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Filling Those Empty Plates: Restaurants Step Up to Help Drivers During Pandemic

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Filling Those Empty Plates: Restaurants Step Up to Help Drivers During Pandemic


Truck drivers should never have to face an empty plate. Dining areas, however, are shut down across America. With everything closed, how's a driver supposed to get a decent meal? It's not like a truck will fit through a drive-thru lane.

To combat the increasing lack of dine-in options, the American Trucking Association (ATA) is partnering with the International Franchise Association (IFA) and other organizations to ensure truckers have access to the food and supplies they need while working in this time of crisis.

Their efforts are gaining momentum. Some places are organizing care packages while some franchises are offering discounts. A great example is Long John Silvers. They are offering, "from sea to shining sea," a 10% discount to truckers every day of the week and a 20% discount on Thursdays. Ruby Tuesday is also offering a 25% discount to truckers on any to-go order between noon – 8pm. To get the discount, you must order online and enter "25" when prompted.

Restaurants with special options for truck drivers are encouraged to email Tarleton Watkins at twatkins@franchise.org so that they can be added to the list. To learn more, please review the following link: https://www.franchise.org/franchise-information/people-news-events/Foodservice-Franchises-Accommodating-Truck-Drivers-During-Pandemic

Helping each other during this time of crisis makes all the difference in the world. If you would like to join a company that is helping and looking out for drivers, give us a call at 1-800-937-0880. Together, we can overcome any adversity. 

About Millis Transfer

Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” and safety awards, two Best Fleet to Drive For nominations and recognition as a Certified Top Pay Carrier for more than 13 years. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., the company has grown to an 800+ truck carrier primarily operating east of the Mississippi River. Extra perks for Millis drivers include a maximum pay rate of 47-58cpm, beautiful and well-maintained equipment, as well as a long list of amenities and benefits.

Maintenance facilities and drop yards are also strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. To learn more, please visit www.millistransfer.com or www.mtidriving.com.