Undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic that has brought most of the US economy to a halt, truck stops remain open, offering truckers a place to eat, rest and refuel on their way to delivering critical supplies to a nation that’s hunkering down to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The US Department of Transportation says truck stops now qualify as an essential business, meaning they are viewed as too vital to shut down.
The federal government eased restrictions on the number of hours drivers transporting critical supplies, such as medical equipment, food, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants, are allowed to work. Keeping truck stops open is especially important as a growing number of truckers work longer hours.
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