Pennsylvania Is Shutting Down Rest Stops!

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'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.

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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

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Cool heads and patience are now closing down NE rest stops due to 'TOILET PAPER THEFTS' ... Sheesh.T/P Theft closing rest areas in Nebraska

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Jeremy, I sure wish you, and your compadre a quick healing. I'm so sorry to hear 'one of ours' has been afflicted. Prayers, sir.

Anne

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • 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.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • 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.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Now, the State Rep. is demanding the PA 'Pike plazas re opening~!!

State Rep. DEMANDS PA restrooms/areas REOPEN!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • 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.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • 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.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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How would they like it if the truck stops locked trucks out Of parking. It would shut the economy down faster than corona.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Not leaving them open for parking only is ridiculous. Its asking for trouble. It wouldnt hurt anyone to just have the parking only option like you see in alot of states. Maybe a port a john but thats not even necessary to be honest. Noone will complain.... Well maybe super truckers but they always complain.

On a side note i know terminal rats have been mentioned as whiners who congregate at company terminals but truck stop drivers lounges might be the absolute best spot to locate whiners and hear about how great other drivers think they are.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Yes, it's true AND it's REALLY unsafe! Almost pulled into one, or tried! Trucks on both sides of lane created a funnel which narrowed to less than a truck width just before the cement baracades!

Was lucky to have stopped in the "V" and got back on I-80!

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Jeremy's Comment
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Thank you we will be fine its like a crappy flu i feel better about being home and not potentially spreading to to anyones loved ones who may not do as well as i am i think thats the misunderstanding here its not dangerous to healthy younger people but we have many many unhealthy and elderly people in the us and they all have people who love them so the naysayers arent considering that as this unfolds till it hits home and its there dear grandmother or child with asthma A lil safety care and compassion can go a long way in these times we can let it destroy this country or we can let it unite this country its our choice as citizens as an example that horrifying day the world trade center was attacked some 2600 people were killed and this country was never stronger but this virus which is likely to kill many more than that is currently dividing us i dont think our kinder ancestors would be very proud of our actions

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PJ's Comment
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Prayers are with you Jeremy. Get well soon Sir

Brett Aquila's Comment
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we have many many unhealthy and elderly people in the us and they all have people who love them so the naysayers arent considering that as this unfolds till it hits home and its there dear grandmother or child with asthma A lil safety care and compassion can go a long way in these times we can let it destroy this country or we can let it unite this country its our choice as citizens

Jeremy, while that sounds noble, the reality is that this virus is no different than the thousands of cold and flu viruses that circle the globe continuously each year. Here are some facts:

Pneumonia is a common illness affecting approximately 450 million people a year and occurring in all parts of the world.[2] It is a major cause of death among all age groups, resulting in 1.4 million deaths in 2010 (7% of the world's yearly total) and was the 4th leading cause of death in the world in 2016, resulting in 3.0 million deaths worldwide
the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the flu kills 290,000 to 650,000 people per year.

So pneumonia kills 3 million people each year, the flu kills about 500,000 each year. So far, globally, coronavirus has killed about 9,000 people. 9,000 compared to 3.5 million with pneumonia or the flu combined.

So that means only 2 people have died from coronavirus for every 1,000 that die from the flu or pneumonia each year.

The facts really put this ridiculous overreaction into perspective.

Not to mention that of course it spreads like crazy. Every virus does! If you track any cold or flu virus you'll see they spread the same way. Why?

It is expected that 2020 will set a new record in terms of the number of scheduled [airline] passengers with over 4.72 billion

You have millions of people flying all over the world every day. Obviously 2020 won't set a record anymore, but the number of people who fly is staggering.

How about this number if you want to save the world:

Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

To put that in perspective, more people die in car accidents every 2 1/2 days than have died from coronavirus in 5 months

Now here's the real devastation that's coming from this lockdown. As the global economy goes into a depression, hundreds of thousands of businesses will go bankrupt and millions of households will also, and that is just in the U.S. alone. Who is going to feed the millions of families in the U.S. alone who right now have no one working, have several children at home, and they're running out of food?

Don't forget, these businesses are the only reason that healthcare is affordable for most Americans. So how many tens of millions of American families will lose their healthcare coverage when the economy tanks?

What's going to happen to the health of tens of millions of children in the U.S. alone when families can no longer afford more healthy options and have to cut back in the coming months and possibly years?

Congress has passed a $1 trillion dollar relief package, which won't even keep people fed or keep companies in business for a week. Not to mention, it's coming too late. People and businesses need this money now, not a few weeks from now.

You simply can't shut down the world and devastate the planet every time there's a cold or flu virus going around. I hope someday we find out the real reason we've gone into a global lockdown because this was nowhere near a reasonable reaction to coronavirus. The math doesn't add up.

Worldwide death tolls:

  • Pneumonia : 3,000,000
  • Lower respiratory infections remained the most deadly communicable disease, causing 3.0 million deaths worldwide in 2016
  • Diabetes: 1,600,000
  • Car accidents: 1,250,000
  • Flu: 500,000
  • Coronavirus: 9,000

By the way, none of this applies to me personally. This is not a personal plea of any sort. I am sitting comfortably in my home up in the mountains with plenty of money and food and fantastic health. I personally don't have a complaint in the world. My business thus far hasn't been affected at all, though I expect it will be at some point, I will weather it just fine.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Jeremy's Comment
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Time will tell its only just starting completely innacurate to compare numbers till its over

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Jeremy:

I hope for a speedy recovery.

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