We’ve found help for truckers! As a “thank you” to the tireless truckers who are keeping our shelves stocked, many businesses and governments are stepping up to offer free stuff for truckers during the coronavirus outbreak. I’ve gathered everything I can find into this one list.
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If you are driving a truck during this difficult season, you have my heartfelt thanks. My prayers and thoughts are with you, and I thank you for the tremendous service that you are performing.
It is heartbreaking to see that you are being asked to do more, while being offered less. I know the closure of businesses means less resources, less restrooms, less essential resources for you.
I hope this list helps.
These companies are offering help for truckers nationwide.
Bush’s Chicken has announced that they will offer curbside service for truck drivers at all 80 of their locations. Call in your order ahead of time and then arrange delivery to your truck.
Comcast is offering free use of XFINITY hotspots during the crisis.
Domino’s Pizza will deliver to truck stops.
Love’s Truck Stops are still open and ready to serve drivers, but they have made a few adjustments. They have removed self-serve condiment stations and they are asking everyone to use a new Love’s cup instead of a previous one. You’ll still get the refill rate with the new cup. Showers are still open to customers as well.
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Meals for 18 Wheels is a Facebook group that tries to connect drivers with nearby volunteers who can help them get meals.
Pilot Flying J has also made adjustments. The showers are open and cleaned after every use. All self-serve food stations are closed.
Red Roof Inn is offering a “Take a Break Truckers Rate” of $29. They state that all participating locations have ample truck parking available.
Target Distribution Centers are allowing truckers to park, use the restroom and eat a meal. They have asked all of the centers to provide water, snacks and hand sanitizer free of charge in the break rooms.
Texas Roadhouse will bring your food out to your truck.
Many local businesses are offering help for truck drivers, too.
Of course, some of the best resources are found in small towns and local communities. These small businesses and sometimes even individuals have promised help for truckers during this difficult coronavirus crisis.
Several Sonic restaurants in central Alabama are offering online ordering for truckers. You can complete your order at sonictruckerordering.com. This is available for the Sonics in Calera, Huffman, Leeds, Montclair, Oak Mountain, Pelham, Pell City, Talladega, Trussville and Valley.
Clanton’s WhataBurger invites truckers to be served at the restaurant’s back door.
Eufaula has offered assistance to truckers who need help getting a drive-thru meal. The local police department has said that they will either get your meal for you or take you through the nearest drive through (in the back seat, of course). If they don’t have any officers available to assist, they will secure someone who can. Just call 334-687-1200 for assistance.
Good Hope has Adapris Pizza Buffet, which is allowing drivers to eat in the lobby as of March 20th.
Harpersville has The Meadows Golf Course. They recently posted to Facebook, “Please let them know we have a huge parking lot for them to stop, stretch their legs, and call in a food order. We’ll bring it out to them. Without our truck drivers, we will bein trouble! We’re here to help however we can.”
Hoke’s Bluff has Pig N Out BBQ, which will provide a FREE meal to truckers who walk up to the window.
Lincoln has a KFC/Taco Bell that has offered to bring your meal out to your truck. Just call it in.
Moody has a Love’s Truck Stop (1-20, exit 47). If you stop there, you can order delivery from Bluegrass BBQ and they’ll offer free delivery.
Piedmont has a free rest area at Bubba’s Truck and Equipment Repairs. Restrooms are available. The staff has offered to give you a free ride into town for store or restaurant runs.
I am still looking for resources in Alaska.
Kingman has a Petro Truck stop with an open restaurant and Dunkin Donuts.
Tucson has Omar’s Hi-way Chef, which is serving drivers. Instructions here.
Gurdon‘s Southfork Truck Stop is still serving truckers.
Fordyce‘s Sonic has created a drive-thru for truck drivers. It is still operational.
Ozark‘s Hillybilly Hideaway is open for sit-down service. They have plenty of parking for trucks because it’s in a travel center on I-40, exit 35.
Little Rock‘s Quail Creek Fire Department is offering free meals for truckers on certain days. It appears that the event will be happening on Saturday (March 28), unsure about future dates.
Pottsville Police Department has offered to help truckers find places to eat. They will either retrieve the food for you or give you a ride to one of the three restaurants in town. They’ve offered to meet truckers a the Exit 88 off-ramp or another parking spot near town.
Russelville‘s Chick-Fil-A has a sign on the door that says, “Attention Truck Drivers: Download our app to place a mobile drive thru order. Give us a call at 479-967-0220 and let us know when you arrive. It will be our pleasure to meet you at our entrance with your order.”
Springdale Sam’s Club is offering restrooms, goodies, hot coffee and soda to all truckers. Even if you aren’t delivering to Sam’s Club, you can use these services.
