Truck Stop Chains Reopen Stores But Diesel, Water, and Food Services Still Big Problems
Little Rock, AR – Major truck stop chains are reopening a number of locations across the south and southeast, but interruptions to diesel, water, and food services remain big problems.
Extreme winter weather created a nightmare scenario for truck stop giants Pilot Flying J (PFJ), Travel Centers of America (T/A) and Love’s Travel Stops this week and the truckers who rely on them for services.
Scores of stores not only lost power across the south and southeast, but many more also reported diesel and water shortages.
Additionally, reports of emptying store shelves have also been widely circulated.
As of Saturday morning, Pilot Flying J is reporting each of its affected stores have been reopened.
Still, 23 stores are out of diesel with no deliveries currently scheduled, PFJ said.
As for Love’s Travel Stops, according to the latest update six stores remain closed.
Diesel outages remain in four additional stores with 37 locations reporting restaurant closures and 34 reporting water outages.
DEF interruptions are ongoing at 10 stores and truck care service is currently closed at seven stores.
T/A has a half dozen stores currently without diesel service and nearly two dozen locations with limited or no restaurant service.
Water outages also remain an issue as at least 12 T/A stores have no water or no hot water.
For a complete list of closures and service outages, click HERE for PFJ, HERE for Love’s and HERE for T/A.