As the coronavirus crisis impacts our nation, SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio (Ch. 146) continues to provide our vital trucking industry workers a place for up-to-date news, regulations, and information as well as a sounding board to discuss important topics. To offer an even more comprehensive look at the evolving state of trucking, Road Dog Trucking News host Mark Willis presented a special virtual town hall with industry leaders and fellow Road Dog Trucking hosts.
The town hall covered show hosts and notable leaders — including United States Secretary of Transportation’s Elaine Chao, American Trucking Association President Chris Spear, Truckload Carriers Association Vice President David Heller, and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Vice President Lewie Pugh — discussing the effects the virus has had and continues to have on the industry. Topics include how truckers play an essential role in the supply chain; what drivers can expect in the days, weeks, months ahead; fears and concerns they may be facing, regulation changes, and more.
Iconic trucking radio host Dave Nemo, who has been broadcasting to professional drivers for more than 50 years, said, “The ‘Git ‘er done’ spirit is going strong among the truckers of North America. Most tell me traffic is light and that really helps to keep supplies going. Some are still struggling to find food but have expressed much gratitude to folks stepping up with free meals around the U.S. and Canada. They’re concerned for family and friends but vow to keep going through the storm.”
SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio has also created an on-air campaign with messages of thanks from SiriusXM hosts, celebrities, and trucking industry executives expressing their gratitude towards truck drivers during these challenging times.
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