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Old School's Comment
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I'll play along...

I suggest you go to the Iowa 80 truck stop, and go through their truck museum also. You'll get some great ideas from that place. They've got hairdressers, dentists, chiropractors, and just about anything imaginable that a truck driver could want or need. Charge your trip to your client. It will be money well spent.

I agree with one common theme in here. Think about what truck drivers are denied access to on a daily basis because their vehicles are so large. They will appreciate that.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Agree with everything said so far and would like to add an exercise room with a variety of equipment

PackRat's Comment
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This is my favorite "dream topic that I'm building in my mind"....The Ultimate Truck Stop! Here's what I have: 1. Parking, Parking, Parking! Have it for everything: Bobtail , oversize, specialized (hazmat, bees, livestock, etc). 2. Several restaurant choices. Ever been to a TS with Chinese take-out? Mine would have it! 3. Lots of showers, Jacuzzi, hot tubs. Clean and working. 4. Lots of working washers and dryers. 5. A neighborhood WalMart or Kroger. 6. A walking/jogging track of 1/4 mile. 7. A fenced dog park. 8. Barbershop. 9. Nail salon. 10. Skeet shooting range. 11. Casino. 12. Bowling alley. 13. Chapel. 14. Tattoo parlor. 15. CB shop. 16. Pet wash/grooming. 17. Chiropractor. 18. Dentist. 19. HUGE garage and the BEST mechanics. 20. Fishing pond. 21. Outdoor cooking facilities. 22. Fireworks every Saturday night! 23. Pawn shop. 24. Truck accessories shop. 25. A Drive-In movie theater for trucks. 26. We don't sell gasoline. DIESEL ONLY! Get over it. 27. Truck/Trailer wash with 4 bays. 28. Hotel rooms. Maybe that's not enough?shocked.pngsmile.gif

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Indoor heated pool and make that running track indoor too.

Im in. I'd go lease and drive by there weekly hahhahah

Navypoppop's Comment
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Hey Pack Rat,

Unless you recently won the huge Power Ball jackpot you most likely will never have enough money to build that "dream truck stop". To start with I would be willing to bet that there isn't any town in the USA that wants such a giant gathering place for truckers. Imagine the size of this giant, maybe 2 or 3 times what IOWA 80 is? I would go there forever so "have at it". Try visiting Iowa 80 and every other huge truck stop to get ideas and talk with the owners to see if you pockets are deep enough. Good luck with your dream.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I get a kick out of all these ideas for the perfect truck stop. Especially by Rainy's list. Maybe you should have the first "Female Only" truck stop. If you incorporated all these ideas into one truck stop, no freight would get delivered because nobody would ever want to leave. Kinda like Hotel California.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Oh, I almost forgot. In any area that drivers with dogs frequent, have a full time attendant to pick up the dog crap because most drivers don't bother to do it. Shame on drivers that don't pick up after their dogs.

PackRat's Comment
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Hey Pack Rat,

Unless you recently won the huge Power Ball jackpot you most likely will never have enough money to build that "dream truck stop". To start with I would be willing to bet that there isn't any town in the USA that wants such a giant gathering place for truckers. Imagine the size of this giant, maybe 2 or 3 times what IOWA 80 is? I would go there forever so "have at it". Try visiting Iowa 80 and every other huge truck stop to get ideas and talk with the owners to see if you pockets are deep enough. Good luck with your dream.

It's already built and running....in my head. As I stated, it's "my dream truckstop". Woth all those amenities, no insurance company would touch it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Buyvon's Comment
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WOW, you guys have a lot of good ideas and some outside the realm of reality, but I did say skies the limit. Some of this might be in phase two or even three for what we have in mind. Here is some good news, we already had in mind a dog run, so something for the kitty's might be to let them run with the dogs. Just kidding, they'd get their exercise for sure. I can see adding a small place separate for cats.

We know a general store will be needed and a 24/7/365 restaurant. Were looking at adding a pub, pool tables, batting cages, virtual golf, an exercise room and a large laundry set up, the drop off service might be doable. We considered dorm style hotel rooms because our showers will be nice with a tub, toilet, vanity and changing room. There will be at least 12 with an hour use limit. 3 each tied to a tank-less heater so hot water will not be an issue however, if it is easier to just add a simple bathroom the the rooms, we will see. I doubt there will be room for a jet tub, but a pool and hot tub can be part of a second phase build.

We might have to rethink the layout to include 3-4 wash bays and a trailer wash out. Good to know that is important to you. We can also look at a short term pull through area.

Other things such as chiropractors, dentists, tattoo artists and the like are of interest. You can put a lot of shop space in a large Steele building. Anyway, please, continue with the ideas. We will put out an official survey and offer something for it the closer we get to actually planning this. The one feature that will set us apart from other truck stops I can't reveal, but I think it will be very user friendly and make your life easier.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Plenty of parking that's not to tight. Nice clean showers and bathrooms. A good mom and pop restaurant, not fast food. And that restaurant should be open 24/7/365.

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