Supply chain, Truck Divers and YOU! Something you can do to help. ACTION ITEM!

Practically everything already have or you need is at some point moved by a truck, which means a truck diver.

I heard a good idea from a friend.

Think about the drivers.  They need to have places to rest, refresh, and get food.

That means drive-thru restaurants.

But they can’t take their big rigs through those drive-thru lines and the lobbies are closed.   With social distancing, it is difficult to for truck drivers to walk up to a drive-thru window.  In some cases, that’s not allowed.

Depending on your ability to move around, if you see a truck near a restaurant with a drive-thru, or you see a driver trying to get something…

… offer to help.  Offer to buy it for him from your car, which can go through the line.

There may be other things that you creative people can think of.  That’s just one.

Another thing: DON’T OVER BUY!

Practically everything already have or you need is at some point moved by a truck, which means a truck diver.

If trucking shuts down, for any reason, think about what will happen.  In a matter of days there will literally be blood in the streets.

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6 Responses to Supply chain, Truck Divers and YOU! Something you can do to help. ACTION ITEM!

  1. mepoindexter says:

    Thank you Father. I drove truck over the road for 10 years and this post means a lot to me.

  2. BeatifyStickler says:

    I’m a Canadian trucker and this post meant a lot to me. We are under quite a burden right now. We all need prayers.

  3. JonathanTX says:

    I just started trucking school yesterday. I know people have it worse than I do, but would appreciate your prayers. I had been planning to do this before all this coronavirus stuff, so if school gets shut down before I get my CDL, I’ll be unemployed.

  4. deaconjohn1987 says:

    As a former 18 wheeler over the road driver, I know how hard it was to find a place to stop and eat and clean up. I really appreciate this post and ask us all to pray for all drivers who are supplying our needs. May the Lord keep them healthy!

  5. APX says:

    And please be kind to your drive thru workers. We can’t take walk ups (it’s for safety reasons. We don’t want the person to get run over by a driver not expecting a person at the window). I already had one lady chew me out and call me all kinds of obscenities this morning because we couldn’t take her as a walk up.

  6. Semper Gumby says:

    God bless truckers (you too APX).

    JonathanTX: There was a trucking TV show from the 70s called “Movin’ On.” Snappy theme song:

    Big wheels rollin’, gotta keep ’em going, big wheels rollin’, movin’ on.

    The white line is the life line to a nation,
    And men like Will and Sonny make it move…

    You’ve probably heard about Smokey and the Bandit, a classic (apparently second only to Star Wars that year).

    Meanwhile, in the year of our Lord 2020, a week or so ago in central and eastern Europe there were traffic jams in several countries as long as 60 kilometers, but they’re getting their supply chain sorted out. Here in the U.S. mandatory driver rest hours are being waived for certain shipments.

    A historic trucking moment was in France 1944: the Red Ball Express, which attempted to keep Patton’s Third Army supplied as he roared across France. St. Christopher was quite busy that summer, no doubt.

    Logistics, logistics, logistics.

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