Interstate Truck Stops: FAQ
Interstate’s next rest stop is a great way to stretch your legs and get some fresh air during your drive. They’re also a great place to grab a snack, use the bathroom, and get gas. But what if you need to do more than just refuel?
Here are some questions we’ve heard from our readers:
Q: Are interstate rest stops pet friendly?
A: Yes! We welcome all pets with an outdoor area they can explore while you’re on your journey.
Q: Are interstate rest stops accessible for people with disabilities?
A: Absolutely! All of our facilities have wheelchair ramps and wide stalls in the restrooms for easy access by all travelers.
Q: What about kids? Do interstate rest stops have anything for them?
A: Absolutely! These facilities are great places for kids to play while their parents take a break from driving and enjoy some food or drink at one of our restaurants inside the facility itself (or outside if weather permits).
Q: What are some of the amenities?
A: Rest stops typically have restrooms, vending machines, parking lots, picnic tables and grills, maps, phones and Wi-Fi access (sometimes), vending machines that sell snacks, drinks and toiletries. Some rest areas also have restaurants or food trucks where you can get hot meals.
Q: How much do they cost?
A: Rest stops are generally free to use, although some charge a small fee to use the restrooms or showers. Some also have vending machines with snacks and beverages for sale. It’s best to bring your own snacks and drinks if possible, to save money!
Q: How can I find out about interstate rest stops?
A: You can use our website to browse the interstate rest stops near you. Just enter your zip code, or use our map to find the closest rest stop. You can also choose from a list of categories, including restaurants and gas stations. You can also search for specific amenities by name or type (like “restaurant” or “gas station”).
This concludes our list of frequently asked questions about rest areas, but we hope that it’s only the beginning for you. Whether you’re a driver, a passenger, or merely someone who enjoys taking in the view from outside the car (or bus), these stops are nice to have and they can offer many amenities. Wherever your travels take you, remember to travel and drive safely!
Thomas Bouve has had an intensive IT career in innovative transportation projects and now works at Rest Stops Ahead. During a 4-year tour of duty in the Navy, LCDR Bouve received critical computer training which he directly applied to various logistics programs. After his military service, Tom was appointed Chief, Research and Analysis Division within the U.S. Department of Transportation.