If you ever wonder who is at the wheel of the truck next to you on the road or at the truck stop, these results will give some insight into who the majority of modern day drivers are. 

Here are some of the roadside favorites:

  • Favorite fast food: Subway
  • Best coffee: Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Favorite hotel chain: Super 8
  • Best truck stop chains: Flying J and Pilot
  • Favorite on-the-road snack: Fresh fruit
  • States with the best rest stops: Florida and Ohio
  • Most effective antacid: Tums
  • Favorite on-the-road music genre: Country
  • Best tires: Michelin
  • Favorite motor oil: Shell Rotella
  • Best tractor: Freightliner

Modern Day Truck Driver
Modern Day Truck Driver by Atlas Van Lines

Comments (9)

Heather Dunn

Heather started with ATBS in April of 2012 as the Digital Marketing Manager. Heather is a graduate of Michigan State University earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a specialization in Public Relations. When Heather is not working she enjoys being outdoors. She loves the beach, the mountains, and riding her cruiser bike.

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I like SubWay, I guess. It doesn't have as much fat or salt as fast food places.

September 30, 2013 0:08:38 AM

Our biggest discounts are if we were to stay at a hotel are at the Red Roof Inn and many of these allow pets.

September 20, 2013 10:08:22 AM

The two I can think of quickly is the Petro in Las Vegas and the Petro just east of Kingman, AZ on I-40

September 20, 2013 10:07:37 AM

Everything I have read and seen is that TA/Petro has been voted the #1 truck stop so I was a little surprised to see that stat. I know that a lot of the Petro's have been adding Dunkin' Donuts and enough have added them that I bought a Dunkin' Cup for my coffee. I can pass on the donuts but I cannot pass on the coffee.

September 20, 2013 10:06:52 AM

I have seen those. There is one in/on top of Mont Eagle. There is also one right across the street from Freightliner-Truck Country exit 322 by Pilot and Love's-easy walk to the west-1/2 mile.

September 20, 2013 6:26:51 AM

Wilco Travel Centers havr Dunkin' Donuts coffee Jeff

September 20, 2013 4:36:32 AM

I am still trying to find the Dunkin' Donuts with truck parking.

September 19, 2013 19:40:03 PM

I enjoyed reading this. You think they are just doing the coffee or are they also eating donuts and the Dunkin'?

September 19, 2013 13:43:52 PM

Interesting survey Heather. From the results of their favorite restaurant and snack food, I wonder if United Van Lines drivers are more healthy than the nations driver population as a whole? I would think they should get a fair amount of exercise manually loading and unloading on each trip.

September 19, 2013 9:21:50 AM