“Imagine what kind of fool you look like for driving into a hot spot and putting your life in danger.”
American truckers have been working overtime since the beginning of the pandemic to deliver needed goods all over the country, and they have done a great job.
The left’s new effort to ‘defund the police’ is making some truckers nervous, and who can blame them?
We now have cities that are already going to be short on supplies due to the looting and burning of stores. What happens when truckers start refusing to deliver goods to these places? It could happen.
Melanie Gray reports at the New York Post:
Truckers wouldn’t deliver to cities that defund police, poll suggests
Truckers are promising to bring freight deliveries to a screeching halt in any city that cuts or disbands its police department, a new poll shows.
Three out of four long-haul drivers told CDL News, a website for the commercial trucking industry, that they would fear for their personal safety if a city slashed its number of cops in response to the demonstrations nationwide against police brutality.
Trucking ranks consistently as one of the most dangerous jobs nationwide, labor statistics show.
The poll referred to by the Post comes from Summer Smith of CDL Life:
Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver To Cities with Defunded Police Departments
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…
We asked drivers on the app, “Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?”
As of June 13, 2020, we’ve had over 1,283 respondents and 79% say they will refuse loads to cities with disbanded or defunded police departments.
Here are some of their responses:
“…if something was to happen and you have to take matters into your own hands, and then you risk being prosecuted for protecting yourself.”
“This is not an area you need to act fearless and think you you’d look like a fool for saying no…Imagine what kind of fool you look like for driving into a hot spot and putting your life in danger.”
“I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matter and I do this for my family. We are already at the mercy of these towns and cities with laws and hate against us for parking, getting a meal or even using a restroom.”
What are the leaders of cities like Seattle and Minneapolis going to tell residents when their communities run out of food, gasoline, beer, shoes, clothes, paper products, and countless other goods?
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