Truckers brave personal and economic risks to replenish shelves
“On behalf of American truckers: Slow down, people. Just get enough for a few days for your family,” one long-haul trucker said.
Chris Lynberg and his daughter, Nora, 7, give free lunches to truck drivers at a rest area along Interstate 10 in Sacaton, Ariz., south of Phoenix, on March 31, 2020. The Arizona Trucking Association was giving away 500 lunches from Dilly’s Deli to westbound truck drivers in appreciation for their delivering medical supplies, food and other necessities during the coronavirus outbreak.Matt York / APApril 8, 2020, 5:18 PM MSTBy Ben Popken
With nearly 30 years of traversing the black ribbons of the nation’s roadways, sequestered in her metal cab, long-haul trucker Dee Sova is well versed in self-isolation. But as she logs extended hours hauling goods for others, her own bottle of hand sanitizer is almost gone. So she has a message for anxious Americans.
“Things are running out because people are hoarding,” Sova told NBC News. “On behalf of American truckers, slow down, people. Just get enough for a few days for your family. Another truck is coming. We’re coming. The truckers are coming, peo