Truck drivers looking for help as businesses close amid Coronavirus pandemic

Truck drivers coming through Fort Wayne are having a tougher time finding areas to park and eat.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 10:46 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 11:04 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Truck drivers coming through Fort Wayne are having a tougher time finding areas to park, eat.

"These over-the-road guys, no you cant get anyone in a truck in a drive-thru,they won't let you," says Bryan Black. "To take an order or you can't go through the window i feel bad for these guys out here."

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Black has been a truck driver for 20 years and says 2020 is the hardest year of all.

"Everywhere I go to get loaded or unloaded they won't let you in the building," he says. "They won't let you use the restroom but that's OK with me because how do i know they're taking this seriously?"

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He and many other drivers aren't sure what to do, now that many restaurants are closing down, and truck stops are shortening their hours.

Trucks aren't allowed in many areas due to their size, restaurants don't have allocated parking for them.

The options they did have, are even more limited.

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