Best Truck Stops in America [2019 Guide]
1: Iowa 80 – Walcott, Iowa
It’s a place where people want to stop. On the eastern edge of Iowa, not far from the Mississippi River, adjacent to the small town of Walcott, you’ll find a place like no other in the world. The Iowa 80 Truckstop, now the World’s Largest Truckstop, established its home here in 1964 and is now in itself a home away from home to countless drivers and a destination for travelers as well. Some say Iowa 80 Truckstop is like a small city, others have likened it to a Trucker’s Disneyland, all can agree it is a place not to be missed.
Iowa 80 truckstop features eight restaurant choices, a convenience store, gift store, Super Truck Showroom, barbershop, chiropractor, dentist, movie theater, workout room, laundry facilities, gas islands, diesel fuel center, truck service center, Truckomat truck wash, Dogomat pet wash, CAT Scale, 24- private showers, trucking museum and more!
They’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In fact, we haven’t closed our doors since opening day in 1964. Iowa 80 is a place where you can stop to refuel, relax and refresh before continuing on your journey.
Amenities & Services
- Cat Scale
- Convenience store
- Custom Shop
- Interstate Dental
- Driver Den
- Fuel Center
- Gift Store
- Laundry Facility
- Movie Theater
- Private Showers
- Super Truck Showroom
- Truck Service Center
- Truck Parking Lot
- Workout Room
2: Jubitz Travel Center – Portland Oregon
Jubitz Truck Stop and Travel Center and Jubitz Fleet Services have been providing drivers, fleets, local businesses and residents with superior hospitality, entertainment, travel and fueling services since 1952.
Located off I-5 at Exit 307 near Portland International Airport, Jubitz has grown from a local fuel stop to a nationally-recognized Portland icon. Jubitz Fleet Services offers local and regional commercial fueling solutions for its fleet and commercial customers in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.
Jubitz Truck Stop provides amenities that keep drivers comfortable while visiting our location and be prepared for the road— like clean private showers, overnight parking, free Wi-Fi, and so much more. Jubitz is knowns the “world’s classiest truck stop”
Amenities & Services
- Trucking Parking
- Self-service Dog Wash
- Shower & Jacuzzis
- Drivers Lounge
- Drivers Service Convenience Store
- Fax & Copy Services
- 24-Hour Scale
- Blue Beacon Truck Wash
- Jubitz Fuel Lanes
- Jubitz marketplace & Portlander Inn
- Postal Place PDX
- Bernies shie Repair
- Cosmo’s Barber Shoppe
- TripPak Service
- TriMet Bus Service
- Amsoil Products Showroom
- Oil Change & Lube Service
- Roadside Assistance
- DOT Inspection
- Tire Repair & Replacement
- Auxiliary Power Units
- Major Repairs
- Alignment & Suspension
3: Little America Travel Center – Little America, Wyoming
Designed for professional drivers, the Little America Fuel Center is a welcome oasis to anyone working behind the wheel. It offers private showers, dedicated semi-truck parking, and a driver’s lounge—in addition to numerous pumps, excellent grill & deli, and an incomparable convenience store.
Amenities & Services
- Frequent fueler credits for professional drivers
- 17 private shower rooms, many with oversized tubs
- Truck scales
- Driver rates at the hotel (with valid CDL)
- Drivers lounge with 50″ flat-screen TV
- Phone cards
- 16 fueling islands with quality Sinclair ultra-low sulfur diesel
- Pay at the pump convenience
- 24-hour Convenience Store
- 24-hour Fuel Center Deli
- Travel Center Grill
- Coin-operated laundry facilities
- U.S. post office
- A notary public (available Friday and Saturday)
4: South of the Border – Hamer South Carolina
South of the Border has been a landmark of the southeast for nearly 70 years, and we see no end in sight! Their trademark has always been a value-oriented service ~ they provide a clean, safe & fun environment for travelers of all types to visit on their way to or from the southeast. Their attitude is their philosophy – take it easy on the road of life!
Time magazine listed South of the Border a Top 50 American Roadside Attraction.
Pedro’s Truck Stop (also known as Porky’s Truck Stop) is your diesel truck stop on I-95. Porky’s also offers DEF, trucker’s supplies, showers, and a trucker’s lounge. Pedro keeps coffee brewing for you 24/7. There’s also a large covered picnic area beside the truck stop.
