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Florida 595 Truck Stop Is a Haven for Drivers

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

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Truckstops and travel plazas often serve as a home away from home for drivers, but Florida 595 Truck Stop in Davie, Florida, kicks it up a notch and offers drivers delicious food, a place to unwind and an opportunity to relax under the palm trees in the Florida sun. 

Visiting the location makes you want to grab a cold drink and something to eat and relax. 

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The restaurant has a sports bar feeling and there is a driver lounge with a bar where drivers can play games of chance. Plus, there are barbeque grills in the back. 

Professional drivers, travelers and locals alike seem to love the food. Customers are consistently uploading photos of their meals to Google, which is always a good sign. There are traditional offerings as well as dishes that offer a Cuban flair. 

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The location also offers a service center, truck wash and DOT physicals. There is secure, asphalt-paved storage for companies that want to park buses, RV’s, tractor trailers, trailers or containers. It has 24/7 access through a gated security entrance and video monitoring.

Florida 595 Truck Stop offers the perfect mix of business and relaxation for drivers, and they’re happy to share their opinions. On Google, one driver wrote, “Hidden paradise for truckers!!!!”

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/// Did you know most weeks you can find me visiting a NATSO member truckstop location, spending three to four days, using my merchandising and operations expertise to help them grow their business? 


 Photos Credit: Darren Schulte

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Darren Schulte

Darren Schulte

Darren Schulte serves as Vice President of Membership at NATSO. In this role, he directs recruitment, retention and customer service for truckstop and travel plaza members. He is also responsible for developing NATSO products and programs, particularly those relating to education, research and training for truckstop and travel plaza operators.

Schulte also leads NATSO's Profitable Retail Review program. A Profitable Retail Review is a custom assessment of your truckstop, including recommendations for every aspect of your facility, from actionable ideas to improve revenue to tactical ways to improve your net operating costs. Learn about NATSO's Profitable Retail Review program here.

Schulte joined NATSO with nearly three decades of experience in truckstop and travel plaza operations and merchandising. Schulte has worked for: 

  • Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores,
  • HESS Corporation, 
  • Petro Stopping Centers, and
  • TSC Global/Barjan LLC.