America’s truck drivers are one of the largest groups at risk for not only catching coronavirus, but potentially spreading it to others because they are not able to work from home – “social distancing.”
The job requires drivers to travel nationwide and come into contact with goods shipped from overseas, which could affect not only them, but those they come into contact with.
Truckers have to depend on truck-stop workers to ensure their shower booths are clean, trust fast-food employees to have scrupulous hygiene, and assume that the driver before them who sat in their seat didn’t feel feverish. 38% of truck drivers do not have health insurance. Paid sick leave is also not a common benefit across many trucking jobs.
Read the article at MSN.