Top 10 Truck Stops & Travel Centers in the USA

We all know that truck stops offer basic truck driver amenities — a great place to rest, refuel, and take a break from driving — but there are a handful of truck stops across the U.S. that really go above and beyond basic driver needs to create a unique experience that’s tailored to truck drivers’ needs (showers, health facilities, laundry, movies, church, a trucker community, you name it!). So, before you prepare for your next long haul, get acquainted with the amenities found at each of these truck-driver-favorite truck stops across the United States. If one is on your route, be sure to stop and make it a part of your journey — you won’t regret it!

1. The Iowa 80 Truck Stop

Walcott, Iowa | I-80, Exit 284
Well known as the world’s largest truck stop — or “Trucker’s Disneyland” — the Iowa 80 Truckstop is like a small city for truckers and travelers that shouldn’t be missed. Opened in 1964, the Iowa 80 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers:

  • Gas Islands & Diesel Fuel Center
  • Truck Service Center
  • Truckomat Truck Wash & Dogomat Pet Wash
  • CAT Scale
  • 8 Restaurants — some are 24 hours.
  • Convenience Store & Gift Store
  • Movie Theater
  • Laundry
  • Barber Shop
  • 24 Private Showers
  • Chiropractor, Dentist & Workout Room
  • Church Services on Sunday
  • Super Truck Showroom
  • Trucking Museum

2. Jubitz Truck Stop and Travel Center

Portland, Oregon | I-5, Exit 307
Dubbed the “World’s Classiest Truck Stop” by FOX Travel Channel, Jubitz Truck Stop and Travel Center makes it their goal to not only provide outstanding customer service to all travelers, but to provide professional truck drivers with anything and everything they could ever want while on the road. “If you can’t get home — get to Jubitz” because this 270-acre, privately-owned travel center offers the following services to truck drivers and travelers of all kinds:

  • 9 Fuel Lanes with High-Speed Diesel Pumps
  • All-Lane DEF Availability
  • Gas Fueling Facilities
  • Fuel Card Networks + AMBUCK$
  • Truck Service Center for Truck and Tire Maintenance and Repairs
  • 300 Parking Spaces with Free Truck Parking
  • 15 Minute Parking Lanes
  • 24-Hour Restaurant
  • 2 Delis
  • 2, 24-Hour Convenience Stores
  • Country Western Bar and Lounge (live music every weekend)
  • Shower Rooms and Jacuzzi Tubs + Oversized Towels
  • Dog Wash
  • Truck Scale
  • Commercial Driver Lounge with TV and Leather Lounge Chairs
  • 100-Room Portlander Inn Hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Postal Service
  • Barber Shop
  • Fleet Services
  • Outpatient Medical Clinic & Chiropractic Care
  • Shoe and Boot Repair
  • Digital, Surround Sound Movie Cinema & Arcade
  • Safety Meeting Facilities
  • 24-Hour Security
  • And more!

3. Sapp Bros. Travel Centers

17 Locations From Utah to Pennsylvania
Fueled by the desire to create the best customer service possible, the Sapp Bros. Travel Centers intend to solve any problem you have while on the road, including a clean environment, quality products, and excellent service. Truck driver amenities include:

  • Fuel
  • Fast-Fueling CNG Pumps (Multiple Locations)
  • 10 Sites Offer Service Centers
  • 24-Hour Roadside Service
  • Full Service Tire Centers
  • Bulk DEF
  • Certified Scales at Many Centers
  • The Famous Apple Barrel Restaurant (9 Locations) + Other Restaurants
  • Drivers’ Lounges
  • Clean and Custom-Designed Restrooms and Showers
  • Sapp Bros. Rewards
  • Fleet Services

4. Little America Travel Center

Flagstaff, Arizona | I-40, Exit 198
If you’re tired of visiting the same old rest areas and truck stops, then you’ll definitely want to visit Little America in Flagstaff, Arizona. In fact, this beautiful travel center, hotel, and grill doesn’t even look like a rest area or truck stop — but the amenities and trucker services are never lacking. Here’s what you can find at Little America Travel Center:

  • Gas (Regular, Plus, Diesel, and Premium)
  • 24-Hour Convenience Store
  • Little America Grill (and the famous ice cream)
  • Little America Hotel
  • Private Showers + Oversized Tub
  • ATM & Fax Services
  • Separate and Secure Truck Parking Area
  • Separate Truck Entrance
  • Service Garage & Tire Services
  • Business Center
  • Golf Course
  • Swimming Pool
  • And More!

