45, 44010 694 AUSTINBURG DEF 165 15 rv dump I-90 & State Rd 45, Exit 223 2349 Center Road, 44010 3 AUSTINTOWN 8 S DEF 200 I-80, Exit 223 1150 North Canfield-Niles Road, 44515 4 AVON DEF 55 3 I-90, Exit 151 39115 Colorado Road, 44011 457 BEAVER DAM 10 S DEF 105 I-75, Exit 135 427 East Main Street, 45808 695 BEAVER DAM DEF 150 15 rv dump I-75 Exit 135 420 East Main Street, 45808 449 Belmont 9 S DEF 65 I-70, Exit 208 66377 Belmont - Morristown Rd, 43718 696 Berkshire DEF 150 15 I-71 Exit 131 7735 State Route 37, 43074 309 CALDWELL DEF 45 5 I-77, Exit 25 44133 Fairground Road, 43724 6 CAMBRIDGE DEF 35 3 I-70, Exit 178 61700 Southgate Road, 43725 469 CAnton 7 S DEF 130 I-77, Exit 101 2320 Faircrest Street, 44706 8 CIRCLEVILLE DEF 55 3 US 23 and Pittsburgh Road 25600 US 23, 43113 213 COLUMBUS DEF 100 7 I-70 & Wilson Road Exit 94 3600 Interchange Road, 43204

rv dump

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p 440-275-3303 f 440-275-3311

p 440-275-1515 f 440-275-3289

p 330-505-3532 f 330-505-3548

p 440-934-0110 f 440-934-1168

p 419-643-6023 f 419-643-6085

p 419-643-8001 f 419-643-8106

p 740-782-0134 f 740-782-0148

p 740-965-9835 f 740-965-9770

p 740-732-5656 f 740-732-1404

p 740-439-0989 f 740-432-9607

p 330-484-3965 f 330-484-6304

p 740-420-8942 f 740-420-3972

p 614-308-9195 f 614-308-9673

286 EATON 5 S DEF 50 I-70 & OH 127, Exit 10 6141 US 127 North, 45320 360 FINDLAY DEF 80 5 I-75 & OH 613, Exit 164 11471 State Route 613W, 45840 9 FRANKLIN 7 S DEF 200 I-75, Exit 36 6830 Franklin-Lebanon Road, 45005 285 HEBRON 9 S DEF 90 I-70 & OH 37, Exit 126 10258 Lancaster Road SW, 43025 697 Hubbard DEF 150 15 rv dump I-80 & Hwy 62, Exit 234B (Eastbound) 2226 North Main, 44425 698 Jeffersonville DEF 148 9 rv dump I-71 Exit 69 9935 SR 41, 43128 700 Lake Township DEF 150 15 rv dump I-280 Exit 1B; I-80/90, Exit 71 26415 Warns Dr., 43551 287 LODI (BURBANK) DEF 105 7 I-71 & OH 83, Exit 204 10048 Avon Lake Road, 44214 454 LONDON 9 S DEF 125 I-70, Exit 79 1365 SR 42 NE, 43140 455 MARENGO DEF 65 5 rv dump I-71, Exit 140 488 State Route 61, 43334 699 Millersport DEF 152 15 rv dump I-70 St Rd 158 Exit 122 10480 Baltimore, 43046 11 N. LIMA 5 S DEF 50 I-76, Exit 232 10920 Market Street, 44452 303 NAPOLEON DEF 75 5 Rt. 24 905 American Road, 43545 130 RICHFIELD DEF 80 7 I-77S, Ex 146; I-77N, Ex 145; I-80, Ex 173 5219 Brecksville Road, 44286 13 SEVILLE 10 S DEF 190 I-71, Exit 209 8924 Lake Road, 44273 12 STONEY RIDGE (PERRYSBURG) 5 S DEF 50 I-80/90, Exit 71 3430 Libbey Road, 43551 14 SUNBURY DEF 115 5 rv dump I-71, Exit 131 7680 East State Route 36, 43074 15 TOLEDO DEF 70 5 I-75, Exit 210 5820 Hagman Road, 43612

p 937-456-6303 f 937-456-6497

p 419-299-3381 f 419-299-3096

p 937-746-4488 f 937-743-3006

p 740-928-5588 f 740-928-6032

p 330-534-3774 f 330-534-4372

p 740-426-9136 f 740-426-9156

p 419-837-2100 f 419-837-2199

p 330-948-4571 f 330-948-4575

p 614-879-4128 f 614-879-4137

p 419-253-1400 f 419-253-1402

p 740-964-9601 f 740-964-9611

p 330-549-9203 f 330-549-1930

p 419-599-0043 f 419-599-0051

p 330-659-2020 f 330-659-2021

p 330-769-4220 f 330-769-2202

p 419-837-5091 f 419-837-5658

p 740-965-5540 f 740-965-5641

p 419-729-3985 f 419-729-0905

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ohio (cont.)

Oregon (cont.)

Pennsylvania (cont.)

