CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Highways has set guidelines for food trucks at rest areas as a temporary measure to help truck drivers, who are having difficulty finding food to eat during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
“Allowing food trucks at our rest areas keeps them from having to leave the interstate to look for something to eat. In our small towns, with the size of the trucks, that can be very difficult,” said Division of Highways Operations Division Director Jacob Bumgarner.
Food trucks will be limited to two per rest area and will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, the agency said in a statement.
The Randolph Sheppard Program will continue to offer snacks in vending machines at the rest areas.
Food-truck applications are available on the Department of Highways website.