Truckers relying on truck stops for food, bathrooms during coronavirus

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Truckers relying on truck stops for food, bathrooms during coronavirus

Truckers relying on truck stops for food, bathrooms during coronavirus

BROUGHT YOU THESTORY OF HOWTHE TRUCKINGINDUSTRY ISSTAYING BUSY ANDHANDLINGSHIPMENTS DURINGTHE CORONAVIRUSPANDEMIC.BUT AS STORESAND RESTAURANTSARE SHUTTINGDOWN, IT'SAFFECTING WHERETHE TRUCKERSCAN STOP.REPORTER PHILBERGMAN SHOWSUS HOW IT'SMAKING THEIRDRIVE A LOTHARDER.FOR A TRUCKDRIVER LIKE RYANFUGITT, THE TRUCKSTOP IS HISBREAKROOM,CAFETERIA ANDHOTELALL IN ONE.THIS IS WHERE IGET MY MEALEVERY DAY, THIS ISWHERE I GET MYMORNING DRINK,THIS IS WHERE IFOR A TRUCKDRIVER LIKE RYANFUGITT, THE TRUCKSTOP IS HISBREAKROOM,CAFETERIA ANDHOTELALL IN ONE.HAVE MYRESTROOMFACILITIES AND MYSHOWER.20.12.08EVERYTHING THATWE DO IS AT THETRUCK STOP.EVERYTHING FOOD,LAUNDRY, TV ALLOF IT.19.51.14 IN OMAHATRUCKS STOPSARE STILL OPENBUT OPERATINGDIFFERENTLY.SIGNS URGEPEOPLE TO BE SIXFEET APART, GLASSSCREENS CAN NOWBE A BARRIER FOREMPLOYEES ANDALL STAFF AREWEARINGREUSABLE GLOVES.WE'VE BEEN INCONSTANTCOMMUNICATIONWITH TRUCK STOPCHAINS AROUNDTHE COUNTRY TOMAKE SURE THEYSTAY OPEN, MAKESURE THEY HAVEBATHROOMS,SHOWERS, THINGSLIKE THATAVAILABLE THATTHEY'REPRACTICING SAFEMEASURES WITHBUSINESSESLIMITED TO TEN-PEOPLE OR LESS,THE TRUCK STOPRESTAURANTS ARENOW ONLYOFFERING TAKE-OUT, OR TO-GOITEMS OVER THECOUNTER.ACCESS TO FOODHAS BECOMEDIFFICULT.ALL YOU HAVE ISFAST FOOD UNLIKETHE NORMALDRIVER, TRUCKERSCAN'T STOPANYWHERE.THEIR CARS DON'TFIT AT A DRIVETHROUGH ANDYOU'RE USUALLYNOT PERMITTED TOWALK UP TO AWINDOWWE NEED OURFOOD AND WHENTHE RESTAURANTSDON'T ACCEPT USIT'S REALLY HARDFOR US TO GETOUR FOOD.19.34.18 TRUCKERSALSO RELY ONTRUCK STOPS FORSHOWERS AND TOPARK THEIR CARSOVERNIGHT.IT'S CRUCIAL THEYSTAY OPEN.EN WE'RE NOTAT HOME WE LIVEON THE ROAD AT ATRUCK STOP.THESE ARE OURHOMES WHENWE'RE NOT HOME.SURE WE HAVE ABUNK IN THE BACKOF OUR TRUCK BUTWE DON'T HAVERUNNING WATERSO THESE TRUCKSTOPS ARE OUROTHER HOMES.20.12.19SAPP BROTHERSTOLD US WECOULD FILM INSIDETHEIR LOCATIONBUTUNFORTUNATELYWE WEREN'T ABLETO TALK TO THEIREMPLOYEES.TRUCKERS AREALSO ASKINGOTHER DRIVERS TONOT STEAL TOILETPAPER OR HANDSANITIZER FROMTHESEBATHROOMS,BECAUSE THEYWON'T HAVE ANYTO USEOTHERWISE.REPORTING INOMAHA, PHILBERGMAN, 3 NEWSNOW.AND IT'S NOT

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