More Truck Stop Amenities Closed, Love’s Limiting Purchases of “High Demand” Items

Little Rock, AR – On Wednesday, major truck stop chains provided the latest updates on available services and efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Each of the major truck stop chains, Travel Centers of America (TA), Petro Stopping Centers, Love’s Travel Centers and Pilot Flying J each reiterated previous promises to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Additionally, each assured truckers that shower facilities would continue to be made available, though at times, some showers will be closed for additional sanitation measures.

However, all driver lounges are now closed.


Love’s Travel Centers and Pilot Flying J also announced the closures of game rooms in all locations in the states of Illinois and Louisiana.

Pilot Flying J noted it has closed game rooms in all Nevada locations as well.

Each of the chains indicated all fuel lanes are open and fuel is currently available.

No fuel shortages are expected at this time.

Big rig parking continues to be available as normal.

Each chain has also adopted increased cleaning and sanitation protocols throughout stores and on-site facilities to combat the spread of the coronavirus.


Love’s Limiting Purchase Quantities of “High-Demand” Items

According to Love’s, it will now be limiting purchase quantities on certain “high-demand” items.

“Love’s is actively working to increase and maintain the distribution of certain high-demand in-store merchandise,” a statement says. “Because demand has greatly increased, we will be limiting quantities as inventory is depleted on certain in-store merchandise.”


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Love’s did not specify what those “high-demand” items are.

“Customers can visit the in-store cashier for requested products and quantity allowances per customer,” the company states.


Dining Options

As for restaurants, TA is following state-by-state guidance with regard to the availability of dine-in options, but is continuing to serve drive thru and to go options.

Click HERE to view the latest TA dine-in options by state.

Love’s and Pilot Flying J restaurants are now only offering drive thru and to go options.

Pre-packaged deli foods remain available.


NATSO Pledges Members Will Remain Open

Earlier this week, Lisa Mullings, CEO of the National Association of Truckstop Operators (NATSO) assured truckers that it’s more than 1,700 member truck stops and travel plazas will remain open during this time of need.

“Truck drivers are depending on truck stops and travel centers as they deliver food and life-saving supplies,” said Mullings. “As the nation confronts the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s travel centers and truck stops are committed to remaining open and serving America’s drivers. Fuel retailers are ‘essential’ businesses that must remain open even if other ‘nonessential’ businesses are forced to close.”

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Photo courtesy of Loves Travel Centers



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