Letter to DOT Opposing Expanding the Vending Machine Definition

Added on: July 11, 2019


The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is soliciting public input regarding expanding the types of goods and serves that may be offered at highway rest areas located on the Interstate right-of-way. Specifically, DOT is requesting input as to what constitutes a "vending machine," noting that technological advancements in this area have been significant in recent years. It is critical that DOT hear directly from the truckstop industry on the negative impacts of expanding the vending machine definition.