Transportation Department permits food trucks at rest areas
SANTA FE (KSMX)- The Federal Highway Administration has authorized the New Mexico Department of Transportation to allow food vending, such as food trucks, at rest areas statewide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our goal is to provide as many options as possible for necessary travelers to stay safe and reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread”, said DOT Secretary Mike Sandoval.
The vendors must agree to certain conditions, including maintaining at least 6-feet from other individuals, avoiding person-to-person contact, directing employees to wash their hands frequently, and ensuring all surfaces where food is prepared and served are routinely disinfected.
The food trucks will provide an additional option for commercial drivers and other travelers especially in rural areas in between cities and towns.