What Does A Quarantine Due To Coronavirus Mean For Truckers?

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HtRedNeck's Comment
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my opinion is that they are using this and trying to get mail in voting to beat Trump.

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I have a way more interesting theory than that. I'll do some research on it and release it this weekend. If I'm right, it's a biggie!

Ugh- Brett is going to teach me patience....maybe after 50 years on this planet, I might be able to learn it?

midnight fox's Comment
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The other day I showed a list of the top 20 states by population. Of those 20 states, 17 of them are on the list for the top states by infection rate.

True. Those populations are also drawn from cities where the population density is also a lot higher, and that'll have a compounding impact on infection spread.

A large part of reducing mortalities will be slowing the spread, because when the hospitals are past capacity, more people will necessarily die without proper care.

But in principle I do think measures like this prevent people from getting infected too. Not everyone gets the flu every year, for example, they estimate at most only one-sixth of the population comes down with it each year. At the end of the day it's all about who has it and who doesn't and who they do or don't come into direct or indirect contact with, one individual could pass their virus replicas on to two people who each pass it along to no one, another individual could pass it along in a causal chain that ends up infecting one thousand people. We try to model this stuff on rates and averages but it's ultimately the chaos of individual behavior that determines what happens.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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A large part of reducing mortalities will be slowing the spread, because when the hospitals are past capacity, more people will necessarily die without proper care.

That's a great theory. It's what they're hoping people will believe. Unfortunately, there's little or no evidence that it's true. There's nothing a hospital can really do except put you on oxygen and hope for the best. There are no cures. It's a virus. There's also no evidence that they've even slowed the spread of the virus, and they certainly haven't stopped it.

Here is a heatmap showing cases around the world. Does it look like we've stopped anything? Certainly not. The reality is that we've only detected a very tiny number of actual infections because of extremely limited testing. The infections are far, far more prevalent than the numbers indicate, making this virus far less deadly than they try to convince us.

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Here are the symptoms of the flu and coronavirus side-by-side...you tell me which is which:

  • Symptom list #1

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Tiredness
    • Body Aches
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Symptom list #2

    • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • runny or stuffy nose
    • fatigue (tiredness)
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches

We've lost a little over 6,000 people in a nation of 300,000,000 and they've locked us in our homes, forced us to close our businesses, brought our lives to a screeching halt, and devastated our economy. On average we lose 8 times that many people to the flu every year. We're barely 10% of the way to a bad flu season.

These are just basic facts. I keep presenting these facts so people can see things from a neutral perspective. I have no interest in generating attention or gaining control of anyone. I just want people to open their eyes to what's going on, discover the facts, and think for themselves instead of blindly believing what they hear from the mainstream media.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I passed by O'Hare today not many planes moving which for this time of year on a Friday is unheard of.

Also I haven't been seeing the usual Spring break traffic on I-65, no morning rush hour traffic around Chicago. Today its 66 and sunny and there are very few people out.

It's all so strange

Andrew J.'s Comment
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Man I love reading this page. You put out some good stuff regarding this virus. The way certain politicians are acting and using it as a weapon makes it look like it’s a way of damaging trump. I wonder of this Dr Fauci Is a political plant. We have to take what he says as the gospel and trump can’t do a thing about it. He just said the other night that we shouldn’t leave our homes till there are no new cases and no new deaths. Think about that for a moment. That won’t happen for months. But they all say he is the expert and we have to listen to him. This whole thing just seems so weird. We’ll see what happens. I was going to switch to hauling fuel from hauling refrigerated but not anytime soon. I’m busy as can be hauling reefer.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Man I love reading this page. You put out some good stuff regarding this virus. The way certain politicians are acting and using it as a weapon makes it look like it’s a way of damaging trump. I wonder of this Dr Fauci Is a political plant. We have to take what he says as the gospel and trump can’t do a thing about it. He just said the other night that we shouldn’t leave our homes till there are no new cases and no new deaths. Think about that for a moment. That won’t happen for months. But they all say he is the expert and we have to listen to him. This whole thing just seems so weird. We’ll see what happens. I was going to switch to hauling fuel from hauling refrigerated but not anytime soon. I’m busy as can be hauling reefer.

Yessir, good call, IMHO. I don't normally post in this thread (my last one got deleted ... and I was just trying to get the O/P to quit flaming...buuuut...o'well.)

Case in point, I (we) have a lot of friends that are drivers, hauling almost all and everything currently (no fuel guys, though!) and what I'm seeing is that the reefer guys in 'daycabs' are getting laid off / furloughed like rapid fire, (ie: Yuuyo Y. w/Sysco and a pal Mike in Cleveland working for GFS.)

Why is this?!?!? How is OTR reefer kicking butt right now, but the home daily guys (even LTL like Bobcat Bob) are taking the hits?

Turtle? G'Town? What say y'all??confused.gifconfused.gif

I'm just wondering out loud, and trying to re'rail this thread, for all intents and purposes; and get the reality factor out of it all, myself.

Thanks, guys and gals~! thank-you-2.gif

'Be safe' wishes; as always~!!!

Anne :)

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Food service is being laid off due to the government over reach and restrictions placed on the restaurant industry.

"Give me liberty, or give me death" - Patrick Henry

Turtle's Comment
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As I understand it, specialty day-cab carriers such as Sysco are tailored more towards end-user retail and restaurant chains which, as JuiceBox points out, are taking a huge hit right now.

OTR carriers including myself at WM are largely serving the grocery chains and DCs, which are killing it atm due to panic buying.

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.

Jason G.'s Comment
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I know a lot of truckers smoke or vape. I’ve noticed a lot of articles, ones about truckers specifically, that say we are the ones most susceptible to complications if we were to catch this thing because of smoking/vaping and the many other health issues they stereotype us with. We’re not all obese and out of shape. But I’m wondering if anyone can give credence to those claims or if anyone knows of anyone having it but pulling through it even though they have a history of smoking or vaping. News and media make it sound like it’s a total death sentence.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auggie69's Comment
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Went to a Costco DC today. Place was mobbed. Never seen it so busy. What normally takes two hours turned into a five hour ordeal.

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