Pennsylvania Is Shutting Down Rest Stops!

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Chris L's Comment
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It seems that the Pennsylvania DOT has closed all the rest stops on I81 between the New York state line and Scranton. Also the rest stop on I 80 east bound just after you merge from I380. I'm not sure what the logic is in that. Pennsylvania just created a parking shortage for allot of drivers in the future. I'm also assuming that Pennsylvania has also closed the service areas on the Turnpike as well.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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One of our drivers mentioned the facilities are closed but parking still available with port a johns. Is that not the case?

Chris L's Comment
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Noob Driver posted:

One of our drivers mentioned the facilities are closed but parking still available with port a johns. Is that not the case?

The PA welcome center at the state line and the rest stop just past Exit 219 on I81 South Bound were totally blocked off both the entry ramp and exit ramp. I80 east bound past the I380 interchange was the same.

Jeremy's Comment
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A fellow coworker that stops at them is sitting in upstate ny sick with this flu/virus most likely as with me catching it at one of our many coffee / bathroom break spots his from pa tpke mine from i 95 and 87 in ny

Brandon Kitts's Comment
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We recieved a fleet message saying that until further notice Pennsylvania Rest Stops were closed and no parking allowed.

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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PennDot news Release......

PennDoT News Release

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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ATA is asking PennDot to reopen PATK services for truckers

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/penndot-trucks-cornoavirus-rest-stop-ban-20200318.html

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Auggie69's Comment
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It seems that the Pennsylvania DOT has closed all the rest stops on I81 between the New York state line and Scranton. Also the rest stop on I 80 east bound just after you merge from I380. I'm not sure what the logic is in that. Pennsylvania just created a parking shortage for allot of drivers in the future. I'm also assuming that Pennsylvania has also closed the service areas on the Turnpike as well.

That's just ridiculous. Shut down rest areas so truckers WHO ARE STILL WORKING have no where to rest.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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It seems that the Pennsylvania DOT has closed all the rest stops on I81 between the New York state line and Scranton. Also the rest stop on I 80 east bound just after you merge from I380. I'm not sure what the logic is in that. Pennsylvania just created a parking shortage for allot of drivers in the future. I'm also assuming that Pennsylvania has also closed the service areas on the Turnpike as well.

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That's just ridiculous. Shut down rest areas so truckers WHO ARE STILL WORKING have no where to rest.

PA Pike...no hand to hand contact at tolls, either...

I agree, Auggie. So much for the 'nation' coming together for truckers; All but PA, I reckon.

EZ Pass / Pre Pass are the only lanes open at entry. Cash or Credit Card traveler lanes are closed, and those travelers must grab a 'ticket' at the end of the 'Pike, and 'pay by mail.'

Crazy. Be safe, y'all~!

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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
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  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Let cool heads and patience prevail. Without a pre-ordained script, many decisions are being made without benefit of full comprehensive scope of effects. This very reasonable response is simply to point out undesirable consequences and request remediation. I'd withhold judgment and/or criticism until this dialogue, and no doubt many others, is exhausted.

ATA is asking PennDot to reopen PATK services for truckers

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/penndot-trucks-cornoavirus-rest-stop-ban-20200318.html

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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