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Modern Marvels Truck Stops (1993– ) HD online

Modern Marvels Truck Stops (1993– ) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Documentary / History
Original Title: Truck Stops
Writers: Kaylan Eggert
Released: 1993–
Duration: 44min
Video type: TV Episode
Dotting the Interstates, they're overlooked by some and longed for by others. They're truck stops, and today they're bigger and better than ever. Modern Marvels: Truck Stops explores how these mega pit stops have catered to heavy haulers since the Mom and Pop stops of the 1920s all the way to todays high-tech travel centers. Step into the shoes of a trucker at the worlds largest truck stop; fuel up, chow down, grab a spritz, catch a flick, and even stop by the dentist. It's a city unto itself. Get a tour of the truckers' lavish rolling living quarters, and see how they power up their rigs with a high tech parking lot hookup called IdleAire - complete with heat, air conditioning, a telephone line, a computer with high speed Internet, and of course satellite TV. See how 30,000 gallon underground diesel storage tanks are manufactured. And look at the technology used to weigh and inspect a truck while it barely slows down. In an interview with Willie Nelson, the show explores one of the ...
Episode credited cast:
Willie Nelson Willie Nelson - Himself