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There is Much to See at Danny’s Big Rig Resort Truckstop

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Editor's note: Darren Schulte, NATSO vice president of membership, frequently visits NATSO members to review their locations and offers impactful merchandising and operations improvements. Contact Schulte at or (915) 526-5820 to learn more about the costs and details of this service.

I’ve been on the road almost nonstop since NATSO Connect in Nashville, and have gotten to see several great locations. Danny’s Big Rig Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, was among my recent stops. It is a beautiful location, and I’d love to take you on a virtual tour. 

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Colorful signage makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. 

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The truck wash stays busy. 

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This is what welcomes drivers as they enter from the back of the operation where they have parked. One Google reviewer wrote, “This place really does have a ‘resort’ feel to it. The exterior landscaping and inside luxury are top shelf!”

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This location has charged for parking since 2002, and the majority of drivers that have left reviews on Google welcome the paid parking. One reviewer wrote he is “cool” with the charge. “Security is everywhere, keeping us safe and truck parking is level. There is plenty of room to back into spots,” he said. Another wrote, “My stop of choice. Secured parking! You almost always find a spot here at Danny's.”

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Customers wanting to soak up the Phoenix sun can take advantage of the outdoor seating area. 

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This is a great stop! If you’re in the area, stop by. And, if you want to see more, there are great photos customers have posted on Google. 

/// Did you know most weeks can find Darren Schulte, NATSO's Vice President of Memebrship, visiting a NATSO member truckstop location, spending three to four days, using his merchandising and operations expertise to help them grow their business? Learn about NATSO’s Profitable Retail Review program here.


 Photos Credit: NATSO/Darren Schulte

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About the Author

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.