CA, IL & NY Issue, "Stay-at-home" Orders.

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Pacific Pearl's Comment
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If we're hauling non-essential loads to these states it sounds like no one will be working at the warehouses to unload us. Has anyone heard anything official about what the plan is for the thousands of trucks heading to these states under load?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I drive for Prime and being reefer... we were told to get everywhere early. some plants are converting to build hospital equipment from what friends told me. one delivers auto parts... he was told they will now be assembling respirators.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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If you have a delivery in one of these states, your company should have worked that out with the consignee; if you’re unsure, contact your manager/dispatcher to confirm. I got a load (liquid chemicals) to San Francisco over a week ago; I spoke to the consignee today about parking on-site. The load is delivering Monday as scheduled.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Dispatcher:

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.
Joseph D.'s Comment
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I live in IL and am so happy to have a CDL right now. Almost everyone I know can’t work meanwhile my company is busier than its ever been before.

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.
TCB's Comment
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I have a beer load. Some might consider that essential, lol.

PackRat's Comment
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I have a beer load. Some might consider that essential, lol.

NYC liquor stores are being considered essential businesses...

Rubber Duck's Comment
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PA shut down all non essential places. I’m supposed to start calling places to see if they are open before I waste my time going. things are changing by the minute so a place that was going to be open tomorrow might not be open by the time I get there.

PJ's Comment
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I’m heading to load shortly going to upstate NY. The plant manager confirmed the load yesterday by email. The assured us they would be open 0600 monday morning.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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I'm not worried about my destination - I've delivered to that dark terminal many times. I'm concerned that when I get to California with my load of essential designer sunglasses the officials at the inspection station will refuse to let me into the state. It doesn't sound like anyone has official guidance on that but with things changing daily and not much rhyme or reason to what's going to happen next I'll be lucky just to get to California. I'll try and post a warning here before they force me to work on a collective marijuana farm in the San Juaquin Valley.

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.

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Our PA Governor delayed the closures until Monday. The office got overwhelmed by Waivers to stay open.

Pa Gov's Delay

PA shut down all non essential places. I’m supposed to start calling places to see if they are open before I waste my time going. things are changing by the minute so a place that was going to be open tomorrow might not be open by the time I get there.

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