While getting your truck repaired you can wait in our comfortable waiting room

Driver's Lounge

We have many bays to repair your semi truck or trailer

Large shop with wash bay

big cabin service center

Big Cabin Service Center -


Our History    

DeWayne and Kathrena Franks stumbled into the truck stop business when Arkansas designated Highway 22A as the truck route around Fort Smith, and trucks began stopping at their service station asking for diesel.DeWayne and Kathrena Franks owners of Big Cabin Service Center That was in 1954. After twelve successful years, I-40 was built to the north, out of reach for Fort Smith. Since the Franks knew this two years in advance, they had time to look for a new location with an interstate already in place.

A location with the unlikely name of Big Cabin, Oklahoma, at the US 69 exit of I-44,  proved to be such a place and they opened Cherokee Truck Terminal in September, 1966. The Cherokee Truck Terminal was later named Big Cabin Travel Plaza and has evolved to now include 80 acres on which operate the Cherokee Restaurant, Big Cabin Service Center and an Indian smoke shop. The Franks were also involved in over-the-road trucking. Franks & Son, Inc. operated from 1974 to 2002. The former Franks & Son building is now home for the Big Cabin Service Center.

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The Big Cabin Service Center began operation in July of 2002. The Franks wanted to ensure the truckers stopping by to fuel at the travel plaza could not only have a meal, but also take care of flats and minor repairs, or get their trailer washed out before getting back on the road. Since that time, the Big Cabin Service Center has undergone many changes to keep up with the demand of their patrons, and, in 2003, joined AMBEST. The service center offers a full range of preventive maintenance products and services, as well as, AMBEST promotions, and national account tires - Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin, and most recently Michelin retreads. Next time you are in Big Cabin stop by! You’ll be glad you did!