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Many professional drivers span thousands of miles over the course of a single week, giving them ample opportunity to take in breathtaking sites from coast to coast. This is one of the many advantages of the industry; as long as you get the cargo to where it needs to go on time, your office is yours and yours alone and it goes wherever you do.
For men and women, professional careers in any industry come with both a price and a reward. Working to fulfill personal and professional goals, providing financial resources and security, and to have a sense of belonging to a greater good are all reasons why people work. Yet for the American over-the-road professional driver, those reasons matter but perhaps not as much as a sense of duty. This is the Trucker's Creed.
If you're a professional driver and you want to connect with others in your profession, there are many available options when compared to the past. The dawn of social media, blogging and video sharing has made the profession much less lonely and introduced an element of connectedness that had never been a part of driving.
Most professional drivers want to look great on the road and not like they're homeless and smell as if they've not had a bath in days! Simple hygiene tasks like shaving, brushing your teeth, and even washing your face can be difficult. Therefore, it's necessary to take advantage of the showers available at professional driver truck stops. With well-equipped facilities, these driver truck stops will allow you to stay fresh and clean as you perform your duties on the roads across America. However, it's not always an option. Here's how to stay fresh when you're on the road.
Part of being a professional driver is finding a place to park, and truck stop parking isn’t always available everywhere you go. When there’s no designated area, you’re tasked with finding a place with enough space to park your rig for rests and for overnights. Out on our Facebook page, we asked, “Where’s the craziest place you’ve parked your rig?” Today, I’m sharing the answers. Find out what places our professional drivers mentioned.
Today's staff feature is all about Abby. Abby works as a cashier in our general store. She's been a member of the Clearwater Travel Plaza family for the past four years. Abby is a positive and energetic individual with a passion for just about anything outdoors. From hunting to music festivals, and more! If you're lucky enough to be one of Abby's regulars, you'll know she also has a great memory and an even greater sense of humor.
Being a professional driver comes with plenty of benefits, like the freedom of seeing the world and setting your own schedule instead of being stuck in an office working a nine to five. But, that freedom comes at a cost. Especially for over-the-road drivers, it can mean long periods of times spent away from family, friends, and loved ones.
When professional drivers talk inflation, usually there’s only a 50/50 chance they’re talking economics. After all, they depend on the inflation in their tires to get them where they need to safely go every single day. That’s a minimum of 18 reasons to care about inflation each and every day.
At Clearwater Travel Plaza, we go beyond being a fuel stop. As one of only three Petro fueling centers in the state of Minnesota, we hope you decide to collect and redeem your hard-earned points with us – especially because everything in our Minnesota Reflection gift shop is available for purchase with Petro UltraOne Points.