In the backbone of our country.
You know it. I know it.
Whenever I hit the road, truckers are a go-to source that I access whenever practical.
Where to eat, where to stay, where to stay away from.
Whenever I'm caught between accommodations and decide to sleep in the vehicle, I pull into a truck stop, get in between a few trucks and have never been screwed with.
Truck drivers have helped me avoid speed traps, road blocks, have provided alternate routes, directed me through bad and inclement road conditions, helped me avoid being murdered and otherwise accosted and helped me stay awake over great distances through some great conversation.