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.
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.”