Opened in 1970 as a 76 Truck Stop by Dave and Peggy White, for years White’s, named after Dave and Peggy, was one of the premier travel centers on the East coast. Peggy ran the restaurant while Dave ran the truck stop operations, receiving awards for many years. Dave White was known for his collection of antique guns and knives. White’s also sponsored Dave’s racing motorcycles.
In 1999, Orchard Creek Plaza was built and branded
Exxon. Orchard Creek is a combination gift and
convenience store and it also includes a Burger King
In 2001, White’s became an AMBEST Truck Stop
when the 76 Truck Stops were sold. Mrs. White passed
away in November of 2001 and Mr. White passed in
August of 2003.
In 2010, White’s Truck Stop was purchased by
Bobby Berkstresser and his family. It was renamed
White’s Travel Center. The facility went through
extensive remodels, expanded truck parking with
200 additional spaces, and purchased 190 acres for
In July of 2011, White’s converted from an Ambest location to a Petro location.
In 2014, White's finished building one of the largest travel shops in the United States, sizing in at a whopping 25,000 square feet.
In 2015, White's opened Destination Station, an addition to the original building that included more retail space, a Barber Shop, a Popeye’s franchise, a Subway franchise, a Caribou Coffee franchise, and the first pharmacy in a travel center in the United States.
Due to the amount of drivers that would visit White’s on any given day, more land was paved and the amount of parking spots was increased in 2017, and then increased again in the beginning of 2018. White’s now has parking for approximately 750 trucks
In 2018, White’s relocated Caribou Coffee to a larger location at Orchard Creek to meet customers’ needs, and added a Papa John’s franchise to its facility, with delivery available.
In 2019, White’s Travel Center relocated Raphine Medical Associates to a new and larger facility on the premises. Also in 2019, White's Travel Center saw the addition of Shenandoah Dermatology to medical services offered at White's. Also added is Velocity Care, Urgent Care by Carilion Clinic which offers extended hour, no appointment needed medical care to drivers, travelers, and area residents. Velocity Care Grand Opening was held August 2019. Changes at White's during 2019 also included moving the Pharmacy to it's new location, located next to Carilion Velocity Care, and the move of the gym, Raphine Fitness, to it's new facility, now offering services to the community, drivers, and travelers. Along with the other health care providers at White's, we now have Cason Chiropractic on site! They are conveniently located inside of Destination Station near the food court. Across the parking lot adjacent to the T/A Truck Service is our on site dentist, Woodard Family Dentistry. Dr. Woodard has become a favorite with our staff, drivers and the community.
White's also had the addition of a new restaurant - Nathan's Famous Express located in Destination Station, with a Grand Opening held August 2019. We have also added more reserved parking spaces.
In 2019, we broke ground on the construction of a new Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurant with Museum.
2020: Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurant opened in September 2020. The restaurant features retired race cars and motorcycles and serves up delicious Americana style food. QSL is best known for their wings but the menu includes vegetarian options, salads, seafood and of course steaks!!
Adjoining QSL is the Transportation Museum featuring antique cars, gas pumps and other memorabilia from days gone by. The museum also has a gift shop where you can purchase merchandise, glassware, hats and QSL's famous BBQ sauces! We have added music nights, trivia, karaoke and Bike Nite to give our customers and the community a place that is family friendly and also where you can fill up on amazing food and entertainment.
What's up next??
2022: New Travel Store
For 50 years, White’s has been known as a place where travelers can count on exceptional meals and quality service. Many new projects are constantly in the works, maintaining White's Travel Center's title as one of America's greatest and largest truck stops. Feel free to follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with all of the exciting new developments!