Future Phoenix Oasis

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Bobcat Bob dreams of ...

Pull through 30 minute parking for breaks.

Buyvon, a special 1-hour parking area is a great idea. Drivers often need a place to park for a 30 minute break, or just long enough to get their scale ticket, but the problem is in many truck stops, any flat spot that's 10' wide and 80' long might have a truck parked there. I know only one place that has a "scale ticket only" spot.

My dream amenity is to have a car rental available. By the hour. The problem is, Uber/Lyft have probably made this obsolete.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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This is Little America in Flagstaff. I make it a point to stop here every time i come through. The showers are $12 and i put off a shower til later jist to fit one in here. Believe it or not, they have the same living room set I had in my house. warm and cozy.


LDRSHIP's Comment
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If you have fast food, please no more of the same chains as everyone else. How about a Sonic or Culver’s or In and Out Burger.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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As for the wash bay thing...heres an explanation. Check out Blue Beacon. They are a national chain and 24/7. Many wash places close at 6pm and on weekends. In NJ south of Trenton there are 3 washouts. One closes at 2pm on saturday, Two are closed on Sundays. That means i could drive 70 miles for a washout because many meat and produce loads require the trailer be washed for food safety.

Having a washout only bay not only helps drivers but will increase your revenue. A regular truck wash can take 30+ minutes whereas a trailer washout about 10 minutes. I have sat in a 2 hour line for a 10 minute wash out!!! Having the wash only line will get trucks out faster and we will.come.back. I know there are meat plants in Phoenix and Tollerson. JBS being one.

Blue Beaon in Atlanta and Carlisle PA both have this wash only lane. I think the one in Joplin MO does too.

It would be wise to call all.of the major trucking companies and negotiate discounts on fuel. They tell us where to fuel, but if you offer enough of a discount, not only will you get the fuel.revenue but the drivers will stay for the showers etc due to the rewards points and shower credits. Some drivers are really cheap and will park on an exit ramp before they pay $12 for reserved parking. (yes, some places allow you to buy a space so it is there for you when you get in late at night and the rest of the lot is full) That means some will only park and not spend money. But all need to buy fuel.

For example, most chains give 1 shower free for 60 gallons of fuel. At Sapp Bros it is 25 gals, AMBEST is 75 gals. We also get 1 to 5 rewards points for each gallon we buy. Many give us unlimited showers for 1000 gals in a month. that is why it would be hard to get drivers to one location. Teaming up.with a national chain for the fuel and allow us to use the shower credits and points would be a good idea.

Last year TA/Petro refused Prime the discount rate Prime wanted. All trucks were routed elsewhere. TA/Petro lost millions in 3 months, not only did we get our discount back, but drivers were given free showers for a month and additional points. Give the mega carriers a discount on fuel and there will be lines down the street.

Heres how ridiculous fuel prices can be. Last night in Kingman AZ , the Flying J was 25cpg cheaper than Petro across the street. Guess where they sent us?

Heck, i would love a European Wax Center in truck stops. Shaving for.women is hard OTR. Keeping good razors and doing it in some really cramped showers is hard. I bought a years worth of waxing...$700 worth that i can go anywhere in the country. But i still have to Uber if im not home every month to wax. I would totally do the rental car idea Errol had. It cost me $30 roundtrip for.my last uber to wax. The car would allow even more freedom. But then again, that freedom would be spending money elsewhere not in your complex.


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PackRat's Comment
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Some others I thought about adding on: Basketball court, volleyball court, horeshoes pit, and bungee jumping!!! Also, a machine to remove the snow and ice build-up from the top of the trailers. It's my truckstop!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Also, a machine to remove the snow and ice build-up from the top of the trailers. It's my truckstop!

In phoenix? the pit of HELL??? lol


PackRat's Comment
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I never specified the location, other than in my head. I'll bet it snowed in Phoenix. Once.....smile.gif

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