A truck stop (known as a transport cafe in the United Kingdom and as a travel center by major chains in the United States) is a commercial facility predicated on providing fuel, parking, and often food and other services to motorists and truck drivers. Truck stops are usually located on or near a busy road and consist (at the very least) of a diesel grade fueling station with bays wide and tall enough for modern tractor/trailer rigs, plus a large enough parking area to accommodate from five to over a hundred trucks and other heavy vehicles. Truck stops should not be confused with rest areas or motorway service areas which cater mostly to cars and are often run by or leased from a government or tollway corporation. There are approximately 10,000 truck stops in the United States.
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