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14.05.20

mabanaft truck stops – Supporting Britain's truck drivers during COVID-19

Maintaining a reliable supply of fuel has been fundamental to keeping the UK running during lockdown. While many organisations were forced to stop trading, Mabanaft has remained open for business throughout, and this includes our truck stops - essential fuelling stations for drivers distributing much needed goods around the country.

Staff at Junction 29 in the Midlands and Avon Lodge in the South West have been, and are still, working hard to ensure that drivers visiting their sites have safe access to good home-cooked food and other essential facilities during their stay.

Keeping staff and drivers safe 

Strict health and safety measures have been put in place to help keep staff and drivers as safe as possible. These include implementing one-way systems, installing 2 metre floor markings and creating separate entrance and exit ways where possible to support social distancing. Full size protection screens are in place at all checkouts and hand sanitizer units are located at key locations throughout the sites. In addition rigorous and regular cleansing and disinfecting of all key touch points is being carried out to help minimise cross-contamination.

Having access to a hot meal after a long drive is very important and definitely helps keep drivers spirits up. Freshly cooked, home-made food is available to take away at both sites. Drivers can pop into the café or browse the menu on their mobile phone, place their order online and pick up their food when they arrive or have it delivered to their cab. Payments are all done by card  which also helps reduce personal contact and ensure safety.  

“We’ve had great feedback from drivers keen to show their appreciation,” said Derek Hemingsley, retail stock operations manager at Junction 29, “they are playing a key role in keeping the country running by distributing essential provisions around the country. We are pleased to be able to support them by offering a warm welcome and making sure they have a safe place to stay and access to a good hot meal and clean, safe-to-use facilities.”

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