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Drilling Deep: Pushing truck drivers toward front of vaccination line

Also on this week’s podcast: Diesel gains back almost all of the pandemic losses

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Michael Lemke joins host John Kingston to make his case for why drivers should be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Michael Lemke is a former driver who now studies trucking and, in particular, drivers’ health from his position as a faculty member at a Houston university.

In a recently published paper, Lemke made the case that truck drivers should be much farther up the line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. He joins Drilling Deep host John Kingston this week to lay out his case why he thinks drivers need to be a much higher priority to get a needle in their arms.

Also on the podcast, Kingston talks about how the rising diesel market is starting to come full circle and is approaching pre-pandemic levels.

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One Comment

  1. Stephen Webster

    Truck drivers are at lower risk than transit bus drivers. As a former truck driver who is homeless .People living on the street or working ( homeless shelters) in medicare or transit are a much higher RISK of covid. 19

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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.