Month: May 2020

Here’s How Some In The Trucking Industry View The Coronavirus Crisis And Trump’s Response

May 27, 2020 – 8:55 PM ET – JKC Trucking owner Mike Kucharski joined the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill to discuss the pressure that the trucking industry is under and how his company has been able to stay afloat to help do its critical part in keeping the American economy going amid the coronavirus.

“I want to praise President Trump because number one, there’s was a little bit of a disconnect before on how the product or how the food got to the store, I think a good chunk of Americans didn’t care or understand how it got there and what President Trump did was bring all the truckers to the White House and he gave a beautiful speech saying truckers are the back bone of America,— which they are,” said Kucharski. (RELATED: Gordon Chang: ‘We Are The Object Of A Hate Campaign By Beijing’.)

He went on to share other concerns and challenges some in the trucking industry are facing.


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A View From The Cab: How A Truck Driver Navigates The Pandemic

May 21, 2020 12:56 pm – Brenda Echols drives a refrigerated trailer truck. She’s been delivering food that ends up on grocery store shelves throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Echols said before she started driving a truck, she didn’t see much diversity among drivers.

“I watched the big trucks go by,” she said, “and never saw any women, and often wondered if I could do that. One day I decided, why not?”

She was on the road when the first shelter-in-place orders were issued in March.

“It was like the apocalypse out here in these big trucks,” she said. “There were no people.”

Echols says the people she meets on the road have widely differing views of the virus.

“You go one place where people think of it as a serious virus; you go another place where they’re like, ‘Oh, it’s like the flu,’” Echols said. “You get to another place and people think of it as just the common cold.”

That’s tough for Echols, because precautions against the virus vary significantly, depending on where she stops.

“I don’t want to get sick 1,200 miles from home,” she said.

Web story by Shelly Brisbin.

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Life for long-haul truck drivers during COVID-19

May. 12, 2020 – 4:19 – Brenda Echols, a driver for JKC Trucking, talks about the challenges she and other truck drivers have been facing during the pandemic.

JKC Trucking Inc. – Newsmax National Report

May. 12, 2020 – 4:19 –

JKC Trucking co-owner and vice president Mike Kucharski makes a guest appearance on NEWSMAX NETWORK “National Report” interviewed by Shaun Kraisman & Emma Rechenberg.

JKC Trucking Inc. – ONE AMERICA NEWS – The Daily Ledger


May. 10, 2020 – 1:30 – JKC Trucking Inc. on ONE AMERICA NEWS – The Daily Ledger

Co-Owner Mike Kucharski makes a guest appearance on One America News interviewed by Graham Ledger to speak about supply chain issues in the meat and refrigerated commodity markets.



JKC Trucking Inc. – Mike Kucharski on Fox Business Live

May. 04, 2020 – 4:30 –

JKC Trucking co-owner and vice president Mike Kucharski makes a guest appearance on FOX Business LIVE, and says ever since coronavirus started, the trucking industry had to adapt its plan to transport food and some of those changes may be permanent.