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Free Coronavirus Safety Supplies for Truckers: Where to Get Masks and Hand Sanitizer

Posted by ELD Expert on April 29, 2020

Many organizations have pleaded with the presidential administration to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our dedicated trucking community as they strive to keep our supply chain moving during the coronavirus outbreak. 

It seems that these organizations, such as OOIDA and SBTC, are being heard as programs have begun to roll out to bring PPE to truck drivers all over the nation.

We will continue to update this article with new developments as more companies and organizations join the vital efforts to support our truckers on the front lines. Comment below if you want to share other locations that you've found free equipment for truckers.

Free Hand Sanitizer Drum Locations

Free hand sanitizer provided by a powerful partnership between an Indiana-based trucking insurance company and a veteran-owned distillery (no, you still shouldn't drink it) can be found at the locations below.

Grab an empty bottle and head out to the drum locations generously brought to you by the ATA (American Truck Associations, Protective Insurance, and Hotel Tango Distillery.

Alabama

  • Scale house on Interstate 20 East in Heflin

Indiana

  • Stoops Freightliner and Quality Trailer located at 1851 West Thompson Road in Indianapolis

Iowa

  • Iowa 80 Truck Stop located at 390 West Iowa 80 Road in Walcott

New Jersey

  • Joyce Kilmer Service Area at exit 8N on the New Jersey Turnpike
  • Molly Pitcher Rest Area at exit 8A on the New Jersey Turnpike

Ohio

  • Jet Express located at 4518 Webster Street in Dayton

Pennsylvania

  • Sideling Hill Rest Stop (East and West Bound) on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at milepost 172.4 in Waterfall

Texas

  • Flying J off I-20 at exit 472 in Dallas

  • Love’s Travel Center located at 1610 Cotton Gin Road in Troy

Free Masks

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) has announced that they will be giving out over 800,000 free masks to truckers over the next several days in efforts to promote safety and well-being in response to the coronavirus.

Here are the distribution locations and schedules:

Arkansas:

  • I-30 East/West at log mile 93.2 (2.1 miles east Hwy 84)
  • Alma – I-40 east and west at Arkansas – Oklahoma Border
  • Hope – I-30 east and west at Arkansas – Texas Border
  • Riverside – I-40 west at Arkansas – Tennessee Border
  • Bridgeport – I-55 west at Arkansas – Tennessee Border

California:

  • I-5 Northbound at mile marker 203 (outside of Los Angeles)
  • Possible other locations include rest stops and Ports of entry or border crossings

Georgia:

  • I-75 southbound, mile marker 179, in Forsyth/Juliette, GA just north of Macon, GA.

Georgia Inspection Stations

  • I-85 southbound at Georgia – South Carolina Border (Franklin County Inspection Station) MM 169
  • I-95 southbound at Georgia – South Carolina Border (Chatham County Inspection Station) MM 111 I-75 northbound at Georgia – Florida Border (Lowndes County Inspection Station) MM 23
  • I-75 southbound at Georgia – Tennessee Border (Catoosa County Inspection Station) MM 343
  • I-85 northbound at Georgia – Alabama Border (Troup County Inspection Station) MM 23
  • I-95 northbound at Georgia – Florida Border (McIntosh County Inspection Station) MM 55
  • I-20 westbound at Georgia – South Carolina Border (Columbia County Inspection Station) MM 188 I-20 westbound at Georgia – Alabama Border (Douglas County Inspection Station) MM 43
  • I-16 westbound from Savanah Port Area (Bryan County Inspection Station) MM 144

Illinois:

  • Eastbound on I-80/I-294 at mile marker 1
  • I-55 Southbound MM 108-Williamsville Scale

Indiana:

  • I-70 EB/WB on mile marker 107

Indiana Rest Areas:

  • I-65 SB at the MM 150
  • I-65 NB at the MM 72
  • I-70 EB at the MM 107
  • I-70 EB at the MM 65

Nebraska:

  • Westbound on I-80 at mile marker 431 near Omaha

NE Two-day event locations:

Day 1 (April 29):

  • Melia Hills Rest Area Interstate 80 MM 431 WB Waverly EB Interstate 80 MM 415 EB
  • Waverly WB Interstate 80 MM 415 WB
  • North Platte EB Interstate 80 MM 180 EB
  • North Platte WB Interstate 80 MM181WB
  • Nebraska City EB/WB Hwy 2 MM 501 EB/WB
  • Fremont NB/SB Hwy 77/275 MM 123 NB/SB
  • Hebron Hwy 81 NB/SB MM 4 NB/SB

Day 2 (April 30):

  • Goehner Truck Parking Area Interstate 80 MM 375 WB
  • Waverly EB Interstate 80 MM 415 EB
  • Waverly WB Interstate 80 MM 415 WB
  • North Platte EB Interstate 80 MM 180 EB
  • North Platte WB Interstate 80 MM 181WB
  • Nebraska City EB/WB Hwy 2 MM 501 EB/WB
  • Fremont NB/SBHwy 77/275 MM 123 NB/SB
  • Hebron Hwy 81 NB/SB MM 4 NB/SB

New York:

  • Northbound on I-87 at mile marker 33. Just north of NYC, Sloatsburg, NY

Texas:

  • I-35 Northbound at mile marker 362A approximately 5 miles south of Hillsboro, midway between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Waco

All Texas inspection sites:

  • Mount Pleasant – I-30
  • Queen City – US 59
  • New Waverly – I-45
  • Falfurrias – US 281
  • Riviera – US 77
  • Penwell – I-20
  • Devine – I-35
  • Seguin – I-10

 

 

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