'Bug' Permits Now Required For Four Eastern States

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DaveW's Comment
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Truck drivers normally give little notice of bugs in the areas they drive through except for having to deal with the occasional bug swarms dirtying up their windshields. But beginning today truckers delivering or picking up loads in certain counties of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia need to know they could face severe penalties for not carrying a Spotted Lanternfly Permit.

'Bug' permits now required for four eastern states

Rob T.'s Comment
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Another great article Dave!

OTR or NE Regional drivers - is this something you guys have been aware of? I would assume the companies would have addressed it and gotten drivers the training necessary. However this is the first time I've heard anything of this permit needed.


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jeremy's Comment
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Havnt heard a thing

BK's Comment
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I get loads to those states frequently with Schneider. I haven't heard anything yet. (That really bugs me) These invasive species threats are serious business, like Asian Carp, Asian Beetles, etc. So far they have cost the taxpayer billions and, unfortunately, the bugs are winning the battle. This may be another example.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Prime just got this permit digitally uploaded to the app.

Jamie's Comment
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Schneider also has it digitally uploaded on their app and we have to take a 15 minute training course and they mentioned something about a how we have to submit additional paperwork when we send in the shipments papers.


Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

andhe78's Comment
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Yeah, Maverick had us do some training last week for this and there is a form to fill out if we are loading or unloading in these areas.

Old School's Comment
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I've had my Lantern Fly Permit since January. Here's a photo of the decal on my truck.


Those of you stalking me take notice that I'm in a red truck now. smile.gif


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Prime just got this permit digitally uploaded to the app.

That reminds me...I better watch that video before I finish my home time. Did they send you an electronic document of some kind after you watched the video, Spaceman?

Turtle's Comment
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Did they send you an electronic document of some kind after you watched the video, Spaceman?

You can access/view/produce the permit through your Prime App, in the My Permits section.

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