5. South of the Border

Hamer, South Carolina | I-95, Exit 1
Journey to South of the Border to enter “America’s favorite highway oasis!” While the focus of the business has changed over the years, South of the Border continues to take pride in value-oriented service and a great experience for all travelers — including truck drivers!

  • Gas
  • Convenience Stores
  • Gift Shop
  • South of the Border Motor Inn
  • Campground and RV Sites
  • 24 Hour Security Patrol
  • On-Premise Fire Department
  • 6 Restaurants
  • Reptile Lagoon
  • Pedroland Park (for kids)
  • Sombrero Observation Tower

6. Trails Travel Center

Albert Lea, Minnesota | Intersection of I-35 and I-90
When it comes to trucking and traveling, all roads lead to Trail’s Travel Center! While you’re there, don’t miss the viking-themed feasts and other truck stop amenities:

  • 10 Bulk DEF and Diesel Dispersers
  • Gas and Diesel Dispensers
  • LP Dispenser (Propane)
  • 4 Bay Truck Service Center
  • Clean & Modern Showers
  • Semi Truck Wash
  • CAT Scale
  • 300+ Truck Parking Spots
  • Iron Skillet Restaurant
  • Fast Food and Dessert
  • Fresh To-Go Bar
  • Worlds Blend Coffees
  • Skol Tavern (Full Sports Bar)
  • Laundry
  • Gift Store
  • Sunday Chapel
  • Movie Theater
  • Wi-Fi
  • Comfort Inn Nearby

7. North Forty Truck Stop

Holladay, Tennessee | I-40, Exit 126
Stop for gas and stay for the food (and a relaxing break!). The North Forty Truck Stop is open 24 hours a day to serve truckers and travelers alike with:

  • Fuel
  • 24-Hour Restaurant
  • Deli
  • Convenience and Gift Store
  • Massages
  • TV Room
  • Game Room
  • Laundry
  • Showers

8. Morris Travel Center & R-Place Restaurant

Morris, Illinois | I-80, Exit 112
You may need to stop for fuel at Morris Travel Center, but what you’ll really want to do is refuel your belly at the famous R-Place Restaurant. Thanks to its assortment of fine homemade foods, this eatery has evolved into a destination for both truckers and travelers. Whether you come for the made from scratch cooking, homemade pastries, or the 4 pound Ethyl Burger, you won’t be disappointed!

  • 24-Hour Convenience Store
  • 24-Hour R-Place Restaurant
  • 7 Diesel Lanes
  • 200 Truck Parking Spaces
  • Certified Weigh Scales
  • 5 Showers
  • Drivers’ Lounge
  • Game Room
  • Laundry
  • And More

9. Petro Racine/Highland’s Petro

Sturtevant, Wisconsin | I-94 & HWY 20, Exit 333
Petro Racine, a full-service truck stop, was once voted the “third best truck stop on the planet” by the Travel Channel. Truck driver benefits include:

  • DEF Island Fueling & Other Fuel Options
  • Reserve-IT & Handicapped Parking
  • Truck Maintenance and Service Center
  • CAT Scale
  • Travel Store
  • Iron Skillet Restaurant & OH Danish Bakery
  • Showers
  • Medical Services & DOT Physicals
  • Barber Shop
  • Laundry
  • Pet Area
  • Ministry Services
  • Entertainment
  • Driver’s Lounge
  • Verizon
  • ATM

10. Buc-ee’s

26 Texas Locations | New Braunfels, Texas | I-35, Exit 191
Buc-ee’s gas stations and travel centers are known to be big. In fact, the Buc-ee’s New Braunfels* convenience store (Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio) is the largest in the world — and longer than a football field — at 68,000 square feet. Other features include 60 gasoline pumps and 31 cash registers. If the New Braunfels location isn’t on your route, be sure to check out Buc-ee’s 26 locations, 12 of which are travel centers.

Find Your Highway Haven

While any truck stop is definitely the most convenient place to park, making a pit-stop at a great one can truly be the difference between a great trip or a lousy one. Get to know these trucker friendly rest areas — they may just become your home away from home!

Have you visited any of these truck stops? What was your experience like? Do you have any other recommendations for your fellow drivers? Let us know in the comments!

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