EL PASO, Texas - With groceries flying off the shelves, a Borderland trucking company with locations in El Paso and Las Cruces, is racing to put drivers on the road to meet the demand.
"We’re able to continue because of the grocery needs and good needs around the country," said Royal Jones, the president and CEO of Mesilla Valley Transportation. "Hopefully that will continue.”
The company has seen fewer transports of car parts, but his drivers have had a huge increase in food transports over the past week due to the coronavirus situation, Jones said.
Jones employs 2,600 people throughout his business, he told ABC-7. Right now, he has 1,560 trucks on the road throughout the country.
"We have a lot of bills to pay and we have people to pay," Jones said. "We get to operate, thank God."
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