truck stops

As with most superlatives, ‘best’ is a relative term when it comes to truck stops

Readers responded in numbers to the "Best truck stop ever?" question in last week's Channel 19 post. Find here a bevy of recommendations for quality stops, great restaurants and more.

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Who gets your vote for best truck stop ever?

A new Truck World on I-76 in North Jackson, Ohio, Trucker Path's top 10 truck stops by user rating (including 8 independents) and a question: What's your favorite truck stop out there? Who's doing it right?

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Love’s adds new stores in Georgia, Ohio

Love's adds new stores in Georgia, Ohio

The new stores – in Macon, Ga., and Upper Sandusky, Ohio – add more than 170 combined truck parking spaces to the Love's network.

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POLL: Do you miss the ‘mom-and-pop’ independent truck stop?

What's your view of the growing reach of the large national truck stop chains -- an owner-operator offered this question up for Overdrive readers while pondering the days of full-service, family-style dining and other characteristics of the mom-and-pop truck stops of the days of yore.

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Legislation introduced to allow commercial services at public rest areas

Legislation introduced to allow commercial services at public rest areas

Congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) introduced a bill Thursday that would allow interstate rest areas to add commercial services such as convenience stores and restaurants.

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Love’s opens new locations in Illinois, Utah

Love's opens new locations in Illinois, Utah

The Utah location, at exit 363 on I-15 in Brigham City, offers truckers 94 truck parking spaces, and the Illinois store, located in Greenup along I-70 at exit 119, offers 92 truck parking spaces.

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Rest-area commercialization and parking preservation: A view from the truck stops

What happened to the sales figures for a downstream business when the I-95 state-run Delaware House service plaza closed for restoration several years back. NATSO CEO Lisa Mullings illustrates some of the issues around potentially expanded commercial services at rest areas.

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Love’s opens new store in Knoxville, Ill.

Love's opens new store in Knoxville, Ill.

The new store offers 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and Chester's Chicken restaurants, seven showers, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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Love’s opens new location in Chanute, Kan.

Love's opens new location in Chanute, Kan.

The new location offers drivers an Arby's restaurant, 38 truck parking spaces, Cat scales and more.

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If it means more parking options, readers say, rest-area commercialization A-OK

In this mailbag podcast and other commentary, readers believed in large part that NATSO's concern over recent FHWA ideas for rest-area commercialization was misplaced, particularly if services allowed at state-facilitated rest areas are limited to an extent they aren't at truck stops.

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