From Texas trip permits to oversize permits in Utah to superloads in Washington, we’ve spent more than 50 years helping truckers secure the permits they need. We’re not just permit experts, though; over the years, we’ve learned a lot about trucking life – including the best places to stop when you’re on the road.
This new Truck Stop blog series will share some of our favorite truck stops in the U.S. and Canada, starting with the Southwest.
Little America Travel Center
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
How to Get There: Exit 198 Off I-40
What We Love: Truck stops aren’t usually associated with luxurious perks, but Little America is an exception. With a golf course, pool and fitness center on the 500-acre property, this place feels more like a resort than a truck stop.
Moapa Pauite Travel Plaza
Location: Moapa, Nevada
How to Get There: Exit 75 Off I-15
What We Love: Located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, this travel plaza is a one-stop shop for culture, fun, food and rest. With handmade crafts, a casino, a 10,000-square-foot fireworks facility and a lounge just for professional drivers, there’s something for everyone here.
Russell’s Travel Center
Location: Glen Rio, New Mexico
How to Get There: Exit 369 Off I-40
What We Love: Whether you grab an authentic diner meal, visit the classic car museum, browse the stocked grocery store or just need a clean, hot shower, Russell’s Travel Center on Historic Route 66 in New Mexico (just past the Texas border) is worth a visit.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
How to Get There: Exit 21 Off I-215
What We Love: The Salt Lake City outpost of Sapp Brothers (there are 16 country-wide) provides 24-hour roadside service, a laundry room, private showers, bathtubs and a TV lounge. If you’re there between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., be sure to grab a meal at the famed Apple Barrel restaurant.