American truck drivers are already talking amongst themselves about the ongoing riots and other troubles in several large cities, and they are REFUSING TO MAKE DELIVERIES into those cities! Trucking service into Minneapolis is halting. Service into Seattle is halting too.
Without trucks, food deliveries will not take place. You know what that means!
The truckers have very valid reasons NOT to deliver to lawless cities like Minneapolis and Seattle. Here’s a scene from a “peaceful protest” last week that did not end well for the trucker.
The mob yanked him from his cab and beat him senseless.
Truck driver dragged out of his vehicle into the road and attacked by a mob of savages in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/yLxkqZ0cba— Jack Dawkins (@DawkinsReturns) June 1, 2020
From Commercial Driver Life (CDLife):
As cities across the country are discussing defunding or disbanding their police departments, truck drivers are voicing concerns of safety. Seventy-seven percent of truck drivers say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments.
Truck driving is historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country.
Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departs disband or are defunded.
Truck drives have been voicing their concerns on the CDLLife App. After reading about their concerns, CDLLife posted a poll on the app.
We asked drivers on the app, “Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?”
To date, 77% of drivers say they will refuse loads to cities with disbanded or defunded police departments.
Read the rest here.
Now that you have read this story, please COVER THE COST for what your visit cost this site by clicking one or more of the ads below the comments which generates Advertiser revenue of two to three cents per click - no purchase necessary by you -- and helps offset operating costs for this web site.
When YOU read a story here, the web hosting company charges us for "data transfer / Bandwidth" to convey the material to you. Without your help by clicking an ad below, this web site would be in danger of shut down from the data transfer charges. Please click any ad below to offset the cost of bringing this news to you.