239 UPPER SANDUSKY DEF 70 5 St. Hwy 23 & 30 1600 W. Wyandot Avenue, 43351 97 Vandalia DEF 110 9 I-75, Exit 64 175 Northwoods Blvd, 45377 16 WILMINGTON DEF 20 3 I-71, Exit 50 5772 US 68 North, 45177 281 YOUNGSTOWN (GIRARD) 7 S DEF 80 I-80 & Salt Springs Rd., Exit 226 2786 Salt Springs Road, 44420

386 BROOKS 7 S DEF 110 I-5, Exit 263 4220 Brooklake Road, 97305 391 CENTRAL POINT DEF 100 7 I-5, Exit 33 1600 East Pine Street, 97502 133 CHEMULT DEF 60 4 US 97 341 Damon Street, 97731 504 Klamath Falls DEF 50 4 rv dump Hwy 97 3817 N. Hwy 97, 97601 934 LaGrande A&B 4 50 I-84 Exit 265 I-84 & Exit 265, 97850 232 ONTARIO DEF 105 7 I-84, Exit 376A 653 East Idaho Avenue, 97914 233 RICE HILL 10 S DEF 160 I-5, Exit 148 800 John Long Road, 97462 390 STANFIELD DEF 90 9 I-84/82 & Hwy 395, Exit 188 2115 Highway 395, 97875

298 HAZLETON (DRUMS) DEF 60 5 I-80, Exit 256 p 570-788-3262 1114 SR 93, 18222 f 570-788-2163 1 MILL HALL 5 S DEF 70 I-80, Exit 173 p 570-726-7618 5868 Nittany Valley Drive, 17751 f 570-726-5092 709 MILL HALL (Lamar) DEF 155 15 rv dump I-80 and Exit 173 p 570-726-4080 5609 Nittany Valley Drive, 17751 f 570-726-4363 555 Milton Penn 80 Milton Truck Plaza Penn 80 Grill 16 300 I-80, Exit 215 p 570-742-2663 1460 North Ridge Rd, 17847 f 1-877-395-0850 81 NEW CASTLE 7 S DEF 90 I-79, Exit 99 p 724-368-3028 2010 New Castle Road, 16051 f 724-368-3059 710 New Milford DEF 125 9 rv dump I-81 Exit 219 p 570-465-2974 1623 Oliver Road, 18834 f 570-465-2979 522 Pine Grove 3 160 I-81, Exit 100 p 570-345-8800 482 Suedberg Rd, 17963 f 570-915-6278 370 SCRANTON (PITTSTON) 7 S DEF 80 I-81N, Exit 175; I-81 S, Exit 175B; I-476, RT 315 p 570-655-4116 417 Route 315, 18640 f 570-655-2479 620 Smithton DEF 110 7 rv dump I-70 & Exit 49 p 724-872-4050 122 Fitzhenry Road, 15479 f 724-872-9471

p 419-294-2971 f 419-294-3812

p 937-264-8520 p 937-264-8525

p 937-382-0464 f 937-382-3069

p 330-530-8500 f 330-530-8318

Oklahoma 701 Ardmore DEF 136 9 rv dump I-35 & Exit 33 2450 Cooper Drive, 73401 702 Checotah DEF 150 9 rv dump U.S. Hwy 69 & U.S. Hwy 266 1255 W. Gentry, 74426 556 Choctaw Thunder Travel Plaza DEF 25 3 I-40, Exit 166 7501 S. Choctaw Road, 73020 704 Edmond DEF 73 8 rv dump I-35 & N.E. 122nd Street 4801 NE 122 Street, 73013 259 muskogee 7 S DEF 125 US 69 3006 N. 32nd Street, 74401 460 OKLAHOMA CITY 15 S DEF 145 I-40, Exit 140 400 South Morgan Road, 73128 703 OKLAHOMA CITY DEF 172 15 rv dump I-40, Exit 140 701 South Morgan Road, 73128 196 ROLAND DEF 125 7 I-40 & US 64, Exit 325 123 West Ray Fine Boulevard 705 Sayre DEF 150 9 rv dump I-40 & US 283 2400 South 4th Route, 73662 706 Tulsa DEF 185 9 rv dump I-44 & Exit 236 121 North 129 E/I-44 Exit 236, 74116

TM

p 580-226-3833 f 580-226-3546

p 918-473-1243 f 918-473-1957

p 405-638-3000 f 405-638-3006 TM

p 405-475-9440 f 405-475-9435

p 918-686-7856 f 918-686-0597

p 405-440-1048 f 405-440-1093 TM

p 405-324-5000 f 405-324-7181

p 918-427-0895 f 918-427-0862

p 580-928-2216 f 580-928-2354

p 918-437-5477 f 918-437-5660

oregon 584 Aurora 7 S DEF 90 I-5, Exit 278 12334 Ehlen Rd, 97002 195 BIGGS JUNCTION DEF 55 5 I-84 & US Hwy 97, Exit 104 91485 Biggs Rufus Highway, 97065

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p 503-678-1262 f 503-678-1886

p 541-739-2174 f 541-739-2479

p 503-463-1114 f 503-463-0409

p 541-664-7001 f 541-664-7006

p 541-365-0991 f 541-365-0995

p 541-884-0400 f 541-884-0409 Full Service Restaurant

p 541-963-9762 f 541-663-9822

p 541-889-9070 f 541-889-4117

p 541-849-2133 f 541-849-2137

p 541-449-1403 f 541-449-1430

Pennsylvania 348 BENTLEYVILLE 7 S DEF 90 I-70 Exit 32-B 205 Wilson Road, 15314 516 breezewood all american 12 280 I-76, Exit 161; I-70, Exit 147 167 Post House Road, 15533 707 Brookville DEF 140 15 rv dump I-80 Exit 78 246 Allegheny Blvd., 15825 708 Carlisle DEF 278 22 rv dump I-81 Exit 52/I-76 & Exit 226 1501 Harrisburg Pike, 17013 336 DUBOIS DEF 100 7 I-80, Hwy 219, Exit 97 1742 Rich Highway, 15801 517 Duncannon DEF 85 6 US 22 and 322 30 Benvenue Ave, 17020 311 ERIE DEF 85 5 I-90 & PA97, Exit 27 8035 Perry Highway, 16509 518 Frystown DEF 240 8 I-78, Exit 10 (PA 645) 2210 Camp Swatara Road, 17067 245 HARRISBURG DEF 30 3 I-81 & PA39, Exit 77 7961 Linglestown Road, 17112

