TRUCKERS: Get FREE Hand Sanitizer at These Locations While Supplies Last
Indianapolis, IN – An Indiana-based trucking insurance company has partnered with a veteran-owned distillery to provide free hand sanitizer to truckers across the country.
Protective Insurance and Hotel Tango Distillery — both located in Indianapolis — have teamed up with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to distribute ten 55-gallon drums of hand sanitizer to truck stops and trucking companies.
Truckers will be able to use the drums to fill their own bottles with hand sanitizer at no charge.
Formerly known as Baldwin & Lyons, Protective Insurance provides insurance for large and medium-sized trucking fleets, independent contractors and public transportation companies.
Co-founder of Hotel Tango, Travis Barnes, told the Towne Post an employee brought up the idea of producing hand sanitizer in mid-March to help with providing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Barnes said since the distillery had all the ingredients on-hand, the first batch of sanitizer was created that same day.
The recipe for Hotel Tango’s hand sanitizer includes neutral grain (80%) alcohol, xanthan gum, peroxide and citronella as a bittering agent to make it undrinkable.
Protective Insurance is footing the bill for the 550 gallons of hand sanitizer for truckers, and ATA is handling distribution of the drums.
The locations where the drums will be stationed are as follows:
Scale house on Interstate 20 East in Heflin
Stoops Freightliner and Quality Trailer located at 1851 West Thompson Road in Indianapolis
Iowa 80 Truck Stop located at 390 West Iowa 80 Road in Walcott
Joyce Kilmer Service Area at exit 8N on the New Jersey Turnpike
Molly Pitcher Rest Area at exit 8A on the New Jersey Turnpike
Jet Express located at 4518 Webster Street in Dayton
Sideling Hill Rest Stop (East and West Bound) on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at milepost 172.4 in Waterfall
Thank you @TRUCKINGdotORG and Protective Insurance for helping us place this barrel full of hand sanitizer for our truck drivers at the Sideling Hill Service Plaza on the @PA_Turnpike pic.twitter.com/CZbEb26DJ7
— PMTA (@P_M_T_A) April 25, 2020
Flying J off I-20 at exit 472 in Dallas
Love’s Travel Center located at 1610 Cotton Gin Road in Troy
As of publishing, the Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations are already stocked, with the remaining locations to receive product in the coming days.
Hotel Tango said it has also provided hand sanitizer to a National Guard unit stationed in Saudi Arabia, the USS Indianapolis, the USS Indiana, local EMS, fire and police departments, and Indiana University Health offices.
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Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association