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.

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