p 724-239-5855 f 724-239-5801 Pizza Shop

Perkins

Taco Maker

p 814-735-4076 f 814-735-4823

p 814-849-2992 f 814-849-2440

p 717-243-6659 f 717-243-2510

p 814-375-6046 f 814-375-6047

p 717-834-3156 f 717-834-3208

p 814-864-8536 f 814-866-0332 TM

p 717-933-4146 f 717-933-5008

p 717-545-5507 f 717-545-6768

south carolina 711 Blacksburg DEF 200 15 I-85 Exit 102 1011 North Mountain Street, 29702 60 BOWMAN 8 S DEF 100 I-26, Exit 159 2064 Homestead Road, 29018 346 CAMDEN (LUGOFF) 5 S DEF 60 I-20 & US 601 Exit 92 522 Highway 601 South, 29078 884 Campobello Kangaroo Pantry 2 35 I-26, Exit 5 8998 SC Hwy 11, 29322 338 CAYCE (COLUMBIA) DEF 90 5 I-26/77 & US321, Exit 115 3008 Highway 321, 29033 61 CLINTON DEF 40 3 I-26, Exit 52 12818 Highway 56 North, 29325 712 Columbia DEF 180 15 rv dump I-20 Exit 70 5901 Fairfield Road, 29203 310 DUNCAN DEF 70 8 I-85 & SC290, Exit 63 1405 East Main Street, 29334

p 864-839-5934 f 864-839-5942

p 803-829-3541 f 803-829-3352

p 803-438-5175 f 803-438-3947

p 864-472-2128 f 864-472-2280

p 803-739-2921 f 803-739-4521

p 864-833-4555 f 864-833-3765

p 803-735-9006 f 803-735-0917

p 864-433-1221 f 864-433-1210

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South Carolina (cont.)

tennessee (cont.)

tennessee (cont.)

62 FLORENCE DEF 75 6 I-95, Exit 170 3006 North Williston Road, 29506 337 FLORENCE DEF 90 5 I-95 & US 52, Exit 164 2015 West Lucas St., 29501 453 GAFFNEY 7 S DEF 100 I-85, Exit 90 909 Hyatt Street, 29341 713 Latta DEF 200 15 rv dump I-95 Exit 181A 111 Mill Branch Road, 29565 63 PIEDMONT 5 S DEF 90 I-85, Exit 35 110 Frontage Road, 29673 714 Rock Hill DEF 140 9 rv dump I-77 & Hwy 901, Exit 73 2435 Mount Holly Road, 29730 493 St. George DEF 120 8 rv dump I-95, Exit 77 113 Motel Drive, 29477 64 SUMMERVILLE 3 S DEF LTD I-26, Exit 199 1521 North Main Street, 29483

114 CROSSVILLE 7 S DEF 80 I-40, Exit 320 2449 Genesis Road, 38571 226 DANDRIDGE DEF 80 6 I-40, Exit 417 505 Patriot Drive, 37725 409 DICKSON 11 S DEF 90 I-40, Exit 172 2320 Highway 46 South, 37055 720 Fairview DEF 150 9 rv dump I-40 & Hwy 96, Exit 182 1420 Hwy 96 North, 37062 51 GREENEVILLE DEF 25 3 I-81 Exit 36 11190 Baileyton Road, 37745 403 HEISKELL DEF 25 1 I-75, Exit 117 1915 East Raccoon Valley Road, 37754 53 HURRICANE MILLS 8 S DEF 250 I-40, Exit 143 15559 Highway 13 South, 37078 366 Jackson 7 S DEF 85 I-40, Exit 85 32 Sand Pebble Rd., 38305 241 KNOXVILLE DEF 80 0 I-40, Exit 398; @ John Sevier 2801 East Govenor John Sevier Hwy, 37914 722 Knoxville DEF 187 13 rv dump I-40 & I-75 Exit 369 800 Watt Road, 37932 270 KNOXVILLE (LOVELL ROAD) 7 S DEF 80 I-40/75, Exit 374 314 Lovell Road, 37922 219 KNOXVILLE (STRAW PLAINS) 9 S DEF 250 I-40, Exit 398 7210 Straw Plains Pike, 37914 52 LAVERGNE DEF 40 4 I-24, Exit 64 535 Waldron Road, 37086 411 LEBANON 8 S DEF 150 rv dump I-40, Exit 238 921 Murfreesboro, 37090 363 MEMPHIS DEF 70 5 US 78 @ Pleasant Hill 5021 Highway 78, 38118 405 MEMPHIS 5 S DEF 100 I-240, Hwy 78S 4949 Lamar Ave, 38118 404 Murfreesboro 7 S DEF 90 I-24, Exit 81 2441 S. Church St, 37127 413 nashville DEF 25 2 Briley Pkwy, Hwy 155N, Ex 26A, Hwy 155S, Ex 26 6418 Centennial Blvd., 37209

