ATA, Protective Insurance Company Distributing 550 Gallons of Hand Sanitizer to Truck Drivers
Truckers able to refill personal supplies at no cost at designated locations
Arlington, VA… As professional truck drivers continue serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis, American Trucking Associations has partnered with Protective Insurance Company to expand the availability and supply of hand sanitizer to truckers along major U.S. freight corridors. ATA and member-company ABF Freight are hauling ten 55-gallon drums of hand sanitizer, purchased by Protective Insurance, for distribution in eight states, where drivers will be able to refill their personal supplies at no cost.
Drums are now in place at locations in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with the remaining load in transit for delivery this week. Announcements will be made on ATA’s COVID-19 Update Hub as deliveries happen and each refill station becomes available.
Truckers will have access to refills at the following locations:
Scale House on I-20E
Travel Centers of America
5101 Quebec St
Commerce City, Colorado
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer
1851 West, Thompson Rd
Iowa 80 Truckstop Fuel Center
390 W Iowa 80 Rd
4518 Webster Street
Sideling Hill Rest Stop
PA Turnpike Milepost 172.4 East & West Bound
Molly Pitcher Rest Area
Exit 8A NJ Turnpike
Loves Travel Center #719
1610 Cotton Gin Road
Flying J #726
I-20, Exit 472
7425 Bonnie View Rd
“Crossing the bridge from crisis to recovery hinges on the integrity of our supply chain and its ability to keep moving,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Protecting America’s truck drivers, and ensuring they can stay safe and healthy while on the road, is paramount. 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.”
“As drivers remain behind the wheel, delivering the essentials of life around the country, travel centers, truckstops and distribution centers remain open to support these drivers. Helping supply sanitizer to keep everyone heathy and safe is one small way we can support the transportation industry and say thank you for everything you’re doing,” said Jeremy Johnson, CEO of Protective Insurance.
“We are extremely proud of all the hard work and effort our drivers have been putting in to keep America moving forward during these trying times, and it is an honor for us to partner with the ATA and Protective Insurance to keep our frontline heroes safe and deliver hand sanitizer for truck drivers across the country,” said Seth Runser, vice president of linehaul operations at ABF Freight.
“Americans across the country are finding ways to give back to these unsung heroes,” said Elisabeth Barna, ATA’s executive vice president of industry affairs. “Our focus is on ensuring drivers have the supplies they need to stay safe and healthy on the road, and these refill stations are but a part a broader effort to increase the supply of PPE throughout the freight network.”