Truckstops going down hill?

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by ironmanwife, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. ironmanwife

    ironmanwife Bobtail Member

    Jun 14, 2021
    Hubby is in Truckstop in Ohio..NO Breakfast food. All the Mc. donals, Subways dont open till 11?
    Toilets are nasty..NO paper..they cant find people to work..soon truckers gonna stay home too..
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  3. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    Yeah why work the feds have made it
    More profitable to stay home and smoke dope and fornicate and live on unemployment or welfare. Sad but true
  4. ironmanwife

    ironmanwife Bobtail Member

    Jun 14, 2021
    If the truckers would do this...they have $$$ But bare shelves...:eek:
  5. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

    Jul 29, 2015
    On the big road
    I pack ziplock bags of homage meals in freezer. 1st 3 days out meals in fridge. Long storage meals in fridge ie. jack Daniels brisket from Walmart, eggs, cheese, hotdogs, tortellini, and such. Microwaveable rice, noodles, bagels, bacon, canned vegetables, and such in totes. Hot water boiler boils for grits and pour over coffee. I can stay out 3 weeks without a resupply and eat well. Just takes space saving ingenuity and some low wattage appliances. Microwaveable egg trays and such help out to make breakfast sandwhiches.
  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    get a mini fridge, get a nuclear reactor, get tv dinners, take along his own food, take along a camping toilet, and toilet paper.

    replenish at nearly any walmart.
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  7. JustCallMeDriver

    JustCallMeDriver Light Load Member

    May 5, 2021
    It's smart to build truck stops downhill. That way if the driver runs out of fuel, he can still coast in.

    Of course that does expose you to drivers who've burned their brakes up and crash into the truck stop.

    Six of one...
  8. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    When you can't compete with a 300 dollar check you shouldn't be in business.
  9. Lucky12

    Lucky12 Medium Load Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Excellent point "Driver"

    A keen observation, no doubt
  10. roundhouse

    roundhouse Heavy Load Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Take your own food.

    I don’t drive a big truck anymore , but I do get paid handsomely to travel around in a crew cab F250 loaded with tools and repair water treatment systems .
    Some of my Job sites are miles from anywhere. And I never know until I arrive and do some detective work, how long it’s gonna take to get it running again.

    you never know when you’re gonna get stranded at a shipper or on the side of the road with a breakdown or storm or road closure.
    I get a rotisserie chicken at a grocery store and pick all the meat off, and put it in meal size portions in sandwich bags.
    That and a box of saltines or ritz crackers, some carrots ( I get the whole carrots and Peel them , I hate the pre peeled tiny ones, they taste funny and get slimy quick in the fridge). and a Dr Pepper is a meal . I also use a English muffin with peanut butter and a sliced banana for a cheap nutritious breakfast that will stick with you till lunch.

    I also carry several boxes of my favorite granola bars.

    oh and get the small travel size packs of baby wipes.
    Or take the half used roll of TP from the home bathroom, pull out the cardboard tube , and fold the roll.
    Slip that in my pocket ever time I go into a public rest room just in case they don’t have TP.
    Using your pocket knife to cut off the top half of your socks for TP is zero fun. works if you have no other alternative.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2021
  11. RubyEagle

    RubyEagle Light Load Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Yeah l only stop at those places for fuel. I have a dorm fridge l keep stocked from Sam's Club and Walmart. I get Crystal Springs 5 gallon water bottles with an electric small pump that fits on the bottle for making my sugar free Kool Aid l sweeten with Stevia drops. I also have a Frigidaire compact ice maker.

    As for the head l removed the stock truck fridge and have a Thetford Porta Potti with electric flush l slide back in the cabinet where the fridge was. Highly recommend because many times shippers and receivers they have no facilities. Also what the OP said about these chain truck stops. If l am going to be out here l am going to be comfortable!
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