A charity project to provide truck drivers in poor health or difficult living conditions with accident insurance and annual medical examinations has been launched by the Shanghai Overseas Chinese Foundation and China Post and Express News.
The foundation said more than 30 million truck drivers transport goods on China’s highways, carrying nearly 80 percent of the nation’s freight. It said the drivers and their trucks were like blood vessels delivering nutrition to every corner of the country.
During the coronavirus pandemic, truck drivers had made great efforts in sending medical supplies and ensuring a smooth resumption of work and production.
However, the high cost of highway transport was a major challenge to their lives and security.
The foundation said it recognized their difficulties and was trying to help with funding and support.
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