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    Never park your truck on the end parking space no matter how easy it is to get in and out of, you risk being hit by guys going around the corner and hitting your rig with their trailer swing.


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    Ones i have to eat at everytime.
    Bosselmans
    Whites truck stop Raphine VA
    Morris IL TA
    Johnsons corner I-25 north Denver
    Effingham IL TA..probably 20 nearby restaurants within walking distance.

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    Sure glad not stuck at restover or pilot with hubby in tumwater, wa with I5 flooding My heart goes out to the guys sitting at the restover before grand mound, wa.

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    Hey all,
    My husband is a somewhat new driver (been 20 years). I gleaned information off this thread to print out for him. I thought someone might also be interested in printing off a condensed list.

    Condensed and edited from posters on this thread;

    Driver was killed at the TA east in Ontario,CA.

    Both TA's in Ontario CA are dangerous.

    Don't stop in West Memphis at all.

    If someone comes up to your truck and you do not know them, do NOT get out of your truck. Keep your doors locked at all times. If you don't idle your truck, at least make sure you have air in it so you can move the truck quickly if you need to.

    The worst truck stops....The Pilots in Memphis- T/A Gary,IN - The Pilot on the loop in Atlanta

    A driver was beaten and robbed at the Pilot in Corbin , KY . He was in his truck and an individual told him he (the person outside ) had hit the driver's trailer and damaged it . When the driver went behind the truck several bums were waiting and beat him and took his cash .

    If anybody says they damaged your truck , stay put and tell them to pull their truck around in the row in front of you and show you on their truck where it made contact . If somebody says the rear of my truck is damaged I'm gonna start it up and pump the brakes and see if anyone runs from behind it .

    A driver was shot and killed in a rest area in Platte City, MO off of I29

    Lot Lizards: you just tell them no thanks. You tell them sternly to leave or lie to them that you have no money. Other truckers can be just as dangerous if not more than the vagrants or lot lizards. Just because they drive a truck it doesn't mean they are honest.

    AVOID;
    T/A Nashville
    Flying J & Pilot/Dallas
    TA/Dallas & Rockwall
    Any truckstop within 50 miles of NYC
    Any truckstop close to Philadelphia or Baltimore

    The Pilot at Birmingham, AL
    TA in Binghamton, NY
    Any place in Gary, In
    TA in montgomery AL
    Twin TAs in Ontario
    Most truck stops in Arkansas
    Flying J Dallas and Indianapolis
    JR's in OKC
    The Pilot on the loop in Atlanta
    Pilot in Corbin , KY
    T/A and Pilot and 75 Chrome Shops in Wildwood Fl
    Truck stop in Pine Bluff Arkansas next to McDonalds
    Pilot in Dallas
    TA in Jessup
    Flying J up by seattle just off I5 you can get in there but you cant get out
    TA in Denton,TX
    Flying J in Arora Co (lot size too small)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyBird View Post
    Hey all,
    My husband is a somewhat new driver (been 20 years). I gleaned information off this thread to print out for him. I thought someone might also be interested in printing off a condensed list.

    Condensed and edited from posters on this thread;

    Driver was killed at the TA east in Ontario,CA.

    Both TA's in Ontario CA are dangerous.

    Don't stop in West Memphis at all.

    If someone comes up to your truck and you do not know them, do NOT get out of your truck. Keep your doors locked at all times. If you don't idle your truck, at least make sure you have air in it so you can move the truck quickly if you need to.

    The worst truck stops....The Pilots in Memphis- T/A Gary,IN - The Pilot on the loop in Atlanta

    A driver was beaten and robbed at the Pilot in Corbin , KY . He was in his truck and an individual told him he (the person outside ) had hit the driver's trailer and damaged it . When the driver went behind the truck several bums were waiting and beat him and took his cash .

    If anybody says they damaged your truck , stay put and tell them to pull their truck around in the row in front of you and show you on their truck where it made contact . If somebody says the rear of my truck is damaged I'm gonna start it up and pump the brakes and see if anyone runs from behind it .

    A driver was shot and killed in a rest area in Platte City, MO off of I29

    Lot Lizards: you just tell them no thanks. You tell them sternly to leave or lie to them that you have no money. Other truckers can be just as dangerous if not more than the vagrants or lot lizards. Just because they drive a truck it doesn't mean they are honest.

    AVOID;
    T/A Nashville
    Flying J & Pilot/Dallas
    TA/Dallas & Rockwall
    Any truckstop within 50 miles of NYC
    Any truckstop close to Philadelphia or Baltimore

    The Pilot at Birmingham, AL
    TA in Binghamton, NY
    Any place in Gary, In
    TA in montgomery AL
    Twin TAs in Ontario
    Most truck stops in Arkansas
    Flying J Dallas and Indianapolis
    JR's in OKC
    The Pilot on the loop in Atlanta
    Pilot in Corbin , KY
    T/A and Pilot and 75 Chrome Shops in Wildwood Fl
    Truck stop in Pine Bluff Arkansas next to McDonalds
    Pilot in Dallas
    TA in Jessup
    Flying J up by seattle just off I5 you can get in there but you cant get out
    TA in Denton,TX
    Flying J in Arora Co (lot size too small)
    Flying J in Indianapolis is a decent place ive stayed there alot and felt safe even went inside at 1 -3 am to go to bathroom. Also the TA in Gary is better than it used to be they got security running around the lot, but the main building is kinda nasty. I just use it for a place to park if I have to an thats it. But I actually like the J in Indy except that the place fills up at 3 to 4 pm.

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    There is a little truck stop on I-70 in Kansas at mile marker 193 (Bunker Hill). It is a small truck stop. It is very nice, the restrooms are always very clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brinkj23 View Post
    Flying J in Indianapolis is a decent place ive stayed there alot and felt safe even went inside at 1 -3 am to go to bathroom. Also the TA in Gary is better than it used to be they got security running around the lot, but the main building is kinda nasty. I just use it for a place to park if I have to an thats it. But I actually like the J in Indy except that the place fills up at 3 to 4 pm.
    Unless something has changed drastically in the last few months, the J on the south side of the loop (exit 4 off I-465) is Crackville. The one just south of Indy at exit 95 off I-65 is a whole different story though—is that the one you're talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilillill View Post
    Unless something has changed drastically in the last few months, the J on the south side of the loop (exit 4 off I-465) is Crackville. The one just south of Indy at exit 95 off I-65 is a whole different story though—is that the one you're talking about?
    I didn't like going to that one in 1999 or 2000. I gladly use the other one on 65.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilillill View Post
    Unless something has changed drastically in the last few months, the J on the south side of the loop (exit 4 off I-465) is Crackville. The one just south of Indy at exit 95 off I-65 is a whole different story though—is that the one you're talking about?
    The one I was talking about was exit 4 off the loop, spent a whole weekend there about a month ago and felt safe didnt see any lizards or dealers running around. The only thing I ran into was the two guys that sell dvds there at night, the rag man during the day, and the pillow lady who does security at the paid lot an sells pillows all night. Lots of bs and talk on the cb all night long there but other than that ive felt safe there. Ive heard people says it used to be a really bad spot but the cops threw all the hookers and dealers in the slammer and keep an eye on the truck stops now but who knows, maybe I was there on a weekend when all the crackheads were on vacation..lol

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    Bosselmans/Pilot in Grand Island Nebraska is an awesome truck stop. Great food in the restauraunt, lots of arcade games, movie theatre, 3 or 4 tvs up stairs clean shower took one today. Easy parking and big lot.

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