We sing praise of commercial truck drivers frequently in this space because we know and appreciate how essential they are to our business, to the economy, to the health and productivity of the nation.
We continue to cover the concerns of the industry: fair compensation issues, adapting new technology, the need to increase our country’s number of qualified drivers.
A recent New York Times piece, “The Real Reason American Doesn’t Have Enough Truck Drivers,” spotlights a number of issues. The loneliness of the road. Health concerns. Safety considerations. It’s a very sweet profile, focusing on one driver, Stephen Graves, as a window into the life of a carrier.
Among the statistics cited:
All the talk and speculation about the driver situation often has us remembering one of our carriers, Darrinton Daniels, who once wisely told us that truck drivers are providing “a justice to the community.”
We agree with that. We also know that justice sometimes isn’t appreciated.
So, here’s Johnny Cash to bring a bit of that justice ⏤ and appreciation ⏤ front and center once again: