Dealing With Protests

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I was in phoenix this weekend and it was the first time i was ever nervous sleeping on the truck. I 17 was shutdown to fires and i 10 was a crazy parking lot in front of the rest area where i parked. no one observed the 8pm curfew.

i bought a second hammer.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I plan to get PA speaker mounted under the hood for my CB.

FIRST ask politely to be allowed to proceed

Then warn them to move.

And get it all on dash cam

G-Town's Comment
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I drove past a peaceful protest on EB NJ RT. 38 after delivering to the Cherry Hill Walmart.

I went about my business, but was extra careful and “aware”. Since I’m a 53’ billboard, my focus was on moving and obviously not stopping for minutes at a traffic light. Unsettling for a brief moment, but my plan was to blow the light and take-off if necessary.


The challenge right now is to get all the deliveries completed before the stores close. Most in the Philly, North Jersey, Baltimore MD and WIlmington DE area are closing at 5pm and will not accept overnight deliveries. Opening up at 6AM. All of our meat and produce moves overnight. It’s a planning nightmare, but we are all trying to do our part.

Be safe and smart everyone. Peace.

Auggie69's Comment
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Has anyone had any advice or been told how they should handle being in the middle of a protest while on the road. I know the best situation is not to be there but you cannot have for knowledge of all situations?

This idiot broke into the lead trailer and then fell under the dolly.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Wheel chock

Serenity's Comment
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Hi everyone. Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd ask on this thread since the "disband the police" thing is tied to these protesters and rioters.

I've been reading in a few places that some truckers, (a large amount depending on which publication you read) are stating that they will refuse to deliver to cities that disband (abolish) the police there. As you all well know, if those cities do not get supplies, it will only take a day or just a few days for everything to go really bad.

My question is, since I trust this place more than other publications or forums or sites, what is the feel here? If you were to be given a shipment that went to the Capital Hill area in Seattle - where there are grocery stores, for example, would you refuse, keeping in mind that these people in their little CHAZ area are demanding that people pay them to go through their fake country, and are also armed.

If more areas or cities abolish their police, like Minneapolis is now doing, would you deliver there?


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Susan D. 's Comment
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I would absolutely go to CHAZ. I have a couple close friends there and the media is lying about the events, even using fake photos.

What's really happening is peaceful protesters are hanging out in a park, potlucking, sharing ideas and discussing solutions.

I refuse to go to Minneapolis and did so Tuesday before last, refusing a load there. There were no repercussions for me. I've made it explicitly clear that I will refuse to go to any area with active rioting and my company understands this. It might screw up my miles and has, but I do not care. The kind of freight we haul is not worth risking unsafe areas and can easily be rescheduled. As far as food loads we do haul (dry van) they can live without gatorade, pancake mix, cereal and oatmeal etc. for a short time.

My company has also informed us that before we go through an area with recent active rioting, we are to park, and call operations on the latest events and whether to proceed or not and what route changes to make.

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Brandon Kitts's Comment
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We were just told to pay attention to local news. I put some hose clamps on my glad hands to make it harder to disconnect if I were to get swarmed. Luckily as flatbed/curtainside I mainly pick up and deliver to industrial locations on the outskirts of cities and I'm usually parked before sundown when the crazy tends to start.


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Daniel B.'s Comment
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I would also not deliver to a city without a PD. And if my state would go that route it would be the final nail in the coffin to get out of commifornia.

Bird-One's Comment
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Keep in mind that if Chicago for example "defunded" or "disband" their PD you will still have the Cook County Sheriffs and the State police. ISP has a district in Chicago. Personally I wouldn't refuse a load over any of this. I'd take it and if at any point I felt unsafe id call dispatch or whoever and go from there. The protesting in Chicago is pretty much done looks like.

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