The nation's truck stop chains and travel centers are working tough to stay open and still be able to serve drivers throughout the coronavirus outbreak, as well as taking steps to guarantee safety. However, services are decreased in most cases.
In addition, the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association has counsel from its members on how to secure the supply chain and the wellbeing of the workers included. For drivers, it incorporates spraying the interior passenger space of their vehicle with a disinfectant at the beginning and end of the day.
Here's a rundown of what Pilot Flying J, TA and Petro Halting Centers, and Love's are doing, with joins to more information:
Pilot Flying J
All stores are open, with pre-packaged hot food choices still accessible in most areas. Dining room zones are closed. Showers are open. There are no fuel supply issues
TA and Petro Stopping Centers
All fuel lanes and showers are open. TA notes that it is following state mandates regarding closures of full-service restaurant dining. Fitness centers and drivers' lounges are closed.
March 23 update: Love’s reported it has changed over all self-service roller grills, coffee and drink bars and delis to full-service, meaning only Love’s group individuals will serve items such as hot dogs, coffee and fountain drinks.
Love's notes that it has "actualized more frequent and energetic cleaning and sanitizing efforts in all our areas." All areas are open but food is accessible from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time only.