Desperation, even if it is not real but just perceived, can have people doing crazy things. It may lead people to break in to trailers to steal the contents. This could be done by the desperate or by thieves of general opportunity. Although these break-ins generally happen while the truck and trailer are unoccupied, it does not have to be. Lock your load and park against a wall or pole if possible. Put two trailer back to back. Organized rings of thieves target trucks leaving from where toilet paper is picked up. I never in my life believed that toilet paper would become so valuable. Any kind of hand sanitizer is also at risk. Just be more careful than you normally are and this will blow over.
These times should be a good lesson to people to have some supplies at their homes. Don't run down to nothing because you never know if you will be able to get new items if there is a supply disruption. You should at all times be able to stay home for 30 days without opening your door. That is my opinion and it is what I live by.
If you are very sick you should, of course, not drive but that is easier said than done. Most drivers do not get any sick days plus you can't just take off 2 weeks in some city 1000 miles from your house.
Be safe out there and I will see you on the road!
Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.