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PASSIFIUME: Canada's truckers paying the price for COVID-19

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He’s keeping Canada’s coronavirus-ravaged economy rolling, but he isn’t allowed to use the toilet.

Murray Tederoff, in his 30 years as a trucker, is no stranger to the hardships of life on the road — but he’s never seen anything like this.

“At the facilities we’re loading at, we’re not allowed into the offices,” he said. “They haven’t even set up port-a-potties or anything.”

“They’re telling us hygiene is important — how are you supposed to stay clean when you can’t even use the washroom?” Tederoff wonders.

Tederoff owns Black Sheep Trucking in Rosetown, Sask. in the heart of the wheat belt between Kindersley and Saskatoon.

Hauling grain between Saskatchewan and Alberta, Tederoff says COVID-19 has made everyday routines once taken for granted — like food, a shower and even the luxury of peeing indoors — a rarity.

It’s a similar experience for 25-year owner/operator Bob Rothwell of Oakville, who told the Sun open facilities........

© Winnipeg Sun

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