A road trip becomes a metaphor for trucking and America's COVID policy


I learned some things about the world on that long drive. I had lots of time to contemplate the power of truckers. Seriously, think about how that Amazon package gets to you. Or that stuff you put in your grocery cart. Until the Canadian truckers started making some noise, I never thought about how many of them are out there, and how these guys, not the speed of the internet alone, make the world function. They are a powerful bloc! There are 3.5 million truckers in the USA. For contrast, think about this: there are only 1.34 million active-duty military personnel.

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