A truck stop can be a trucker’s worst nightmare or a dream come true. At Waspy’s, we make truck drivers’ lives easier by providing the basic essentials and more, when away from home. After driving on the road all day, wouldn’t it be nice to take a hot shower or wash your clothes? Our trucker’s lounge is equipped with clean restrooms, a laundry unit, and an entertainment area. Not to mention, all of this is FREE! At Waspy’s, we offer... View Article
Waspy’s Templeton was nominated as the Best Burger and Best Restaurant in Carroll County. Cast your vote today by visiting www.carrollspaper.com. Voting ends 12/21/2018 at 5:00 pm.
Pictured left to right: Jeff Cranston, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Dennis Kennebeck, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Brady Boell, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Mike Naig, IA Secretary of Agriculture; Doris Handlos, Waspy’s Truck Stop; Lawrence Handlos, Waspy’s Truck Stop; Beth Handlos, Waspy’s Truck Stop; Steve Seidl, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Jim Gossett, CEO, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; and Rand Fisher, President, IADG. Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural... View Article
Waspy’s Audubon IA location is featured on Only in Your State.
One of the best things about being a truck driver is exploring the open road. Whether it’s driving on the interstate or passing through rural areas in Iowa, truck drivers get to see an amazing landscape. Unfortunately, truck drivers also see recklessness which brings frustration and fear. Commercial drivers face these unique challenges because trucks handle differently than other vehicles. Ideally, everyone should follow the rules of the road and respect other drivers to make roads safer. However, that is... View Article
As many of us get ready for the harvest season, truck drivers have their own worries about the season. While they’re carrying grain, cattle, or any number of things from place to place to aid in harvest, they could break down. As we spoke about in our last article, it’s always best to have an emergency kit already in place. However, we didn’t get into what exactly you should do when you break down. In this article, we will explore... View Article
Imagine this: you’re on another long haul, it’s getting late and you’re getting tired, and it’s time to stop for fuel and food. You haven’t researched the best truck stops, but you figure they’re basically all the same anyway. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for most truck stops. A truck stop can be a gamble with what you’re going to get, and you want to get the best service after being on the road for so long. In this article,... View Article
Read more about how Beth Handlos turned one dream job for a lifelong passion in the article below from the Daily Times Herald! Read article here!
Many may not know, but Waspy’s Truck Stop has an abundance of history behind its name. This is what makes Waspy’s such a unique, personable experience for each of our customers. Not only does the name have unique significance, but Waspy’s is a family owned and operated business, which plays a huge part in the backstory behind the truck stop. Due to the history of Waspy’s Truck Stop, Waspy’s will always remain a staple, locally owned business in the Templeton, Iowa... View Article
Considering 2018 came in a blink of an eye this year, the Waspy’s Truck Stop Audubon, Iowa location will be here before we know it. With plans for it opening late summer of 2018, there is still a lot that needs to be done. But, the progress of the truck stop has been phenomenal. Considering this location is much bigger than the Templeton, Iowa location, with a total of 16 acres, there are many amenities that this location will consist... View Article