Is It Safe?
I've always been afraid to work at rest stops, especially night shifts, but there's a Love's near me that's hiring and I'm interested. Does Love's prioritize safe and secure workplaces?
In today's world, and being female, I'd highly warn against working at any rest areas friend. Unless they train you for tactical swat and gear you up with all the goodies!!!
A state rest stop is much different than a Truck stop such as Loves, TA or Pilot Flying J. I personally believe public rest areas are much more dangerous than privately owned lots. That said drug trafficking, theft, prostitution and murder -- have occurred in the massive lots of truck stops, according to Illinois and Indiana State Police. What state are you in? Call either the local police or state police in your area and ask what to expect at Loves. Some have good security and patrolled lots while others turn a blind eye to prostitutes (lot lizards), human trafficking and drug trafficking. Also, I always ask current employees what to expect. There is no harm in asking about what you are concerned about. Specifically, ask the women that work there. I have a class A CDL and have been a truck mechanic since 1983. One last thing it seems to me working inside as a cashier, waitress or store attendant where video monitoring equipment is present is much safer than the guys who work outside at the fuel island, scale or in the service shop?
Theres a TA station near my house and it's pretty safe or at least I haven't heard of any major incidents reported since I moved here 5 years ago. Theres a restaurant and convenience store open 24 hours so it's always busy plus trucks move in and out of there all day and night. I always see more than one worker whenever I stop at the store so I don't think you need to worry about being alone. Good question to ask the manager during the interview though.