224 ONeiDA (PIONEER) DEF 85 4 I-75, Exit 141 304 Howard Baker Highway, 37847 149 STANTON DEF 50 5 I-40 Exit 42 7720 Highway 222, 38069 412 WHITE PINE 10 S DEF 130 rv dump I-81, Exit 4 3624 Roy Messer Highway, 37890

p 843-662-6972 f 843-662-7013

p 843-662-2646 f 843-662-2893

p 864-206-0050 f 864-206-0052

p 843-752-5047 f 843-752-7265

p 864-845-8177 f 864-845-8178

p 803-328-5700 f 803-909-5800

p 843-563-8989 f 843-563-8986

p 843-486-5770 f 843-486-5702

south dakota 932 Hermosa MG Oil DEF 25 2 25 Heartland Express Hwy 79 25 Heartland Express Hwy 79, 57744 599 murdo DEF 50 4 rv dump I-90, Exit 192 601 E. Fifth Street, 57559 918 Rapid City DEF 200 5 I-90, Exit 55 2783 Deadwood Ave., 57702 931 Rapid City MG Oil DEF 150 8 I-90 Exit 61 4200 N I-90 Service Rd Exit 61, 57701 716 Sioux Falls DEF 158 9 rv dump I-29 Exit 83 5201 Granite Lane, 57107

p 605-255-4555 f 605-255-4522

p 605-669-2465 f 605-669-2859

p 605-348-7070 f 605-348-3438

p 605-342-5450 f 605-342-3011

p 605-977-1438 f 605-977-1538

tennessee 481 Cleveland DEF 75 7 I-75, Exit 20 281 Pleasant Grove Rd, 37353 265 COOKEVILLE DEF LMTD 1 I-40, Exit 287 1111 South Jefferson, 38501 406 CORNERSVILLE DEF 40 2 I-65, Exit 22 9211 Lewisburg Highway, 37047

p 423-476-3892 f 423-476-5430

p 931-528-7100 f 931-528-3893

p 931-363-3290 f 931-363-8248

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p 931-787-1901 f 931-787-1905

p 865-397-3547 f 865-397-3699

p 615-446-4600 f 615-446-0763

p 615-799-4116 f 615-799-4120

p 423-234-0414 f 423-234-0641

p 865-938-1439 f 865-938-1146

p 931-296-7180 f 931-296-7719

p 731-422-5545 f 731-422-5780

p 865-546-6776 f 865-546-7475

p 865-531-7400 f 865-531-7982

p 865-966-0445 f 865-966-2918

p 865-544-1067 f 865-544-1138

p 615-793-9856 f 615-793-9085

p 615-453-8866 f 615-453-8860

p 901-366-0337 f 901-366-1712

p 901-202-5520 f 901-202-5522

p 615-907-9595 f 615-907-3982

p 615-350-7225

p 423-562-5000 f 423-566-1335

p 901-466-3535 f 901-465-7822

p 865-674-8570 f 865-674-8572

texas 436 AMARILLO 12 S DEF 150 rv dump I-40, Exit 75 715 South Lakeside Drive, 79118 723 AMARILLO DEF 200 13 rv dump I-40 Exit 76 9601 I-40 East Exit 76, 79118 477 anna DEF 100 8 1700 US Hwy 75/Hwy 75, Exit 48 714 South Central Expressway, 75409 435 ANTHONY 8 S DEF 100 I-10, Exit 0 2015 Antonio Street, 79821 724 ANTHONY DEF 175 13 rv dump I-10 Exit 0 3001 Mountain Pass Blvd., 79821 725 Baytown DEF 200 15 rv dump I-10 & Exit 789 Thompson Road 1876 East Freeway, 77521 740 Brookshire DEF 115 9 rv dump I-10, Exit 732 204 South Waller Ave., 77423 367 CADDO MILLS DEF 80 6 I-30 & FM1903, Exit 87 & 88 2725 FM 1903, 75135 883 Canton 4 S DEF 100 I-20, Exit 533 9800 Interstate 20, 75103 488 Cotulla 7 S DEF 75 I-35, Exit 69 921 N. IH35, 78014 433 DALLAS 11 S DEF 150 I-20, Exit 470 8787 South Lancaster Road, 75241 726 DALLAS DEF 180 12 rv dump I-20 Exit 472 7425 Bonnie View Road, 75241 727 Edinburg DEF 200 9 rv dump Hwy 281 & FM 1925 1305 East Monte Cristo, 78539 728 El Paso DEF 120 11 rv dump I-10 and Exit 37 1301 North Horizon Blvd., 79927

p 806-335-3323 f 806-335-2868

p 806-335-1475 f 806-335-1058 TM

p 972-924-2035 f 972-924-2051

p 915-886-3090 f 915-886-3404

p 915-886-2737 f 915-886-3522

p 281-424-7706 f 281-424-7730

p 281-934-4133 f 281-934-4153

p 903-527-2150 f 903-527-2103

p 903-829-2600

p 830-879-5363 F 830-879-5359

p 972-228-2467 f 972-228-4386

p 972-225-3566 f 972-225-3681

p 956-316-0149 f 956-316-4732

p 915-852-4141 f 915-852-4101

f 615-350-7318

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texas (cont.)

UTah (cont.)

