truck stop


Definition of truck stop

: a facility especially for truckers that is usually by a highway and that includes a diner, fuel pumps, and a garage

Examples of truck stop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tri-county truck stop located off historic Route 66 in Villa Ridge has been abandoned for years, but ghost hunters continue to visit in hopes of experiencing the paranormal. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "10 Haunted Roads in the U.S. for Ghosts, Supernatural Creatures, and UFO Sightings," 20 Oct. 2020 Meeks' was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest inside his 18-wheeler at a Cullman County truck stop. Carol Robinson |, al, "Man convicted in 1994 Cullman County murder found dead in prison bed," 7 Oct. 2020 In May 2018, a member of the members-only Patriot Facebook group mentioned a viral video taken outside a Flying J truck stop in Amarillo, Texas., "QAnon, false flags and baby eating liberals: How Arizona Patriots build community around conspiracy theories," 1 Oct. 2020 Jonathan Pertchik is on a mission to transform TravelCenters of America, the full-service truck stop and travel center company based in Westlake, Ohio. cleveland, "TravelCenters of America hitting stride during ‘transformation,’ CEO Pertchik says," 10 Sep. 2020 This leaning water tower may look like it’s on the brink of falling over, but it was actually put there as an advertisement for a truck stop (which no longer exists). Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "16 Route 66 Attractions Worth a Stop," 1 Aug. 2020 Full-service truck stop, business-to-business commercial fueling. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "40 midsize employers honored as Top Workplaces in 2019," 26 Sep. 2019 The amenities are what make Jubitz so well known among travelers, said Tom Faricy, vice president of people and truck stop services. oregonlive, "Jubitz takes pride in taking care of customers and employees: Top Workplaces 2020," 12 July 2020 The truck stop has had to quickly adjust each time the federal Centers for Disease Control released more safety recommendations, Faricy said. oregonlive, "Jubitz takes pride in taking care of customers and employees: Top Workplaces 2020," 12 July 2020

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First Known Use of truck stop

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2020

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“Truck stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of truck stop

US : a restaurant that is near a highway and that is used especially by truck drivers

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