Truck drivers need a place to unwind and sometimes those large chain truck stops out on the West coast just don't cut it. While some of the big names do have a lot to offer, they can often be overcrowded and most simply lack that "home away from home" comfort.
When it comes down to it, the best truck stops on the West coast (or anywhere for that matter) must have:
- ample parking space
- a safe atmosphere
- delicious food selections
- plenty of entertainment and shopping options
- quality driver services such as a scale, truck wash and landromat
- nice, comfortable lodging nearby
Driver Solutions went to Facebook to ask some truckers out there to help us answer the question - what are the best truck stops on the West Coast (or close by)? Here's a look at 5 of the most popular options:
1. Jubitz Travel Center in Portland, Oregon
From the Jubitz Website:
"Jubitz Corporation is a multi-dimensional transportation services company offering commercial fueling and travel services to fleets, the professional driver, and local and traveling public alike. Our focus on customer needs and passion for providing a World Class Customer Experience have expanded our services from a simple fuel stop to one of Oregon's Top 150 largest Oregon privately-held companies, combining our Jubitz Travel Center, Portlander Inn & Marketplace and Fleet Services divisions."
2. The Boise Stage Stop in Boise, Idaho
From the Boise Stage Stop Website:
"The BOISE STAGE STOP is a full service travel center located on I-84 between Boise and Mountain Home in Idaho. Offering many amenities for all types of travelers:
- Convenience store with all the traveling essentials,unique gift items, and more
- Public horse corrals - adding more in Spring 2013
- FREE RV dump
- Event center (coming soon - Spring 2013)
- Truckers' amenities"
The truckers' amenities at The Boise State Stop include: showers, TV break rooms, phones, gyms and of course plenty of free parking!
3. The Garlic Farm in Gilroy, California
The Garlic Farm is proclaimed to be "The West's Most Comprehensive Truck and Travel Stop" and its website includes this services overview:
Truck and Traveler Services
Special Truck Services
- CAT scale
- Comfortable trucker's lounge with computer phone jacks"
4. Little Amercia Travel Center in Little America, Wyoming
From Little America's Website:
"Little America's Travel Center has 16 fueling islands, a convenience store, a grill/restaurant called Snack Bar, parking spaces galore, and a host of other amenities. All our employees are dedicated to giving you the same pleasant and enthusiastic service our visitors have come to expect. No matter your needs or wants, let Little America show you what has made us a traveler's oasis."
5. Wendover Resorts in Wendover, Utah
With larger truck stops nearby, the Wendover Resorts have become a popular place for truck drivers to enjoy their free time. There's plenty of entertainment, good food and casinos to keep everyone happy.
So, which truck stop gets the best reviews?
When it comes to the true West coast truck stops, Jubitz Travel Center is among the best of the best! If you're in the area, but sure to stop by Jubitz to enjoy all of the nice offerings just for truck drivers!
What do you think of this list?
Have you visited any of these truck stops? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below!
Did we miss one of the best truck stops on the West coast? Let us know about it!