Truck Stop Apps

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Lynn B.'s Comment
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I am not driving yet, but have been riding with my husband. My question is do you have any advice on truck stop apps? I have been using TruckersPath. It seems to be working out well, but some of the comments and reviews are disturbing. I am not squeamish and I know how to read through the bull, but are there any other sites to look on that aren't so full of testosterone induced blah, blah, blah........ I have a great app for rest areas, but rest areas don't have showers or food. I will be posting on the other forum, but would like to here from the female species. Also, the more we post on here the more women have a future in trucking.

Thank You, Lynn

Blessed 58's Comment
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Hi Lynn, I have been using Truckers Path PRO and it has not steered me wrong yet. You just have to weed through the bull**** reviews and you will find the truthful ones that actually say the truth about a place. Welcome to the female driving world. Wish you all the luck in the world. I had one trainer (a male of course who repeatedly said he was going to break me of caring about what I look like as a lady). What nerve he had going there!!!! As long as I got myself up early and got my pre trip done and rolled out on time, What's it to him!!!! What a dumbass!!!! I told him that I will never stop caring about what I look like as a lady and that if I don't feel good about myself I won't feel good about the job I'm doing! And that I can look like the lady that I'am and drive the truck. I will say aside from the butt head I got as a trainer all the other male drivers have given me the upmost respect and manners. God Bless to the good ones:)

C. S.'s Comment
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Each of the big three (Ta/petro, pilot/flying j, and love's) has their own app. I like petro's app the best in terms of usefulness. If you get a chance, consider picking up a book called "The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide". It's only sold at a few truck stops so look out for it, but I know for sure you can grab one next time you go through Iowa 80. It's big, I'm talking textbook sized, costs about $20 but boy is it worth it.

It has everything from rest areas to Walmarts to little local restaurants to weigh stations. This thing lists everything: how many parking spaces, whether overnight parking is allowed, amenities, what's nearby, etc. Stops are organized by highway not state so it's easy to find stuff coming up. It's honestly one of the best purchases I've made for the truck.

Aspiring Trucker's Comment
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Each of the big three (Ta/petro, pilot/flying j, and love's) has their own app. I like petro's app the best in terms of usefulness. If you get a chance, consider picking up a book called "The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide". It's only sold at a few truck stops so look out for it, but I know for sure you can grab one next time you go through Iowa 80. It's big, I'm talking textbook sized, costs about $20 but boy is it worth it.

It has everything from rest areas to Walmarts to little local restaurants to weigh stations. This thing lists everything: how many parking spaces, whether overnight parking is allowed, amenities, what's nearby, etc. Stops are organized by highway not state so it's easy to find stuff coming up. It's honestly one of the best purchases I've made for the truck.

Is this it?

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I found it on barnes and nobles website.

C. S.'s Comment
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Yup, that's it! Seriously, it's a great resource and well worth the money. If you have the money and time to order a copy before you hit the road, I would do it. I use mine every day.

Lynn B.'s Comment
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Thank you Blessed about the lady comment. I don't mind going without a shower for a day or two, but I still cleanse may face, brush my teeth and powder up, etc.. I can tell you I am not looking forward to training, except for the fact that after that I won't have to be in the truck with a stranger. C.S. and Mai, thanks, My husband mainly goes to Pilot/Flying J's because of his company. I do not like the app. I have it and maybe I am not using it correctly, but truckers path it easier to use. We stopped at a Petro last Saturday in KY off of 65 and it was nice. I'm sure they are not all like that, but they had a pool table, nice game room, and open area to sit. The Iron Skillet restaurant was nice too. The food wasn't bad (buffet) but the service was great (we got a real nice waitress). I was impressed because I notice and the Pilots they kind through the trucker areas off the sides in hidden areas. I'll check out the book.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lynn, you were close to me at Glendale, Ky most likely. The people there tend to be extremely nice. The pilot on the other side of I65 is ok too.

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