There are thousands of truck stops and travel centers around America, but there are some that stand out above the rest. There are many different reasons why we would label a truck stop as one of the best. The amenities and perks that come with each truck stop make it unique and keep truck drivers wanting to come back. Here is our list of the 12 of the best truck stops in the USA!

Highland Petro Stop


Racine, WI (I-94 & Hwy 20 Exit 333)

This stop is known for Racine’s Famous O & H Danish bakery that has been in the Olesen family for four generations. They pride themselves in traditional Danish offerings such as Kringles, coffee cake, layer cakes, specialty breads, donuts, muffins, éclairs and more. Besides filling your belly with delicious food, Highland Petro has a very affordable walk-in chiropractic clinic with services for only $25.  Here are the other amenities they have to offer:
  • Hair salon
  • Theater room
  • 13 showers
  • Laundromat
  • Travel store
  • Game room
  • Iron Skillet restaurant
  • Internet room
  • DOT exams
 

Florida 595 Truck Stop


Davie, FL (intersection of I-595 & 441 near the FL turn pike)
 
Florida 595 truck stop is constantly offering specials and deals. You can visit their website to print coupons on just about everything they have to offer. They are known to have some of the lowest diesel fuel prices, and offer a free overnight truck parking with purchase of 75 gallons of fuel. They also provide:
  • Drive-thru truck wash
  • Ambest truck service and repairs
  • Ambest tire sales and service
  • Home-style diner
  • Pizza and sub shop
  • Sports bar
  • Certified scale
  • Pet friendly
  • Showers (very clean, according to reviews)
  • Spa
  • Medical and dental clinic
  • Chrome shop
  • Game room
  • Security guard for parking lot
Lodi Truck Center

Lodi Travel Center


Lodi, OH (I-71 Exit 209, Rt. 224/I-76)
 
Lodi Travel Center is affiliated with the Travel Centers of America. This stop has pretty much every convenience a truck driver needs. The list could go on and on, but here are few that may make you want to stop by:
  • 10 showers
  • Pet area
  • Walking trail
  • Travel store
  • Laundry room
  • Lounge
  • Maintenance services
  • Starbucks
  • Popeye’s
  • Burger King
  • Country Pride restaurant (Courtesy WiFi and open 24/7)
  • Truck parking
  • BP gasoline

Bosselman Travel Center


Grand Island, NE (I-80 Exit 312)

This travel center is described as the most luxurious and friendly full-service facility for all types of travelers. Customer reviews on Bosselman’s rave about their cleanliness and professional service. Their website also includes daily specials at the convenience store. You can take advantage of saving 5 cents off every gallon by using the free Bosselman Advantage Card. Here are some other great advantages this truck stop has to offer:
  • Free WiFi
  • 21 showers
  • Laundry room
  • Truck parking
  • Chiropractic clinic
  • Masseuse on-site
  • Grandma Max’s restaurant (open 24/7)
  • Motel 6 (open 24/7)
  • Boss truck shop (open 24/7)
  • Subway
  • Little Caesars
  • UPS, USPS and FedEx pickups
  • Game room
  • Sinclair gasoline

Clearwater Travel Plaza


Clearwater, MN (I-94 Exit 178)

The Food Network labeled the Clearwater Travel Plaza as one of the top 5 truck stops in America for their creamy chicken and rice soup. It’s not only soup that they get right in the Nelson Brothers restaurant, there is also a bakery where for over forty years they’ve been making delicious bread, fudge, pies, muffins, pastries, cookies and more. Food isn’t the only reason why people come here - after all, it is still a truck stop with such amenities as:
  • Convenience store
  • Food court
  • Gift shop
  • Showers (every shower is a full bathroom, cleaned after every use)
  • Lounge
  • FedEx, UPS and USPS mail drop
  • Free WiFi
  • Book store

Little America


Flagstaff, AZ (I-40 Exit 198)

Little America knows how to treat their customers. This is an impressive resort, known for being called a “home away from home”. With their outstanding ratings of four and a half stars by Expedia, Kayak and Trip Advisor, this facility is far more than just a truck stop. Their amenities include:
  • Private showers
  • Convenience store (open 24/7)
  • Lounge
  • Little America Grill
  • Laundromat
  • Truck service station (open 24/7)
  • Truck parking
  • Hotel (Driver discounts with valid CDL)
  • FedEx, USPS and UPS

Jubitz Travel Center


Portland, OR (I-5 Exit 307)

This stop has 35 electrified Shorepower no-idle parking areas, which will help you conserve fuel in your truck while parked. The Jubitz Cascade Grill is a popular restaurant that has been featured numerous times in local newspapers with rave reviews. If it’s entertainment you want, they also have the Ponderosa Lounge that provides live music and other entertainment such as dance lessons and poker nights. Jubitz also provides:
  • Cinema
  • Arcade room
  • Jubitz showroom
  • Moe’s Deli
  • Convenience store (open 24/7)
  • Laundromat
  • Medical clinic
  • Truck wash
  • Hair salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Service center
  • Truck parking

Johnson’s Corner Truck Stop


Johnstown, CO (I-25 Exit 254)

Home of their world famous cinnamon rolls, Johnson’s Corner has been open 24/7 since 1952! This truck stop was featured in the film “Larger Than Life” in 1995, and labeled one of the “Ten Best Breakfasts in the World” by Travel & Leisure magazine in 1998. Besides the fame and popularity, it is still a well-loved truck stop with so much to offer those who visit. The facility also offers:
  • Shorepower no-idle parking areas
  • Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Overnight truck parking
  • Full showers
  • Laundromat
  • On-site physicals
  • Convenience store
  • Travel plaza
  • Truck accessories and supplies
  • Live video of Colorado road conditions

