Your Favorite Truck Stop

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PlanB's Comment
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My favorite TS isn't really a true truck stop but a Cabela's. I-78 and PA Rt-61. It has two levels, probably 50-60 spots. Never, I mean never full. Good news the Cabela's cafe is a short walk and so are a whole bunch of other eateries.

Best part it's really quiet, well lit, easy in and easy out. No fuel or showers, but there is the restrooms in Cabela's. They have never minded me brushing my teeth and washing up in there. I frequently used this as a bail-out location if I didn't have quite enough hours (less than 40 minutes) to make it back to the DC. Or visa versa if I had just enough hours to get there with my next load.

Just finished a drop/hook in Allentown and wasn't sure where the heck I was going to find parking @1am.

Then I remembered this post!

Thanks G-Town! Now I've got a nice quiet spot for the night.

Cwc's Comment
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My favorite TS isn't really a true truck stop but a Cabela's. I-78 and PA Rt-61. It has two levels, probably 50-60 spots. Never, I mean never full. Good news the Cabela's cafe is a short walk and so are a whole bunch of other eateries.

Best part it's really quiet, well lit, easy in and easy out. No fuel or showers, but there is the restrooms in Cabela's. They have never minded me brushing my teeth and washing up in there. I frequently used this as a bail-out location if I didn't have quite enough hours (less than 40 minutes) to make it back to the DC. Or visa versa if I had just enough hours to get there with my next load.

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Just finished a drop/hook in Allentown and wasn't sure where the heck I was going to find parking @1am.

Then I remembered this post!

Thanks G-Town! Now I've got a nice quiet spot for the night.

I had to laugh when I read this random post and then seen the user name.

Shawn's Comment
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Haha, I'm there now. I though it was a decent enough place. I'll definitely be back when I'm up this way again.

Dysarts in Bangor, ME used to be really nice. Before the kids took over. Now it's gone to hell

Linden R.'s Comment
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Wv has a lack of truckstops , pilots/flying j anyway. That combined with mountains means you should try to get fuel before you go through there. I was a complete rookie, low on fuel and time due to poor trip planning. Got through Charleston and all that on 64. Almost out of time and pull into this pilot in nitro. It has about 15 spots, half of those being reserved and directly behind the fuel island. I had to wait in line to fuel, then back through the island to park, AND pay because it was a reserved spot. Lesson learned

I actually just got back from a long road trip (17 days) yesterday, and we stopped there. Trucks lined up down the street, and the car fuel islands (it was huge too, at least 14-15 pumps) were all lined up through the entire parking lot (which both the truck and car sections were TINY.)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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If I'm stopping at Nitro for the night and it will be after 11 am, I always reserve a spot. That is one tiny, crazy truck stop.

Heavy C's Comment
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Haha, I'm there now. I though it was a decent enough place. I'll definitely be back when I'm up this way again.

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Dysarts in Bangor, ME used to be really nice. Before the kids took over. Now it's gone to hell

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Oh it's decent, but it really used to be so much nicer. And unfortunately you don't get much in the way of options up that way.

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