New Truck Stop In The Northeast

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Loves open now in Willington, CT! I-84, Ex 71.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Loves open now in Willington, CT! I-84, Ex 71.

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Hey, RD;

I read that, too. Not a huge one, but much needed, I'm sure. Betting the T/A Petro isn't happy, though.

First Loves in CT Open!

Will you be frequenting? Wonder if Grumpy goes through there. It's awesome they have dog park, too. I know, many try to accommodate companions. Even RV parking, for what it's worth.

~ Anne ~

ps: Snap some pix, from within!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I go through there a few times a year but never had to spend the night.

But good luck getting a spot at the loves. That TA charges $20 (a year ago) so the loves will fill up fast. Especially with only 56 spots

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Loves open now in Willington, CT! I-84, Ex 71.

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Hey, RD;

I read that, too. Not a huge one, but much needed, I'm sure. Betting the T/A Petro isn't happy, though.

First Loves in CT Open!

Will you be frequenting? Wonder if Grumpy goes through there. It's awesome they have dog park, too. I know, many try to accommodate companions. Even RV parking, for what it's worth.

~ Anne ~

ps: Snap some pix, from within!

RealDiehl's Comment
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But good luck getting a spot at the loves. That TA charges $20 (a year ago) so the loves will fill up fast. Especially with only 56 spots

The TA is now free to stay at as long as you can find a spot that is not reserved. I've had to stay there many times. Often having to pay for a reserved spot in the early afternoon. The only other nearby option is the Pilot in Sturbridge. That place fills up even earlier.

I got here (Loves) at around 1400 and there were only about 10 trucks parked. It's pretty much full now however.

Snap some pix, from within!

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I took advantage of a lull in the rain to Snap a couple photos. Top photo is looking toward the pumps and the store beyond. Second is looking towards the back. It's a long walk if you have to park down at the back end.

PackRat's Comment
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I bet it wasn't full because it has not been discovered yet by drivers. Give it another month.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I bet it wasn't full because it has not been discovered yet by drivers. Give it another month.

My thoughts exactly. Even the fuel pumps were totally empty. Heading up to Worcester, MA now (Woostah?) to pick up a load. Which I pronounce, "War-Chester", just to **** off the locals🤬

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Who do you drive for? We probably cross paths a lot.

I didn’t know they have free spots now.

I parked in Sturbridge once, never again. Double the trucks for available spots.

For the paid parking you have fuel customers driving behind you while backing in. If I have to stay in MA, which I avoid like the plague, I’ll pay to park in Chicopee since it’s not my money anyway. Lol

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But good luck getting a spot at the loves. That TA charges $20 (a year ago) so the loves will fill up fast. Especially with only 56 spots

double-quotes-end.png

The TA is now free to stay at as long as you can find a spot that is not reserved. I've had to stay there many times. Often having to pay for a reserved spot in the early afternoon. The only other nearby option is the Pilot in Sturbridge. That place fills up even earlier.

I got here (Loves) at around 1400 and there were only about 10 trucks parked. It's pretty much full now however.

double-quotes-start.png

Snap some pix, from within!

double-quotes-end.png

0591143001659063251.jpg

0256814001659063283.jpg

I took advantage of a lull in the rain to Snap a couple photos. Top photo is looking toward the pumps and the store beyond. Second is looking towards the back. It's a long walk if you have to park down at the back end.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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But good luck getting a spot at the loves. That TA charges $20 (a year ago) so the loves will fill up fast. Especially with only 56 spots

double-quotes-end.png

The TA is now free to stay at as long as you can find a spot that is not reserved. I've had to stay there many times. Often having to pay for a reserved spot in the early afternoon. The only other nearby option is the Pilot in Sturbridge. That place fills up even earlier.

I got here (Loves) at around 1400 and there were only about 10 trucks parked. It's pretty much full now however.

double-quotes-start.png

Snap some pix, from within!

double-quotes-end.png

0591143001659063251.jpg

0256814001659063283.jpg

I took advantage of a lull in the rain to Snap a couple photos. Top photo is looking toward the pumps and the store beyond. Second is looking towards the back. It's a long walk if you have to park down at the back end.

double-quotes-start.png

But good luck getting a spot at the loves. That TA charges $20 (a year ago) so the loves will fill up fast. Especially with only 56 spots

double-quotes-end.png

The TA is now free to stay at as long as you can find a spot that is not reserved. I've had to stay there many times. Often having to pay for a reserved spot in the early afternoon. The only other nearby option is the Pilot in Sturbridge. That place fills up even earlier.

I got here (Loves) at around 1400 and there were only about 10 trucks parked. It's pretty much full now however.

double-quotes-start.png

Snap some pix, from within!

double-quotes-end.png

I took advantage of a lull in the rain to Snap a couple photos. Top photo is looking toward the pumps and the store beyond. Second is looking towards the back. It's a long walk if you have to park down at the back end.

Thanks, RD !!

I bet the smell of a fresh & new truck stop is one to remember, eh? Never had that experience, running w/Tom... I'm jealous!

Enjoy it while you can, right?

I bet it wasn't full because it has not been discovered yet by drivers. Give it another month.

Yep, exactly!!

~ Anne ~

RealDiehl's Comment
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Who do you drive for? We probably cross paths a lot.

I drive for Barr-Nunn. I'm NE regional so I tend to be up in Massachusetts and Connecticut a lot. Since I spend so much time in the NE I drive nights as much as possible.

Definitely have stayed at the place in Chicopee. If I remember correctly it's a Pride truck stop located on or near a road with a unique name: Johnny Cake Hollow road. That is a hard name to forget.

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.

Navypoppop's Comment
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RealDiehl, Isn't The Pride Truck Stop actually on Burnett Rd. and Johnny Cake Hollow Rd is across from The Fifties Diner? I used to also run New England weekly and either stayed at The Pride or The Wilton Truck Stop in Gansevoort, NY. Both are class act truck stops in my opinion with excellent restaurants.

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