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Drivers on the Road: COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Trucking

Consumers need goods, truckers’ gotta drive
By Rob Boyce Posted on July 2, 2020

Drivers on the Road: COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Trucking

Hosted by Rob Boyce, The Council With Guest Chad Hoppenjan, assistant vice president, Cottingham & Butler
Drivers on the Road: COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Trucking
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In the midst of a pandemic, the demand for commercial goods has only increased. Chad Hoppenjan, assistant vice president of Cottingham & Butler’s Safety Management Services Company (SMSC), explains how COVID-19 pushed the sector to adapt to new risks, and adopt new rules and practices. From extended hours and closed rest stops, to concern around driver-lounge sanitation, the demand for commercial truck drivers has only increased. As commercial auto rates rise exponentially, will the current practices lead to an increase in efficiency? 

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