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... one of the problems the couple is running into is finding food on the road because a lot of the chain stores won't let drivers walk up to the drive-thru windows. However, according to Ed, a lot of "mom and pop" local restaurants are putting up signs saying, "you are welcome to walk up and call us ahead of time and we'll even bring the food to your truck." "There are several police departments throughout several states that are helping truck drivers find safe places to park, restroom facilities, and they're even taking the driver to get food or bringing food to them," Tracy chimed in. "So that's really nice that the community is really stepping up to help the truck drivers."
originally posted by: butcherguy
Pennsylvania had shut down the service plazas on the PA Turnpike (toll road) completely. Since getting negative input from truckers over that ill-advised move, they have reopened them for credit card sales of fuel and installed Porta-Potties for use in the plaza parking areas.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: The2Billies
It might also be helpful to contact the Chamber of Commerce -- both the national US Chamber of Commerce and the local branch. Also the National Restaurant Association.
Both might be able to fix this before government critters can -- and probably much more efficiently and effectively.
originally posted by: Oathkeeper73
They could try maybe packing their food with them? I mean call me stupid but everytime I took a month long vacation to go to the woods that is what I did.
Following the closure of dine-in services at many fast-food restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station in California issued a plea on Facebook asking anyone who can to assist truck drivers who are unable to purchase food at a drive-thru due to the size of their vehicles.
Most places do not allow walk ups in the drive thru. Therefore, these truck drivers have no other way of getting a meal. These drivers are the ones driving across the state/country to make sure your stores are stock, and the restaurants have food. The least we can do is buy them a meal to show our appreciation!
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Truck drivers are having a difficult time after orders passed down from state and county health departments are making it harder for them to get meals and other necessities.
Hard because you can’t drive a truck in a drive-thru and most restaurants now won’t allow people to walk up to get food. Jim Smith drove an 18-wheeler for over 20 years and has a suggestion.
originally posted by: SeektoUnderstand
a reply to: scraedtosleep
Jimmy Hoffa wouldn’t of wanted robot trucks
I’m going to talk with corporate at Costco to accommodate them with rest room and food possibly. I know of many that are located off the main freeways.
Also have a couple friends in MDOT so I’ll see what they are doing here in Michigan.
Be back soon with more info