Bob Wollenman, managing partner of Deluxe Truck Stop in St. Joseph, Missouri, is a single-unit independent truck stop operator who has rolled with the changing needs of drivers and trucking companies since he opened his doors in 1980.
“NATSO members are being challenged by ever-changing dynamics in the industry,” Wollenman said at the opening of the NATSO Connect conference in Orlando on February 11. “We know that transportation is struggling to keep and maintain drivers. The long-haul driver is now often being replaced by someone who is willing to do more regional runs. Diversity and ethnicity changes, women entering the driver force – all are playing a role at what happens at our various locations around the country.”
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