If Colorado Cities Defund Police, Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver
79 percent of truck drivers say they won't deliver freight to cities that defund police, according to a new CDLLife App poll.
Truck drivers are voicing their worries and safety concerns as cities debate possible disbandment and defunding of police departments.
Truck driving is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, according to a 2018 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic.
After reading about truck drivers' concerns, CDLLife posted this poll on their app.
“Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?”
Here are some responses:
“…if something was to happen and you have to take matters into your own hands, and then you risk being prosecuted for protecting yourself.”
“This is not an area you need to act fearless and think you you’d look like a fool for saying no…Imagine what kind of fool you look like for driving into a hot spot and putting your life in danger.”
“I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matter 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.”
“Simple. We may not like it all the time, but laws and order is necessary.”
“Most places we go already can be dicy an about only time you see a cop is when lights is on behind you.”
“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.”
Source: CDL Life