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    4 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  1 minute ago

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How Does An Owner/Operator Take A Vacation?

Phantom. School bus.

Posted:  3 days, 17 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Anybody who is from Chicago or the area or has ever been through the area watch this video. Music is a bit much but we will probably never see Chicago this empty ever again in our lifetime.

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Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Just my personal take here. Ive been for the most part making light of the situation until i talked to a close friend of mine who's wife works at John Hopkins. It sounds bad. Worse than I thought. Worse than the normal flu. That is if you are catching the strand that is causing phnemonia like symptoms. Waking you up in the middle of the night gasping for air with a 104 fever. But thats what is happening to the folks who are ending up in the hospitals. I do agree with Midnight Fox. And Brett. All they really can do is put you on a respirator and hope for the best, but if you're loved one needs one do you want to be hoping for the best in an intensive care unit or a hallway? Is the goverment overreacting? Is there a secret agenda? Are they reacting how they feel is best? Guess we really dont know. Id say buckle up. It sounds like it is in fact going to get worse. Both politically and virus.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

Looking forward to following along in your journey man. No luck needed. You got this.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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The "Boogey Man" Virus

Is anybody honestly that surprised that we are being subjected to these measures during a time when basic hygiene is probably as important as its ever been? I'm not. Its still business as usual for most drivers I've seen. Picking their nose, picking their face, walking out of a bathroom stall without washing their hands but making sure the 3 hairs left on their head look good. Drivers do it too themselves once again as I was reminded by the sign below that was posted everywhere in the paperwork shack. Drivers tossing their dirty rubber gloves on the ground in the drop yard.

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Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Prime Orientations Postponed; COVID-19

Yeah I agree. I'll say a prayer for ya Rob that you are able to get things going here. Hopefully they didn't jump the gun on ya.

Good news Rob, though I wouldn't say you're free from further delay just yet. My fingers are crossed for you.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Maybe I spoke prematurely. After more research the "multiple trains" sources were coming mostly from social media. Local news outlets are reporting just one. But who really knows I guess. A lot of weird stuff going on. The city as of yesterday has slowly started to reduce transit. Right now its the metra train system. Businesses downtown are starting to board up. The police department is a absolute mess right with from what I'm hearing got issued expired hand sanitizer and some masks but that's it. Governor mentioned in his speech yesterday that the city has seen martial law before during the great Chicago in 1871 and how the city came out on top. Why mention that?

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Well certainly didn't help calm nerves that multiple freight trains loaded with military equipment was spotted in Illinois. Both the governor and Illinois national guard addressed it by basically saying not ours nothing to worry about. Guess we'll find out.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

People are already getting stir crazy and growing increasly upset that their favorite small business is already about to go under. A Chicago cop said this about the rumors that Chicago may soon be on a shelter in place order with a curfew.

How am I to enforce a curfew? Inevitably when I get told to go bleep myself, what am I to do? Arrest them? For what? I’m not arresting people for leaving their homes. Let’s say someone does arrest them, they’ll be I-bonded out in quick order and we are right back where we started. Even if they illegally have a gun on them, they’re going to empty the jails and we are back where we started. There’s no recourse for when people don’t want to stay home. And honestly, the government shouldn’t be physically forcing people to stay in their homes. I wouldn’t even blame the community for telling me to bleep myself after me telling them they’re not allowed to go outside. The whole plan is ridiculous and in no way enforceable. Chicago has spent many years telling people to challenge the police, now you want them to listen? Good luck.

This whole "crisis" is going to get even more interesting.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Howdy folks and here's what troubles me about COVID 19

Yeah To be honest. I haven't seen a huge shOrtage on the roaD either. But than again ive being kinD of fasting lately anyways. Trying some new diets. Always keep a case of water with me. And that is an awesome story Anne. Thanks for sharing that. Like PJ said walking the walk there.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Getting a trucking job during a recession

And I know where you are eventually going to get at Old School. That a dispatcher will always find miles for a top tier driver and I can respect. But given the current situation I don't see this ending in a few weeks. Were going to be in this for a long time. Its just being rumored that Chicago will now be ordered to shelter in place Friday at 4 pm. Only gonna get worse.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Hey Bobcat. OD questions.

As you can probably imagine I'm busier than ever. Gonna hold off on any decision for now. Curious though Bobcat how have you been effected by all this?

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Getting a trucking job during a recession

I think its a fair question to be asked Packrat from a outsider looking in. You don't? Thats just an honest question. I'm mean if things keep up the way they currently are, how could we not be heading into one? If these businesses, and stores are forced to remain closed, and when eventually this hoarding of food will die done. Nothing will be recession proof as long as these circumstances go on. In my opinion.

When did a recession start? I must have missed that.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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My first full year is officially in the books.. and I have a golf shirt to prove it!

Man that did fly by Chris. Compared to Grumpy Old Man. His felt like two years. Congrats man.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Truck drivers mostly exempt from coronavirus lock downs

Its funny you say that Rob about people realizing how important truck drivers are when this is all said and done because I was just saying that too my wife. At the moment I'm busier than ever. Complete chaos at the moment with milk. I too worry what will happen when this fear mongering shopping is over. A recession could definitly be the end result. I'm looking at it as make as much money as I can while I can.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Prime Orientations Postponed; COVID-19

Sorry to hear this Rob, but hang in there man. Stay positive. Your time will come.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Hey Bobcat. OD questions.

Linehaul, linehaul, linehaul. God Bless Daniel B and anybody who works P & D. I'm struggling with the timeframe hard. I love the company I work for. I hate I even have to have this conversation i would of love to do 35 years here. We have a few of them. We still have the owners first employee here pulling tanker part time. Awesome company. I also got word we are going to be swamped next week with extra loads to bring to the dsd companies to restock milk. I know ODFL is going nowhere. I may wait it out these next couple weeks. Or I may just leave now. A lot I gotta think about this weekend. I did get an email a few weeks back from the Crest Hill terminal for hiring.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Hey Bobcat. OD questions.

Unfortunately I think i will be very soon. Im sure you've seen the news about Deans Food. Crazy how fast things can happen out here. Wednesday morning everything was fine. Wednesday afternoon my Fort Wayne load for the rest of the week was cancelled. Today it has been cancelled for good. All cost cutting measures. For now I'm doing a bunch of annoying little shuttle runs to keep me busy. The outfit I work for has other work but im too far from their main yard. And the yard I'm running out of now will probably get shutdown and that will be that. So I'm trying to get ahead of that and consider my options. I've been looking at OD and been looking at P & C trucking out of Gary. A union trash and dunnage hauling company. But I think ODFL is the better fit for me.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Hey Bobcat. OD questions.

Thanks for the info Bobcat much appreciated. Btw Remington is where the I65 chrome shop is right? Haha.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Hey Bobcat. OD questions.

Got it, and do you work with a dispatcher or just a manager? How often do you have to slip seat?

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