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Women in Trucking: Then & Now

  • Women in Trucking: Then & Now
Despite the truck driver stereotype, women have been present within the trucking industry since the very beginning. These women have not only fulfilled their duties day-in and day-out, but have paved the way for future generations of female truck drivers. Recent research from American Trucking Associations (ATA) shows nearly 7% of long-haul drivers are women. And while that’s a relatively small percentage, that number is expected to grow as more women steer toward the trucking industry for a chosen career path.

Respect the Rig – Tips for Safely Sharing the Road

  • Respect the Rig – Tips for Safely Sharing the Road
Every day, hardworking professional drivers head out to deliver America’s food, fuel, medicine, and clothing - the highway is their office. Pretty much everything that you use and depend upon in your everyday life is brought by trucks. Pro drivers spend their nights and days on the road, moving America. Even though you might not see them high up in their cabs, they’re working diligently and cautiously just for you.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Every day, more than 3.6 million professional truck drivers head out on the roads to safely and efficiently deliver the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the medicine we rely upon. Almost every item in your home or office was delivered by a truck, so it’s important to take the time to recognize the men and women on whom we depend on for so much.

10 Lesser-Known National Parks Worth the Visit

Visiting America's National Parks can feel like a post card come to life, from Grand Teton's mesmerizing mountain views to Yosemite's iconic plunging waterfalls. But, what about some of the newer or smaller parks that you might never have heard of? With a whopping 63 national parks across the nation, you can avoid the masses and experience some of the most spectacular and natural places that this country has to offer at these nine incredible parks.

10 Best National Park Hikes

With more than a hundred-thousand miles of trails in the United States, the National Parks house some of the best hiking around. Your boots can take you places and help you experience the natural and historical legacy of the land that you can’t experience riding in a car. Try some of our favorite trails from coast to coast that span all levels of expertise.

Tips for Traveling with a Pet

  • Tips for Traveling with a Pet
It can be hard looking into the wide, sad eyes of your pet as you pack up your suitcase and get ready to lave for a trip. Luckily, with many hotels and establishments becoming more pet friendly, traveling with your furry-friends means never having to say goodbye! Here are some helpful tips for traveling with a pet and keeping their best interests in mind:

The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

  • The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago
There are few things that go as hand-in-hand as the city of Chicago and deep dish pizza. From crispy, crunchy crust to gooey cheese and mouth wateringly savory tomato sauce (on top, of course) – just thinking about a deep dish pizza from one of Chicago’s famous pizza joints is enough to make anyone’s mouth water.

10 Road Trip Essentials You Should Never Travel Without

  • 10 Road Trip Essentials You Should Never Travel Without
The key to a good road trip is preparation. When planning for your upcoming road trip, don't leave home without these packing essentials.

A Simply Irresistible Road Trip Through Santa Barbara

Follow this road trip guide from Santa Barbara to Monterey, complete with must-see stops and activities.

The Best Winter Vacations to Beat the Winter Blahs

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, and the fresh snowfall turning to gray sludge, for many people, this is the time of year when winter has lost its charm. Rather than spending the rest of the season counting down the days until you can open a kitchen window without risking frostbite, take a break from the gloom and head to one of our country's sunnier destinations. These warm-weather vacations are the perfect antidote for the winter blues.