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Truckers are keeping stores stocked

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Last updated 4/30/2020 at 6:49am

As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently, truckers have been behind the scenes just doing their jobs, but join the list of unsung heroes.

Business Insider reported truckers are the reason America's grocery stores, online retailers, hospitals, gas stations and even ATMs have remained stocked. They number 1.9 million. It's estimated that grocery stores would be empty within 2-3 days if truck drivers stopped working.

According to the American Trucking Association, in 2018 trucks moved over 70% of freight (by tonnage), hauled nearly $80...

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