Wheatley’s Sweet Peas Restaurant is still serving truckers (as of March 22nd).
I am still looking for help for truckers in California.
Delta has Starvin Arvin’s, which is offering a 20% discount for truck drivers. They’ll bring the food to your truck. The restaurant says there is “plenty of room on the side street by us, as well as a place to turn around at the end of the street.”
Grand Junction’s Orchard Mesa Baptist Church has invited truckers to park in their parking lot and use the Church van to go through a local drive-thru.
La Junta has a Village Inn that is open for carry-out and will allow truckers to use the restrooms.
Sedgwick‘s Lucy’s Cafe offers home cooked meals to-go. They have plenty of space to park and turn around.
The State of Connecticut has announced that rest areas on I-84 and I-91, as well as service plazas on I-95, I-395 and the Merritt Parkway, will remain open 24/7. They will have fuel, bathrooms, convenience stores and prepared takeout food available for you.
I am still looking for resources in Delaware.
Century‘s WhataBurger has had an employee in the truck parking area taking orders.
Haines City has a McDonald’s with ample truck parking.
Inglis has Shipwreck Lounge, which has parking for trucks and showers available. They also have free coffee at Shrimp Landing.
Tampa has someone that has offered to help truckers get food. Here’s the details.
Taylor County Sheriff’s Office has stated, “Due to the current COVID-19 emergency declaration, restaurants have dining room access closed temporarily. This makes it harder for those who drive semis to find a place to eat, as drive-thru lanes cannot accommodate a tractor-trailer. Truck drivers may contact Taylor County Communications Center at our non-emergency number for assistance. One of our deputies will be glad to assist you and run through a drive-thru for you.”
Calhoun ‘s Cracker Barrel invites truckers to park in the back parking lot. They will bring your curbside orders out to you.
Cleveland has Varnell Cafe, which is offering FREE meals for truck drivers. As they announced, “If it wasn’t for these truck drivers none of us would have any supplies.”
Stockbridge has Chick-fil-A, which has instructed truck drivers to park, have your order taken and wait by the front door for the food to be brought out to you.
Warner Robins‘ Zaxby’s Restaurant is offering help for truckers. They have a sign in the window that says “Attention Truck Drivers! We know you can’t fit in the drive-thru so, for curb-side service, please call us inside at 478-654-2658. Thank you!”
I am still looking for resources in Hawaii.
Boise Stage Shop is located outside of city limits and is keeping the restaurant open for truckers.
Lava Hot Springs is offering free hotel stays for truckers. There is place to park your rig and you can use the hot mineral pools.
Amboy has a Sunset Inn that will bring food out to your truck.
Cordova has Riley’s Roadhouse, which will bring food out to your truck.
Crete has a Culvers Restaurant that will bring the food to your truck, just as fast as the drive thru.
Goodfield‘s Busy Corner Restaurant is offering a home style meal to go. If you call the restaurant, they will deliver it to you.
Havana‘s 78 Sports Bar & Grille is offering curbside delivery for truck drivers. They have plenty of parking for your truck!
Oakwood Hardee’s will allow truckers to go into the restaurant to order food. It cannot be eaten in the restaurant, but can be carried out.
Olney Walmart is allegedly offering free deli lunches to truck drivers during regular deli hours. I am waiting for confirmation that this is true.
Pocahantas has Powhatan Restaurant, which is inviting truck drivers to shower at the motel and enjoy a fresh BLT or grilled ham and cheese with a side dish. The meal and shower will cost $25 total.
Rochelle has a Wendy’s next to the Petro, which will allow you to walk up for your to-go orders.
Salem has a Wendy’s that will serve you if you walk up to the drive-thru window.
Please be aware that the laundry facilities have been closed indefinitely at the Pilot Truck Stop in Morris, Illinois.
Indiana State Police have opened all the Indiana weigh stations for truck driver parking, 24/7. For rules and details, click here.
Culvers in Chesterton and La Porte have asked drivers to call their order in. They’ll bring the food out to you, just as fresh, hot and fast as the drive-thru.
Bedford has a KFC that will allow truck drivers to walk up to the drive-thru window.
Remington‘s McDonald’s has set up a curbside area with mobile ordering for trucks. They wanted to make things easier for drivers. They’re on I-65, exit 201.
Richmond’s Buffalo Wings and Rings will bring you order directly to your truck if you park in the parking lot behind the restaurant.
Spiceland‘s Flying J (exit 123) has an incredible manager named Laura who has offered to deliver food to the gas pump. You can see her post here.
