What Does A Quarantine Due To Coronavirus Mean For Truckers?

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JCTrucker's Comment
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Well, it appears things have changed over the week. Let's recap for a minute:

WHO labeled it a pandemic NBA season postponed NCAA March Madness is now fan-less Travel from Europe banned Part of residential New York quarantined Over 118k infected Over 4000 dead Italy quarantined (that's 60 million people) China still partially quarantined (been 7 weeks now) Washington state businesses pushing for people to work from home schools closing And she's just getting warmed up . . .

Might be a good time to ponder what the next step will be. 2 million+ truckers traveling from coast to coast continuously. Might be a risk.

Whatever, though. If you guys don't think its gonna happen, I'll go back and put on my tinfoil hat and watch the news.

Old School's Comment
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Whatever, though. If you guys don't think its gonna happen, I'll go back and put on my tinfoil hat and watch the news.

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JC Trucker, I have never allowed the media to force me into their mold. They will literally make you think a certain way if you allow it. I've always been an independent thinker - a rational thinker.

Are you old enough to remember all the hype and the money spent on the looming Y2K disaster? I am, and many more false national panic attacks. As a trucker, living this unique lifestyle, I do move about an awful lot, yet I have very little human interaction or contact. The isolation of this job is one of the many difficulties of it that people can't handle.

We have been under our own unique type of quarantine for generations.

PackRat's Comment
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22 veterans die each day by suicide.

3500 die each day in car crashes.

I'm not in panic mode yet.

Bird-one's Comment
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I was initially worried only because I have a 3 yr old but it sounds like its not really effecting anyone under the age of 18-19 yrs of age. Beyond that unless you have an underlying health condition or are vastly unhealthy you have nothing to worry about. Even if you have that its really not a concern yet. Some studies coming from the deaths in China were showing a common theme of the individual being both obese, and a heavy smoker since this virus affects the respiratory system that would make sense. Some experts are saying the virus is just barely beginning but who really knows at this point. I guess all we can really wait on is a vaccine to be created. Sooner they do that the sooner the stock market can go back up. That should be the real worry right now. A friend of mine works in the Virginia area as was told if you feel sick at all dont come to work. Use vacation days. And if you come to work and they feel you are sick they will send you home. A minor cold is going to cause people weeks of pay potentially.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Forget the news media. They need something to talk about, thats what they do. Use common sense as you would with any other virus. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. They don’t have a cure for a common cold and most people that get flu shots end up getting the flu. Then they say it is because of another strain of the virus.

Keep your head on straight and use common sense.

G-Town's Comment
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PackRat provides a sobering reality check...

22 veterans die each day by suicide.

3500 die each day in car crashes.

I'm not in panic mode yet.

They are calling Corona a pandemic...

What do you call an average 1.25 million traffic fatalities per year?

“Socially and Politically Acceptable”

Corona is a serious problem. Indeed...although temporary. It’s not the only serious problem our country is dealing with. Yet...it’s getting all the attention and arguable an extreme reaction that could have long term effects on our economy.

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

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Damn! I forgot about the Zombies!

Great! Something else I have to worry about!

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Are they worse on Friday the 13th?

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PackRat's Comment
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Only if it's a full moon, at high tide, during a solar eclipse.

Brandon Kitts's Comment
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We got a fleet message today saying that some of our customers are going to be screening drivers and if you have any symptoms you wont be allowed on property. I guess I'll just back up really fast and hit the brakes. Steel should just slide right off. Lol

PackRat's Comment
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I guess I'll just back up really fast and hit the brakes. Steel should just slide right off. Lol

I have actually twice seen trailers unloaded that way before with framing lumber.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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