Tips for Choosing the Best Truck Stop

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, we’ll tell you the tips that will help you find the best truck stop for your needs.

templeton iowaHow much is the fuel?

One of the main reasons to stop at a truck stop is for fuel. We all need it, and truck drivers especially will have stops for fuel frequently. When you’re looking for a truck stop, it may be tempting to base it all on fuel prices, but if there are no other amenities the trip may be uncomfortable and wasted time. So go ahead and take a look at fuel prices, compare between locations, but make sure that that’s not the only thing you’re basing your final decision on. If it comes down to it between to very similar locations with similar amenities and one has cheaper fuel than the other? That might be a great time to employ fuel prices to make a decision. Additionally, make sure to check to see that the place you’re stopping has the fuel type that you need. Waspy’s offers several different fuel types for many different options.

What amenities do they have?

It used to be that most truck stops were “mom and pop,” individually owned locations. Now, these are less common and there are many larger “chain” locations that may offer more standardized services. However, this isn’t always true and the chain locations don’t always offer the best services for what you might want or need. So, what are you looking for when you stop at a truck stop? Food, fuel, a place to sleep and shower, and what else? Many truck stops will offer lots of amenities like laundry, gym, convenience stores, restaurants, and even movie theaters and medical and dental services. At Waspy’s we offer many of these options as well including convenience store, restaurant, grab and go, car wash, and more.

What is parking like? Is it safe?

Truck washesThis is another very important question when it comes to stopping, especially overnight. You don’t want to stop at a truck stop you don’t know and be in danger or have your cargo in danger overnight. It’s just not worth it. Make sure you check into how safe the parking is before stopping. Additionally, make sure you check to see the lot isn’t full. It’s never fun to find that the lot is entirely full and you’ll have to figure something else out when you’ve already stopped for the night. Waspy’s offers safe and secure parking with security cameras in use for maximum safety. Why take the risk with a lot that might cause you trouble?

Lastly, ask other truckers in the community what their favorite stop is. While everyone wants different things, you’ll, at the very least, get an idea of what the cleanest truck stop is. Waspy’s Truck Stop is a favorite for many truckers, and we take pride in our amenities and fuel options. We have safe and secure parking, and we treat everyone who passes through like family. We know you have a busy schedule, and we want to give you the best experience we can while you’re here. Let us know if you need anything while you’re here, and we’ll try our best to get it for you. Give us a call today to order food ahead or to ask about our other amenities.

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