Unsung heroes brave coronavirus to keep shelves stocked

Truckers and grocery store workers share what it’s like to work on the other frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.
2:38 | 03/27/20

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Now to some of the unsung heroes on the front lines of this crisis, the truck drivers keeping America running and supermarkets packed with the foods and supplies that are in high demand right now. Gio Benitez is outside JFK airport with more. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, Michael. Good morning. Listen. Take a look behind me right now because these are actually medical masks that just arrived. They're going to be taken off this truck and taken to a local you know, these truck drivers, they can't work from home, and this morning, they are hitting the roads. This morning, the mad rush to get store shelves stocked. Truck drivers are crisscrossing America, and "Gma" is getting an inside look. The reason I put myself in harm's way right now is because it is my job. I have a family to take care of. Reporter: Jesse Paz is a milk hauler in California. 1 of the 3.5 million truckers in Trust me when I say this. There's tons of big rigs on the road right now. They are not stopping, going back and forth. We're out here making sure that these shelves are staying stocked in this crisis. Reporter: Brian transports produce to some of the biggest grocers in the country. A lot of restaurants have been closed. A lot of rest stops have been closed. Those kind of amenities for the driver has been an issue for the past week or is. The drivers keep moving and aren't stopping. Reporter: In Oklahoma City, a new group, sandwiches for semis, everyday people handing out free food to truckers, hoping others truckers who are already largely isolated for eight hours a day, saying they are keeping safe. They are following the CDC recommendations where drivers are wearing gloves and protecting food. The entire supply chain is cleaning much more than normal. Reporter: In the midst of this pandemic, unsung heroes on America's highways. To the milk plant. Keep them shelves stocked up. Woo! Reporter: They just keep on trucking and airlines are also playing a major role here. American, united and delta have actually turned their grounded passenger planes into cargo planes to get these goods all across this country. You know, guys, people here are making sure the supply chain keeps going. We are so appreciative for each and every one of them. Thank you, gio, for bringing us their story.

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