During this uncertain and somewhat chaotic time, we wanted to take a moment to thank the heroes who are a constant and are helping maintain a sense of normalcy right now, those in the trucking industry.
We know that some jobs cannot be done from home, you simply don’t have the option to stay home right now and that your cab is like your second home. We also understand that it’s never easy being away from your families, especially during a time like this. The sacrifices you’re making for the greater good are not going unnoticed.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced this week that it’s suspending rules “…limiting daily driving hours for truck drivers moving emergency supplies such as medical equipment, hand sanitizer and food in response to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak.”
Some states like Michigan are going a step further, passing exemptions on seasonal weight restrictions for trucks providing direct assistance to relief efforts.
These efforts further prove the importance of trucking, whether in North America or globally. You’re the lifeblood of this country. Without you, we wouldn’t have critical supplies like stocked shelves, medications, personal protective gear for healthcare workers and so much more.
We know the next few weeks and beyond will be a very busy time for you and your entire team. So, thank you, from the entire team at SambaSafety. We appreciate that trucking truly moves America forward and recognize everything you’re doing to make a positive difference in these uncertain times.