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79% of Truckers ‘Will Refuse Loads to Cities With Disbanded or Defunded Police Departments’

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s talks to defund and dismantle police departments around the nation continue, we get small glimpses into the reality of what that would actually look like. Consequences and the snowball effect would be endless and dramatic, affecting areas of our lives we haven’t even considered. Amongst those possibilities are the end of deliveries from truck drivers.

CDLLife, a news outlet, and online community which “exists to celebrate the commercial truck driver by providing news, information and entertainment” according to their Facebook page discovered drivers’ fears in relation to defunding police. The 2018 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country. 2018; before COVID-19, before BLM protests.

CDLLife.com writes, “truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departments disband or are defunded.” Since the defund discussion began, many truckers have expressed their concerns on the CDLLife App.

Drivers expressing their fears prompted CDLLife to create a poll. “We asked drivers on the app, ‘would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police department? Why or why not?” As of June 13th, over 1,283 drivers around the country participated in the poll, and a whopping 79% said they “will refuse loads to cities with disbanded or defunded police departments.”

CDLLife published some of the responses. “Most places we go already can be dicey and about the only time you see a cop is when lights is on behind you,” wrote one driver. Another stated, “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.”

“I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matters and I do this for my family. 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” wrote another driver.

In one comment that likely hits home for many people currently, one drivers’ rationale for refusing deliveries is that “…if something was to happen and you have to take matters into your own hands, and then you risk being prosecuted for protecting yourself.” Finally, “Simple. We may not like it all the time, but laws and order is necessary” read another response.

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9 Comments

  1. Good for the truck drivers I support them wholeheartedly. Truck driving is a dangerous strenuous and lonely occupation. Disbanding or defunding the Police will without question put their lives in constant danger. Again good for you truck drivers let the Lefty Radicals starve.

  2. Watch the insurance rates for truckers go through the roof. Our rates for Mexico went up $400 a load just due to the cartels. Plus, auto and home insurance in these cities will also skyrocket. Liberal idiots do not know what they are doing. Watch insurance rates double for home and car.

  3. It was great to read THANK YOU Truck Drivers if I was driving a truck I would do the Same

  4. The internal communists are disrupting so the external communists can make their move. Chaos in the cities will weaken us enough for the attack. Don’t blame a trucker one bit for staying out. Funny but most of the Chinese restaurants haven’t reopened. Even the take-out places. The one by Corning NY has a huge picture of the great Hall. Smack in the middle is good old Mao. The enemy is inside the gates. Heads up!

  5. Defund the cities that have communists for leadership. They will give the cities to the communists/chinese/mobs.
    Look at Seattle, New York, DC .Give no supplies or support to these satanists
    MAGA

  6. can t wait until sanctuary cities and states have to start eating their illegals.

  7. don’t blame them…who would want to go into any city/state where the terrorists are roaming the streets, after what they did to that trucker that accidentally drove into a protest in minneapolis.

  8. i stand with Blue, Truckers, President Trump, our military, America and our Flag.

  9. Reginald Denny the truck driver, was beaten almost to death in LA Riots in 1992. Same thing back then.

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