What Does A Quarantine Due To Coronavirus Mean For Truckers?

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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We all know this virus isn't as serious and deadly as they're treating it. The way they're handling it will cause 1,000 times the damage than the virus itself will. It's costing the U.S. alone $1 trillion dollars per week. They'll throw the world into a catastrophic depression if they don't let us loose soon. They're acutely aware of this.

If we sink the world into a deep depression you'll have millions of people homeless, jobless, and with no way of feeding themselves. Our society will spiral downward, possibly into chaos.

It becomes a question of the lesser of two evils. What's worse, this virus or a global depression?

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jeremy's Comment
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I agree its just a flu in my opinion it is nice to see a trillion dollars a day spent in our own country rather than in a pointless unwinable war in the middle east. Its also kinda nice to see the blue collar positions like health care people store clerks and truckers become our most important commodity which in this country i believe it should be If what im saying makes no sense its cause im typing with a 103.4 fever trying to make sense of this crazy world i currently find myself in

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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A new wrinkle, have any of you experienced this or heard of it? One of our drivers went to deliver to a DC, and before they would let him in, they said they needed to check his temp. Using one of these at his forehead...

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Im thinking all kinda ways of screwing with this A/C or heater on forhead for starters. Not to mention the fact they are using an industrial tool to make a (fully untrained and inappropriate) medical assessment.

I kind of think I can guess what Old School and Brett would say about this. My response would have been, quite simply "Nope. I'll unhook the trailer and leave her right here in your drive and you can getcher temp checked and approved jockey driver to move it and bring'er out to me when it's unloaded. Oh, and by the way, my detention clock starts *check the watch* NOW"

Rick S.'s Comment
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A new wrinkle, have any of you experienced this or heard of it? One of our drivers went to deliver to a DC, and before they would let him in, they said they needed to check his temp. Using one of these at his forehead...

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Im thinking all kinda ways of screwing with this A/C or heater on forhead for starters. Not to mention the fact they are using an industrial tool to make a (fully untrained and inappropriate) medical assessment.

I kind of think I can guess what Old School and Brett would say about this. My response would have been, quite simply "Nope. I'll unhook the trailer and leave her right here in your drive and you can getcher temp checked and approved jockey driver to move it and bring'er out to me when it's unloaded. Oh, and by the way, my detention clock starts *check the watch* NOW"

Mainly because you CANNOT BUY A MEDICAL GRADE THERMOMETER ANYWHERE right now.

I was in 3 different Walgreens last night trying to find a "contact thermometer" (the kind they use in medical offices, where they "swipe" your head, or go in your ear).

AMAZON doesn't even have them (or the 1 or 2 they do are upwards of $200).

An industrial infrared is going to get in the ballpark. But obviously not on the $$, unless it's a REALLY EXPENSIVE PRECISION PIECE (not a Milwaukee or DeWalt HomeDepot special).

I have an oral digital - fairly accurate (at least when I shoved it up my dogs chute last month - YES I CLEANED IT THOROUGHLY WITH ALCOHOL). Funny part is - I ALWAYS run "sub-normal" - my basline temp is usually around 97.5 (right now, it's 97.3 sub-lingual, no I'm not shoving it up there to be sure). So 98.6 (supposed normal) would be a FEVER for me.

Also - as of last night - GOOD LUCK FINDING AMMO ONLINE EITHER. A friend spent most of the day looking for 7.62NATO - finally found some. He asked if he could be a couple of hundred rounds from me - told him no.

HEY - I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY FRIEND. Want some toilet paper there friend? Ammo - SHTF, you can come over here.

LOL

Rick

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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China, France, and Oxford Univ are claiming Malaria and HIV antiretrovital drugs are helping.

24 patients were given rhe meds and 18 recovered quickly. New larger studies are being conducted. Using an already FDA approved medication will speed things along.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Malaria and HIV antiretrovital drugs are helping.

Apparently something that was made for ebola but didnt work for it has helped a few people here in the US recover quickly!

Its all part of the fire drill plan🤔🤔🤔

Twitch's Comment
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We're sold out of thermometers (and everything else!). They don't do much good, anyways. Only half the people have a temp.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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So I'm still not down with "coordinated global(ist) conspiracy" - YET (or even national one). The response is too disorganized, haphazard and sloppy for their to be actual coordination (or someone/thing pulling the strings nationally/globally).

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My theory on that is the opposite. This feels almost perfectly coordinated to me. They've kept a steady cadence when it comes to tightening the noose. They didn't move so fast as to freak people out and start riots and panics. They steadily just moved toward a lockdown a little at a time. Maybe they even purposely made it seem a little haphazard so it didn't raise suspicions, so we thought they were just making decisions on the fly.

They limited crowds to 1,000 then a couple of days later to 500 then a couple of days later to 50. They reduced international travel, then they reduced domestic travel. Now they've reduced it to no unnecessary travel. The next step will be military checkpoints in the streets, probably before the week is out.

They closed some schools, then more schools, then all schools. They reduced capacity in some businesses, then closed some businesses, then closed most businesses, then closed all but very necessary businesses.

Everything moved at a steady cadence. They did it in bite-size chunks, systematically, in a way that even the most suspicious people felt it was on-the-fly and not premeditated. But there's no way you put the entire globe on lockdown in a week, on the fly, and do it at a pace that doesn't create any panic unless you've planned it out and coordinated it at some level.

I'm glad I live on a secluded property way up in the mountains with plenty of firewood, food, toilet paper, and my doggy. There are herds of deer everywhere and all of my neighbors are hunters. I can't imagine what it's like for the millions of families who live paycheck to paycheck and have $100 in the bank and three kids at home and can't work because their workplace is closed.

Just saw this on one of our drivers facebook groups from a former employee. Not sure which company or the truth behind it.

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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They about to lay people off here

Rob. D.'s Comment
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They about to lay people off here

Think you'll be okay?

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