A Love’s location in Florida is asking truck drivers to plan ahead due to a major motorcycle event that is expected to draw large crowds and tie up traffic.
The Love’s located in Ormond Beach/Daytona Beach, Florida, will be offering limited services to truck drivers during the annual Bike Week event taking place Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 14.
Love’s says that due to the volume of traffic that the event is expected to bring, they will only be able to offer “extremely limited overnight truck parking … from Thursday, March 4, through Saturday, March 13.”
“The increased traffic volumes for truckers waiting to fuel – combined with the significant influx of cars, trucks and bikes during that week – caused traffic jams to the point state police had to close the exit. Love’s wants to provide necessary fueling for our professional truck driver customers, but to ensure that is still available, we need to keep the trucks moving in and out at the exit. Once the event concludes, parking will return to normal,” the company explained in a news release.
Love’s says that two to three mile traffic backups have been reported on U.S. 1 and Interstate 95, north and south of the Love’s exit and the travel stop during Bike Weeks in the past.
A similar annual event called Biketober Fest is held in the same location in the fall
“Love’s, especially the team at the Ormond Beach location, understands the inconvenience for our customers during this biannual event. We have engaged in more proactive communications to ensure our customers know the impact this event has on their routes and abilities to stop and park overnight. We also hire police officers specifically to help direct traffic at our location all day to ease the congestion in entering and exiting. We value our customers and appreciate your business. We sincerely thank you for your understanding,” the company said.