5 truck drivers share what it's like to haul critical supplies during a pandemic
Consumers are counting on truck drivers to help ensure shelves remain stocked as people load up on things like toilet paper and canned goods amid the coronavirus pandemic.Drives for: Jetco Delivery I just dropped a full trailer loaded with milk. As a father, I got kids at home. I would feel bad if my family doesn't have whatever they need. Right now I feel proud, I feel good because somehow we're helping the community to make sure that they get whatever they need in their homes. Honestly, I don't feel tired. I just feel excited. What's happening now is impacting every family across the nation. I got friends that are driving from state to state. Everyone is doing their part. Allen Boyd Based out of: Bedford, Pennsylvania Drives for: Walmart You always pay attention to who is following you. With all the stuff that's happening, now we really have to pay attention. I talked to a driver last week who had somebody come up alongside him and blow on the horn and asked him to roll down his window. They wanted to know if he had toilet paper, as he's driving down the road. You don't know how desperate people are. People do different things that they would never do when they need something really bad. Most of the time, we don't have a clue what's in our trucks. Even if we do know, we don't tell. You don't know what that person going to do, how that person's going to react. In these times, we have to step up our game. In 39 years, I don't recall ever being thanked for just being a truck driver before. I appreciate being thanked for a change. I hope that it's not just during this time and when it goes away, we're back to just being in everybody's way again. We make sure everybody has what they need everyday, and do it as safely as possible and in a timely manner. RELATED IMAGES Read more: CTV News
BCWildfireWkly MediaNorthlands Shout out to the folks hauling medical waste! You are all heroes!!! Some companies practise strict policy.Where you can’t use their washrooms. Even if you’ve been there for hours.Others have no protocol. Some have questionnaires.Truck stops don’t want you using your own coffee cup is about all I’ve seen.Most drivers aren’t taking it serious
Thank you for what you’re doing! just think if trudeau had not given away 16 tons of PPE Isn’t it just normal driving? Probably easier with less cars on the road. Seems easy to me!!! At least you’re still employed!!! Thank you, Truckers!!! No one thanks truckers but without OTR truckers every country stops working
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