Part 1: Top 10 Truck Stops in the U.S.

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Top Rated Truck Stops

Several times over the last year, we’ve asked you to tell us about your favorite truck stop.  Not surprisingly, the small mom  and pop truck stops came out on top and the larger, chain stops landed at the bottom of the list.

We’ve taken all the information you have provided us with and compiled this list of the top truck stops in the United States.

Many things factor into what makes a truck stop great: food, service, cleanliness and parking… just to name a few.

So here are your top 10 picks for best truck stop:

1. Jubitz Travel Center

Portlander Inn and MarketPlace

I-5, Exit 307
Portland, OR

For more than 60 years, the folks at Jubitz have been working hard to help drives feel at home while on the road.  If you’re tired of sleeping in your bunk and want to kick back in a jacuzzi, drivers have the option of checking in one of the hotel’s upscale rooms.  While you’re there and want to treat yourself to dinner and a movie, grab a bite at the  Cascade Grill Restaurant then head on over to the Portlander Cinema for a $3.00 movie! 

Even if you plan to stay in your truck, there’s still much for you to enjoy like free wifi, an arcade, live music in the Ponderosa Lounge , play a game of pool and you can still go catch a movie.  If you don’t want a formal dining experience, grab a sandwich at Moe’s Deli or head on over to Club 307 for  full beverage service and Oregon Lottery poker and on-line slots gaming entertainment.

And parking! The parking is great.

Jubitz offers 15 acres of fully-lighted, paved and striped parking. Our parking lot layout maximizes pull-through parking opportunities, and includes a separate area for bobtail units. We feature 18 premium parking spaces that allow trailer drops, and have close proximity to all services. 35 no-idling electrified parking spots are serviced by Shorepower with plug-in electrical service.

Free Wi-Fi service is available in the truck parking lot.  Premium Wi-Fi is available at $4.95 for 24 hrs., offering more bandwidth for audio or video streaming and large file downloads.

Trailer drops are also allowed in the parking lot while having your truck serviced at the Jubitz AMBEST Service Center.

All Jubitz parking areas are patrolled 24 hours a day by Jubitz Security services to guarantee you a restful time.

Follow this link for a photo tour of Jubitz.

2. The Alamo 

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I-80, Exit 21

Sparks, NV

The Almo showed up over and over again in our polls as a driver favorite.  The Alamo offers 20 acres of parking, a casino and a hotel! Before you hit the casino for the “Trucker Special,” a $1.00 slot game play for drivers only, get your hair cut at the on-site salon.  If you want to get out of your cab for a night, grab a room at the on-site Super 8, where you can relax and go for a swim, enjoy the hot tub or just kick back and relax.

3. Porky’s South of the Border

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3346 U.S. 30

Hamer, SC

Visitors to South of the Border are treated to free wifi, a campground, a beautiful indoor heated pool, a hotel with suites, 6 restaurants, park rides and should the mood strike you, a marriage services. Hungry?  Enjoy a steak at The Peddler Steak House, a unique Mexican dining experience at The Sombrero Restaurant or an ice cold treat at Pedro’s Ice Cream Fiesta.  

Bored?  Peruse the truck stop’s newest exhibit: an indoor reptile lagoon.  Check out snakes, crocodiles, alligators and turtles from a safe, comfortable distance.

4. Highland Petro Stop

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I-94 and Highway 20, Exit 333
Racine, WI

Sitting for long hours behind the wheel can cause aches and pains in your back and neck.  Visitors to the Highland Petro can visit the on-site chiropractor for $25.00.  After working out all the creaks and pains, stop by Racine’s Famous O & H Danish Bakery and satisfy your sweet tooth.  In the mood for a movie?  Check out the truck stop’s movie theater.

Other amenities include:

 

5. Little America

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I-40, Exit 198
Flagstaff, AZ

I had to include this one because as a kid, I spent some time on the road with my dad and I LOVED this truck stop.

Little America offers the amenities of some upscale resorts: hotel with suites, hot tub, pool, fitness center, boutiques and much more! In addition, there are many food options at Little America, from fast food all the way to fine dining.

Get out of your truck and enjoy a game of horseshoes, volleyball or Badminton

Other amenities include:

  • 24-hour Travel Center
  • 24-hour Convenience Store
  • Little America Grill 5:30am – 10pm
  • Semi-truck access, parking, and fueling
  • Driver lounge
  • Driver room rates (available with valid CDL)
  • Scales
  • Service station open 24 hours
  • Garage services open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily
  • Private shower for only $10
  • Driver rates (with valid CDL)
  • New and used parts and accessories supply
  • Federal Express and USPS
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • ATM
  • Data load information
  • Internet access
  • Road service available—call 928-779-7900

 

Did we feature your favorite truck stop?  If not, tell us the name of your favorite truck stop and maybe it will be featured in our part-two edition of the 10 Best Truck Stops in the U.S. 

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