Many people are hearing about “essential jobs” in the news during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these essential jobs is being a truck driver.
In fact, the Twitter campaign #Thank A Trucker has been set up to highlight the importance that truck drivers face in keeping the economy going and the dangers they face. However, the possibility of getting the novel coronavirus is only one of the most recent risks truck drivers face on America’s roads.
Drivers faced constant challenges and potential dangers long before COVID-19 existed. Here, we’ll break down some of these challenges, including trucking accidents, and what truckers can do if they find themselves in a tough situation.