The Idaho Trucking Association handed out 250 masks to truck drivers this week.
Thanks to a mask donation from the Idaho State Police, the Idaho Trucking Association was able to hand out 250 makes to truck drivers at the Idaho Port of Entry in North Lewiston on Wednesday.
“We’re handing out masks because of lot of drivers have to go to multiple jurisdictions where masks are required, and some trucking companies are having a hard time getting a mask, and so we’re trying to do our part to help out the drivers,” Allen Hodges, President/CEO Idaho Trucking Association, told KLEW.
In addition to the masks, the group also handed out bottles of hand sanitizer.
“These truck drivers are actually the first line of defense,” said Hodges. “If it wasn’t for them, the toilet paper wouldn’t be on the shelves, the food wouldn’t be on the shelves. You can shut down things, but trucks still have to keep going down the road.”
Hodges said that earlier this month, the Association handed out masks in southern Idaho.
“We’ve already done stuff for truck drivers in southeast Idaho and southern Idaho,” he said. “We felt it was important to come to north Idaho and do something also for the drivers up here.”
Hodges said they plan to do more handouts during Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
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