Crushed By the Trucking Revolution

Gas station owners in smalltown America face bankruptcy due to the construction of bypass highways and a coming revolution in the trucking and automotive industry, that promises vehicles that can drive themselves long distances:

“Milton is not unique. America’s constantly evolving patchwork of highways has undoubtedly boosted economic prosperity throughout the country by making transport of goods more efficient. But this has happened at the expense of small towns like Milton, no longer economically lifted by a steady stream of cars and trucks pulling off the road to grab a bite to eat or refill the gas tank.”