Westlake, OH,
20:05 PM

A Reminder of Why We Do What We Do

It’s always nice to receive notes of thanks. During this time of uncertainty, the feeling is a bit sweeter.

The team at our Country Pride in Tooele, Utah, was reminded of that feeling when they received a note from a driver after his meal on Tuesday evening. It had just been announced that the dining room would be closed indefinitely starting the next morning.

With changes in effect around the country, GM Jill Jennings said numerous drivers are now hauling essential loads and adjusting to changing rules. There are increasing demands on drivers’ schedules as normal regulations are being flexed to adapt to the need for supplies in this country.

She’s hearing drivers say they don’t know what they’d do without us. They’re saying that we’re the only way they can shower, do laundry and do the things the CDC is mandating them to do. One driver said, “I just want to thank you so so much because you are here and you’re helping us stay strong. We still have food in our trucks, but we choose to get out and see you.”

Jill said this is a reminder of why we do what we do. Hearing from drivers personally is all she needs.