Winchester has two Pizza Huts with plenty of room for trucks. Drivers are welcome to stop by for a carry out order!
Council Bluffs has Bluffs Taxi and Courier, which has issued the following statement: “After seeing many complaints, we have decided to help the truck drivers out! If you are a truck driver parked in Council Bluffs, IA, call the cab line. We will a.) do a delivery free of charge (you must pay for the food) or b) take you thru the drive thru of a nearby place for free. We want to thank every driver for making sure things are still getting delivered!”
Muscatine‘s Pizza Ranch will deliver to your truck.
Walcott Truck Stop is offering help for truckers in the form of take-out food and showers available.
Bonner Springs has JAMZ, which is open for carry out orders. You can call your order in ahead of time, and they’ll have it ready for you.
Marysville has Heritage Inn Express, which is advertising free showers for truck drivers.
Corbin Police Department will help any truck driver within city limits get food. Call the non-emergency number for assistance.
Hodgenville Police Department has offered to help truckers get meals. They will either bring it to you or take you to the nearest drive-thru.
Lebanon‘s Cedarwood Restaurant is inviting truck drivers to use their restrooms and grab some hot food.
Mt. Sterling McDonald’s at the Pilot will allow truck drivers to walk up and order their food.
Olive Hill has a Clark’s Pump N Shop, which allows truck drivers to walk up to the drive thru for a hot meal.
Owensboro‘s Dairy Queen will bring orders out to your truck. You can place your order over the phone, on the mobile app or by walking through the drive-thru.
Somerset‘s Steak and Shake will serve truckers, first responders and others in large vehicles that can’t fit through the drive-thru. You can knock on the window or call the store for service.
Jennings‘ Road Bound and Down LLC has offered free parking on their 10 acres, as well as a FREE home-cooked meal or a free ride to a drive-thru.
I am still looking for resources in Maine.
Frederick has AKA Frisco’s Restaurant. They recently put out a notice that said, “We know you are having trouble getting food because drive throughs do not allow walk up. We have plenty of road in front of our restaurant to park and we have walk up windows. If you are hungry while driving through Frederick (route 70, 270 or 15), we are close to all of these routes. Thank you for supplying America! We love what you do.”
I am still looking for resources in Massachusetts.
Fenton‘s Canadian Steak, Fish and Sandwich Company has plenty of parking and they are willing to deliver to local truck stops.
Mt. Pleasant has Freddie’s Tavern, which has plenty of parking for trucks and will bring the food to your truck.
Onsted‘s Randy’s Roadside Bar-B-Que is located right off highway 12. The owner, Randy Bahlau, is offering FREE meals to truck drivers.
Owosso has Dedic’s Bar, which is offering help for truckers in the form of a 10% discount to truck drivers. They have parking for several semis in their parking lot. They have also offered use of their driveway to anyone who needs a place to stop and sleep.
Roscommon has a place for trucks to park! Jake’s Place has plenty of parking space. If you call ahead, they’ll even have a meal hot and ready for you!
Please be aware that the Sunoco Truck Stop in Perry, Michigan, has closed their showers.
Dakota has a Kwik Trip location that is well-stocked and claims to have prices roughly equivalent to Walmart.
Grand Rapids has Dutchroom Bar and Mad Dog’s Pizza, which has plenty of parking space and will bring food to your truck.
Scanlon‘s River Inn has a large parking lot, take-out food and a bathroom.
Strandquist has a restaurant named The Rainbow Club, which will provide a discount to truck drivers.
Horn Lake has a Memphis Barbeque Company that is eager to serve drivers. Pull into the Desoto Cove parking lot behind the restaurant, call them to place your order and they’ll bring the order out to you.
Lee County Sheriff ‘s Department has offered to help truck drivers get food.
Clinton has Mallard’s Road House, which will take your order by phone and bring it to your truck.
Cuba‘s Dottie’s Restaurant (I-44, exit 208) is still open as of March 19.
Faucett’s Ferris Truck Stop and Big Rigs Restaurant is still open for truck drivers.
Malden’s KFC will bring your order out to you.
St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has set up a list of restaurants that will allow you to order online for delivery. Here’s their list.
Tipton restaurant Blind Hog BBQ is offering FREE meals for truckers for a limited time. Details here.
Warrenton has a Taco Bell with a tiny parking lot. If you park in the next door Phillips 66 Petro Mart, you can pull in and get turned around. Order your food on the Taco Bell mobile app and then call them (or just call them) and they’ll meet you at the door with your meal.
I am still looking for resources in Montana.
York has a Petro Truck Stop (1-80, exit 353) that has open facilities. Jeremiah, the polish man, has offered to help truckers get to local fast food restaurants.