Pedro’s Truck Stop also houses a motocross gear store inside for any motocross riders looking for gear or racing fuel while at the SOBMX training facility.
5: Johnson’s Corner – Johnstown Colorado
From a gas station in the middle of farmland to a nationally recognized truck stop and restaurant, Johnson’s Corner, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives once said of us, has exemplified, “the industrious spirit and can-do attitude that has made America great.”
In 1950, Joe S. Johnson and one of his station managers, Clayton Bearly, staked the outlines of a new Johnson’s Corner on the old US Highway 87, which is today’s I-25 in Colorado. With nothing around but farmland and a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains, Johnson’s Corner opened in 1952
Most thought Joe crazy for building in the middle of nowhere, but shortly after he built his truck stop, construction began on an interstate highway that would run right in front of his new business. The words “build it and they will come” never rang true when I-25 opened in the early 60s, the legacy of Johnson’s Corner began. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Johnson’s Corner has never closed its doors.
Renowned for its World Famous Cinnamon Rolls, Johnson’s Corner was even featured in a Hollywood movie. In 1995, it was a location for the United Artists’ movie “Larger than Life,” starring Bill Murray and Matthew McConaughey. Those two actors are only a few of the many celebrities to grace the booths of Johnson’s Corner over the years.
In 1998, Travel & Leisure magazine picked Johnson’s Corner as having one of the “Ten Best Breakfasts in the World.” A few years later, in 2003, it was featured on the WB2 Network as one of the best roadside attractions in the United States. And in 2004, the Food Network called Johnson’s Corner the “Top Truck Stop Restaurant” in the country. The full-service truck stop has everything to make truckers at home away from home.
Amenities & Services
- Load Board – Truck Freight
- Live video with Colorado Road Conditions
- Truck accessories and supplies
- FedEx dropbox
- Trip Pak
- TV lounge
- Propane available 6-9:30 a.m.
- Overnight semi parking spaces
- Free WiFi
- Full showers/restrooms
- Laundry facilities
- Telephones and fax service
- CAT scales (by diesel islands)
- Handicapped trucker parking
- On-site Physicals
- Convenience Store (Gas/Diesel)
- Bulk fuel and oil delivery (call (970) 667-2069 ext. 105 for daily pricing and to schedule delivery)
- Diesel, gas, oil, off-road fuel
Sapp Brothers (Multiple Locations)
Sapp Bros., Inc. is a collection of 17 full-service, friendly travel centers; primarily located on Interstate-80 from as far west as Salt Lake City, Utah to Clearfield, Pennsylvania in the east.
Sapp Bros. is also a leading petroleum wholesale distributor with a robust offering related to refined fuels, lubricants, oil, propane, diesel exhaust fluid, compressed natural gas, kerosene, additives, solvents, and many other associated products, services, and equipment. Sapp Bros. partners with nearly all petroleum manufacturers to ensure their travel centers and 30+ wholesale outlets have the most in-demand products and services.
A history of steady and sustained growth has allowed Sapp Bros. Petroleum & Sapp Bros. Travel Centers to operate for over 45 years and have made it their primary focus to treat people kindly and fairly. Relationship-based customer service has given Sapp Bros. the opportunity to establish countless long-term friendships with their customers and business partners.
Sapp Bros. transports fuel and lubricants through its own modern and diverse truck fleet. The logistically minded SBT, Inc. aids the operations of Sapp Bros. Travel Centers, Sapp Bros. Petroleum, and its customers, which helps keep costs low.
Sapp Bros. is excited about the prospects the future has to offer and looks forward to continuing to serve its valued customers and grow new relationships.
Other Great Truck Stops to Visit
Speedway – Disputanta, VA
Morris Travel Center – Morris IL
Trail’s Travel Center – Albert Lea, MN
Dysart’s Truck Stop – Bangor, ME
Coldfoot Camp – Fairbanks AK
Boise Stage Stop – Boise, ID
Palace Truck Stop and Casino – New Orleans, LA
Lodi Travel Center – Lodi, OH
Willkomm’s Petro – Racine, WI
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