Reader letter: Recognition of truckers during virus crisis has fallen short

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Right from the start of the coronavirus outbreak, there have been waves of accolades for nurses, personal care workers, cashiers, and workers in other trades – and rightly so.

One blind spot in our collective view has been the necessary, but unnoticed contribution, every day by men and women truck drivers.

Crisscrossing North America from north to south and east to west, truck drivers ensure a steady supply of goods to businesses, grocery stores and hospitals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their work means well-being for all of us.

It’s easy to underestimate truck drivers’ bravery and dedication. But if there were no truck drivers, Canadians’ lives would be a lot more complicated.

How do you feed a family without fresh fruit and vegetables delivered to the neighbourhood grocery store? How do you care for sick people and help those most vulnerable without medical supplies, brought in by truck drivers?

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