Facebook founder talks with truckers at Iowa 80

One of the richest men in America and the founder and CEO of Facebook hung out with truck drivers at the Iowa 80 truck stop Friday, June 23.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks to a trucker at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop. (Facebook photo)Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks to a trucker at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop. (Facebook photo)

Mark Zuckerberg, who is estimated to be worth $63.7 billion, made the stop as part of a nationwide tour that is part of fulfilling his 2017 New Year’s resolution to tour the U.S. to meet people in every state. Some observers claim his trip is because the 33-year-old techie has presidential aspirations.

Either way, in a Facebook post Friday, he wrote:

“In Iowa, I stopped by one of the major truck stops. It’s like a small city where truckers on long trips can take a break, get something to eat, get a haircut, do laundry, get their truck washed — or their dog washed! — and even go to the dentist.”

He then added, “Trucking is a unique lifestyle — that often involves your family.

Zuckerberg posted that he also spoke with drivers about the hottest of current hot button issues: ELDs, hours of service regulations, autonomous trucks and bad-driving four-wheelers.

Here’s his complete post: