What makes a a good or great truck stop?

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by K Dizzy, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. K Dizzy

    K Dizzy Bobtail Member

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    I want to be up front that my company (non national) is looking at developing a truck stop. I'm not looking to break any rules by advertising so I'm not disclosing our name, or even location for that matter.

    I'm really interested in what makes a truck stop great? Customer service is obvious....not always gotten, but obvious so I'm looking mostly on the amenity side of operations. We're pretty experienced on the C-store front, but this is the first time we've dove into the Truck Stop arena and really want to put something together that suits truckers.

    I'm learning a ton by reading the forums btw, it's great reading.
     
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  3. IH Truck Guy

    IH Truck Guy Road Train Member

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    A sit down restaurant is a bonus...
    We've got fast food coming out the arse.
     
  4. Straight Stacks

    Straight Stacks Paper Cha$er

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    Top shelf Lot Lizards. Must be able to pass drug screen. Genuinely love the work they do, with focus on customer satisfaction.
     
  5. mountaingote

    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    A nice big paved parking lot, clean restrooms and showers, and the above-mentioned restaurant would be great
     
  6. Nitemare13

    Nitemare13 Light Load Member

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    Somebody that empties the trash at the fuel island and keeps the parking lot free of trash and debris 24 hours
     
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  7. K Dizzy

    K Dizzy Bobtail Member

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    Great stuff. Straight Stacks, maybe I'm misunderstanding the term, but they wouldn't be employees??
     
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  8. Longarm

    Longarm Road Train Member

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    Lot lizard is slang for a ##### who works the TS lot. He was making a joke.

    edit* Unless of course you're setting up shop in NV.
     
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  9. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Friendly good looking girls with big cans!
     
  10. Mattflat362

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    I would like to see a full time local police officer on site to right tickets to littering scumbags.....$1000.00 tickets! I swear man the pilot is Nashville might be the nastiest one I have ever seen....which is what made me think of this. It would be good to see one there just for that! LOL. Not to mess with good truckers though....just hammer the crappy slobby pig ones and HARD! Maybe even a sniper on the roof just to shoot some of the ones that need to go bye bye forever! :) You throw a massive bag of fast food on the ground...you get capped in the dome!
     
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  11. Longarm

    Longarm Road Train Member

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    You want to hire Batman?
     
  12. Bogi

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    free wi-fi, beer, johnsonvile brads, good stream shower with fresh air A/C
     
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