Truck stops are a big part of life on the road, so it’s important for truckers to choose the right ones when they stop. Once you’ve found the best truck stops along your route, you’ll know exactly where to go to shower, do your laundry or just see something cool. What would it take for a place to make your list of top truck stops? Here’s a list of some of our favorites.
- The world’s largest truck stop is in Iowa. Off I-80, on exit 284 in Walcott, you’ll find not only fast food restaurants, but also a movie theater, laundromat, showers, barber shop, dentist office, truck stop, and a trucking museum, all within a 100,000 square foot space that even offers church services on Sunday.
- The Tiger Truck Stop has a unique attraction – live tigers. Not only can you get up close with a tiger, but this Louisiana truck stop also offers shopping and a 24-hour café. Exit 139 in Grosse Tete, La.
- Looking for a place to eat in Illinois? In Morris, on I-80, the R-Place serves delicious baked goods and American cuisine, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which makes it one of the best truck stops to grab a meal. In fact, the food is so good that they cater.
- Thinking it would be fun to visit an amusement park at a truck stop? If you’re truck driving through South Carolina, you’re in luck! South of the Border, in Dillon, South Carolina, is home to Pedroland, where you can ride the Ferris wheel, carousel, or bumper cars, or play mini-golf and arcade games. You’ll also find six different restaurants from which to choose, featuring everything from casual dining to a steakhouse. Off I-95.
- A truck stop with a beautiful view. Well, technically it’s a rest stop, but it’s certainly a worthwhile place for truckers to stop. The Travel Channel has called Bear Lake Rest Stop off US-89 in Utah the rest stop with the best view in the U.S. There’s a hiking trail, as well as parking and bathrooms.
- Country music fan? Stop by Billy Bob’s Texas Truck Stop in Fort Worth! In its 127,000 square feet, Billy Bob’s hosts some of the biggest stars in country music, as well as live professional bull riding, a Texas-sized dance floor, and 32 individual bar stations.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect carrier or just need tips about things like finding the best truck stops, Professional Driver Agency can help. At Professional Driver Agency, we want to help truckers live their best lives, because we understand that qualified truck drivers are essential to the success of a carrier, and deserve every advantage owed to them. Our goal is to change the landscape of the transportation industry by connecting professional drivers with the right carriers and negotiating for appropriate home time, pay, benefits and more. To learn more about what PDA can do for you, visit our website or connect with our online community on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.