Truck drivers truly are essential to the way of life we all enjoy - even during isolation.
When thinking of essential workers, the mind naturally goes to those in the health profession.
The incredible scientists, doctors and nurses working tirelessly to treat the sick and to hopefully find a cure for COVID-19.
But what about our other unsung heroes?
Truck drivers may not be the first to spring to mind ... but they truly are essential to the way of life we all enjoy - even during isolation.
It's worth taking a minute to recognise the transport industry, and it's amazing drivers. There are many ways that truck drivers keep Australia moving.
When there's a crisis, what do we need? Supplies.
How do we get them? Trucks
Truck drivers work alongside emergency support workers during floods, fires and natural disasters - providing access to essential items for those in need. COVID-19 is no different.
The food (and toilet paper!) you get from your local supermarket, the groceries delivered to your elderly neighbour who can't leave home, and the puzzles and board games you bought online to entertain the kids were all delivered by truck drivers.
And what about our other essential services?
Hospitals need medical supplies to treat patients, farmers need to transport goods, construction workers need timber and steel to complete homes, and the transport of heavy equipment and machinery is crucial to many businesses that support our nation.
During the lockdown the government has increased investment in works to improve roads. Due to the nature of this work, these industries need access to a range of trucks which can transport the materials to and from sites.
This is where companies like Rutherford-based Carter Heavy Haulage & Transport Pty Ltd excels - specialising in the transport of bitumen for road works.
"Our trucks are perfectly equipped for the job, ensuring workers have the equipment they need on site to complete the job on time and on budget, with minimal downtime," company spokesperson Leonnie Carter said.
Without the efforts of drivers, many of the goods and services that are vital to our health and well-being would simply be unreachable.
By supporting the community in these ways, truck drivers can provide a glimmer of hope in times of uncertainty.
Their commitment and hard work is what puts food on our plates, and keeps other everyday items available to every household, quite literally.
"For truck drivers like those who work with us at Carter Heavy Haulage, their work is their passion," Leonie said.
"They choose this lifestyle through a dedication to safe transport and helping everyday Australians behind the scenes."
If you are in need of transport services give Carter Heavy Haulage & Transport a call on 0412 994 742, email email@example.com or visit www.carterheavyhaulage.com.au to obtain a no obligation quote.