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Truck Drivers Might Refuse to Deliver to Cities With Defunded Police
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/06/truck-drivers-might-refuse-to-deliver-to-cities-with-defunded-police/

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American truckers have been working overtime since the beginning of the pandemic to deliver needed goods all over the country, and they have done a great job.

The left’s new effort to ‘defund the police’ is making some truckers nervous, and who can blame them?

We now have cities that are already going to be short on supplies due to the looting and burning of stores. What happens when truckers start refusing to deliver goods to these places? It could happen.

Most truckers will not deliver in cities where they defund police (euphemism for abolish police).
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Re: Truck Drivers Might Refuse to Deliver to Cities With Defunded Police
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 10:23:40 PM »
Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver To Cities with Defunded Police Departments
https://cdllife.com/2020/truck-drivers-say-they-wont-deliver-to-cities-with-defunded-police-departments/

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As cities across the country are discussing defunding or disbanding their police departments, truck drivers are voicing concerns of safety. Seventy-seven percent of truck drivers say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments.

Truck driving is historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country.

Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departments disband or are defunded.

Truck drivers have been voicing their concerns on the CDLLife App. After reading about their concerns, CDLLife posted a poll on the app.

We asked drivers on the app, “Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?”

As of June 13, 2020, we’ve had over 1,283 respondents and 79% say they will refuse loads to cities with disbanded or defunded police departments.

Most will avoid cities that disband or cut funding for police.
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Re: Truck Drivers Might Refuse to Deliver to Cities With Defunded Police
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 08:38:09 AM »
Out  here in Nebraska, whose labor force must be truck drivers in a larger percentage of the work force than in most other states, truckers have generally refused to take loads they have to haul all the way to the blue northeastern states, as they don't want to bother with the congestion and crime.

Even the inducement of eye-popping bonuses for such deliveries doesn't seem to encourage them.

If things keep going the way they have been, pretty soon there might be a need for Wells Fargo trucks with armed guards to deliver anything to certain blue cities.
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