What Does A Quarantine Due To Coronavirus Mean For Truckers?

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JCTrucker's Comment
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I new to trucking and am looking to older or more experienced truckers . . .

What does a quarantine mean for us? Will we still be able to travel in and out of zones? I'm assuming it will depend on your load. For example a load of food would be allowed to pass a quarantine checkpoint whereas a load of radios would be turned around?

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'd hate to get stuck inside a quarantine zone 500 miles from home.

In China, they had truckers bring food up to a checkpoint, they would unload and reload into smaller distribution trucks. Initial truck would turn around and go to get reloaded. The distribution truck drivers were in full hazmat suits and made the actual deliveries into the q zone.

Wonder if Italy is going to follow that model as well and . . . .eventually . . . if we will also here in the States.

Thanks for your time and thoughts.

Jason

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

PackRat's Comment
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I would worry about it if it happens. We ain't there yet.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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It's not even close to being a pandemic and less than 4000 have died around the world with over 60,000 recovering from this. This will be the least of your worries while out on the road.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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A bigger thing I think about are Zombies.

Errol V.'s Comment
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In OTR trucking you meet very few people on any day. Shipping/receiving and a few truck stop clerks are the only ones you may come into personal contact with. Not like people being Jammed together in an airplane for a couple of hours, or even brushing up against other people in Walmart

I figure truck drivers are safer because of the nature of their job.

OTR:

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.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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A bigger thing I think about are Zombies.

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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A bigger thing I think about are Zombies.

Like these??

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PackRat's Comment
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A bigger thing I think about are Zombies.

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Like these??

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No. I saw that bunch on my last trip through Portland.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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No. I saw that bunch on my last trip through Portland.

PackRat

You are too funny!!

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Laura

Moe's Comment
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It wouldn't be so damn funny if it weren't so damn true - resident of 20 years and yea......I see em all over

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No. I saw that bunch on my last trip through Portland.

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PackRat

You are too funny!!

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Laura

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