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The 7 truck stop names to know in the U.S.

The 7 truck stop names to know in the U.S.

Warm food, clean showers, plenty of parking… these are some of the things that make a great truck stop. Considering how hard you work on the road, you deserve a comfortable place to rest for the night. Freymiller has done the research and is ready to give you all the info on the best truck stops across the nation. Here are the truck stop chains or locations we like the most!


Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops are popular stopping places among professional drivers. There are over 550 locations across 41 states that provide drivers with tire care and mechanical services, making it easy to find one if you’re ever in a pinch. Open 24/7 for your convenience, the shelves are stocked with travel essentials like your favorite snacks and phone charging cords that keep your route running smoothly.


Pilot Flying J

If you’re a professional truck driver, chances are you’ve visited a Pilot Flying J. With over 740 locations scattered across 44 states, it’s convenience and accessibility make it popular among commercial drivers. Locations are outfitted with plenty of fuel stations, fresh coffee, some of the best food available OTR, showers (pro tip: download the Pilot Flying J app and reserve your shower before you arrive!)



TA Travel Centers

If you’re looking for a little bit of everything at your truck stop, TA Travel Centers are the way to go. This chain receives high marks around truck drivers and really showcases all that a truck stop can offer. From an always open diner serving homestyle food, showers, fuel, parking, and additional truck services, you’re sure to find what you need (and more!)


For an equally good experience, but with a more mom-and-pop feel, here are four novel truck stops for you to check out.


Iowa 80 in Walcott, Iowa

Making a stop at Iowa 80, the world’s largest truck stop, is a rite of passage to being behind the wheel of a semi. It takes care of any need you might have! With 900 parking spots, you don’t have to worry about finding parking. There’s certified CAT scales, a laundromat, and a dog park, along with an entire floor, exclusive to CDL-A drivers, featuring a dentist, chiropractor, barber, gym, a movie theater, and more!


Johnson’s Corner Truck Stop in Johnstown, Colorado

Johnson’s Corner’s claim to fame among the truck driving community? Their world famous warm and fluffy cinnamon rolls. Enjoy their homestyle diner, chapel, CAT scales, a FedEx drop-off, free Wi-Fi., and of course, be sure to take a cinnamon roll (or two) to go!


Big Apple Travel Center in Joplin, Missouri

In 2020, Big Apple was voted as one of the top truck stops in America by professional truck drivers. This truck stop serves Indian cuisine, a food option not typically available at truck stops! Enjoy repair services, fuel, and amenities made for relaxation when you make a stop here.


Mach 1 in Frankfort, Illinois

This truck stop allows you to easily fuel yourself and your truck! With plenty of fueling lanes and stations for your truck and food options for yourself including Little Caesar’s Pizza, Bean2Cup Coffee, and Kate’s Kitchen, its easy to fuel up here before hitting the road again.


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