Trucker Path App And Truck Stop Reviews

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Renegade's Comment
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How often do you use your trucker path app and how reliable are the reviews? I know everybody has a different opinion about cleanliness and restaurants, but what about the parking situations?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I use trucker path daily. The parking status is generally close. As far as the reviews. You kinda have to sort thru the BS. But if every other review says it is nasty, odds are they don't keep it very clean. The reviews do illustrate how many drinks and alcoholics there are in the trucking industry. There isn't a spot out there that doesn't have reviews about whether that stop has alcoholic beverages or not.

Seppo's Comment
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I wish they had more options other than lots of spots, some spots and lot is full. There's obviously a huge difference between a 20 spot lot and one with 200 spots. One of the biggest complaints on there is guys who mark a lot full when there are one or two difficult spots left. After a while you learn to check the updates along with the number of available spots and use the time of day to play it by ear.

How often do you use your trucker path app and how reliable are the reviews? I know everybody has a different opinion about cleanliness and restaurants, but what about the parking situations?

Steve L.'s Comment
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I use it all the time. I use it primarily for parking. Reviews aren't that big of a deal to me, too subjective.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I absolutely love Trucker Path.

A good tool is to use the parking availability HISTORY option. It gives you a better overall view of when the truck stop starts to fill up, if ever. It also allows you to filter out the jerks who just see the front row full and mark that the lot is full.

The reviews are helpful as well. If the majority of them say it's a clean, well lit place with easy parking but there's the odd one who contradicts that, I tend to ignore that odd one. Some people just can't be pleased.

I also look at the reviews to see about the attached restaurants or nearby ones. You wouldn't believe how many good places to eat we've stumbled across just by looking at the reviews.

Looking at the reviews will also tell you if the app possibly has the parking spaces number wrong. And it does sometimes. There might be more or less spots but you wouldn't know that unless you read through the reviews.

The reviews also come in extremely handy at Walmarts. A lot of times there will be someone who gives the best possible way for a truck to get into the lot. Case in point, the Walmart in Gulfport, MS. Thanks to the reviews on Trucker Path, I was able to take a back way in and avoid a ridiculously tight turn against exiting traffic.

Just use your brain and a little common sense. Trucker Path is the only parking app I use. But don't limit yourself to it. I've found some sneaky places to park just by keeping my eyes open and ears peeled.

BQ 's Comment
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I use it everyday, both to figure out break(s) and where to shutdown. I start everyday with a general idea but based upon some variables narrow it down as shift goes by. I use the parking availability to a degree, many drivers will mark full when there are plenty of spots yet, particularly lazy drivers. I generally read reviews to see if/when it generally actually starts to fill and for entertainment. You will discover that many drivers like to whine about EVERYTHING and expect a 5 star hotel/restaurant experience out here. The restaurant info also helps in determining where to stop, pending if I am in the mood for anything particular.

Renegade's Comment
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I look at this app all the time and it seems like the pilots tend to get the worst reviews. Why is that? Could it be because of the aging store or because the stores are so big that they're tough to maintain?

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I look at this app all the time and it seems like the pilots tend to get the worst reviews. Why is that? Could it be because of the aging store or because the stores are so big that they're tough to maintain?

It seems to me that Pilots tend to be older, smaller, and much more cramped. They're typically the dirtiest out of the majors as well. Obviously there are exceptions to this rule (the Pilot in Hurricane Mills TN comes to mind), but that seems to be my experience. I typically avoid Pilots.

Renegade's Comment
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I look at this app all the time and it seems like the pilots tend to get the worst reviews. Why is that? Could it be because of the aging store or because the stores are so big that they're tough to maintain?

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It seems to me that Pilots tend to be older, smaller, and much more cramped. They're typically the dirtiest out of the majors as well. Obviously there are exceptions to this rule (the Pilot in Hurricane Mills TN comes to mind), but that seems to be my experience. I typically avoid Pilots.

How about the Flying J's and the Loves?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I find pilots.and loves to be much smaller and harder to maneuver in general. So I go with Petros, TA and flying j with more than 250 parking spaces. Usually there is parking way way in the back cause many drivers are lazy.

Some of the older stops are made for.much shorter trailers, so the potential for an accident when pulling out as a new driver is.much greater. Petros seem to have a lot more room in front of the parked vehicles to pull out.

However, loves is constantly building new stops and pilot has been buying out Wilco Hess which are usually larger.

Now that I have driven for awhile I have "go to" spots. But on occasion I'll use trucker path to find a real gem. For example, in AZ which I don't usually drive the reviews stated "huge lot only half full at 0300". After looking at the history I could see it to be true and floored it lol

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