Favorite Truck Stop Chain?

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Delco Dave's Comment
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May I throw a quick question in here? I see that some of the truck stops have pay to park policies, does your company pay for the parking or is it out of the drivers pocket?

Q2. If it is out of drivers pocket, can you keep receipts and claim on your taxes as a work expense?

Thanks

PackRat's Comment
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Some companies will reimburse, while others won't.

Company drivers can not write this off of taxes for the past two years, either.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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I found Russell's Truck Stop in Glen Rio, NM, which is an independent and also one of Kearsey's favorites.

It has one the best car museums you'll find at any truck stop.

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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Kwik Trip without a doubt, best bagels around, they have a good selection of grocery items. Their facilities have all been well lit and have plenty of room at the ones I've been too.

I've emailed them to come to Chicago/ Indiana so far they haven't listened.

Plus they return lost wallets.

Ive made it back up to Wisconsin and am staying at the Plover Town Quik Trip on I39. Thought of you when i walked by these earlier.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Noob you're so mean to Bobcat rofl-1.gifsmile.gif

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Thanks for rubbing that in rofl-1.gif

If I win the Power Ball maybe I can open one lol

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Kwik Trip without a doubt, best bagels around, they have a good selection of grocery items. Their facilities have all been well lit and have plenty of room at the ones I've been too.

I've emailed them to come to Chicago/ Indiana so far they haven't listened.

Plus they return lost wallets.

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Ive made it back up to Wisconsin and am staying at the Plover Town Quik Trip on I39. Thought of you when i walked by these earlier.

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Last time I stopped at Plover, there were 3 Millis trailers in parking spots. I love quick trips myself as well, buy a steak cook it in the truck.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Kwik Trip without a doubt, best bagels around, they have a good selection of grocery items. Their facilities have all been well lit and have plenty of room at the ones I've been too.

I've emailed them to come to Chicago/ Indiana so far they haven't listened.

Plus they return lost wallets.

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Ive made it back up to Wisconsin and am staying at the Plover Town Quik Trip on I39. Thought of you when i walked by these earlier.

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Last time I stopped at Plover, there were 3 Millis trailers in parking spots. I love quick trips myself as well, buy a steak cook it in the truck.

There was one there yesterday too! I thought maybe it was someone bobtailing pc when i got there but it was there when i left this morning. I was there for probably 16 hrs waiting on a 7am appt and noone touched it. It was loaded too, well it had a seal. Might be one of those regional guys who hide trailers near their homes you hear about sometimes.

Bobtail:

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

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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It’s not really a chain, but a singular truck stop; I’m only mentioning it because it sort of fits in this thread, and is the only truck stop that had made a lasting impression on me. That is the Clearwater Travel Plaza/Petro off of I-94 in Clearwater, MN. The reason being is that there are only two types of food that I get excited about buying on the road, pizza and doughnuts, both of which I rarely buy. This place has almost amazing donuts/pastries. They closely resemble cupcakes: with cupcakes, the best part is the top 1/4, the part with all the topping and a little bit of sweetbread. The pastries at Clearwater are the same, except on steroids. They are the biggest pastries I’ve ever seen. But like cupcakes, it’s the top 1/4 or 1/3 that’s worth eating; the rest, which is just breading, can be left behind for the crows or pigeons. Those toppings though! Huge selection. And ginormous. They are the size of dinner plates.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Pete, that looks more like a whole pie!

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