Coming in Contact with Corona: Over the Road Risks

For most of their career, truckers practice social distancing without even trying. Isolation is the nature of the job. While being a truck driver may seem like a solo (or duo) gig, they share contact with many people all over the country. The typical day of a trucker involves loading/unloading, fueling up, scaling, and sharing facilities with others. Truckers should take extra preventative measures after coming in contact with shared surfaces during these activities. Here are some tips and tricks to help you reduce your risk: 

  • Disinfect the inside of your cab daily.  
  • Wear disposable gloves when trading Bills of Lading or other important documents.  
  • Clean and sanitize the outside of your truck and trailer often.
  • Wash your hands, face, clothes, coffee mug, etc. as often as possible.

Please reference The American Chemistry Council’s recommended products, click the link below:

https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf

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