Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver to Cities That Defund Police Departments

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As Minneapolis prepares to “abolish” its police force, a recent survey found that most truck drivers won’t deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments.

According to a survey from CDLLife, a resource site for the trucking industry, 79 percent of truck drivers said they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments.

The organization took an informal poll of drivers who use its “CDLLife App” and presented them with the question: “Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded police departments? Why or why not?”

As of June 13, the organization had received 1,283 responses and 79 percent of participants said they would refuse to deliver loads to cities with disbanded or defunded police departments.

“I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matters 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,” said one truck driver who participated in the poll.

Another said he has already informed his dispatcher that he “will refuse all loads to cities that have defunded police departments.”

A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked driving a truck the deadliest job in America in 2018.

“Driver/sales workers and truck drivers had the most fatalities of any broad occupation group at 966. Among all detailed occupations, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers had the most fatalities at 831,” said the report.

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday declaring its intent to create a “transformative new model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis.”

“The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, by Minneapolis police officers, is a tragedy that shows that no amount of reforms will prevent lethal violence and abuse by some members of the Police Department against members of our community, especially Black people and people of color,” states the resolution.

The council established a “Future of Community Safety Work Group” to create a preliminary set of recommendations for replacing the police department.

“American democracy is an experiment, each generation has an opportunity to move this experiment forward, toward living out the true meaning of its creed,” City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins said in a press release. “This resolution represents our moment to contribute to the progression of equality and freedom of every resident of the City of Minneapolis.”

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].







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8 Thoughts to “Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver to Cities That Defund Police Departments”

  1. Lou

    Does anyone here really believe that a trucker will risk his job? I hardly think so, especially with hundreds of thousands truckers who are members of and supporters the Teamsters Union. A union which contributes tons of money to the Democrat Party, which wants to defund the police, in the first place. They are just as full of it as the idiot that believes the tripe they are spouting..

  2. CCW

    Cannot blame the truckers. I watched in horror as the mob on the I-35 bridge block in Minneapolis was getting ready to throw the truck driver off the bridge onto the railroad below. It looked like a 40 foot drop. This was after they drug him out of his truck. We cannot expect truckers to drive their rigs into situations like this. This footage was blocked later by the MSM, of course.

  3. wes

    The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday declaring its intent to create a “transformative new model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis.

    These people in Minneapolis has got to be some of dumbest individuals ever to enter politics. They have just signed up for tons of lawsuits and the end of their careers.

  4. Jay

    This is great. All of these pathetic liberal snowflakes will no longer be able to get their Amazon Prime nor precious little iPhones. Poetic justice!

  5. Pandora Vreeland

    Good for them! The store shelves will be empty in three days if the trucks stop rolling.

  6. Bets

    Thank you truckers. I do not blame you one bit.
    These people in favor of disbanding the police are so incredibly stupid.

  7. The only people that is really fight back..Trucker’s will stick together.

    Thank you Truckers

    1. Robert E. Davis

      I pray for the freight companies and truckers that have to face this kind of crap by “2 year olds” with baseball bats and tire irons threatening everyone that doesn’t agree with them! How many of these cowards pay property, state and federal taxes at all………a huge majority of these cretins don’t even have a job but yet they are free to roam the streets to burn and destroy other peoples property, shoot or beat people to death with absolute impunity!! To never face the court system for arson, assault and murder.