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    No doubt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Runner View Post
    I hope you understand that thieves have been around long before 9/11. You just got lucky is all.
    I don't recall anything changing at truck stops in regard to 9.11.2001. Often the same old crap, just a different day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rambler View Post
    Sorry Gman but Loves sits exactly where the Virginian once was. Across the street at what is currently the Wilco there used to be an old house that was converted into a truck stop/ convenience store.. it was called Aunt M's. Was an actual house with the walls inside still intact and different rooms in it. Another place that comes to mind was on route 100 out of Hillsville, Va. Before I-77 was finished you had to run 52 and then if you were going to be going N on 11 or 81 you would take 58E out of town and then left on 100 and it was on the left..sold everything from food to ahh err ahem cough....cats. The high speed chicken feed was sold in the old paper quarter tubes that held $10 in quarters...a dozen red and blacks, yellow jackets, or black rjs's for $10, your choice....(disclaimer) not that I ever bought any mind you. It was the kind that would make your hair itch..I'm told LOL.

    I am sure that you are talking about ah....er... "cough drops." Things have sure changed in a short time.

    Another place was in Deepwater,NJ called Don's Deepwater Truckstop. Don and his brother owned it. It had a little diner and they fixed flats too...real good place though small. As typical of most truckstops in that era they fueled the truck, cleaned windshiel, headlights, tail lights, checked the tires and would park it if you wanted to hit the diner and be having your dinner. There were so many great places that are long gone now. Good thread.
    I think you are talking about the small truck stop near the Flying J? If so, it is mostly a diner. The tire shop is still there, but the fuel has apparently been turned over to foreigners. They sound like they are from the Middle East. Fuel is a lot cheaper than the Flying J. There isn't much truck parking and no showers, but I have never had a problem find a spot. Most of the trucks who frequent the stop are locals who stop, fuel or eat and leave. You can see some reefers stopping by to buy fuel. The food is still pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by significant View Post
    I don't recall anything changing at truck stops in regard to 9.11.2001. Often the same old crap, just a different day.

    I just started to be more careful with my truck after 9/11. I even lock up my truck at the fuel island. Any time that I am out of the truck it is locked unless I am standing right outside.

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    I can name a few. The Gambler, US 30 near Valparaiso In. There used to be a small Union 76 on US 30 West past the US30-US31 junction. Gallahans Travel Plaza in Peru IN. The Blue and White west of Indianapolis. There used to be a small truck stop that sat on a hill off I80 in Iowa. May have been around the 238 mm. They had a billboard that advertised a 16 oz steak and all the trimmings for $7.99 and if you bought 100 gals of fuel it was $4.99. Used to stop there every time I could. The old truck stop on US 75 north of Sherman TX. Man, they had good coffee there. Being retired I have time to reflect on the last few years in trucking and anybody that thinks it's better now just never knew what a good time it was. The truck stops played a major part in that as there were more Mom and Pop stops than majors and they depended on the trucks for their livelihood. It just ain't that way anymore. I for one ain't too sure it's for the best, and the times are gone anyway but the memories! That's one thing they can't take away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackw900 View Post
    True that!

    I have always locked everything on my truck, I usually even lock my doors when I'm tarping.
    My chains and binders are locked up, My tarp boxes are locked up and even my snow chains are locked up.

    I've seen too many guys get ripped off over the years to leave anything to chance.
    Sad aint it, I even lock the reefer loaded or empty just so some lazy ### hat don't use it as trash can.... o wait that would mean they would have to open the doors ... to much work for most wheel holders these days what am I thinking
    I enjoy the pies at TTT

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    Been mentioned time and again, Johnson's Corner.

    Also, way back in the 70's we lived in Columbiana, Ohio. There was a 76 truckstop on the N. side of town, my parents would stop there for dinner once a week. I've been told it was an interesting place, full of interesting people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G/MAN View Post
    I think you are talking about the small truck stop near the Flying J? If so, it is mostly a diner. The tire shop is still there, but the fuel has apparently been turned over to foreigners. They sound like they are from the Middle East. Fuel is a lot cheaper than the Flying J. There isn't much truck parking and no showers, but I have never had a problem find a spot. Most of the trucks who frequent the stop are locals who stop, fuel or eat and leave. You can see some reefers stopping by to buy fuel. The food is still pretty good.
    The one down below the hook is the rock house. Then the High Point truck stop on Rt 11 is the good diner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'olhand View Post
    Also I miss the Nara Visa Travel plaza--Nara Visa NM US54--only part of NM in central time--sad to see it go--great home cooking.
    While Im at it--the old Tucumcari Truck Terminal--Bus54@I40
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    I've parked in that skeleton when sleep dictated it. Nara Vista is a ghost town except for that kook that has all of the old cars with the no trespassing signs...sad. Even Logan hasn't much.

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    How about the old Peggy Ann's in Rockwood, TN on US 27 ? It's long gone. How about Noble's in Kentucky north of Lexington off I-75? Last time I was there they pumped the fuel and the waitresses were still pourin' coffee. Just reminiscing ...

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    Peggy Ann Truck Stop used to have good food. I think the interstate killed that truck stop, like so many others that used to dot the American landscape. I believe there is still a repair shop, but the truck stop has been torn down. That used to be a very busy truck stop.

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