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Truckers receive free meals from a local company

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AUBURN, Ind (WPTA21) - Convoy Technologies gave away free food to truckers at the Auburn rest stop going northbound on I-69.

According to the President of the Company (Ron Harper) "For us, we hope we can make things easier for them there right now. We're hearing from our contacts in the how incredibly difficult it is for the drivers".

The life of trucker can be hard. 11-hour work days with being away from home for days or weeks at a time. Now they are struggling to find places to stop and eat.

"I've started to find areas I can; but it is a lot more difficult to find food and places to stop and eat. I'm trying to pack my lunch a little bit more but that isn't working" says Scott Carter (driver for Metal X).

In addition, most customers at Convoy Technologies are truck drivers. This is their way of showing their appreciation. The company rented out a food truck which delivered 350 custom meals to truckers on the road.

Dennis Junk (Companies Marketing Manager) says "we got quesadillas, burritos, tacos, nachos, just a couple of different foods".

Along with the delicious meals; they were also giving drinks, fruit, and hand sanitizers. All of it was greatly appreciated. "I appreciate it and it's nice to know that people are looking out for us" says carter.

The men and women moving the goods across a locked-down nation are playing a vital role. For instance putting food in our grocery stores and medical supplies on hospital shelves.

This is one small way of saying thanks. Dennis Junk says "We just want to say thank you for what you doing and we're behind you. We're trying to help you as much as we can"

While this was a stand-alone event. The president of company says he wants to plan another one in the future.

Matthew Bullock

Matthew Bullock is the weekend morning meteorologist for ABC21.

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