Tuesday, May 05, 2020

National ATA provides hand sanitizer refills for truckers at designated locations

ABF Freight’s Ronald Hicks (left) and ALDOT employee Steve Clay pose with a drum of hand sanitizer to be dispensed to truck drivers at the ALDOT’s I-20 Scale House in Heflin, Ala.

As professional truck drivers continue serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis, the American Trucking Associations has partnered with Protective Insurance Co. to expand the availability and supply of hand sanitizer to truckers along major U.S. freight corridors.

National ATA and ABF Freight have procured more than 500 gallons of hand sanitizer produced by Hotel Tango Distillery in Arlington, Va.

The sanitizer will be distributed in 55-gallon drums to locations in eight states, including Alabama. Truck drivers will be able to refill their personal supplies at no cost.

“Protecting America’s truck drivers and ensuring they can stay safe and healthy while on the road, is paramount,” said National ATA President Chris Spears. “While we continue to work with federal agencies on the strategic distribution of PPE, we’re also taking our own initiative — partnering with industry allies — to build supply networks for drivers to tap into.”

Here in Alabama, the sanitizer is available at State Scale House on I-20 near Heflin, Ala. Tuckers will also have access to refills at the following additional locations: 

  • Colorado
    Travel Centers of America, 5101 Quebec St., Commerce City, Colo.
  • Indiana
    Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer, 1851 West, Thompson Rd., Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Iowa
    Iowa 80 Truckstop Fuel Center, 390 W Iowa 80 Rd., Walcott, Iowa
  • Ohio
    Jet Express, 4518 Webster St., Dayton, Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
    Sideling Hill Rest Stop, Pa. Turnpike Milepost 172.4 East & West Bound, Waterfall, Penn.
  • New Jersey
    Molly Pitcher Rest Area, Exit 8A NJ Turnpike
  • Texas
    Loves Travel Center #719, 1610 Cotton Gin Rd., Troy, Tex.
    Flying J #726, I-20, Exit 472, 7425 Bonnie View Rd., Dallas, Tex.