What Would Happen If Truck Drivers Stopped For A Week?
Have you ever wondered where every product you have at home comes from? According to data from CANACAR, in 2020, freight trucking in Mexico transported 512 million tons of goods and products, equivalent to 81.0% of trucking and 56.9% of total domestic cargo, and contributed 3.3% of the National Gross Domestic Product. While in the United States in 2019, trucking accounted for 72.9% of all freight transported and contributed 5.4% of the Gross Domestic Product in 2020.
The impact that truck drivers have on our daily lives and on our economy is not well known or recognized. But do you know what would happen if truck drivers stopped working for a week?
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We got to briefly experience the absence of truck drivers at the beginning of the pandemic, which highlighted the impact of every single person involved in the supply chain. However, the truck driver profession remains largely unrecognized, underappreciated, and risky; they are not only necessary to deliver shipments, but they are truly essential to living the life we do today.
Always remember to thank truck drivers, as their job may be tough, but one of the most important ones.