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The Alamo Casino TA Travel Center Las Vegas (a.k.a. Travel Centers of America) caters to locals and visitors with special privileges for truck drivers. They operate five casinos around the state: Las Vegas TA, Las Vegas Petro, Sparks Petro, Mill City TA and Wells Petro Alamo Casino.
The Alamo Las Vegas TA is located within the Travel Center at I-15 and Blue Diamond, Exit 33, at 8050 S. Dean Martin Drive.
The casino offers a variety of games, including 83 slot machines with video poker and multi games, video reels and traditional reels, two blackjack tables and one live poker table. All machines feature TITO (Ticket In-Ticket Out) for easy play and cashing out. There is also a full-service bar with eight video poker games and they offer a William Hill sportsbook for sports enthusiasts. The single live poker table offers $1 No-Limit Texas Hold’em games.
The Revolution Players Club is universal and may be used at all Alamo casinos. New members signing up for the first time get $5 in free slot play just for joining the Revolution Club and receive $1 daily in free slot play every day thereafter that they come in.
Players earn points from both slot and table games play. One dollar coin-in earns one point on all machines and 200 points equals $1 in value that can be used at the restaurants (Burger King and Taco Time) or for free slot or blackjack play.
Points can be used at any Alamo Casino and can be used for room accommodations at the Sparks Petro location in Sparks, Nevada. There, you have the option to use your points at the company-owned Super 8 Motel or the Iron Skillet Restaurant.
Another nice feature the Revolution Club offers is if you stop in on your birthday you will receive a gift of 1,000 free points! At the Las Vegas Alamo Casino and TA Travel Center, drivers are given special priority treatment.
The full service travel center has all the amenities drivers have come to expect and more. Available driver services include 144 truck parking spaces, a travel store, copy and fax service, DAT Load Monitors, a diver’s lounge, laundry room, showers, drop boxes for UPS/FedEx/TripPak, a TV room, Wi-Fi, a StayFit fitness room, barber shop and chiropractic services.
The other location in Las Vegas is the Las Vegas Alamo Casino and Petro Stopping Center just off I-15 and Cheyenne in North Las Vegas. The casino offers 15 slot machines with video poker, multi-game and video reels plus an Iron Skillet Restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts and a Petro “stopping center” with similar amenities to the Dean Martin Drive location.
For additional information about the Alamo Casino TA Travel Center Las Vegas call 702-361-1176 or visit the company website at www.thealamo.com
Century Mayor Freddie McCall stood in the closed northbound lanes of North Century Boulevard late Tuesday morning, snapping photos of an overturned 18-wheeler.
“It got another one,” McCall said, referring to a curve in North Century Boulevard at Jackson Street. Less than 24 hours before Tuesday’s accident, the town council sat down with Virgie Bowen of the Florida Department of Transportation, asking for FDOT’s to fix the curve before the next accident.
McCall said the slope and design of the roadway in the curve is such that trucks in the outer lane have a difficult time navigating the curve at the posted speed limit.
“I don’t know how many trucks I’ve seen (in the curve) where the wheels come off the ground, but most of them make it,” he said.
Tuesday morning’s overturned truck was hauling bales of cotton. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 30-year old Aref Alday of Miami traveled off the roadway, causing his 2000 Freightliner semi-truck to overturn. He was cited for careless driving. Aref Alday was not injured; his passenger, 53-year old Amnerys Alday was transported to Jay Hospital with minor injuries.
Eight days ago, the truck that overturned in the curve was hauling logs, a previous accident involved a truckload of peanuts.
“One day we are not going to be so lucky and it’s going to be hazardous materials,” McCall told FDOT’s Bowen Monday night, a sentiment he echoed Tuesday morning. “One day it’s going to be a chemical truck or gasoline tanker, and a lot of people are going to get hurt, or somebody’s going to get killed.”
“It does not take long standing there to see that the vehicles, especially big trucks, are leaning in the curve” Bowen said after visiting the curve. She said Monday night that she would take the issued back to FDOT engineers for review.
By Tuesday, after the additional crash, McCall said he had been contacted by FDOT and had been told that an engineer would visit the site on Wednesday.
Tuesday’s accident also damaged the controls for a city sewage lift station located on the corner of North Century Boulevard. Repairs were expected to be made before and sewage overflowed. After a 2010 overturned truck accident, an insurance company settled with the town for $190,250 to relocated most of the lift station’s components underground.
Pictured top: An overturned truck on North Century Boulevard at Jackson Street late Tuesday morning. Pictured inset: A damaged sewage lift station. Pictured below: Three previous overturned truck accidents at the same location. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.
The road was blocked between H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway and Chamblee Road.
