Truck drivers are heroes; we need more of them
by Katie George Hooser
Published: The Daily Memphian, June 17, 2020
COVID-19 illuminated what some already knew to be true: Truck drivers are critical to keep America moving
Regardless of the situations they encounter daily, truck drivers continue to get goods from ports to suppliers so that Americans can have the essentials that keep them going in good times, in natural disasters and even in pandemics. If you’ve been around the trucking industry, you may have heard the phrase, “When trucks stop, America stops.” It’s true.
According to the American Trucking Association in just one day without truck drivers, hospitals would begin running out of basic supplies such as syringes and catheters; service stations would begin to run out of fuel; food shortages would develop; and just-in-time assembly lines would cease.Read more