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Bucksville Beckons

By on September 1, 2016

Stunning Remodel Features Minit Mart®

Glistening in the late afternoon sunlight, the Bucksville Petro Stopping Center—at the intersection of I-20 and I-59, Exit 100 between Bessemer and Tuscaloosa, Alabama—is a sparkling-clean facility that attracts professional truck drivers with its total convenience package of fuel, food, parking, shopping, truck service, relaxation, and exercise.

Skillfully managed by the more than 80 years of combined experience of Eva Gladson, Penny Wade, Sondra Cunningham, Nate Williams, and Danielle Jolley, plus a top-flight team of other professionals, guests want for nothing at this state-of-the-art facility. The attentive staff goes above and beyond to meet the needs of all guests. Petro Bucksville is a great place to visit with its friendly, welcoming staff. Some truckers even drive miles out of their way to enjoy the friendly people who take such good care of them.

Minit Mart® & Fuel Desk

In the newly installed Minit Mart convenience store, visitors will find a mind-boggling variety of name-brand convenience items and store merchandise arranged in well-lit, eye-catching displays. You’ll see everything previously found in the Travel Store, plus much more including plenty of fresh foods, snacks and beverages to satisfy any hunger or thirst.

The colorful cooler is chock full of every imaginable beverage. The World Blends® Coffee bar, Cool Cup® fountain area and StayFit® snack items and cold case—with its wide variety of freshly-made, healthy Good2Go fruit and veggie choices—meet the needs of drivers on the go.

A free-standing, mini convenience store is located in a separate building that houses the fuel desk serving 12 refueling lanes with DEF. Amenities and services include CAT Scales, Transflo, 255 truck parking spaces with eight Reserve-It!® spots, quick-serve hot bar, snacks, hot and cold beverages, clean restrooms and fast, friendly associates.

Fresh Food, Friendly Folks

Since 1975, the Iron Skillet Restaurant has been cooking up fresh food served by friendly folks. From hand-cut steaks to hand-peeled, fresh mashed

FROM LEFT: Danielle Jolley, Popeye’s GM; Eva Gladson, Store GM; Nate Williams, Assistant Restaurant GM; Sondra Cunningham, Fuel GM; Penny Wade, Truck Service GM

FROM LEFT: Danielle Jolley, Popeye’s GM; Eva Gladson, Store GM; Nate Williams, Assistant Restaurant GM; Sondra Cunningham, Fuel GM; Penny Wade, Truck Service GM

potatoes, to the Best Buffet on the highway and the freshest Soup & Salad Bar, you’ll see why professional drivers vote Iron Skillet their favorite restaurant year after year! Assistant GM Nate Williams and his team serve a complete range of breakfast, lunch and dinner choices 24/7 including many StayFit® options and their new limited-time offer Mexican Dishes!

Drivers can enjoy comfortable counter service with friendly servers who like to visit with guests. For unbeatable fast food, Bucksville features the popular Popeye’s® Louisiana Kitchen chicken and seafood prepared Cajun style, so it’s sure to please.

Truck Service

Under the direction of GM of Truck Service Penny Wade, the fully stocked TA Service Center provides a complete range of PM services, tires, wheel alignment, lube-oil-filter service, truck repair, and 24-hour emergency RoadSquad® service and new Mobile Maintenance Truck Service.

Voted-Best Amenities

The new professional drivers’ entrance is your gateway to a host of popular Voted-Best amenities. The quiet, comfortable drivers lounge offers large screen digital TV, cozy chairs, and even some convenient work desks if you want to catch up on your paperwork. Fourteen super-clean, private showers are easily accessed through the fully automated reservation system, as well as via the TA/Petro TruckSmart® mobile app.

As you enter the Bucksville property, you’ll notice the custom beanbag toss and horseshoe pit available for the sports-inclined. Plus, there’s a convenient, fenced-in exercise area for pets and a grassy, lawn-type walking path stretching around the truck parking area. If it’s time to do some laundry, there’s a full battery of washers and dryers and a convenient, roomy table for folding all your clothes right beside. The machines accept payment with debit/credit cards, and even send you a text when your cycle is finished.

When you’re running the I-20 or I-59 corridor through Alabama, be sure to check out this showplace Petro Stopping Center with its fully-stocked new Minit Mart. You’ll find anything and everything that you might need to make your travel more enjoyable and your stop more relaxing.




Where: I-10 & I-59, Exit 100

Phone: 205.477.9178

Fax: 205.477.0124

Truck Parking Spaces: 255

Reserve-It!® Parking: Yes

Private Showers: 14

Truck Service Bays: 5 (open 24/7/365)

Roadside Assistance: RoadSquad® (available 24/7/365)

Diesel Refueling Lanes: 12

Restaurants: Iron Skillet® & Popeye’s®

Special Attractions: Minit Mart® Convenience Store



Situated in the heart of the Deep South along I-20, just west of the I-459 Bypass, you may be surprised to learn the Bucksville Travel Center, located near the unincorporated town of McCalla, Alabama sits beside one of the best preserved Civil War era iron blast furnaces in the nation! The ironworks gave birth to Birmingham’s Iron & Steel District.

The Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is a 2,063-acre paradise featuring miles of trails that wind among the tree-lined hillsides and are perfect for walking, hiking, biking, mountain biking and exploring. You’ll find beautiful campgrounds and the Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama that tells the fascinating history of the site. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year.

Nature blessed Tannehill with rich iron ore deposits and the rapid-running Roupes Creek that make Tannehill ideal for iron making. Many restored pioneer cabins, plus a working gristmill, rail line, a cotton gin and other historic memorabilia provide a fascinating portrait of a bygone era.

The Confederacy relied upon the 22 tons of pig iron shipped daily from Tannehill to the Selma Arsenal and Gun Works where it was used to forge everything from naval plate to artillery shells. Three massive charcoal-fired blast furnaces, two of which were fanned by a mighty steam engine, are the park’s awe-inspiring centerpiece.

If you have some spare time during your next visit to the McCalla area, just southwest of Birmingham, be sure to check out beautiful Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and soak up some fascinating history. You won’t be disappointed!

Learn more at tannehill.org.

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