Free Food For Truck Drivers on Wednesday at Southington Rest Area

The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) and their members will host a third event in which they will buy meals for commercial truck drivers from food truck operators at a Connecticut highway rest area, the association announced today.

MTAC President Joe Sculley said that Nutmeg International Trucks and Allegiance Truck Group will buy meals for truck drivers on Wednesday, May 20 from Ted’s Steamed Cheeseburgers and Deb’s Café at the Southington rest area on I-84 Eastbound from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Nutmeg International and Allegiance are happy to support this effort to show appreciation for our country’s commercial truck drivers,” said Alan Baumert of Nutmeg International.

Mr. Baumert is a long-time member of MTAC’s Board of Directors.

“I appreciate Nutmeg International and Allegiance Truck Group providing valuable funds so that we can continue to support the truck drivers who have been working on the front lines responding to this pandemic,” said MTAC President Joe Sculley. “These drivers can’t work from home, but rather, they have been working overtime transporting anything and everything, from food, to hospital equipment, to medicine,” he added.

Sculley added that many commercial truck drivers have had, and continue to have, trouble finding meals while out on the road during the ongoing pandemic. Thus, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) acted to allow food trucks to operate at highway rest areas in order to provide more meal options for drivers.

This food truck event on May 20 will follow other successful food truck events held by MTAC, which were at the I-95 rest area in North Stonington (sponsored by Whelen Engineering) on May 6, and at the Wallingford rest area (sponsored by Berkshire Energy Depot) on I-91 on May 15.