Georgia Rig Insurance News: DOT Allows Food Trucks at Rest Areas

J.E.B. Insurance Services L.L.C. is proud to be your resource for Georgia’s big rig insurance. Our goal with these blogs is to provide Georgia’s CDL drivers and fleet managers with the resources they need, especially during times of crisis. 

We’re thrilled to let Georgia drivers know that the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) is temporarily changing the rules and allowing commercial food sales at interstate highway rest areas around the nation. 

Georgia Big Rig Drivers Struggle to Find Hot Meals While O.T.R. During COVID-19 Pandemic 

As state and local orders have limited restaurants to take-out or drive-through operations only, and many restaurants have shut their doors, CDL drivers have found it challenging to find a hot meal and personal facilities while on the road. 

Big rigs won’t fit through a fast-food drive-through, and hazmat drivers, in particular, may not be allowed to leave their load to enter a grocery store.

  • As of April 5, 2020 the Federal Highway Administration (F.H.A.) notified states that it would allow for commercial food sales at rest stops to help ease the strain on our drivers, as we struggle to keep supply chains running. 

“The nation is experiencing extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances due to the current COVID-19 national public health emergency, in which states have been forced to close restaurants and other available food service accommodations, including in Interstate highway rest areas,” the F.H.A. notice said.

Commercial food sales have long been forbidden at interstate rest areas, but we’re hoping that access to hot meals will make our customers O.T.R. experience far better! 

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At J.E.B. Insurance Services L.L.C., our staff is committed to providing rig insurance for Georgia drivers and other states. Contact us today for a quote! We’d love to hear from you.  J.E.B. Insurance Services, LLC is licensed in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee & Illinois.

David Ott

David Ott