Condition of all T/A properties

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by bthomann, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    I remember when it was just White's, period. This gentrification really sucks the high hard one. :(
     
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  3. navypoppop

    navypoppop Medium Load Member

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    I hope that they replace the Iron Skillet with a decent sit down restaurant and not just more fast food or retail store space. It's hard to believe that the owner Bobby Beckstreser [ hope I spelled it right ] would close the Iron Skillet but it's his business. It will be surely missed. Anyone have photos of the gutted restaurant would be wonderful.
     
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  4. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Heavy Load Member

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    That would never happen nowadays at a chain truckstop! Nice story to hear about yesteryear.
     
  5. fairshake

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    TA in Ogallala, NE is a bit run down, weird showers. but I ate in the country pride and it was good twice. Lots of flies in the restaurant, maybe why it tasted so good who knows.
     
  6. Dave1837

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    First truck stop I ever stayed at was in Florence KY. Got there at 3pm and got the last spot. Woke up to take a shower and my passenger mirror was pushed all the way back and touching my window. Walked in to take a shower and it looked like a scene from a Saw movie. Turned around and walked out...

    Second one I ever stayed at was in Jessup MD...I don't think any more needs to be said.

    Anymore there's only a few truck stops I actually look forward to staying at. Rutter's is a chain gas station in central PA, basically Sheetz on steroids with truck parking and a scale, no showers but fantastic food. They have a whole menu dedicated to SPAM. Awesome stop if you ever get the chance, just don't go to the one in Carlisle. There's a Pilot in Mention PA right off of I80 that's old school, has a nice diner and clean showers.

    Other than those I just sleep at the shipper or receiver. Too many inconsiderate people at truck stops to be honest
     
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  7. bthomann

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    About your stay in Florence, KY: Was that back when it was the Burns Brothers Union 76? It's a
    crappy T/A now, even though they tore down the old building and put up a totally new property.
     
  8. Dave1837

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    No, this was in 2019 LOL
     
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  9. bthomann

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    Yeah, Florence has always been a hole, no matter who owned it. Must be all the craziness coming
    out of Cincinnati and Covington.
     
  10. JonJon78

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    This is at the Effingham, IL petro. Nothing to smile about IMO.

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  11. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Agreed… nothing to smile about.
     
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