The American Trucking Associations noted that finding a safe parking place is a primary cause of truck driver stress.
On average, truck drivers spend an hour a day searching for parking. ELD (electronic logging device) mandates mean truckers’ hours are tightly tracked. Spending extra minutes searching for parking is no longer possible.
As a result, truckers sometimes resort to parking in unsafe locations such as abandon lots, slums or behind warehouses. Parking in a dangerous location may mean a poor night’s rest for drivers.
Truckers who’ve not had a quality night’s sleep are a danger to themselves and other drivers on the road. The best truck drivers are rested and refreshed.
Overnight Parking ‘Permitted and Encouraged’ at Waspy’s
At Waspy’s Truck Stop, truckers are always welcome. Truck parking is free and no reservations are needed.
“Overnight parking at both locations is permitted and encouraged,” said Beth Handlos Wahlert, Chief Operating Officer for Waspy’s.
Audubon Truck Stop has 60 Parking Spaces
The Waspy’s Audubon location sits on more than 16 acres. There are 60 truck parking spaces available.
Audubon has extra-wide parking options and security cameras and directional LED lighting across all parking lots to ensure safety for customers, truckers and employees.
In addition, the Audubon site offers multiple fuel options, a convenience store (with a walk-in beer cave, spirits den, and cigar humidor), Waspy’s Kitchen, a car wash, Blue Grass Inn & Suites with 36 guest rooms and an indoor swimming pool, as well as The Feed Mill Restaurant.
Especially for truckers, the Audubon location offers free showers and laundry. There’s a truckers’ lounge if drivers need a place to relax, plus, truckers receive a free coffee or fountain pop drink with fuel purchase.
The Audubon Waspy’s Truck Stop is at 2079 Hwy 71, and is open 24 hours a day. For more information, phone (712) 563-5401.
Templeton Truck Stop has 25 Parking Spaces
Waspy’s Templeton truck stop is on a 6-plus acre site. There are 25 truck parking spaces available at the Templeton location.
Templeton has extra-wide parking options and security cameras and directional LED lighting across all parking lots to ensure safety for customers, truckers and employees.
Truckers fueling up at Waspy’s in Templeton receive a free coffee or fountain pop drink.
The Templeton truck stop is open from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m., but overnight parking for truckers is encouraged.
Waspy’s Templeton location is at 703 S. Rye Ave. The truck stop can be reached at (712) 669-9551.
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