CB Radio and Accessories store section added

While cell phones have taken over many communications needs for truck drivers, CB radios still play an important part of life on the road. Quality radios are a must for the rugged life in the cab of a truck. Driver’s needing quick information on locations for deliveries and pickups need the flexibility of grabbing the mic and shouting out for help.

Other driver’s will respond with the needed information – information that may include critical points about restricted roads, low clearances and other need to know information that only a trucker would know or even care about.

The best CB radio in the world has no value if it does not also have a quality antenna and good microphone. So with that in mind, we have carefully selected several each of this important parts of the system to help the driver pick out the right combination to build the best system for his or her situation.

Additional accessories have also been selected which include cables, power adapters and external speakers.

Of course, if the radios and extras we have reviewed do not fit the needs – the driver has the opportunity to search and review 1000s of CB radios, GPS systems, entertainment systems and other products from Amazon’s extensive selection.

Rolling Strong and Freightliner Trucks Introduce Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System

Rolling Strong and Freightliner Trucks Introduce Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System (via MarketWired)

SOURCE: Rolling Strong March 21, 2013 10:43 ET LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – Mar 21, 2013) – Rolling Strong and Freightliner Trucks have introduced the first-ever OEM designed and integrated in-cab exercise and flexibility system at the Mid-America Trucking…

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The Best of the Road Comes In All Forms: Food, Fun, Patriotism, Beauty and Friendliness

The Best of the Road Comes In All Forms: Food, Fun, Patriotism, Beauty and Friendliness (via 3D News Room)

SKOKIE, Ill., July 16, 2012 – Rand McNally and USA TODAY have been working together to find the best of America – the best small towns, most patriotic places, friendliest folks – and this year you can connect with the country and its people without…

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A little encouragement..

I started Truck Stop Report many years ago. I had conceptualised it may years before that. Initially it was going to be far simpler then it became as I decided to add attional features and services. There are, still in the planning stage, many more features planned for the “final” project. However, there can never truly be a final phase – there will always be new locations to add, existing locations to update and locations that cease operations to be so treated. However, that is the maintenance stage – I am still in the major building state with over 1/2 of the States in the USA and all the Canadian Territories yet to be researched and detailed.

As the this project has grown and as it seems more and more like I will never get closer to providing the information that I want at a minimum on line, I occasionally get depressed. This, literally, has been an ongoing almost 7 years of data research.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, I was talking to a medical technician. He commented that he was previously a truck driver. He added that, that my scare you it scares some people. He did not phase me at all. I explained that my Dad (deceased) was a truck driver for 30 years and occasionally, my Mom would pull me out of school so that I could go with him on one of his day (out and back same day) runs. I added that I have one brother that has been a driver nearly his entire adult live and nearly all of that with the same company. And I have an additional brother who has been a driver most of his life, but he has been a little more willing to jump companies. And, I also drove (expedite freight in the midwest) for a few years.

I then mentioned TruckStopReport.com has ‘my site’. The gentleman I was talking to looked me in the eye and state: “you cost me a lot of money”. As I inquired into how I cost him money, explained that when his wife was with him (just before he stopped driving a truck and transferred into medical work) she regularly used TruckStopReport.com to find out which truck stops had restaurants and shopping near by and it was those truck stop that they used and visited.

In the end, this person validated that the concept is valid and the product is useful, even if I know at this time it is not as complete as I wish it was.

If anyone would like to add to this thread how they use TruckStopReport I would greatly appreciate knowing your thoughts, even if they are not as flattering as I would like. And feel free to let me know what features I should also add to it, I will consider this along with all the things I have planned or in the works.

Thank you for your support.

John Carter


Fuel Prices

I was asked why don’t I include fuel prices on this website.

WHY: Constantly Changing Prices and People Lie!

I will be honest, I will not ad fuel prices because those are so volitile that they are almost never correct. I have looked on line at a couple of the places that list ‘auto gas prices’ and they are showing updated with a few hours and then when I get there they are way off. So either the prices changed 20 cents in a matter of hours, or people are intentionally posting lower prices to get customers to come to their store.

Is that a little rude to say. Yes, but I have no other way to explain why one gas station near my business is always way cheaper (online) then everyone around them yet if you drive around, they are equal to or greater then nearly all the other gas stations in a 1 mile radius. Curious that this is all the time not once in a while.

The only way to maintain accurate fuel pricing is if you have then active engagement of 10,000s of {honest} people reporting what they paid daily. Even then, it can change. Pilot on their website does not ‘guarantee’ prices. If someone was to see a price of  $3 / gallon online and then they get there and it is $3.50, they will be upset. Even if it states the price update was from 3 days ago, they will feel the $3 price is valid and they will either give the fuel desk a hard time, give us a hard time, or both.

We do our best to provide accurate phone numbers for locations. The only way to know the price before you get there – call them and ask.

John Carter

Truck Stop Report

Why Truck Stop Report Exists

Truck Stop Report and this blog was born out of a lack of information available on truck stops and travel plazas. There are plenty of sites that list trucks stops, but all them have one or two major limitations. Number 1, they pimp the truck stops that are members to their group or association or Number 2, they provide nothing more then an address, free exit and phone numbers, or both. TSR hopes to assist the motoring public, be it the commercial driver who’s very quality of life depends on truck plaza’s and their amenities or the RVer or 4-wheeler who’s safety and the safety of other drivers depend on their being able to find places for food, fuel, rest and repairs.


It is only with the involvement of the traveling public that this site can grow into it’s full value. The more people that rate, rank and review the many locations, the more complete picture can be painted. Everyone has bad days and everyone has bad experiences. But there are many, many moregood one also. Most people only complain about the bad and nobody talks about the good. Hopefully this will change.

Word Press is now active on TruckStopReport.com

Word Press has been added to Truck Stop Report.

Information and updates will be posted as we continue to build the most complete and comprehensive database of services and facilities for Truckers and Travelers.

We invite you to post your comments on the trucking industry, trucking jobs and the future of professional trucking in the USA and Canada.