And those who have witnessed acts of solidarity in the form of free meals and words of gratitude for all they do, wonder what will happen post Covid-19. Will their contribution to the functioning of the global economy still be acknowledged at the same level?
“Not many people realise what the drivers’ life is like. Small things like being offered a free cup of coffee, make a big difference. If there is a way to keep things like this in the future, that would be nice, says Timothy Carr, a Spain-based international truck driver.
“Most of the places we go to, take reasonable steps to keep their workers and us, drivers, safe. What could improve is the coordination between governments, to keep facilities on the road open,” he adds.