Truck stops have had to close because of storms this Winter. In fact, a large massive winter storm moved across the southern plains and southeast this week. It has wreaked havoc and deeply cut across the region from Texas and Oklahoma east to the Carolinas and Virginia. One of the huge impacts for truck drivers is having to face power outages and other issues at the truck stops.
Truck Stop Chain Operations Out of Commission Due to the Storms
Moreover, each of the three major truck stop chains which include Love’s, TA-Petro, and Pilot have long lists of truck stops. They are either closing, don’t have power, and are in fact, low on fuel and more.
Closed due to power outages as of Tuesday, according to Pilot, the company has 34 locations. Those locations are in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Drivers can find an updated list of closed locations here.
As of noon Eastern time Tuesday, TA-Petro, has 23 locations. They are hurt by the storms present in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Moreover, many of these locations are open, yet have other issues, including closed restaurants, diesel pumps down, TA Truck Service locations closed, and more. An updated list of TA-Petro closures can be found here.
Lastly, Love’s Travel Stops has two locations that are totally closed. There are 33 locations with power outages. Moreover, 15 locations with diesel outages. Then, there are numerous other locations with water outages. As well as restaurant closures and Love’s Truck Care closures. However, the full list of comprising Love’s Stores can be found here.
Business Disruptions and Power Outages at Select Love’s Locations
“Operating as normal is a vast majority of Love’s Travel Stops, Speedco, and Love’s Truck Care locations. Yet, due to the massive winter storm moving through the United States, there are business disruptions and power outages at select Love’s locations,” said Love’s external communications manager Chad Previch. Also, because of an important number of roads and highways closed, as well as fuel terminal closures in many states, and the safety of our fuel delivery drivers, diesel is not available at a few Love’s locations. Love’s teams are safely and fast working with internal teams, utility companies, and contractors to get locations back up. In addition, to running to serve our customers. Presently, we are not curbing the amount of diesel that can be purchased at our locations.”