COVID-19 Pandemic vs Trucking industry

April 23rd, 2020

Super hero with COVID-19 mask label

As a kid I was always intrigued by the battle between Superman and Doomsday (the villain). The battle of all battles was the true definition of Good vs Evil.

Unlike the many foes of Superman, Doomsday was created to kill Superman. He was derived from all things nasty. If Doomsday was killed, he could come back and kill whatever killed him. He was the ultimate villain because he was created to kill the actual superhero.

Doomsday had speed, super strength, invulnerability and the ability to evolve genetically.

Covid-19 has both speed and the ability to evolve genetically, and so far it has beaten our best attempts to defeat it.

Like Superman, we are facing a foe that is unprecedented; a foe that creates chaos, sickness and death.

Amidst the current Covid-19 chaos, a hero is born. 3.5 million truck drivers are running wide open to keep stores and business stocked, while everyone else worries about getting supplies they need during the Covid-19 quarantine.

Like the villain Doomsday, Covid-19 started out small, then grew, mutated and showed its strength. However, in the face of the foe, truck drivers have refused to slow down. Has it been easy? No. Truck stops, restaurants, driver lounges, and truck parking lots have all shut down. The drivers are making longer trips, and spending more time away from their families, yet they haven’t stopped.

More than ever, people are recognizing drivers on the frontlines and appreciate their sacrifices. Truckers are welcomed with open arms and greeted with thankful smiles.

As a nation and as an industry, we will survive. We will fight back, and we will be stronger together because of Covid-19.

Clark Kent came back stronger thanks to kryptonite regeneration armor.

We will come back stronger than ever thanks to the support from truck drivers on the front lines, the families of drivers and the trucking community.

We would like to say THANK YOU to ALL truck drivers! Stay safe, stay healthy and keep on trucking!