Ely Carl’s Jr is offering help for truckers. They are allowing drivers to walk through the drive-thru to be served.
Lovelock has a McDonald’s that invites truck drivers to walk up to the window. They also have restrooms open.
Please be aware that the Moapa Reservation Fuel truck stop is closed for everything except diesel fuel purchase. There are no bathrooms, no food, and no other amenities.
I am still looking for resources in NH.
Medford‘s Evergreen Dairy is offering FREE food for truckers.
Milan has a Petro with open showers and carry-out food available, as of March 23.
Roswell’s Chef Toddzilla’s invites truckers to park next to the restaurant and walk up to the drive-through.
I am still looking for resources in New York.
Goldsboro‘s McCall’s BBQ and Seafood will bring your meal out to your truck.
Jonesvilel‘s Sixty-Seven Pizza Co. has posted about making accommodations for truckers.
Kinston business owner Ray Singer is offering FREE parking and a meal to truckers at his shop, LG Trucking. Get more details about his help for truckers in this Facebook post.
Mebane has a McDonald’s that is allowing drivers to walk through the drive-thru. It’s on exit 152.
Mohall has Rustic Ronnie’s, which is offering a free cheeseburger, fries and coke to truck drivers who stop between March 23 and March 28th. Their announcement says, “We would like to thank all long haul truckers, farmers hauling grain, delivery drivers and oil field tankers for helping keep America going…. No charge and no tip needed.”
Please beware that the New Town Cenex United Q Truck Stop has shut down their showers indefinitely.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has pledged to keep all their rest areas open. They have promised to provide more frequent cleaning and sanitizing to help limit the spread of coronavirus.
Boardman‘s Magic Tree Pub & Eatery has plenty of parking space for trucks. You’re welcome to stay, eat and sleep there. They’ll even bring the food to your truck for you!
Mansfield has a Golden Corral that is offering take-out orders for truckers. The parking lot is large and empty, so they’re allowing trucks to park overnight as well.
Marengo‘s Legacy Restaurant and Bar is offering 40% off burgers and free parking for truckers.
Middlefield has Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen. The restaurant is offering local and long distance truckers a free meal, restroom access and a place to park (but not overnight).
Springfield has an EZ Drive Automart that is offering to help drivers get meals. During open hours, they will drive you to get your breakfast, lunch or dinner for free. You can park at the closed gas station across the street, which has plenty of parking.
Wapakoneta’s Lucky Steer Restaurant is offering free parking and 40% off your meal.
Wilmington‘s Wendys (at 68 & 71) has a sign in their window that declares that they will accept orders from truckers who walk up to the window.
Commerce‘s Lil Cafe is open. You can get food and use the restrooms.
Oklahoma City‘s TBS Factoring Service is offering FREE lunches for truckers on Friday, March 20th. It is not clear if this event will happen again in the future.
Valiant’s Sonic has a deal for truckers.
Pendleton‘s Arrowhead Travel Plaza is allowing walk-up orders at McDonald’s.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission previously closed all service plazas due to coronavirus. However, effective March 20th, they have reopened these facilities because they realized they needed to offer help for truckers during this difficult time. restrooms are available 24 hours per day and there are limited take-out food options between 7am and 6pm. Only North Midway and Valley Forge will offer 24/7 food services.
Conshohocken‘s PennFleet Corp is offering their 5-acre parking lot to truckers. They are also coordinating porta-potties and food items for truckers.
Eaton Subway has announced that “all law enforcement, fire, ems, doctors, nurses, healthcare staff, health department officials and commercial truck drivers eat free until further notice.”
Harrisonville Eagles have offered their parking lot to truckers. They have also offered to help truckers find a meal.
Philadelphia’s Riteload LLC has offered parking space for about a dozen trucks. The owner has ordered portapotties for the truckers to use, as well.
Slippery Rock ‘s North Country Brewing Company is offering restroom access and meals to go at three locations: the North Country Brewpub, the Harmony Inn and the North Country Taproom and Canning.
I am still looking for resources in Rhode Island.
Myrtle Beach‘s York Custom Golf Carts is offering FREE parking and meals to truckers.
I am still looking for resources in South Dakota.
Jackson has an Exit 87 BBQ Stand that is eager to serve truck drivers. According to their Facebook post, “I can tell you and promise you one thing: As long as you’re on the road or in need my place will always be here for you whether you have any money on you or not. If you’re hungry I’m going to feed you. If you need to shower, you can come to my house and take a shower. Do you need your clothes washed? We will wash them. I cannot believe some of the things my friends are sharing with me and most of my friends are drivers.”
