Breitbart reported that American’s supply chain has successfully started to refill store shelves this week.
This supply chain includes farmers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers.
“A crucial part of that supply chain is the American trucker, who makes sure that goods are delivered in a timely fashion,” the report adds.
“That is always the case, but it is especially true in the sudden global emergency we face today.”
A disproportionate number of truck drivers are military veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In total, there are 3.5 million Americans working as truck drivers.
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They are on the front lines once again.
The American Trucking Association (ATA) noted Sunday:
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Major national crises tend to expose underlying truths about society that otherwise go unnoticed during life’s regular routines. They reveal the individuals among us who are truly essential to upholding the high standard of living we’ve collectively come to expect. They remind us of America’s unsung heroes.
The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is no different. The spread of Coronavirus in the U.S. will test government institutions, challenge private industry and place inordinate demands on our most critical workforce. It will marshal the full strength of our nation and elevate its essential core.
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And just as they do when a hurricane strikes or a blizzard hits, America’s professional truck drivers will be on the front lines delivering critical supplies and aid to fellow citizens.
Over the past week, Americans have rushed to stock up on goods as they prepare to hunker down to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. We’ve watched schools, businesses, major sports and other cultural pillars come to a complete stop as personal health and well-being take top priority.
But one thing that won’t stop: trucking.