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For Truck Drivers Across the U.S., Major Change Is Approaching Fast


The Petro Travel Center on Interstate 10 in Ontario, Calif., is one of scores across the country. At the front of the building are the things road trippers see when they stop for gas or snacks: a convenience store, restrooms and some dining options.But for truckers, Petro is a haven.An entrance opens to kiosks and services catering directly to those who work out of the cab of a big rig. There are showers, a driver’s lounge, a gym and a laundromat. A brightly lit game area features arcade machines and a pool table. Outside the stop there is a chapel in a trailer.“For the next 34 hours I’m going to do laundry, catch up on some reading, take a shower — basically just l …

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