To help our truck drivers during the coronavirus crisis, the Iowa Motor Truck Association will be providing 1,000 complimentary boxed lunches this week.

The distribution will be held at two different weigh stations located on I-80 to have the largest impact.

Free lunches will be given away on Tuesday, March 24 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Jasper County Scale and Wednesday, March 25 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Dallas County Scale.

The scales will be open specifically for lunch distribution, there will be no enforcement activities. Iowa DOT will be providing signage at the ramp to the scales as well as traffic control if needed.

Distribution of box lunches will be set up “drive-through” style to comply with CDC guidelines. The boxed lunches have been prepared by Gateway Market, In the Bag Deli, Main Street Café & Bakery and Palmer’s Deli.

“We want to show our appreciation to the professional men and women that are playing a critically important role as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds," said Brenda Neville, President & CEO of the Iowa Motor Truck Association.

There are over 9,000 interstate trucking companies in the State of Iowa with 1 in 13 people in the State getting a paycheck from the transportation industry.