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Five top truck stops

If you’re a trucker, you’ll know how important finding a good truck stop is. If you’re still looking for your favorite or you’re always looking for new suggestions, here’s our pick of the five best in the land.

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Ellesmere Port Formula Services at Junction 10, M53

Just as you might know exactly when you’ve found the right HGV insurance for you, you’ll get the same feel-good factor when you walk into this truck stop. From its Ferrari red décor to its abundance of facilities, this is in pole position when it comes to places to take a break.

There are no members of the public to contend with, and there are indoor and outdoor facilities. There is the obligatory fuel and truck wash outside. Inside, you can find everything from a fitness suite and games room to personal media pods and free massage chairs.

Chippenham Pit Stop at Junction 14, M4

Just as companies such as https://www.quotemetoday.co.uk/hgv-insurance can help you find the right HGV insurance policy, this guide can help you discover the best truck stops – and in this case, the winner of the 2017 Truck Stop of the Year prize. Read about this at  https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/News/15888886.Chippenham_Pit_Stop_named_as_UK_Truck_Stop_of_the_Year/.

The Chippenham Pitstop has toilets and showers with underfloor heating, The Goods Yard is complete with drinks, a log burner, and BT Sport, while The Draycott Stores sell butcher’s fresh pies. There is even a barber shop and outdoor fitness facilities if you want to leave feeling your best.

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Tebay Services and J38 Services (J38), M6

With its bar, kitchen, and shop, not to mention a great-value overnight rate, this truck stop is a firm favorite with truckers who find themselves in the stunning Cumbrian countryside.

Route 74 Truck Stop at Lesmahagow at Junction 10 on the M74

Here, you can fill up the tank and yourself with a free cuppa on offer. This cozy stop to the south of Glasgow also offers free Wi-Fi, an open-all-hours convenience store, TVs and a top carvery in its Wheelers restaurant.

Ashford International

This is the Truck Stop of the Year winner from 2016, and it is a haven if you break down. There are jump starts and repairs available, along with a comfortable hotel if you can’t get back on the move for a while, a convenience store, and a great restaurant.