Ontario California Truck Stops

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Lonewolf2000, Feb 9, 2019.

Which is Better

Poll closed Feb 16, 2019.
  1. TA

    15.4%
  2. Petro

    84.6%
  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I used to ask the waitresses if they had any receipts that were left by others. They always gave me enough to cover parking. Glad I don't go out there anymore.
     
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  2. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    Yea and then you get the half asleep guy who came in the exit and has to get turned around to back in. Wake up to a calm lot, a few minutes later put the seatbelt on, release the brakes.....wait a minute...what’s he doing....WTH is going on now?
     
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  3. precariousthoughts

    precariousthoughts Light Load Member

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    I deliver to Fontana the majority of the time. So I end up over there a lot waiting for my next load. If I come in earlier I go to Petro, it's a little better and they have 30 showers as opposed to the TA that has like 12.

    If I go in late and have to reserve parking I go to TA, they have a little corral that's next to the gate, it's far easier than Petro's that is really tight and at a weird angle
     
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  4. Triple Digit Bullhauler

    Triple Digit Bullhauler Heavy Load Member

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    ROFLMAO, That S*** is nasty.
    I miss the old 76 truck stop before Tits and ### (T/A) took it over. #### i am old. lol
     
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  5. Triple Digit Bullhauler

    Triple Digit Bullhauler Heavy Load Member

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    Two T/A travel plazas across from each other. What a way to monopolize the ravel plaza industry, and line the pockets of their overpriced items in their stores. Paid to park, buy their high priced items in store, or their high priced fuel, or pay for high dollar parking.
     
  6. Buc

    Buc Light Load Member

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    Mind y'all, I don't go out to Cali much at all, so I certainly can't speak from intimate experience, but just for curiosity's sake I pulled up both locations on Google Maps and Good Lord do those places look like a clown show! That Petro in particular... how are trucks fueling on those first three or four lanes to the right supposed to get out with the corner of the building RIGHT THERE in front of it? Then it looks like trucks just stacked up on top of each other (which I've dealt with enough in Tulsa, Texarkana and most of the major Texas metros). Good bless y'all for enduring that mess!
     
  7. Triple Digit Bullhauler

    Triple Digit Bullhauler Heavy Load Member

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    Excellent driving skills, and avoiding it whenever you can. I'd rather either up to Castaic, wheeler ridge to the T/A before going to Ontario. Head East to either the Pilot in Palm Springs, or make a run for the Arizona border
     
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  8. Buc

    Buc Light Load Member

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    Y'all know better than me. I've been out to LA once--the port of Long Beach to be specific--but after dealing with that, reloading in Rancho Cucamonga and fighting the rat race up the 15 out of there I told myself "never again". (Of course this was also over four years ago, and I've grown quite a bit since then so I might get back out there eventually.)

    Then again...after spending years being in and out of Chicago 3-4 times a week, Atlanta about the same, Houston, and the five boroughs and LI (which comparatively speaking really ain't THAT bad as long as you know where you're going), if I had to get back out to LA IdI probably manage.

    Either way, huge salute to you guys who live and work out there on a daily basis.
     
  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    LOL..For me, driving "back east" ends somewhere around Reno or maybe Salt Lake City.
    If I had to drive in Chicago or Atlanta or New York I'd probably go into some kind of meltdown and they'd have to ship me home on a bus.
    I go to Portland and Seattle occasionally but that's about all the big city driving I do.
    I'm used to California driving and California drivers but LA, no matter how many times I drive down there, still makes me grind my teeth.
    The only place worse than LA is downtown San Francisco. That's a real zoo.
     
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  10. laaylor

    laaylor Road Train Member

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    The TA is my choice... but, Petro isn’t bad either,, I did get hit once in the paid TA parking area up front by the fuel islands. It’s set up a little weird.. and the Petro paid area is set up blindside backing at an angle when the trucks across from you are parked straight.. if you get one of the last spots it’s almost impossible to get into it... ugh
     
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