553 FORT Stockton 9 S DEF 100 I-10, Exit 259 2571 North Front Street, 79735 434 FORT WORTH 12 S DEF 185 rv dump I-35, Exit 65 2400 Alliance Gateway, 76178 375 HOUSTON 7 S DEF 90 I-610, Exit 24A US 90 E 4440 N. McCarty Street, 77013 729 Houston DEF 235 15 rv dump I-45 Richie Rd, Exit 64 15919 North Freeway, 77090 234 HUNTSVILLE 6 S DEF 90 I-45, Exit 118 639 State Highway 75 North, 77320 507 Jarrell 8 140 I-35 & Exit 275 11710 North Interstate 35, 76537 377 LAREDO 12 S DEF 300 I-35 S, Exit 13; I-35 N, Exit 12B 1101 Uniroyal Drive, 78045 730 LAREDO DEF 190 15 rv dump I-35 S, Exit 13; I-35 N, Exit 12B 1011 Beltway Parkway, 78045 733 Lubbock DEF 50 4 rv dump I-27 & 4th Street Exit 602 4th Street, 79401 257 MIDLAND 7 S DEF 84 I-20, Exit 126 4015 S. FM 1788, 79706 330 New Braunfels 7 S DEF 80 I-35, Exit 184 4142 Loop 337, 78132 734 New Caney DEF 150 9 rv dump US 59 & Exit 242 23412 Hwy 242, 77357 580 ODESSA 10 S DEF 100 I-20, Exit 121 5900 E. Interstate 20, 79766 431 ORANGE 8 S DEF 110 rv dump I-10, Exit 873 2205 North Highway 62, 77630 735 ORANGE DEF 150 15 rv dump I-10 Exit 873 7112 I-10 West, 77630 736 Pecos DEF 200 9 rv dump I-20 Exit 42 100 East Pinehurst, 79772 432 ROBINSON 10 S DEF 285 I-35, Exit 328 8055 South I-35, 76706 306 SAN ANTONIO 6 S DEF 50 I-10 E.bound, Ex 581; I-10 W.bound, Ex 582 5619 I-10 East, 78219

467 SAN ANTONIO 7 S DEF 85 I-37, Exit 125 4105 S Loop 1604 E, 78264 737 SAN ANTONIO 13 S DEF 200 I-10, Exit 583 1815 N. Foster Road, 78244 887 Snyder 5 S 25 1100 E Hwy 180 1100 EHwy 180, 79549 157 SULPHUR SPRINGS 7 S DEF 85 I-30, Exit 122 1200 South Hillcrest, 75482 888 Tulia 5 S 71 I-27 & Hwy 86, 79088 1200 South Hillcrest, 75482 738 Tye DEF 200 15 rv dump I-20 & FM 707 Exit 277 101 North FM 707, 79563 486 Tyler 7 S DEF 85 I-20 & FM 14 12881 FM 14A, 75706 209 VAN HORN 6 S DEF 75 I-10, Exit 140 501 Van Horn Drive, 79855 568 VoN ormy DEF 65 7 I-35, Exit 140 14555 IH35 South, 78073 739 Waco DEF 200 9 rv dump I-35 & New Road 2409 South New Road, 76711 206 WEATHERFORD 7 S DEF 110 I-20, Exit 406 1201 I-20 West, 76087 741 Wichita Falls DEF 50 3 rv dump US 287 & Jacksboro Highway 2311 Jacksboro Highway, 76301

294 OGDEN DEF 60 5 I-15 & UT 39, Exit 344 1670 West 12th Street, 84404 744 OGDEN DEF 100 9 I-15 Exit 343 1172 West 21st Street, 84401 508 Perry DEF 25 2 I-15 Exit 362 1674 W. 1100 S., 84302 773 Richfield DEF 50 4 rv dump I-70 Exit 40 35 East Flying J Drive, 84701 746 Salt Lake City DEF 110 9 rv dump I-15 & I-80 SR201, Exit 17 2025 South 900 West, 84119 510 Scipio 4 100 I-15, Exit 188 810 North 800 West, 84656 774 Snowville DEF 50 3 rv dump I-84 Exit 7 90 South Stone Road, 84336 747 Springville DEF 80 8 I-15 Exit 261 1460 North 1750 West, 84663 775 St. George DEF 60 4 I-15 Exit 4 2841 South 60 East, 84790 748 Willard Bay DEF 50 4 rv dump I-15 Exit 357 600 West 750 North, 84340

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p 432-336-3410 f 432-336-3430

p 817-337-5324 f 817-337-5137

p 713-675-3375 f 713-670-7629

p 281-893-0423 f 281-893-9368

p 936-291-1125 f 936-291-2421 Q Eats

p 512-746-4341

p 956-717-5006 f 956-717-5012

p 956-712-3265 f 956-791-3057

p 806-744-0539 f 806-744-7423

p 432-563-1683 f 432-563-1748

p 830-629-1424 f 830-629-1254

p 281-689-8065 f 281-689-8271

p 210-626-9183 f 210-626-9201

p 210-666-2266 f 210-666-2280

p 325-573-5213 f 325-573-8666

p 903-885-0020 f 903-885-1580

p 806-995-4597 f 806-995-3501

p 325-691-9974 f 325-691-5365

p 903-593-5466 f 903-593-3204

p 432-283-8067 f 432-283-8071

p 210-622-9384 f 210-622-9302

p 254-714-0313 f 254-714-1798

f 432-366-0845

p 409-745-1124 f 409-745-3336

p 409-883-9465 f 409-886-8224

p 432-445-9436 f 432-445-7171

p 254-662-4771 f 254-662-4951

p 210-661-5353 f 210-661-4660

509 Beaver DEF 150 6 I-15, Exit 112 653 West 1400 North, 84713 892 Green River West winds truck stop 5 100 I-70, Exit 164 1085 East Main St., 84525 742 Lake Point DEF 130 9 rv dump I-80 Exit 99 1605 East Saddleback Blvd., 84074 743 Nephi DEF 110 9 rv dump I-15 Exit 222 1597 South Main, 84648 772 N. Salt Lake 4 40 I-215 & Redwood Rd, Exit 27 885 W. North Point Circle, 84054

