Running the roads can be exhausting. When you’re on a long trip, it’s always nice to know where you will arrive at the end of the day. Whether it’s a place near and dear to your heart, or someplace completely new, there are plenty of options. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best truck stops for Bay & Bay Transportation drivers. These rest areas stretch from our home territory of Minnesota all the way to the east coast.
Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, MN
Located in our home state, the Trail’s Travel Center offers some of our unique “Minnesota nice” services and personnel. There are multiple dining options, full truck services, a Comfort Inn, and a full store, all hidden within the log cabin design. Best of all, when you sign up ahead of time, you can stop in for a free ice cream on your birthday. Now that’s a sweet deal!
Iowa 80 in Walcott, IA
As the world’s largest truck stop, of course the Iowa 80 found its way onto our list of the best truck stops. Owned by the Moon family for 30 years now, the truck stop strives to provide everything that a truck driver might need while on the road. With private showers, truck washes, medical services, entertainment, and, maybe most notably, a 50 foot salad bar! There’s a reason that this truck stop tops many lists of the best truck stops in the world.
Morris Travel Center in Morris, IL
The Morris Travel Center boasts parking for over 200 trucks, 4 service bays, and multiple showers to accommodate the high volume of traffic. In addition to many truck facilities, Morris has one of the best diners to eat at: R-Place. Along with their delicious fresh-baked pastries, R-Place has an extensive menu meant to satisfy truck drivers that are hungry after a long day. For those of you looking for a feast-worthy challenge, try their four pound “Ethyl Burger,” a monstrous mouthful of heavy-hauler proportions!
Lodi Travel Center in Seville, OH
The Lodi Travel Center is actually the location of the training center for the TravelCenters of America. With the same amenities as the Morris location, you can expect excellent service and facilities at this phenomenal travel center.
Davis Travel Center in Stony Creek, VA
As an individually owned truck stop, the Davis Travel Center still offers many of the same services as a franchised location, but with a hometown feel. Showers, easily accessible parking spots, and CAT scales populate the truck stop, as well as a fully stocked convenience store and free wireless for resting drivers. Take advantage of all this truck stop has to offer and truly get some rest.
There are many places you could rest when you’re out on the road, but wouldn’t you rather stay somewhere comfortable and safe? You can read the full article, which covers more of the country, here. Have we missed any of your favorite place to stop?