Athens‘ WhataBurger will meet you at the front door with your food.
Dumas has Parden’s Portable Buildings, which is planning to cook BBQ for all truck drivers on Sunday March 22nd. Details here.
Grand Prairie‘s Jake’s Burgers and Beer will bring your order out to you.
Iowa Park has Harvey’s Restaurant, which has offered to deliver meals to your truck. Just call your order ahead. You can find their number here.
Livingston‘s Pit Row is offering FREE BBQ sandwiches and drinks to truckers. They will bring it to your truck. You just need to call the restaurant when you arrive. Details here.
New York Hill has a restaurant called Thurber that has parking for about 15 trucks.
Odessa‘s Flying J still had open showers, restroom and parking as of March 20.
Paris has plenty of parking, meals and restroom sat The Barn Cafe inside the Paris Livestock Auction Barn.
Shamrock has Hasty’s, which will allow you to walk up to the window to order and they’ll bring the food out to you.
Texarkana has discounted hotel rates for truck drivers at Townes Place Suites and Hampton Inn and Suites. The Hampton only allows service animals, but Townes Place is pet friendly.
Venus has Whataburger, which will allow you to walk up to the drive-thru.
Waco is offering take out and curbside service at Pizza House of West and Gerik’s Ole’ Czech Bakery.
Whitesboro Dickey’s Barbecue will allow truck drivers to walk up to the drive-thru window.
Jim’s Family Restaurants are located throughout Salt Lake Valley. These restaurants will take payment over the phone and bring your meal to your truck. They claim you can get hot and homemade meals in 20 minutes! They are located in Riverton, Sandy, Tooele, West Jordan, West Valley City and American Fork (Utah County).
Roosevelt has Arby’s, which will allow truckers to walk up to the window to order.
Salina has The Scenic Quick Stop at the junction of I-70 and Highway 89. They have truck parking and you can get food delivered from Denny’s and Carl’s Jr. You can order the food ahead of time.
Tremonton has JC’s Diner, which has lots of truck parking and will take your order.
Swanton has Swanton House of Pizza (aka Tim’s SHOP), which has offered to bring your meal out to your truck.
Blackstone‘s Richlands Dairy Farm will bring food to your truck. According to their social media post, this is a “thank you for keeping the distribution lines open as farmers continue to produce healthy and wholesome food during the pandemic.”
Harrisonburg has a Pilot Truck Stop (I-81, exit 251) with a smoked BBQ place across the street.
New Market‘s Southern Kitchen is open for take-out and has ample parking for trucks.
Othello‘s Taco Bell is allowing truck drivers to walk up to the door to order.
Prosser has help for truckers. Love’s Truck Stop will allow truckers to walk up to the Carl’s Jr. drive thru window. You can also get take-out from the McDonald’s. If you prefer something else, the DOT scale officers have offered to take you to a drive-thru and back to your truck.
Tacoma‘s Blue Steele Coffee has a huge gravel lot right across from the drive-thru. You are welcome to walk-up to the window, or they will bring it to you if you call the order in. Truck drivers get a 20% discount on their orders!
Jane Lew has the Rock Springs Tavern that is providing food and facilities to truck drivers.
Adams County has a campground on highway 21 that is willing to accommodate trucks. The owner has offered help for truckers in the form of something to eat, a place to shower and a place to park.
Black River Falls’ Burger King welcomes truck drivers to walk up to the drive-thru window.
Chilton business, Evan’s Detailing and Polishing, has stated that truckers can eat, sleep and shower at their business. Details here.
Edgerton Travel Plaza is offering showers, coffee and to-go food for truckers.
Hallie’s Culver’s (highway 53) is serving drivers. Just call in your order and then walk up to the window to pick it up!
Hurley‘s Yukon 51 will feed truckers.
Menomonie‘s Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ and Grill has a drive-thru that can accomodate 18-wheelers. They have also had people donating meals for truckers. They are located at 1705 Plaza Drive off exit 45.
Middleton has free parking for trucks at the Silk Exotic Madison club.
Milwaukee has Spitfire’s on State, which will bring your food out to you.
Monroe couple Ashley and Ryan Thompson have a fully furnished house and have offered a room and warm meal. They have showers, laundry facilities, and more. The service is free for truck drivers, but any donations will be used to keep this service going as long as possible.
Osseo Family Restaurant has plenty of truck parking and is providing their full menu for carry out.
Pleasant Prairie Culvers invites truckers to park in the lot and call in the orders. They’ll bring the order out for you!
Plover‘s Culvers will allow truckers to walk up to the window for service.
Lyman has Cowboy Cafe (I-80, exit 41) invites truckers to call in or order at the window.