Bert's Travel Plaza
Bert's Travel Plaza in Wellsville, Kansas, which took first place among Trucker Path’s Top 5 Best Trucks Stops for independent facilities.

Trucker Path releases annual ranking of top truck stops

March 7, 2022
The choices for chain and independent facilities for trucker-friendly services were chosen by more than 1 million of the mobile app’s users.

Trucker Path, the most used mobile app for North American truck drivers, announced the results of its annual ranking of truck stops. The Best Truck Stops among chain and independent facilities were based on ratings, reviews, feedback, and votes by the more than 1 million users of the app.

Trucker Path’s Top 5 Best Trucks Stops, both independents and chain stops, are:

Independent truck stops

  • First place—Bert's Travel Plaza, Wellsville, Kansas
  • Second—Big Apple Travel Center, Joplin, Missouri
  • Third—Boise Stage Stop, Boise, Idaho
  • Fourth—Russell's Endee Truck and Travel Center, Glenrio, New Mexico
  • Fifth—Truck World Truck Stop, Hubbard, Ohio

Chain truck stops

  • First place—Pilot Travel Center No. 1, Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
  • Second—Love's Travel Stop No. 812, Bliss, Idaho
  • Third—Rocky Mountain Truck Centers of Little America, Green River, Wyoming
  • Fourth—TravelCenters of America Oakley No. 91, Oakley, Kansas
  • Fifth—Love's Travel Stop No. 814, Hamilton, Alabama

For a list of 2021 Top 20 Truck Stops by state and highway, click here.

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“When I found out we’d won, I was shocked because our store just opened on May 1, 2020,” said Kim Jackson, general manager of Bert's Travel Plaza in Wellsville.

“But we’ve worked so hard to make it a great place,” she continued. “Being family owned, especially having owners that also operate a trucking company, really helps. They put all their trucker knowledge into our facility. The owner really wanted a place for drivers, so it was built for the drivers. There’s lots of concrete, bigger spots for driver comfort, and a security guard at night to help drivers.”

“We also have free parking, a wash bay, and we have a 24-hour cleaning crew for clean showers and restrooms. I am very thankful for a great staff that also cares about the drivers. At the end of the day, I’m very proud to show my kids that hard work really pays off.”

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For its annual Best Truck Stops awards, Trucker Path uses in-app ratings, reviews, and driver feedback to determine the Top 20 chain and independent truck stops. The Top 5 lists are then created through voting on those locations by the app’s users. Each winning facility gets a window decal honoring that location.

“Truck stop ratings by drivers reflect the locations that offer the best parking, food, and a range of other amenities,” said Chris Oliver, CMO at Trucker Path. “Recognition by drivers means these facilities are the right place to stop based on their features and customer service. This year’s winners are what drivers tell us are the best chain and independent truck stops from among the more than 6,000 locations in the Trucker Path app.”

Trucker Path provides access to up-to-date information about truck stops, real-time parking availability, fuel prices, weigh station status, truck scales, and wash locations.

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