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Is there an app or something where one can find locations along a route where you can find Diesel locations which are big friendly. By that I'm looking for places that are easy to access along my route.

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A trucker's atlas (there's probably an app version now) or any of the RV GPSs. My Garmin RV760 has a category for truck stops and you can search either nearby or along your set route. I use it all the time for that purpose.

Rob

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I use the Trucker Path app for Android.  It displays nearly every fueling location with pumps for truck diesel.  Although I usually check them out with Google satellite and ground level view, I've never found a place with the app that I couldn't get in and out of fairly easily.

In addition to fueling stops the app also shows rest stops which is quite handy, also.

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On 7/14/2018 at 7:19 PM, docj said:

I use the Trucker Path app for Android.  It displays nearly every fueling location with pumps for truck diesel.  Although I usually check them out with Google satellite and ground level view, I've never found a place with the app that I couldn't get in and out of fairly easily.

In addition to fueling stops the app also shows rest stops which is quite handy, also.

I use the app too. It includes many "places" to identify on the map of your route, including diesel prices at whichever truck stops you select. Best of all, it will not route you into places not acceptable for a semi-truck/trailer. If it has a limitation, it's dependent on cell-phone signal.

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On ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 7:16 PM, EagleEye said:

Is there an app or something where one can find locations along a route where you can find Diesel locations which are big friendly. By that I'm looking for places that are easy to access along my route.

Since you are towing a rather large heavy fiver I will assume you are interested in fueling and taking rest stops where semi combinations go.  

We pre-plan most of our days on the road.  For route planning I use my Truckers Atlas and then my Pilot/Flying J and Loves apps.  However, during travel days you may want to change a fuel stop or add a couple rest stops in there.  The absolute best tool I have found is the small blue "Pocket Truck Stop Guide".  It sells at Loves and most truck stops for about $6 or $7.  It breaks down each state by designated highways and gives every truck stop and rest stop that is available for large rigs.  What is nice about it is if there is a odd ball Shell station that happens to have diesel lanes out back where semis can fuel it will provide that listing.  We have had this little pocket guide since April and have probably used it every travel day.

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While I have several apps loaded on the computer and smart phone, I rarely use any of them. I have a fuel range of a little over 400 miles towing. I start looking for fuel at half a tank on the fuel gauge. We are retired and generally travel about 200-250 miles per day. When we stop for the night we often unhook to checkout the local area. This makes it possible to fuel at just about any station that has diesel including Murphy/Walmart or Kroger/Smith/Frys that are often difficult to maneuver a big rig through.  We prefer the Blue Highways but when on the interstate the Blue Signs provide more than ample information. There is no shortage of truck plazas such as Petro, Loves, Pilot, Flying J, TA, etc. If the signs say "Diesel 24 Hours" that's a pretty good indication that it can handle big rigs. If the sign says "Auto Diesel" don't bother stopping. Trucks are the life blood of transportation to rural America. There is no shortage of diesel fuel stops on the major U.S. and state highways. I look for stations with the pumps parallel to the highway or separate truck pumps. Pay attention to where the trucks are stopping. In 14 years of travel in the lower 48, I have never felt concerned about running out of fuel.

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