SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Bay Area-based big-rig drivers and other motorists have the opportunity temporarily to get a hot meal on the road even though most restaurants are closed, Caltrans officials said Monday.

That’s because 17 food trucks are operating temporarily at state rest areas across the state.

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“I do really appreciate what you guys are doing right now,” Mederbek, a truck driver told Caltrans at a rest area along Interstate Highway 5 north of Willows.

Food trucks are operating along east- and westbound Interstate Highway 80, north- and southbound Interstate Highway 5 as well as westbound Interstate Highway 10 and northbound Interstate Highway 15.

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Other food truck operators can apply immediately to offer food at the more than 86 state rest areas by going to the Caltrans website.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order N-52-20 suspended restrictions on selling food commercially at rest stops during the coronavirus crisis. Last week federal highway officials also suspended similar restrictions.

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