f 801-731-2380

p 801-399-5577 f 801-399-9353

p 435-723-9999

p 435-896-5050 f 435-896-4044

p 801-972-3711 f 801-972-6174

p 435-758-2345

p 435-872-8181 f 435-872-8171

p 801-489-3622 f 801-489-3059

p 435-674-7104 f 435-652-3627

p 435-723-1010 f 435-723-1044

virginia p 817-341-4600 f 817-341-4602

p 940-720-0598 f 940-720-0725

utah p 432-366-0812

p 801-731-2900

Roberto’s Taco Shop

p 435-438-5191

West Winds Restaurant

p 435-564-3495 f 435-564-8162

p 801-508-7400 f 801-508-7404

p 435-623-2400 f 435-623-2421

p 801-936-1408 f 801-936-1457

749 Carmel Church DEF 239 15 rv dump I-95 Exit 104 24279 Roger Clark Blvd., 22546 256 DANVILLE DEF 45 3 Hwy 58 & 29, Exit 104 110 River Point Drive, 24541 898 Emporia Sadler’s Truck Stop 10 250 I-95, Exit 11B 918 West Atlantic Street, 23847 750 Ft. Chiswell DEF 270 14 I-81 & I-77 Exit 80 I-81, I-77 & VA Route 52, 24360 396 Greenville 11 S DEF 100 I-81S, Exit 213A;I-81 N, Exit 213 3541 Lee Jackson Highway, 24401 491 Harrisonburg DEF 100 7 I-81m Exit 251, 22802 3634 North Valley Pike, 22802 384 RICHMOND 9 S DEF 110 I-95 N, Exit 58; I-95 S, Exit 58A 2126 Ruffin Mill Road, 23834

p 804-448-9047 f 804-448-9805

p 434-792-1180 f 434-792-7894

p 434-634-4312 f 434-634-5397

p 276-637-4115 f 276-637-6968

p 540-324-0714 f 540-324-0718

p 540-434-2529 f 540-434-2076

p 804-524-9556 f 804-524-9522

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876 Ruther Glen DEF 250 22 I-95, Exit 104 23866 Rogers Clark Blvd, 22546 899 South hill Sadler’s trk. Stp. 3 20 I-85, Exit 12A 1011 East Atlantic Street, 23970 159 TALLYSVILLE DEF 60 4 I-64, Exit 211 6721 Emmaus Church Road 23140 258 TROUTVILLE 3 LTD I-81, Exit 150A or B 2966 Lee Highway South, 24175 752 Winchester DEF 144 15 rv dump I-81 Exit 323 1530 Rest Church Road, 22624 754 Wytheville DEF 177 13 rv dump I-77 & I-81 Exit 77 3249 Chapman Rd, 24382

756 Black River Falls DEF 150 14 rv dump I-94 & Exit 116 780 State Hwy 54, 54615 528 Cottage Grove road ranger DEF 50 2 I-90, Exit 147 2762 County Hwy N, 53527 544 East troy road ranger 1 5 I-43, Exit 38 1946 A. Energy Drive, 53120 470 roberts (hudson) DEF 100 9 US 65 & I-94 1191 70th Avenue, 55023 164 MAUSTON 7 S DEF 95 I-90/94 & WI 82, Exit 69 1101 State Road 82 East, 53948 40 OAK CREEK 8 S DEF 150 I-94, Exit 322 2031 West Ryan Road, 53154 538 Oakdale road ranger DEF 100 5 I-90, Exit 48 102 E Woody, 54660 324 RACINE (FRANKSVILLE) DEF 80 5 I-94 & CR K, Exit 329 13712 Northwestern Avenue, 53126

p 804-448-3077 f 804-448-8350

p 434-447-4528 f 434-447-6388

p 804-966-1880 f 804-966-9231

p 540-992-2805 f 540-992-1534

p 540-678-3641 f 540-678-3651

p 276-228-7110 f 276-228-9010

Washington 965 Ellensburg Flying j/broadway 7 100 I-90 Exit 109 2300 Canyon Rd., 98926 583 Ferndale DEF 25 4 1678 Main Street #3, 98248 970 Pasco (spokane) Flying j/broadway 2 75 U.S. Hwy 395 2216 E Hillsboro Road, 99301 963 Spokane Flying j/broadway 2 LTD I-90 Exit 276 3709 S. Geiger Blvd., 99224 967 Spokane Flying j/broadway 7 80 I-90 Exit 286 6606 E. Broadway Ave., 99212 151 TUMWATER DEF 100 7 I-5, Exit 99 2430 93rd Avenue SW, 98512

p 509-925-6161 f 509-925-5748

p 360-312-1822 f 360-312-1851

p 509-547-5561 f 509-547-4570

p 509-456-8843

p 509-535-3028 f 509-535-7589

p 360-754-0151 f 360-754-0159

west virginia 474 flatwoods (sutton) DEF 70 5 I-79, Exit 67 270 Scott Fork - Bonnie Rd, 26601 243 NITRO DEF 60 6 I-64 & SR 25, Exit 45 4304 First Avenue, 25143 503 morgantown DEF 50 5 I-79, Exit 146 2309 Smithton Rd, 26508

p 304-765-9270 f 304-765-7306

p 304-755-8654 f 304-755-8655

p 304-284-8518 f 304-284-8509

wisconsin 289 BELOIT DEF 55 5 I-43/90 & WI 81, Exit 185A 3001 Milwaukee Road, 53511

p 608-364-3644 f 608-364-3643

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canada alberta , canada p 715-284-4341 f 715-284-1551 Dan’s Big Slice Pizza

