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DOT Ready to Help Truckers as They Support Country, Elaine Chao Says

DOT Ready to Help Truckers as They Support Country, Elaine Chao Says

Transport Topics
Joe Howard | Executive Editor
April 3, 2020 5:45 PM, EDT

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told Transport Topics during an exclusive interview March 31 that her agency stands ready to build on the actions it already has taken to help trucking support the country through the coronavirus crisis. She expressed optimism that the federal government could soon take steps to improve the nation’s infrastructure — perhaps through funds from the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package — and praised the truck drivers who have taken to the roads to confront the challenges posed by the outbreak.

“I don’t think many Americans think about the supply chain much during ordinary times,” she said during a wide-ranging one-on-one discussion, “but now that phrase — the supply chain — is being talked about everywhere. So many more people now understand that it’s due to truckers and trucking companies that food shelves in a supermarket get stocked, or that gasoline stations are able to sell gasoline.”

Chao added, “All these products don’t appear by magic. We are able to live and take care of our families during this very special time because of the hard work of truckers throughout the country.” FULL ARTICLE

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