A trucking business owner said on Wednesday that in order to keep drivers safe, he will not direct services to cities that are pressing to defund the police.
“Our first top priority is to support our drivers and their security when they are on the road,” co-owner of JKC Trucking Mike Kucharski said.
Kucharski stated that defunding the authorities is a bad idea because motorists bring valuable cargo on the road for weeks.
“Everyone wishes to steal this,” Kucharski stated.
A soon-to-be-released survey of 258 police departments nationwide programs nearly half have had their budgets cut amidst calls for police to be defunded despite boosts in weapon violence and otherwise violent criminal activity in some parts of the country, according to USA Today.
The outlet was first to report that the Cops Executive Research Forum publication, which is anticipated to be released in the coming days, shows cuts in the authorities’ budgets are mostly being made to training and devices.
Protesters are pressing to “defund the police” over the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans eliminated by law enforcement.
Floyd died after a white law enforcement officer, Derek Chauvin, held his knee on his neck for almost nine minutes in spite of Floyd’s numerous shouts that he couldn’t breathe. Floyd was handcuffed at the time.
Kucharski said that his company is also avoiding states pressing to defund the police since his insurance protection is susceptible to liquify.
“Another problem that I am seeing in the future is I have freight insurance coverage, liability insurance coverage, financial damage insurance coverage, and I am extremely curious how when I renew my contracts at the end of the year if there is going to be language– if I am going to even have protection entering into these places,” Kucharski stated.
“Right now I have coverage going all over domestically. You have to get special coverage for Canada or Mexico or you may have to purchase special riders for this on top of whatever.”