Poll: 79% of truckers say they won't deliver to cities with defunded police departments

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 16th, 2020 1:01 pm

An overwhelming majority of truck drivers are refusing to make deliveries to cities that defund or remove their police department, according to a commercial trucking industry poll.

CDL Life, a trucking news and entertainment online publication, used its app to ask drivers, "Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?"

Of the more than 1,280 respondents, 79% said they would not enter cities that had no police presence.

"I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matters and I do this for my family," one driver said. "We are already at the mercy of these towns and cities with laws and hate against us for parking, getting a meal, or even using a restroom."

"For my own safety and security of my customers' loads, I have already informed my dispatcher that I will refuse all loads to cities that have defunded their police departments," another driver responded.

? Historically, truck driving has been ranked one of the most dangerous jobs in America. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said it was the most dangerous job in the country in 2018.

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