Responding Hall County firefighters found the truck fully engulfed in flames, but no injuries were reported, according to department spokesman Capt. Zachary Brackett.
Most of the fire had been put out around 4 p.m. Wednesday, but personnel worked to cool the truck’s holding tank and fuel tank, Brackett said.
The truck was being used by crews doing road repairs in the area of McEver Road in South Hall.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Brackett said.
Police say that once Taylor's body was removed, officers found bags of marijuana inside a box in the van and saw similar boxes in the truck. (The Trucker file photo)
NORCROSS, Ga. — A man appears to have died of natural causes while unloading marijuana from a van, Atlanta area police said Wednesday.
Gwinnett County police said in a statement that officers on Monday responded to a call of a man slumped over near a white van and a tractor-trailer.
Officers found 31-year-old Johnny Taylor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, dead and kneeling on the ground with his head on the step of the van's side door. Police say his body showed no signs of trauma and that it appears he died of natural causes.
Police say that once Taylor's body was removed, officers found bags of marijuana inside a box in the van and saw similar boxes in the truck.
Officers got a warrant and seized several hundred pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $12 million.
Police say security video footage shows a man dropping off the tractor trailer around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and then leaving in a car. Shortly after the tractor trailer is dropped off, the white van is seen pulling up and parking next to the tractor trailer.
Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said in an email Wednesday that the officers at the scene viewed the security video, but investigators didn't have it yet so the identity of the man or men in the video wasn't clear.
Investigators are asking anyone who knows anything about the case to come forward.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A transportation company is closing its Charlotte facility and will lay off 124 workers. The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/28MdPiB) that Ryder Integrated Logistics expects to close Aug. 28
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A transportation company is closing its Charlotte facility and will lay off 124 workers.
The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/28MdPiB) that Ryder Integrated Logistics expects to close Aug. 28
Ryder filed a statement required under federal law when planning a plant closure or significant layoffs.
The company's website says that Ryder's Charlotte location provides transportation for General Motors' service parts operation.
ALTOONA - A missing Altoona truck driver has been found dead in California.
Police said Barry Glass, 53, of Broad Avenue was found dead inside his tractor-trailer on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in Tulare County.
Police said Glass was discovered in his truck at a Shell truck terminal.
They said his body had been there for several days.
Early indications are that there was no foul play involved, but the investigation is ongoing.
Next of kin has been notified.
Glass was reported missing last week. He left Pennsylvania for California on May 28.
He made his last delivery at Chief Eaglehead in Porterville, California. The last contact Glass had with his employer was on June 1.
Glass was driving for D&R Transportation in Bellwood.
A man is dead after being accused of stealing an semi and being chased and run over by the owner of the vehicle in his pickup truck, Fort Worth police said.
Police said they responded to the 10100 block of South Freeway and found the man dead at 3:48 a.m. on Tuesday.
Police said the truck had been reported stolen from a business near I-35W and Risinger Road. The truck's owner told police he followed the victim in his pickup truck.
The victim drove the semi off the road and stopped near the northbound service road when the truck became stuck in a ditch, police said.
Then the victim got out of the stolen truck to check it out and was crouching in the ditch before being run over by the owner of the vehicle, police said.
The owner of the semi isn't facing charges after Traffic Investigations determined the situation to be an accident.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) - Another big 'oops' clogged up the Grant Avenue railroad overpass in north Springfield.
This too-tall box truck tried to make it under the bridge, but got stuck. The wedged, crushed truck had to be pulled out with a tow rig.
This BNSF Railway overpass is the site of regular stuck-truck episodes, despite warnings of the low clearance being clearly posted for drivers.
Traffic was increasing this afternoon for the third day in a row along U.S. Interstate 526 eastbound near Long Point Road, and the Mount Pleasant Police Department is urging motorists to use caution in that area.
The congestion this week has been caused mainly by problems the State Ports Authority has been having with a new gate access system for truckers picking up and dropping off cargo at its Wando Welch Terminal.
The SPA said it is seeing steady improvements.
“Today, processing times are down, wait times are steadily decreasing and current conditions allow for increased activity,” the maritime agency said Wednesday in an updated advisory on its website.
It also said it is extending the operating hours at Wando Welch for the third consecutive day to help ease the backups. The gates will close at 9 p.m., though trucks must on site at least 30 minutes before that,
“Please be assured that the ... ports authority team, the ILA Clerks and Mechanics, and the motor carriers continue to work diligently to resolve the remaining issues related to the Advanced Gate System deployment. We appreciate all of the hard work and coordination of all involved. We have seen significant improvements and aim to continue building on those advances,” according to the statement.
The SPA said its production at the Mount Pleasant terminal doubled Tuesday from Monday.
