My friends and I recently went to a trip to Los Angeles. Along the way, we noted very long stretches of Interstate 5 which were more or less empty, save for the occasional truck stop. Some places were pretty remote, and it got us thinking- where exactly do the people who work at truck stops live? Do they simply drive a 60? mile commute every day to work?
One friend jokingly speculated that they get comped at the nearby Econo Lodge (every truck stop we passed seemed to have one) I know that some places, like Gas stations, can have people working for 12+ hour shifts. Personally, if I had a job where I’m working over 12 hours a day several hours from my house, I’d probably just bring a sleeping bag with me and stay there since the commute to/from work is so long, it would only be worth it to go home if I had a day off.