Truck stops 25 years ago

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Bronco5097, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Schoob

    Schoob Light Load Member

    Jun 29, 2013
    Southeast Mo
    I believe that's now Cowboy Burgers and BBQ. Can spend 10 bucks eating or pay 10 bucks to park. No fuel or anything just a huge burger joint with tons of truck parking. Foods darn good and they give you alot of it. Or did when I happened upon the place a year or so back. If anyone has to stay in fontana it sure beats the big twin truckstops.
    Its at 11673 S Etiwanda Ave.

    Might need to consider changing the name of this thread to "truck stops 35 years ago" talk about a classic lol
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  3. weirdpuckett

    weirdpuckett Road Train Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    I thought it said " union"
  4. weirdpuckett

    weirdpuckett Road Train Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    That T/A in Golden ,Colorado on I 70 was a 76 back in the day
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    There were a number of good stops back in the day. Most of them are gone now. History.
  6. Wildey

    Wildey Bobtail Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    I can't confirm but right before Christmas i made a run down 85 outta Virginia into north Carolina and it looked like the old Chex truck stop was shuttered, even had the cat scale sign pulled down.
  7. Triple Digit Bullhauler

    Triple Digit Bullhauler Heavy Load Member

    Sep 6, 2012
    001 anywhere USA
    Sadly "truck stops" are going the way of the Bobby socks, poodle skirts, and high buckle shoes. A truck stop where you pulled up and an attendant would pump your fuel, check your fluids, and so forth. A truck stop where you only seen trucks, not recreational reptiles, and every type of motoring public with their own designated parking lot. Thus, the corporate big wigs have lost sight to the true meaning of a truckstop, and those that keep them in business many moons ago. Now corporate greed, deep pockets, and such has seen the change to the travel plaza (i;e every joe smoe with money, and who can afford our over priced items welcome in).
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  8. blindsidebacker4life

    blindsidebacker4life Light Load Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    If you ever look at the parcel record for the land stations are on these days you'll see some really sketchy stuff.. None of it's domestically owned it's some oblivious citizen usually from another state who is basically a surrogate for foreign investors...

    None of that quality of life stuff matters anymore just like with planned developments and track housing going up everywhere...

    I was born in '80 and all those places were still around and doing good business across the continent, so whatever happened did so in the late eighties or early nineties..
  9. bthomann

    bthomann Medium Load Member

    Sep 26, 2020
    The one in Ohio you speak of is in Mendon. It's called the Motor Inn and is one of the few truck stops I know of that you can get game like rabbit and quail on the menu.
  10. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

    May 26, 2020
    If they were so good why did they go out of business? If the place is actually a good truck stop then they’d be able to stay in business.

    The fact is they either sold out to the corporate truck stops or they weren’t that good to begin with and when a better truck stop came along it put them out of business.
  11. TexasKGB

    TexasKGB Light Load Member

    Oct 15, 2019
    Fiddler's Green
    What's left unsaid is that truckers follow their dollars. A little mom and pop can have the best table service in the world but if it's not a 6.99 all you can eat with free parking and a backrub from the waitress it's a huge ripoff, and Subway gets the visit next time.

    The mourning is hypocritical.
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