They are dubbed the unsung heroes of the road, the kings on wheels, the knights of the highway.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the silver lining comes in the form of recognition for the road transport workers. For over a century, they have been helping people move and delivering goods, behind the scenes.
Today, they are at the forefront. They continue performing their duty, which they define as simply ‘doing my job’ rather than being heroic.
“I have been driving for almost 35 years and can’t think of a time when drivers were recognised as much as today. And we’re not doing anything special, just our job,” says John Lex, who works for a US based retail corporation. “But it’s nice that people recognise how vital our job is. It makes you feel proud of what you’re doing.”