Sapp Brothers truck stops suspend paid parking

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Updated Mar 31, 2020
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A major independent truck stop chain has suspended paid parking in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Trucker Update LogoIn a Facebook post, the company said: “Effective immediately: In response to COVID-19, we’re suspending paid parking at all our locations for the time being. All truck parking is free for now. We remain open at all locations to serve you. Thank you, drivers!”

Sapp Brothers operates 17 travel centers along Interstate 80 in:

  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Clearfield, Pennsylvania
  • Columbus, Nebraska
  • Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Denver
  • Fremont, Nebraska
  • Peru, Illinois
  • Junction City, Kansas
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Percival, Iowa
  •  Odessa, Nebraska
  • Ogallala, Nebraska
  •  Omaha
  • Salt Lake City
  • Sidney, Nebraska
  • York, Nebraska
  • Harrisonville, Missouri

Sapp Brothers have also made changes at its travel centers because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. They include:

  • Reviewed proper hand washing and sanitizing procedures with all employees
  • Increased the frequency of hand washing and hand sanitizing by all employees
  • Use colored disposable gloves when handling money
  • Use clear gloves when handling or preparing food, preparing coffee/cappuccinos, cleaning any food contact surface, sanitizes the food case at the fuel desk and washing the tongs every hour
  • Each time a duty is changed, employees are instructed to change their gloves
  • Self-serve donuts are no longer available
  • Discontinuing the use of refillable mugs and cups at our beverage stations. No outside mugs or cups can be used. We ask all customers to get a new cup for fountain or coffee beverages.
  • Increased the frequency of cleaning any customer touchpoints (counters, doors/handles, fuel pumps, nozzles, credit card terminals, ATM, rails, tables, chairs, kiosks, etc.)
  • Sanitize customer touchpoints with bleach solution at least every hour
  • Deep cleaning of showers after every use to include sanitizing with a bleach solution and solution allowed to air dry prior to next use
  • Cleaning the bathrooms minimally every hour to include sanitizing with a bleach solution after cleaning
  • Implementing additional hand sanitizing stations

They add: “Our restaurants will remain open as long as the government allows. We are looking to the CDC, FDA and local officials for guidance while navigating these evolving circumstances. We will follow all government-mandated occupancy rules. Many states have already limited restaurants to take-out only, which we must abide by. Food options will still be available at our locations. The health and safety of our guests and our teammates has always been part of our culture. We’ve taken extra precautions to ensure that now more than ever.”