Best Truck Stops in America

As a truck driver, finding good quality truck stops can make all the difference on your trips. A bad truck stop can make a bad day worse, and a great truck stop can bring a terrible day all the way back around. And with so many truck stops, over 2.000 according to the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth stopping at. 

From the stops with the most parking spaces to the ones that offer unusual amenities like dentists, movie theaters, and chiropractors, these are some of the top truck stops in America.

Best Food

Dysart’s Restaurant & Truck Stop – Bangor, Maine

Dysart’s Restaurant & Truck Stop in Bangor, ME, off of I-95, is a family-owned business with two restaurants and eight convenience stores. It offers award-winning food with small-town charm. Their bakery has homemade pies and pastries. The diner offers hearty meals inspired by the locals. From cinnamon rolls to chicken pot pie, you’re sure to leave with a full belly. 

Johnson’s Corner Truck Stop – Johnstown, Colorado

Speaking of cinnamon rolls, Johnson’s Corner, Located off I-25, is known for its giant cinnamon rolls. They’ve been serving them since 1952 to truckers from all over the country. In addition to great food, they offer a chapel, ample parking, laundry facilitiesfree wifi, and even a FedEx drop-off. 

World’s Largest Truck Stop

Iowa 80 Truck Stop – Walcott, Iowa

Tired of always struggling to find parking for the night at a truck stop? You’ll never have to worry about that at the World’s Largest Truck Stop. It has space for 900 semi-trucks. And their impressive facilities don’t stop there. You can do laundry, take a shower, take care of truck maintenance, go to the movie theater, see a dentist, give your dog a bath, visit the trucking museum, and more. There are a wide variety of fast food options, and several are open and serving 24/7. 

Most Relaxing

Jubitz Travel Center – PortlandOregon

In the Pacific Northwest, the Jubitz Travel Center is a trucker fave. In addition to the 15 acres of parking spots, 24-hour scale, truck wash, lounge, and pet wash, they offer private showers and jacuzzis complete with oversized, fluffy towels. And you can even get a massage. It’s just the thing for a driver who’s been away from home for a while and needs to de-stress. 

Casino Truck Stops

Whiskey Pete’s – Jean, Nevada

Who doesn’t love to gamble? Located about 40 miles south of Las Vegas, Whiskey Pete’s allows you to take a break from driving OTR and hit the slots for a bit. They also have a Pilot Flying J travel center, tons of dining options, and a hotel in addition to ample truck parking.

Palace Truck Stop and Casino – New Orleans, Louisiana

If you’re not in Vegas, you can still have some casino fun. Palace Truck Stop and Casino has over 15 acres of parking, free wifi, showers, and, of course, a casino in their travel plaza. They also have a Huddle House restaurant where you can fill up on hearty diner fare on a budget. 

World’s Northernmost Truck Stop

​​Coldfoot Camp – Fairbanks, Alaska

There aren’t too many options for truck stops out in Fairbanks, AK, so it’s nice that Coldfoot Camp has great food, great service, and beautiful views of the landscape. It might be the most beautiful overlook at a truck stop

Pro Tip: order a to-go lunch from their deli the night before you leave, and pick it up on your way out to enjoy on the road. 

Cleanest Bathrooms

Sapp Bros – Sidney, Nebraska

Truck stop bathrooms aren’t always the cleanest. And that’s probably an understatement. If clean bathrooms rank high on your wishlist, then you can’t go wrong stopping at Sapp Bros. They have 17 travel centers across the United States, and each one has a button outside each restroom that you can press if it’s not clean enough. Someone will be out straight away to clean it up for you. They could offer nothing else, and we would still stop there just for that.

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