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Amazon has advised its 798,000 employees against “non-essential travel” in the US and globally. Walmart issued a memo for its 1.5 million US employees on Friday on coronavirus concerns, and the company advised employees to talk to their manager if they need to travel.
However, truck drivers for Walmart and Amazon told Business Insider that they have not received dedicated communication on how to prevent coronavirus given the unique demands of their jobs — which includes daily travel and interaction with imported goods.
A Walmart spokesperson confirmed that its 9,000 company truck drivers have not received specific communication, and referred Business Insider to its Friday memo. Amazon did not provide a comment in time for publication.
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Truck drivers who move loads for Walmart and Amazon told Business Insider that they have not received communication from their companies on how to navigate the outbreak.
These truckers include Walmart and Amazon company truck drivers, as well as contract truck drivers for Amazon. Both retailers have massive, internal transportation networks to move the goods Americans order online or buy in-store every day. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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