Opinion: Truckers keep New Jersey’s economy alive

Truckers have one of the least-appreciated occupations in our state. Many four-wheelers have no understanding about how difficult it is to handle a rig. Stopping time, stress of deadlines and fatigue all factor in to make for a difficult day and night for truckers. Let’s face it, most people hate their commute. But they get the break of their job in between drives. For truckers, that crappy commute IS the job. And how do truckers get rewarded by Trenton politicians and bureaucrats? Increased tolls on a road that they really can’t avoid and higher fuel costs.