The Denver Post: Truck drivers, tasked with fueling the supply chain amid coronavirus crisis, try to keep things rolling

With grocery store shelves emptying soon after they’re restocked and a premium placed on medical supplies, truck drivers are among the workers deemed essential as the country copes with the coronavirus epidemic.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued the guidance as states and communities limit activities to stem the spread of COVID-19, the highly infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus.

“If you ever had any question about the (essential nature) of the (trucking) industry, you shouldn’t now,” Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, said Wednesday.

View article. How truckers are keeping shelves stocked and packages delivered amid outreach.

The nation’s 3 million truck drivers are unsung heroes of the coronavirus crisis, working overtime to keep the critical supply chain moving. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Houston.

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The Trucker: TMAF Co-chair receives TCA’s Past Chairmen’s Award

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express of Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded the Truckload Carriers Association’s Past Chairmen’s Award.

Burch was honored during a general session at the associations’ annual convention here.

Burch is known for his leadership of the Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) initiative that is designed to enhance the image of trucking among the general public.

Burch has amassed more than 40 years of experience in the trucking industry, which includes less-than-truckload, truckload, air freight, and consolidation.

Since 1990, he has been president of Jet Express, Inc., as well as a partner in the company. Under Burch’s leadership, the company has grown to 90 company drivers, 220 owner-operators, and 600 trailers. The company handles up to 400 truckloads per day throughout the United States, primarily for the “just-in-time” automotive industry. Providing excellent service, the company was awarded the prestigious “Worldwide Supplier Award” three consecutive years by General Motors.

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