Truck Stops

  • Truckstop Review – Whitley Bridge Truckstop 

    22nd January 2019

    Those of us in the transport industry know there is a chronic shortage of overnight suitable parking for lorry drivers and while big truckstops with lots of facilities are all well and good, sometimes they are not commercially viable in…

  • Truckstop Review – Junction 38, Tebay, Cumbria

    26th November 2018

    It’s easy to feel for those ‘forced’ to use motorway services when there are far superior facilities just a stone’s throw away from some junctions, and that is the case with the Junction 38 truckstop just off, not surprisingly, junction…

  • Truckstop review – Trucker’s rest, Cannock

    23rd October 2018

    The Trucker’s Rest is a family-run, real ‘old school’, or ‘proper’, transport café. It’s on the busy A5 trunk road in Cannock, Staffordshire, just a short distance from junctions 11 and 12 of the M6. Sure it’s not going to…

  • Whitwood Café, Castleford

    23rd October 2018

    The Whitwood Café in Castleford, West Yorkshire, is part of the Exelby Truckstop chain and is a big facility geared up well to cater for truck drivers, offering good facilities and fuel services. Breakfast The breakfast range starts with the…

  • Truckstop Review – Red Lion, Northampton

    17th September 2018

    The Red Lion truckstop at Northampton was established over 30 years and is just 200 yards from junction 16 of the M1 making it very convenient place for truckers to park to get a meal. It’s a big establishment that…

  • Truckstop Review – Redbeck Motel, Wakefield

    31st August 2018

    The Redbeck Motel is on the Doncaster Road, in Crofton in the south part of Wakefield in West Yorkshire. While first impressions might make you think it is an establishment geared up for families, the reality is it has a…

  • Truckstop review – Hillside café, Warminster

    9th August 2018

    The Hillside Café is on the A36 in the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire, close to the A303 Salisbury to Exeter main road and close to several major towns – for example it’s eight miles from Warminster, nine miles from Longleat,…

  • Truckstop Review – Albion Inn, Ashcott

    31st July 2018

    The Albion Inn at Ashcott could be described as pub that has a big enough car park for 15 artics to stay the night rather than a bespoke truckstop! But, the reality is it’s a good place to stop if…

  • Truckstop Review – Skelmersdale Truck Stop

    31st July 2018

    Skelmersdale in Lancashire is a midway point between Wigan and Merseyside and is a busy place for industry, so that means is also a busy place for road haulage; its vast industrial estates mean there’s plenty of trucks passing through,…