Trucking and Coronavirus: The Story Continues
With about 4 billion people now staying inside their homes according to the New York Times, the roads are more wide open than ever for the millions of truckers that are still making long treks across the United States with essential medical supplies and groceries.
Although most of the country is now actively practicing the shelter-in-place, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control, March and April have still seen anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 new cases of the novel Coronavirus reported on a daily basis. This means truckers continue to be busy, with many that are now on the road six days a week and some who haven’t seen their families in a month or more.
But with the open roads and lack of gridlocked traffic come possible exposure to COVID-19. There are still unavoidable situations when truckers need to come into contact with packages and people, but just like social distancing and 20-second hand washing are becoming habits, making it a routine to properly clean and disinfect a truck cab can help maintain trucker health and safety.