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Marion trucker interviewed for LA Times feature

Marion resident Kim Kline, a truck driver for Metro Express in Wichita, was recently interviewed for a Los Angeles Times story about challenges faced by truck drivers working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kline was stopped at a Stillwater, Oklahoma, truck stop on a trip to deliver flour to a Walmart when he was interviewed.

Kline said the fact that people are cooking at home during the pandemic has kept truckers hauling food supplies are busier than ever.

The federal government recently lifted restrictions on how many hours truckers hauling medical supplies can spend on the road each day, but restrictions still apply to truckers hauling other kinds of supplies, Kline said.

Last modified May 6, 2020