Striking back

| September 01, 2006

A year ago, Metzler moved to Arkansas from the Northeast. “People ask me why I like Arkansas, and I just point to the road and say, ‘Because you can see the asphalt here. You can’t in Connecticut.’”

Because they see congestion as a fact of life, many owner-operators believe the only real change to be made is in their attitudes.

“Patience is the key,” Rafeek says. “There’s a lot of stress involved with traffic. If you can stay patient and understanding, which is part of the job, at least you can stay safe.”

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