These are just a few of the top Truck Stops and Rest Areas in the Unites States.
Iowa 80 Truck Stop: Walcott, IA Known as the “World’s Largest Truck Stop”, Iowa 80 Truck Stop has certainly earned its recognition with over 50 years of service. Serving over 5,000 customers a day, this stop is known for its many amenities including 24 private showers, barber shop, dentist, church services and a laundromat. Need a break from the road views? Have a seat in their movie theater. Don’t worry about not finding a meal to meet your cravings as Iowa 80 offers an array of dining choices from their own kitchen to a Wendy’s and Caribou Coffee. If you want something on the healthy side then you can take a stroll through their 50-foot long salad bar. Every July, Iowa 80 hosts a Truckers Jamboree with over 175 exhibits, fireworks, and more.
South of the Border: Hamer, SC If you’ve ever traveled down I-95 and hit the North Carolina, South Carolina border than you may have noticed the giant lit sombrero letting drivers know you’ve reached the infamous “South of The Border.” This truck stop also serves as a road-side attraction complete with an amusement park, sombrero tower, and a reptile lagoon. If you need to rest you can stay at the South of The Border Motor Inn or Camp Pedro, a campground complete with 100 sites. South of the Border also has a variety of six restaurants including a steakhouse, diner, and a few food stands for those looking for a quick bite.
Little America: Flagstaff, AZ Although there are many Little America Hotel’s, the one in Flagstaff Arizona offers the perfect break for those traveling on Interstate 40. A fueling and service station equipped with scales and a convenience store is located among the hotel. The hotel offers driver room rates and has a swimming pool, laundromat, and even a golf course. After you fuel-up you can have a bite to eat at the Little America Grill or just take a break in the river’s lounge. Have an break-down? Little America offers road service too.
Jubitz Truck Stop and Travel Center: Portland, OR Jublitz Truck Stop and Travel Center is known for their unparalleled customer services that cater specifically to truck driver’s needs. If you want to get out of your sleeper for the night Jubitz has a hotel with over 100 rooms. They also have a restaurant, lounge and movie theater. Both you and your truck can get pampered with a truck wash and a trip to Cosmo’s Barber Salon.
Highlands Petro Stop: Sturtevant, WI Highland Petro Stop, a TravelCenters of America location, is located of Route 20 in Wisconsin. If your back aches from your recent haul, you can visit the on-site chiropractor. Or if you just want to freshen up they have showers and a hair salon on site as well. Enjoy a sweet treat from the bakery or catch a movie at the theater before you head back on the road. This location also offers DOT exams.
Lodi Travel Center: Lodi, OH Located off I-76 and I-71 is Lodi Travel Center, a TravelCenters of America location. Aside from fueling up, drivers can take a walk on their trail or shoot some basketball to stretch their legs. There are a handful of truck maintenance options to get your truck in the best shape too from standard services to expert truck alignments. Don’t want to miss your favorite football team play? This location offers DirecTV with NFL Sunday Ticket.
Whiskey Pete’s: Primm, NV Located in Nevada, not far from Vegas, is Whiskey Pete’s Truck Stop. Stay at the hotel or get a taste of Vegas at the casino. There are a lot of food choices including Ihop and a buffet. Truck parking and fueling are not the only truck driver specific services; drivers can take a break in the drivers’ lounge area, take a shower, or visit the Truckers Store.
Morris Travel Center – another truck stop known for its great food, the Morris Travel Center, located in Morris, Illinois, is open 24/7 and offers a variety of great eats. Truckers can enjoy the unique restaurant that offers exquisite bakery, homemade pastries, and Ethel Burger, a 4-pound masterpiece.
Derrick Plaza Truck Stop – take a break from the road and save on fuel costs at this stop off exit 71 on I-85 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Their electricity stations allow drivers to shut down their rigs while still powering heat, air conditioning and other appliances. Drivers can also enjoy critically acclaimed food at the 24-hour restaurant, along with a barbershop and a 24-hour chapel.
Alamo Plaza – try your luck at the Alamo Plaza in Sparks, Nevada off I-80 at exit 21. With 260 slot machines, blackjack tables, and keno, truckers can blow some of their extra cash or turn it into more. The plaza offers over 20 acres of parking and is an entertainment hotspot for truckers.
Clearwater Travel Plaza – known for its delicious sandwiches and burgers served on freshly baked bread, the Clearwater Travel Plaza was named by Food Network as one of the top five truck stops in America. Located at exit 178 on Hwy 24 off I-94 in Clearwater, Minnesota, the plaza also offers a gift shop and a book store.