A Canadian distillery that makes West Virginia-inspired moonshine is helping truck drivers and other front-line workers stay safe by producing high-strength hand sanitizer.
Murphy’s Law, based in Ontario, is supplying several fleets – Challenger, Seaboard Freight and Erb Trucking – with 65% strength hand sanitizer.
“We’ve got to keep the trucking industry moving,” distillery owner Ben Murphy told FreightWaves.
The 900-milliliter bottles come in handy for truckers doing long-haul routes, he said.
Other customers include police agencies and hospitals that are struggling to secure hand sanitizer amid a surge in consumer demand and hoarding.
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The coronavirus pandemic has put Murphy Law’s core business and a major international expansion on hold. The distillery was preparing to ship 150,000 jars of its West Virginia-inspired alcohol to Europe to begin a seven-figure contract with the international supermarket chain Carrefour.
That shipment had already been delayed because of rail blockades in Canada in February and March.
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