DiscussionsGoogle groups - misc.transport.trucking -17 ago 2005: --
17 ago 20:42: -- Pilot, Flying J, etc, which seems to be better for shower cleanliness, lack of midnight door knockers. I've only experianced Flying J as that was the only place we could fuel...
18 ago 23:11: -- Since you specifically mentioned Petro, let's do a point by point comparison.FJ food:
instant potatoes, instant eggs, uncooked bacon, canned veggies..... Petro food:
REAL potatoes, real veggies cooked that day, real eggs if you order scrambled off the menu.FJ showers:
avg, small, no consistent quality between FJ's within the chain. Towels
, small. Petro showers:
Large towels, large than avg showers with nice shower heads, good water pressureFJ fuel islands
: few provide water to spray a windshield, some won't even provide a squeezee and a bucket of suds. Petro fuel islands:
All petros provide high pressure water hose at every pump, and cleaner, etc.-- and it is unlikely you'll bust your ass on grease/spilled diesel.
Parking: FJ parking
lots are smaller by far than the avg Petro
, and you will NEVER find a camper or motor home inside a Petro's trucklot-- they have signs up, Trucks Only. FJ,
on the other hand, advertises in RV magazines, bragging that they have plenty of free parking in their truck parking lots.
Now, we're speaking averages here. Some FJ's
are managed well; some are not. But when I am hungry and have a choice, I stop anywhere else but Flying J.
18 ago : -- Most drivers eat at decent truckstops that are smaller independant places. You can get a good breakfast for $8.00 or a rump steak for $12.00 coffee and tea are free for drivers. You always know who has the best food they have the most trucks parked there at dinner time...