813 ab-Airdrie 0 10

p 815-580-4842

85 East Lake Cres., T4B 2B5 792 AB-BROOKS 2 20

p 815-315-4979

1260 Cassils Road East, T1R 1B7 785 AB-Calgary DEF 130 9

p 715-749-4238

11511 40th Street SE, T2H 1L4 793 AB-Calgary 2 15

p 608-847-3321

4216 72 Ave SE, T2C 2C1 814 AB-Calgary 0 0

p 414-761-0939

2525 23 ST N. E., T2E 7M1 848 AB-Calgary 9 80

f 608-873-1610

f 847-232-1186

f 715-749-4241

f 608-847-3316

f 414-761-0165 Dan’s Big Slice Pizza

p 815-209-9040

4949 Barlow Trail Se, T2B3B5 815 ab-Drayton Valley 0 0

p 262-835-2292

5505 Jubilee Ave., T7A 1S3 816 ab-Edmonton 0 0

f 608-374-2001

f 262-835-2564

wyoming 758 Casper DEF 45 4 rv dump I-25 Exit 185 41 SE Wyoming Blvd., 82609 402 CHEYENNE DEF 120 10 rv dump I-80, Exit 367 8020 Campstool Road, 82007 759 CHEYENNE DEF 180 16 rv dump I-25 Exit 7 2250 Etchepare Drive, 82007 760 Cokeville DEF 90 4 rv dump US Hwy 30/SR 232 10501 US Hwy 30, 83114 141 EVANSTON 6 S DEF 75 I-80, Exit 6 289 Bear River Drive, 82930 761 Evanston 9 80 I-80 Exit 3 1920 Harrison Drive, 82930 762 Gillette DEF 50 4 rv dump I-90 & Hwy 59 1810 South Douglas Hwy, 82718 308 LARAMIE DEF 100 8 I-80 & Curtis St., Exit 310 1564 McCue Street, 82072 763 Rawlins DEF 200 10 rv dump I-80 Exit 209 I-80 Johnson Rd., 82301 764 Rock Springs DEF 85 6 rv dump I-80 Exit 104 650 Stage Coach Drive, 82901

restaurants outlined in a red box do not accept MYREWARDS points

p 307-473-1750 f 307-473-1759

p 307-635-5744 f 307-635-5746

p 307-635-2918 f 307-634-2794

p 307-279-3050 f 307-279-3041

p 307-783-5930 f 307-783-5916

p 307-789-9129 f 307-789-5461

p 307-682-3562 f 307-682-5038

p 307-742-6443 f 307-742-2576

p 307-328-0158 f 307-328-1668

p 307-362-4231 f 307-362-9710

15609 121 A. Ave, T5V 1B1 850 ab-Edmonton 8 100 16806 118 Avenue, T5V1M8 818 ab-Edson Motco 0 0 2520 - 2 Ave., T7E 1T9 819 ab-Fort McMurray 0 0 345 Sakitawaw Trail, T9H 4E4 820 ab-Grande Prairie 0 0 9212 - 108 St., T8V 4C9 845 ab-Grassland 2 75 1st Ave. 1st Street, TOA 1V0 846 ab-Hanna 2 100 Hwy 9 & Hwy 36 South, T0J 1P0 794 AB-High Level 0 25 10529 96 St., T0H 1Z0 817 ab-Hinton 0 0 294 Kelly Road, T7V 1H2 821 ab-Lethbridge 0 20 1005 43 St, T1K 7B8

p 403-948-4193

p 403-362-5594

p 403-720-0904 f 403-720-4937

p 403-236-2404

p 403-250-3835

p 403-273-4949 f 403-273-0628

p 801-725-1370

p 708-413-9116

p 780-455-1111 f 780-482-4448

p 780-743-3545

p 780-532-2378

p 780-525-2295 f 780-525-2299

p 403-854-5000

p 780-926-2066

p 801-725-1370

p 403-328-4735

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alberta , canada (cont.)

British Columbia , canada (cont.)

Ontario , canada (cont.)

822 ab-Lloydminster 1 0

831 bc-Merritt 0 0 1885 Cold Water Ave. 2190 Douglas Street North, V0K 2B0 832 bc-New Westminster 0 0

790 ON-Napanee DEF 165 15 401 & Cnty Rd 41 Exit 579 628 County Road #41 RR6, K7R 3L1 866 ON-Pass Lake (Shuniah) 5 S DEF 70 Hwy 11/17 @ Hwy 587 3200 Highway 11/17, ON POT 2MO 865 on-Pickering 9 50 Hwy 401 2000 Clements Road, L1W 4A1 838 on-Sault Ste Marie 0 0

5109 63 St Ave, T9V 2E7 869 AB-nanton 3 130 Hwy #2 2810 21st Ave., T0L 1R0 795 Ab-Nisku 2 8 302 20th Avenue, T9E 7T8 796 AB-Red Deer DEF 26 4

p 780-875-2990

Humpty’s Restaurant

p 403-646-2810 f 403-646-2872

p 780-955-3535

403-346-2785 f 403-346-2852 p

67th Ave. & 67 Street, T4P 1A4 826 ab-Redcliff 1 0 115 Lockwood St, T1A 7T9 797 Ab-Rycroft 0 8 Hwy #49 & Hwy #2 Hwy #49 & 2, Box 73, T0H 3A0 786 AB-Sherwood Park DEF 140 9 Yellowhead Hwy 16/ Broadmoor Blvd. 50 Pembina Rd., T8H 2G9 824 ab-Whitecourt 0 10 Hwy #43 & West Mtn. Road, T7N 1S9

p 403-526-2669

p 780-765-3740 f 780-765-3748

p 780-416-2035 f 780-416-2084

p 780-706-0471

British columbia, canada 827 bc-Abbotsford 1 10 929 Coutts Way & Sumas Way, V2S 4N2 798 BC-Annacis Island 1 LTD 1291 Cliveden Ave, V5M 6G4 799 BC-Chilliwack 4 20 7970 Lickman Road, V2R 1A9 828 bc-Cranbrook 0 0 2209 Theatre Road, V1C 4H4 829 bc-Creston 0 0 1411 Northwest Blvd, V0B 1G6 830 bc-Dawson Creek 0 0 1725 Alaska Ave, V1G 1P5 861 bc-HOPE 4 S DEF 65 Hwy 1, Exit 168 63100 Flood Hope Road, VOX 1L2 800 bc-Fort St John 0 0 Alaska Hwy & 109 St. 9407 109th Street, V1J 6K6 847 bc-Kamloops 5 125 175 Kokanee Way, V2C 6Z2

