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A third major truck stop chain to require masks at all locations


Another major truck stop chain has confirmed that they will soon require customers to wear face coverings at all locations.

After truck stop chains Love’s Travel Stops and Pilot Flying J both announced last week that they would start requiring face masks or coverings to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, TravelCenters of America has also confirmed that they will implement a mask policy for customers at all locations.

In a statement provided to CDLLife, the company said, “TravelCenters of America is adopting NATSO’s recommendation that truckstops and travel plazas nationwide adopt a policy requiring customers to wear face coverings or masks to protect the health and safety of employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

TravelCenters of America did not provide additional details on when the mask policy would go into effect.

Love’s will require customers to wear face masks at all locations starting on Wednesday, July 29.

Pilot will require face masks at all locations on Tuesday, July 28.

Last week, NATSO — the largest trade group representing truck stops and travel plazas — issued a recommendation that all locations start requiring masks for customers as a health precaution during the pandemic.

The group said that a nationwide mask policy at truck stop locations would help eliminate confusion for OTR truckers: “For professional drivers and other travelers, the differing mask requirements from one locality to another has created confusion. A mandatory mask policy will prevent truck drivers from navigating differing policy requirements as they cross state and local boundaries.”


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