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Part 2: Top 10 Truck Stops in the U.S.


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.

Follow this link to Part 1: Top 10 Truck Stops in the U.S. 

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

6. Russell’s Truck and Travel Center 

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I-40 Exit 369

Glen Rio, NM

Located along the historic Route 66, Russell’s Truck Stop and Travel Center offers drivers good ole fashioned service.  Russell’s boasts a full grocery store, an authentic Route 66 diner, a classic car and memorabilia museum, a chapel and “the best showers on the planet.”

Away from your home church?  Russell’s offers a 24-hour chapel and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services.

CDLLife reader and top commenter Judi Miller-Patton said this of Russell’s “Russell’s, at the Texas/NM border, is AWESOME! ( I-40 exit 369 Glen Rio, NM) It has a museum of vintage cars, and other vintage memorabilia. Has a fantastic diner, the showers are clean, large, and has a good driver lounge, and laundry facilities. Friendly and helpful staff, also. GREAT STOP!”

Other amenities include:

  • Gas & Diesel Fuel
  • Diner-Style Restaurant
    (View PDF Menu Here!)
  • Subway® Sandwich Shop
  • Gift Shop
  • Tire Shop
  • Open Chapel
  • Showers
  • FAX/ATM/Phones
  • Free WIFI
  • and much more…

7. Sierra Sid’s

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200 N. McCarran Blvd.

Sparks, NV

Stay and play at Sierra Sid’s.  The truck stop offers a casino for both drivers and commuters.  While you’re there, enjoy a good American meal at the Trucker’s Grill.

Other amenities include:

. Great Prices on Gas and Diesel Fuel
. Cashier’s Cage with ATM, Fax and Copier (Call for Hours)
.24 hour Travel Mart/Convenience Store
. Nice clean hot showers with freshly laundered towels
. Laundry Facilities
. Restaurant with great home-style American cooking
. Slots – Wheel of Fortune, Penny Express, Video Poker, and Keno
.Over 150 of your favorite machines including a visual reality blackjack table with talking dealers
. An interior waterfall and Sierra Mtns. décor for a relaxing and enjoyable gaming experience
. Alcohol free casino offers undisturbed environment for your gambling enjoyment
.Trip and fuel permits are available at Sid’s cashier’s cage

 8. Iowa 80

2013 Joplin Truckers Jamboree








There were as many votes against Iowa 80 as there were for it, but how can you do a truck stop feature without including the United State’s largest truck stop?

Iowa 80 boasts a large museum of vintage trucks and a large array of chrome, as well as a Trucker Jamboree each summer.  Iowa 80 really is a super-sized travel center.

Other amenities include:

  • Super Truck Showroom
    • Trucking Accessories
    • Game Room
    • UPS/ FedEx Drop Boxes
  • Gift Store
    • Fax/Copy Service
    • 2ATMs
  • 24 Private Showers
  • Convenience Store
    • Coffee and Cappuccino
  • Diesel for Automotive/Pick-Ups
  • Air for Car Tires at Gas Islands-1&10
  • Movie Theatre
  • Washer/Dryers
  • Ultra One Kiosk
  • Church Services 9:00am Sundays in the TV Den
  • USPS Box
  • Load Board
  • Pay Phones (3rd Floor)

Custom Shop
Embroidery-Vinyl-Laser Engraving
Daily 9am – 9pm

  • Custom Embroidery on Jackets, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts & Hats
  • DOT Lettering
  • Custom Lettering
  • Business Cards
  • and more!

Barber Shop



  • ATM
  • CAT Scale
  • Coffee / Donuts
  • Fax / Copy Machine
  • Bulk DEF
  • Pay Phones
  • Trip-Pak Box / Scanning
  • Trip & Fuel Permits Issues
  • Ultra One Kiosk
  • Western Union / Pay Sprint Bill

Open 24 Hours Rain or Shine

  • Coin Operated Self-Service Vacuums
  • Dogomat Pet Wash
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Motorhomes, Bused, Pick-ups, & Cars Welcome
  • Wax Available

Truck Service Center
Open 24 Hours

  • 24 Hour Road Service
  • Air For Truck Tires
  • Air Conditioning Charging/
  • Alignments
  • ASE Certified Mechanics
  • Brake Adjustments
  • DOT Inspections
  • Freightliner Warranty Service Point
  • Bulk DEF
  • Chrome Installation Services
  • Minor Reefer Repair
  • New/Used Truck Tires Sales& Service
  • Oil Changes, PM Service and
    minor engine repair

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9. White’s

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Interstate 81 in Virginia, Exit 205

White’s opened its doors for service in 1970 and was a driver favorite for many years.  While a few of our readers said White’s isn’t what it once was, it’s still a CDLLife reader favorite.  White’s was once known for its impressive gun and motorcycle collection.  Many drivers said they like the shuttle service to and from the lot.  In 2010, Petro bought out White’s.

Other amenities include:

• Affiliated Motel
• All Major Credit Cards
• ATM / Check Cashing
• Copy / Fax Service
• Driver’s Lounge
• Drop Boxes: UPS/FedEx/TripPak
• Interstate Speedzone
• Iron Skillet
• Laundry Room
• Pay Phones
• Pet Area
• Showers
• Snack / Coffee Bar
• Travel Store
• Trucking Accessories
• TripPak Scanning
• TV / Movie Room
• UltraOne Kiosk
• Video Arcade
• Western Union
• Wi-Fi

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10. Abbyland 

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502 East Linden Street
Abbotsford, Wisconsin 54405

Abbyland offers a variety of food options including the Abbyland Grill, their own brand of sausages and meats and the El Norteno restaurant, located just down the road.  While you’re there, check out their full court gymnasium  and outdoor soccer field, dancing, craft shows and more.

Other amenities include:

  • EXPANDED!! Full Service on all makes and models of Semi Tractor-Trailers.

  • State of the Art diagnostics for most all MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS.
  • Full line of Tire Sales for all Medium to Light vehicle and trailer types.
  • Refrigeration Repair and Service.

  • Full Service Expanded Wash Bays to accommodate all types vehicles including livestock trailers.

  • Wash Bay & Service Hours: Monday-Friday 6am to 12am. Saturday 6am to noon.
  • Come see our vast array of accessories and replacement parts in our Showroom!
  • As our Guest, please enjoy complimentary hot beverages and watch Satellite TV or use free wireless Internet while you wait for service.
  • Showers and lounge area available.
  • Don’t forget our fleet of tractors and refrigerated trailers for full-load and LTL trucking needs.  Call and ask for details at 715-223-3402 x7604

Are there any truck stops you feel we should do a solo, in-depth feature on?  Tell us about your favorite truck stop and why you feel it should get a single feature of its own.


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