The employees at the Iowa 80 Truckstop have a motto that serves as reminder of their mission: “Without trucks, America stops. Without truck stops, trucks stop.” As the nation continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, those words are taking on new relevance.
While drivers are facing challenges amid the crisis, so, too are the businesses that provide them respite along the nation’s highways. As in most sectors of the economy, business is down. But truck stops are working to ensure drivers have the essentials they need.