On Wednesday, the owner of an Illinois trucking company appeared on a popular cable news show to talk about steps that he is taking to keep his employees safe.
On Wednesday morning, Chigago-based JKC Trucking co-owner Mike Kucharski appeared on “Fox and Friends First” to talk about a company policy to direct truck drivers to avoid picking up or delivering loads to cities that are pushing to defund or disband police departments.
In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, a growing number of cities are pushing to defund or disband police departments.
“Our first priority is to support our drivers and their safety when they are on the road,” Kucharski explained.
Kucharski points to the fact that truckers haul valuable goods and says that when you’re out on the road, “there’s no safe place” for drivers to go. Without police to protect drivers, he says it’s just too dangerous.