Truck Stop Operators and Trucking Firms Push Lawmakers to Reject Trump’s Proposal to Commercialize Interstate Rest Areas

Chattanooga Times Free Press reports, “A national coalition of truck stop and travel plaza operators, restaurants, trucking firms and others are urging key federal lawmakers to oppose Trump administration efforts to commercialize interstate rest areas as Congress develops an infrastructure bill. Among groups in the coalition is the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, whose board members include Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J, the nation’s largest chain of travel centers.” Haslam’s brother, Bill, is Tennessee’s Republican governor.