Thursday, August 4, 2016

From cleanliness to cuisine, which truck stops are the best?

Earlier this year, Trucker Path used its ratings from more than 450,000 truck drivers to rank the top truck stops in the nation.

The truck stops received overall rating scores based on such factors as customer service, parking lot size and safety, competitive diesel prices, restaurant options, cleanliness and shower and laundry facilities.

Three truck stops – Busy Bee in Live Oak, Fla.; Tullo Truck Stop in Kearny, N.J.; and Travel Express in Lathrop, Mo. – received perfect ratings of 5.0. Trucker Path said the average rating for an independent truck stop was 3.89, while it was 3.73 for a truck stop in a major chain. In all, Trucker Path analyzed 3,500 truck stops with more than five ratings on Trucker Path Pro.

The complete top 10:

Truck stop Address City Rating
Busy Bee 6458 US Highway 129 N Live Oak, Fla. 5.0
Tullo Truck Stop 61 Lincoln Highway Kearny, N.J. 5.0
Travel Express 7812 E. Highway 116 Lathrop, Mo. 5.0
Pilot Travel Center 2301 Ave. F North West Childress, Texas 4.9
Love’s Lenoir City 9155 Highway 321 North Lenoir City, Tenn. 4.9
Pilot Fuel Stop 380 S. 200 East Roosevelt, Utah 4.9
Newborn Truck Stop 840 GA-100 Tallapoosa, Ga. 4.9
Gateway TP – Exxon 1086 US Highway 59 S. Carthage, Texas 4.9
Lisa’s Truck Center 820 Central Ave. Moriarty, N.M. 4.9
Mobil 300 Moasis Dr. Little Chute, Wisc. 4.9

The full top 100 can be found here.

Trucker Path also released the top-rated truck stop by state.  

Alabama: Creek Travel Plaza, Atmore, 4.7
Arizona: Triple T Truck Stop, Tucson, 4.5
Arkansas: Love’s Little Rock, Little Rock, 4.7
California: Chevron Truck Stop, Santa Maria, 4.6
Colorado: Love’s Grand Junction, Grand Junction, 4.9
Connecticut: Pilot Dealer, North Stonington, 4.5
Florida: Busy Bee, Live Oak, 5.0
Georgia: Newborn Truck Stop, Tallapoosa, 4.9
Idaho: Boise Stage Stop, Boise, 4.4
Illinois: BP, Farina, 4.7
Indiana: Marathon Gas, Goshen, 4.8
Iowa: Pilot Travel Center, Mt. Pleasant, 4.7
Kansas: TA Oakley No. 91, Oakley, 4.6
Kentucky: Flying J, Catlettsburg, 4.7
Louisiana: Flying J, Greenwood, 4.7
Maryland: Flying J, North East, 4.8
Massachusetts: Pilot Travel Center, Sturbridge, 4.1
Michigan: 76th St. Truck Stop, Byron Center, 4.4
Minnesota: Clearwater Travel Plaza, Clearwater, 4.6
Mississippi: Kewanee One Stop, Toomsuba, 4.9
Missouri: Travel Express, Lathrop, 5.0
Montana: Town Pump, Milltown, 4.8
Nebraska: Sapp Bros. Landmark, Elm Creek, 4.5
Nevada: Flying J, Fernley, 4.5
New Hampshire: RMZ EX5 Truck Stop, Londonderry, 4.5
New Jersey: Tullo Truck Stop, Kearny, 5.0
New Mexico: Lisa’s Truck Center, Moriarty, 4.9
New York: Wilton Service Center, Gansevoort, 4.7
North Carolina: Country Market Exxon, Maiden, 4.6
North Dakota: Coffee Cup Fuel Stop, Steele, 4.5
Ohio: Petro North Baltimore, North Baltimore, 4.8
Oklahoma: Love’s Webbers Falls, 4.6
Oregon: Gordy’s Truck Stop, La Pine, 4.7
Pennsylvania: Love’s Londonderry, Londonderry, 4.7
Rhode Island: TA West Greenwich, West Greenwich, 4.2
South Carolina: Hot Spot Truck Stop, Inman, 4.7
South Dakota: Coffee Cup Fuel Stop – BP, Vermillion, 4.6
Tennessee: Love’s Lenoir City, Lenoir City, 4.9
Texas: Pilot Travel Center, Childress, 4.9
Utah: Pilot Fuel Stop, East Roosevelt, 4.9
Virginia: Davis Travel Center, Warfield, 4.8
Washington: Gee Cees Truck Stop, Toledo, 4.7
West Virginia: Alta Station Exxon, Crawley, 4.7
Wisconsin: Mobil, Little Chute, 4.9
Wyoming: Love’s Cheyenne, Cheyenne, 4.2

What do you think? Did the Trucker Path reviews do a good job of recognizing the elite truck stops? Which of your favorites were omitted?