As the country faces supply chain issues and labor shortages, MSNBC host Tiffany Cross is lamenting the lack of diversity in the trucking industry.
Speaking to Pamela Day, the owner and president of CrossCountry Driving School, about the shortage of truckers on Saturday, Cross said non-white truck drivers complain about “racism” over CB radios and most truckers are white men over the age of 55.
MSNBC’s @TiffanyDCross: Trucking “is an industry populated by a lot of white men over the age of 55. This group of people overwhelmingly voted for Trump. Some people have talked about, you know, aggressive truck drivers cutting them off or not being helpful.” pic.twitter.com/Ob8Kg03Dwa
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 14, 2021
While truckers are being thrust into the media spotlight due to labor shortages amid the supply chain crisis, Cross wanted to talk to Day about ways the industry could be more welcoming to “people of color.”
- “This group of people overwhelmingly voted for Trump,” Cross said in reference to truck drivers.
- “Some people have talked about, you know, aggressive truck drivers cutting them off or not being helpful. So obviously the more populated it is with people of color, I think you’ll see less of that,” she added.
Ongoing supply chain problems — an imminent crisis for President Joe Biden’s administration — have been aggravated by a trucker shortage.
- A recent poll found 82% of Americans fear supply chain collapse as the holidays draw near.