Truck drivers delivering emergency relief amid the coronavirus pandemic face many challenges. But NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that travel plazas and truckstops remain open and continue to provide food.
Most major truck-stop chains and many independent truck stops remain open, although some have closed sit-down restaurants and are preparing food for pickup or takeout.
Truck-stop chains Pilot Flying J and TravelCenters of America, which operates TA and Petro Stopping Centers, said in online updates that their showers are open and employees are stepping up cleaning and disinfecting restrooms and commonly used areas. Both chains have posted state-by-state updates on changes in dining service.
Pilot Flying J said in its update that “we strongly encourage drivers [to] use social distancing while in our stores.”
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