ATA, Protective Insurance Company Distributing 550 Gallons of Hand Sanitizer to Truck Drivers

June 2020

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

Heflin, Alabama 


Travel Centers of America

5101 Quebec St

Commerce City, Colorado 


Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer

1851 West, Thompson Rd 

Indianapolis, Indiana 


Iowa 80 Truckstop Fuel Center

390 W Iowa 80 Rd

Walcott, Iowa 


Jet Express 

4518 Webster Street

Dayton, Ohio 


Sideling Hill Rest Stop

PA Turnpike Milepost 172.4 East & West Bound

Waterfall, Pennsylvania

 New Jersey

Molly Pitcher Rest Area

Exit 8A NJ Turnpike


Loves Travel Center #719

1610 Cotton Gin Road 

Troy, Texas


Flying J #726

I-20, Exit 472

7425 Bonnie View Rd

Dallas, Texas

“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.”