Truckers WON’T Deliver to Cities Without Police Departments – Poll

( The harsh reality of living without police departments is setting in, even before cities have started dismantling their police departments as promised. According to a new poll, some 79% of truckers say that they will not deliver to cities that either defund or disband their police departments. It comes as a blow to Minneapolis, the city whose council members recently voted to defund the police and replace it with something entirely new.

CDL News, a commercial trucking industry news website, reported on Friday how a majority of truckers wouldn’t feel safe delivering to cities and regions that didn’t have police departments, and as a result, would refuse to deliver to those places.

The site references data showing that truck driving is traditionally one of the most dangerous jobs people can perform in America, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that it was the most deadly job in America in 2018. And while truck drivers have formed the backbone of the country while many people were forced into lockdown, they are now being put at further risk by being made to drive through cities plagued with riots.

If it’s dangerous enough to drive through riot-riddled cities that still have police departments, what might it be like without them?

CDL News conducted the poll through its own app, which is used almost exclusively by commercial truck drivers. They asked people to respond to the question, “Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?”

As of June 13, they reported more than 1,238 respondents, with some 79% stating that they would refuse loads to cities that either defund or disband their police departments.

While presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden thinks he’s safe by refusing to disband police departments, he may still be in for a shock in November if he endorses defunding portions of the police departments to reducing funding so money can be reallocated elsewhere. This poll specifically asked truckers about delivering to places that see police departments lose funding in part or completely, and they said they won’t deliver in either of these scenarios.