With new FMCSA regulations, increased CSA enforcement and a still-struggling economy, going into trucking seems almost foolhardy. But younger truckers are still taking the plunge to become motor carriers.
Last February, Glenn Keller of Burleson, Texas, was fed up — literally. At 5 feet, 5 inches, the trucker weighed 315 pounds. For 10 years, he suffered from sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition linked to obesity that interrupts breathing during sleep. He was verging on high blood pressure and diabetes.
What do Truckers want? Petro Dodge City in Alabama has the answer. Owner Jim Hays used to be a truck driver himself and drew from his experience to build a location that would not only meet driver needs, but offer something extra.
The TA Foristell is a place of quiet charm and kindness
When drivers arrive at the TA Foristell, the worries of the day almost immediately fall away. They have entered a place with a calming and friendly atmosphere, and it’s easy to adopt a cheery outlook when everyone around offers such a warm welcome.