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24 Braid St, V3L 3P3 801 BC-Prince George 3 LTD 4869 Continental Way, V2N 5S5

p 604-521-4445

p 604-795-7265

p 250-426-3763

p 250-428-7131

p 250-782-3111

p 604-886-6815 f 604-886-6821

p 250-785-3052

p 250-573-3032 f 205-573-7828

p 604-522-6511

p 250-563-1677

manitoba, canada 802 BC-Vancouver 0 0 8655 Boundary Rd & Marine Way, V5S 4H3 788 MB-Headingley DEF 150 9 Hwy #1 & Camp Manitou Rd. 4100 Portage Avenue, R4H 1C5 803 MB-Portage La Prairie 0 40 Hwy #1 East, R1N 3B2 804 MB-Winnipeg 2 LTD 1747 Brookside Blvd., R2C 2E8 835 MB-Winnipeg 0 0 131 Warman Road & HWY. #59, R2J 3R3

p 604-850-1594

p 250-280-1555

p 604-454-9578

987 Great Northern Road, P6A 5K7 836 on-Schreiber 0 0

p 204-832-8952

Hwy # 17, P0T 2S0 837 on-Sudbury 0 0

f 204-832-9104

p 204-857-9997

p 204-633-0663

p 204-231-5485

ontario, canada 862 ON-Ayr 5 30 Hwy 401, Exit 268 2492 Cedar Creek Road, N0B 1E0 833 ON-Bainsville 6 S 90 Hwy 401, Exit 825 6115 4th Line Rd, KOC 1E0 462 ON-Cardinal 8 S 125 Hwy 401, Exit 730 2085 Shanly Rd, K0E 1E0 805 ON-Etobicoke 0 0 1765 Albion Rd & Hwy 27, M9W 5S7 860 ON-Fort Erie 6 S DEF LTD QEW, Exit 5 1637 Pettit Road, ON L2A SM4 806 ON-Kapuskasing DEF 40 4 410 Government Road E, P5N 2X7 852 ON-lancaster DEF 110 9 Hwy 401, Exit 814 20382 Old Hwy #2, K0C 1N0 789 ON-London DEF 230 16 Hwy 401 & Highbury Ave. Exit 189 3700 Highbury Ave. South, N6N 1P3 807 ON-Mississauga DEF 50 3 1400 Britannia Road Exit 401 and Dixie Road

Papa Joe’s Hot Kettle p 519-624-9578 f 519-624-2587

p 613-347-2433 f 613-347-7447

p 613-657-3155 f 613-657-1065

p 416-674-8665

p 905-991-1800 p 905-991-1805

p 705-337-1333 f 705-337-1208

17 Duhamel Road, P3E 4N1 461 ON-TILBURY DEF 150 6 Rural Route #5, Highway 401, Exit 56 19325 Essex County Road 42, N0P 2L0

p 613-354-7044 f 613-354-3796

p 807-977-2121 f 807-977-2323

p 905-428-9700 f 905-428-9633

p 705-759-8280

p 807-824-2383

p 705-692-5447

p 519-682-1140 f 519-682-9221

Quebec, canada 808 QC-Berthierville 0 10 1181 Ave Gilles Villeneuve, J0K 1A0 809 QC-Napierville 0 10 Hwy 15 Exit 21 1 Rang St-Andre, J0J 1L0 810 QC-Ste Helene 4 10 HWY 20, Exit 152 569 Rue Principale, J0H 1M0

p 450-836-6581

p 450-245-3539 f 450-245-9642

p 450-791-2232 f 450-791-2495

Saskatchewan, canada 811 SK-Moose Jaw DEF 20 5 370 North Service Rd. Hwy #11, S6H 4N9 842 sk-Regina 3 12 1511 Ross Ave. East, S4R 1J2 791 SK-Saskatoon DEF 85 4 3850 Idylwylde Drive North, S7P 0A1 844 sk-Yorkton 0 0 Hwy #16A Bypass on York 1910 York Road West Box 794, S3N 2W8

p 306-693-5858

p 306-721-0070

p 306-955-6840 f 306-955-6846

p 306-782-2645

p 613-347-2221 f 613-347-1970

p 519-686-9154

f 519-686-8629

p 905-564-6216 p 905-564-0438

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Driver Profile:

Rick Steen ’m from Hartsville, S.C., and I have been a professional driver for 32 years. I am a company driver for Pilot Flying J out of Florence, S.C. I have been with the company for six years and now drive mostly in South Carolina and North Carolina. My family has been involved in the trucking industry for many years. I have several uncles and cousins that are company drivers and owner-operators. My grandfather was a driver and also a terminal manager, so I grew up around trucks. I drove overthe-road for many years and now I drive locally. I began using the rewards program when I started driving over-theroad. It’s kind of like having money in the bank. I used the card for showers, pump start and to purchase food from the restaurants and items from the store. I remember one time when my CB radio quit working, I used the points on my rewards card to purchase a new one. Thanks for allowing drivers to use the rewards program. It really helps out with the drivers’ daily expenses.

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