CEO Jim Newsome on Tuesday attributed the problems to software bugs and the “learning curve” associated with rolling out a new entry system at a property that handles up to 5,000 truck moves a day.
The new “Go!Port” gate system involves a nine-step process and is designed to speed up the movement of cargo when functioning properly. It uses an electronic kiosk that produces a routing slip telling drivers where to pick up and drop off their containers and trailers.
The Alaska State Troopers cited a Juneau man Friday for an April incident in which he said he hit a black bear with his truck but didn't notice the animal lodged under his front axle until the next day.
Thomas Willis "struck a large adult black bear" at Mile 16 of the Glacier Highway at around 11:30 p.m. on April 29, according to a trooper dispatch posted online Friday.
"When the bear was struck it became impaled on the vehicle's front tow hook and then lodged under the front axle of the truck," the dispatch said. "Willis did not stop and continued on for approximately two miles until parking the truck at his residence."
The next day, while he was getting ready for work, "Willis noticed the bear partially sticking out the front of his vehicle in his driveway," according to the dispatch.
He got a ride to work and called troopers, telling them "a bear was stuck under his truck and he was unable to dislodge it."
Troopers helped him remove the bear, but the hide and meat were not salvageable.
Willis was issued a summons to appear in court on a citation for failing to inform Troopers of a collision involving a big game animal, according to the dispatch.
Superior Trucking Company Adds Terminal in Inver Grove Heights
Halvor Lines, the Superior, WI-based trucking, transportation and logistics services company, recently took to the road for a different reason: to open a new terminal in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
While the 48-year-old company already serves clients across the continental U.S., this Twin Cities location will bring the company’s expertise to a higher traffic area, benefiting both customers and drivers.
“Our goal with opening Inver Grove Heights is two-fold: to better serve our customer base as well as our prospective and current drivers,” explained Halvor Lines’ recruiting supervisor, Brian Wentz.
The terminal launched with a grand opening and ribbon cutting alongside the Inver Grove Heights Chamber of Commerce on June 2, 2016.
Nearly 100 guests gathered to celebrate the opening of Halvor Lines’ third terminal, following the South Bend, IN, location reopening in 2015.
In addition to being a relay spot for drivers to swap loads and keep freight moving for customers, this location offers a 24/7 drivers’ lounge with complimentary computers, HDTVs, laundry, showers, full restrooms and coffee.
“The relationships we build and how we treat our drivers is always a priority for us,” explained Jon Vinje, president of Halvor Lines. “In an industry where large truckload carriers see 100% annualized turnover, we’re proud that our drivers stay with us for a long time.”
By focusing on health and wellness and driver satisfaction, Halvor Lines aims to change the trucking industry for the better.
“We make sure our benefits are compelling,” Brian said. “That means offering drivers everything from competitive pay, exercise equipment and healthy snacks down to satellite TVs in the trucks.”
This new terminal boosts those benefits.
“Our Twin Cities location will allow weekly home time to more drivers, which is really important for us,” explained Halvor recruiter Amanda Lynch.
For employment inquiries or to learn more about Halvor Lines, Inc., visit halvorlines.com or call (800) 579-2114.
Halvor Lines is a full truckload motor carrier offering dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, specialized and logistics services.
The company was founded in 1968, and currently operates more than 400 power units and more than 1,000 trailers.
Halvor Lines integrates modern technology and late-model transportation equipment with a great workforce—all the while, winning award after award for safety, eco-friendly operations and service.
Halvor operates three terminals: Superior, WI; South Bend, Indiana; and Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
The cab of a semi-trailer truck is destroyed in a crash in north Shasta County
California Highway Patrol officers said the two men inside a semi-trailer truck, dismantled in a crash late Tuesday night, are “lucky to be alive.”
According to officers, they were headed southbound on Interstate 5 in the Lamoine area of Shasta County when the truck left the roadway, broke through the guardrail, and went about 300 feet down an embankment at the Slate Creek Road on-ramp. The crash happened around 11:15 p.m. roughly 35 miles north of Redding.
Officers said the two men suffered moderate to major injuries and that they were, “lucky to be alive and not kill anybody else.” Both men were transported to the hospital.
CHP officers said the two men had Florida drivers licenses, and there was no license plate on the truck because it’s a 2017 model and hadn’t been registered yet.
Officers are still working to figure out from which company the truck originated. It was totaled in the crash. The semi-trailer truck's contents were spilled in the crash. It appeared to be carrying large amounts of particle board materials.
Crews will spend Wednesday cleaning up the wreckage. The crash did not affect the flow of traffic late Tuesday night, and is not expected to greatly affect traffic Wednesday during the clean up process.
Authorities have not released what caused the drivers to end up off the road.