All rest areas in the state of Pennsylvania are currently closed although that could change. This flies in the face of what government officials have said about drivers and how they are thanking us for restocking the shelves. No matter what else is happening, drivers need rest to drive safely to our next destination. Closing rest areas to all vehicles is knee-jerk reaction that will do nothing to help the roads remain safe. Now that some drivers are driving (legally) in excess of the HOS requirements, safe parking is even more necessary than it ever was. A better solution is to close the rest areas off to non-commercial traffic and allow only commercial vehicles. This would also free up extra parking in what once the car parking area. Close the building if people are afraid to come in and clean it but leave the parking open. Have the state police monitor the parking to ensure no non-commercial vehicles enter. To deprive drivers of safe parking to rest is a slap in the face to those they are praising for helping maintain the supply chain.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.