Never count 'em out
While Bridges Travel Center may never be a tourist destination, its owner is doing all he can to make anyone who stops feel welcome. “I get a lot of truckers that tell me they passed up stopping in Atlanta to stop here,” Bridges says. “That’s a huge compliment.”
It’s true. Being an independent in the trucking industry, whether you manage a family-owned truckstop or operate your own rig, is a struggle. But Mark Twain’s famous quote, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” well fits the spirit of independents.