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Saturday, May 02 2020
The 18 Wheel Miracles

Orlando, Fla.—Yes, we all have thanked our truckers for their outstanding job during a time that no-one wished for, with so much uncertainty with COVID-19, and truck drivers as always have raised to the occasion making sure our people’s necessities are well supplied when they need them, and where they need them.

But as much as we would like to think, this is a truck driver’s normal, they also have a personal toll to pay in these abnormal circumstances.

According to a recent survey from truck drives observed uncertainty and concern themselves in the midst of fast changing safety protocols which included restricted access to some states and different areas. The survey revealed that during the month of March their focus was more on sanitation procedures and planning, April was the time when morale and pay were at the top of their minds. Many drivers did not feel that they were being adequately compensated for the risks that they were taking during the pandemic. Others considered a relief from truck payments or tuition payments to trucking schools would serve as motivation.

Despite a robust workforce, there has been a bit of a shortage for the past couple of years. That, coupled with the need for more trucks on road as measures of shelter-in-place continue in the U.S., is making the demand for new drivers to rise to its highest level.

Just like the case of healthcare workers, for truck drivers, picking up or delivering to virus hotspots, increases their risk of contracting the infectious disease and bring it home to their families. However, pride of doing what needs to be done to keep this country in good health and up-and-running was paramount for many of them, understating the benefit for the big picture.

Another concern they didn’t see coming was the challenging situation of finding places to eat and drink, given the fact that most restaurants across the country were forced to close their dine-in areas. They found themselves sentenced to being alone on the road as America fights COVID-19, but truckers are already familiar with the type of self-isolation we all are now facing— being confined to small spaces, disconnected from family and friends, unsure what the days ahead will bring. Loneliness is part of the job, even as the world passes by.

According to the American Truckings Associations, there are more than three million truckers in the United States, and about 1.8 million of them are classified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as operators of heavy trucks or tractor-trailers.

Truckers are the backbone of the country’s supply chain, traversing our nation’s highways and byways to deliver goods like food, fuel and other vital supplies. And while daily life has slowed to crawl, this workforce keeps delivering the goods and ensuring that that the public’s vital needs are met.

At Orlando Truck Insurance, we have the staff, the local experience and the customer service platform to help you walk through these difficult times. Call one of our truck and commercial vehicles insurance specialists today at (407) 203-7085 to get you started in the right track, we’ll be happy to assist. We are all in this together!

Hector Perez, Producer

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