Davis Travel Center


Stony Creek, VA (I-95 Exit 33)

Many people absolutely love that this facility provides a dog park where pets can stretch their legs. Besides being pet friendly this truck stop is known for being exceptionally clean and having a friendly and helpful staff. This travel center also features:
  • Spacious showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Lounge
  • Laundry facility
  • Overnight truck parking
  • Starbucks
  • Denny’s
  • Subway
  • Exxon fuel
  • Driver rewards and bonuses with AMBUCKS points on fuel
  • Convenience store

Morris Travel Center


Morris, IL (I-80 Exit 112B)

The reason this Travel Center is on our list is because of the R Place Restaurant. It’s open 24 hours a day and is known for their bakery and famous 4-pound Ethel Burger. Morris Travel Center also provides:
  • Laundry room
  • Lounge
  • Travel store
  • Maintenance services
  • Reserve-it parking
  • BP gasoline
  • Walking trail
  • Pet area
  • 6 showers
  • Truck parking
  • Quizno’s
  • Western Union
  • Tire services

Dysart’s Truck Stop


Bangor, ME (I-95 Exit 180)

This truck stop has been a family-owned company for over 45 years. They pride themselves on small town hospitality, and serving real Maine food in their restaurant. Don’t let the small town atmosphere fool you, as their food portions are anything but small. People rave about the homemade comfort food and courteous staff. When visiting here, you might even forget this is a truck stop. They also have these accommodations:
  • Full service center
  • Private showers
  • Truck wash
  • Travel store
  • Free WiFi
  • Lounge
  • On-site barber shop
  • Arcade room
  • Stamps and mail
  • ATM
  • Shorepower
  • Truck parking
  • Nearby motel
Best Truck Stops in America

Iowa 80


Walcott, IA (I-80 Exit 284)

The World’s Largest Truck Stop! This truck stop opened in 1964, but continued adding expansions to turn it into the wonder that it is today. The owner, Bill Moon, asked drivers for advice on what would make their lives easier, and built the truck stop accordingly. Iowa 80 was truly made to assist in a trucker’s everyday needs, and to make their travels more enjoyable. They even have a trucking museum that has over 60 vintage trucks, antique gas pumps and signs, a theater room that shows films of how trucking has evolved over the years, and much more. Here are the other truck stop amenities:
  • Game room
  • Gift store
  • 24 private showers
  • Laundry room
  • Movie theater
  • Iowa 80 Restaurant (open 24/7)
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Blimpie’s
  • Taco Bell
  • Wendy’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • Pizza Hut
  • Truck wash
  • Pet wash
  • Truck service center
  • Custom shop
  • Barber shop
  • Chiropractor/DOT Physician
  • Dentist
  • Truck parking
  • Library
  • Free WiFi
When you’re out on the road, be sure to visit one of these amazing truck stops.  Do you have a favorite stop that didn’t make the list?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Just as a 2016 update: Johnson's Corner, in (near) Loveland, Colorado, was just bought by Petro. So, (A) TA/Petro now owns the rights to Johnson's Corner's amazing cinnamon rolls, and when you see in at the TA/Petro near you, you can thank the Loveland location. and (B) You can get and use fuel/shower points while your there. It's one of my favorite locations.

April 24, 2016 21:28:04 PM

Awesome list! Johnson's corner is now a TA.
Iowa 80 keeps getting bigger (now with 900 parking spaces AND the museum) and some of the other stops on here have fantastic food (especially the Jubitz in Portland, Oregon).

If I go to Florida or Maine I might have to pay those a visit at some point. I've been to the rest (and to the Little America in Little America, Wyoming which is not on this list).

January 04, 2015 16:30:15 PM

Great List. I really Like the Petro I81 in Virginia exit 205( I Think). Thanks for the ideas. I look forward to visiting them in the future.

September 25, 2014 15:03:08 PM

Nice article Tara! I'll be sharing it where I work - Transport For Christ (TFC) - because two of the locations you listed (Racine and Lodi) are where two of our ministry center are located!!! TFC is a non-profit organization that helps drivers along life's highway. Not only do Racine and Lodi have great amenities for the drivers who visit there, but TFC has a trailer turned 'Mobile' Chapel parked on the premises because the truck stop management care that the drivers who visit can find someone to help them with their personal needs. Knowing these two spots are on the top 10 will be a great encouragement to the staff and volunteer chaplains who work those two locations. Thanks again.

September 19, 2014 8:40:37 AM

Laurie Newell is a good one truck stop and one where we enjoy stopping.

September 16, 2014 12:54:08 PM

I have been to 6 of them. I agree. For a favorite, I may have to go with Clearwater, MN. They have the best deli sandwiches. Almost anything you could want is within easy walking distance.

September 16, 2014 5:43:24 AM

Newell Travel Plaza in Newton KS is a great place! It's not on the list. The food is excellent, well-stocked store, and the showers have truck logos rather than numbers; they are the best I've seen!

September 16, 2014 3:15:06 AM

Great List here Henry-- My favorite-- Petro, Joplin,MO.

September 16, 2014 0:16:10 AM

Great list but you left off the best of the best ... The Henry Albert TA Laredo TX !

September 16, 2014 0:01:18 AM

Awesome list and I believe we have been to most of these... Cannot wait to visit one that we have missed.

September 15, 2014 17:13:09 PM

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