FREE LUNCH: Iowa Trucking Group to Hand Out Free Food to Truckers This Week

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA) is showing appreciation to truckers by handing out complimentary lunches to truck drivers on two days this week.

IMTA took to social media on Monday to announce its plan to feed truckers at two separate Iowa scales.

“Be sure to stop for a boxed lunch and let us #ThankATrucker!” IMTA wrote in its post.


The Association will be working in collaboration with the office of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

“We want to show our appreciation to the professional men and women that are playing a critically important role as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds,” Brenda Neville, President and CEO of IMTA, said in a statement to Transportation Nation Network (TNN).

On Tuesday, March 24, the groups will be stationed at the Jasper County Scale on I-80 westbound, east of Mitchelville, at mile marker 150.

On Wednesday, March 25, the groups will be at the Dallas County Scale on I-80 eastbound, east of Van Meter, at mile marker 115.


The free lunches will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days.

IMTA said there will be a “drive through/drive by” scenario at both locations, where someone will deliver the lunch directly to the truck’s window.

IMTA was clear they would be following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines in order to keep truckers and volunteers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lunches have been prepared by local restaurants Gateway Market, In the Bag Deli, Main Street Café & Bakery and Palmer’s Deli.


IMTA also noted the scales will be open specifically for lunch distribution and there will be no enforcement activities.

“No trap, just a free lunch! Absolutely nothing else but an opportunity for us to thank truck drivers!” IMTA stated.


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Kind acts of appreciation for truckers continue to increase around the nation as many Americans are realizing just how crucial truckers and the trucking industry is to our way of life.


Last weekend, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) told the incredible story of West Virginia teenager, Logan Miller.

His remarkable act of gratitude toward truckers is inspiring hundreds of thousands of people.

If you missed it, do yourself a big favor and READ his story HERE.
Photo courtesy IMTA



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