Will You Take The Jab?

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Davy A.'s Comment
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My companies policy is for no firearms on board.

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AFAIK, all big and medium carriers have no firearms policies. At the same time I have never heard or read about any enforcement of these policies and drivers being searched or even fired. But I tried to say that companies are only minor parts of this big anti-gun equasion. Any business has the right to ban firearms on its premises, and I see a lot of such signs at big DCs and small warehouses. Then, of course, there are officers who may want to enforce state and city laws. In my understanding, companies are the smallest threat. Let's hope that a federal reciprocity bill will pass one day, it will solve all the problems.

Hopefully so. I don't know that knight would or not, but I don't want to test it at this point. The laws very state by state, it's up to the permit holder to make themselves knowledgeable about them where they travel to. I don't worry about being searched, it's perfectly legal to concealed carry in states that have recip. As a matter of courtesy and safety for both LEOs and myself, when I'm carrying, I let them know, hand them my permit with my license and let them know the location of the sidearm.

I've never had a problem, most have thanked me for taking on the responsibility and training. I'll usually offer for them to take custody of it during the stop if it would make them feel better. Never had one take up the offer. Most just ask what I'm carrying and we end up talking about guns and ammo

Auggie69's Comment
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Just wondering if this mandate on companies with over 100 employees is going to put truckers in a position to get vaccinated or lose their jobs ?????

If so are you going to take the “jab!” ?

I was in the hospital this past March for something unrelated to Covid. On my discharge they asked me if I wanted the J&J shot. I told them, what the hell. I'm sure I've been poked with worst being in the Army for 15 years.

Got poked and no issues.

Make your own decisions.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Johnny W.'s Comment
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Peterbilt in Denton Texas is predicted to announce this Monday they will require the jab. They are going to have a large amount of unhappy employees if that happens. Doesn't surprise me at all. The only thing American about those trucks are the people putting them together.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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I took the vaccine last spring as a requirement for my job working with disadvantaged youth. Everything was fine and dandy until October 2 when I got sick with what I thought was just a bad cold. Symptoms got worse until yesterday when I dragged myself into an emergency facility. I tested positive for Covid and am now restricted to my truck for 7 days more in Angola, Indiana. I'm one of those so-called "breakthrough" cases. I'm not sure what is worse, having the virus of the prospect of spending the next 7 days in the sleeper berth.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mountain Matt's Comment
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I tested positive for Covid and am now restricted to my truck for 7 days more in Angola, Indiana. I'm one of those so-called "breakthrough" cases. I'm not sure what is worse, having the virus of the prospect of spending the next 7 days in the sleeper berth.

Bruce, so sorry to hear you're sick! I'm not sure how you're expected to properly isolate in a truck with no bathroom (obviously)... nor does it sound like any fun. Best wishes for a quick rebound for you!

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Sorry to hear Bruce since you just got back behind the wheel sheesh. Wishing you a speedy recovery

Old School's Comment
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I hope it's not too tough on you Bruce. I got hit with Covid last year while on the road and Knight put me up in a hotel until I got better. I was really sick, and it had some long term effects on my heart. I couldn't even climb the stairs at the hotel without feeling completely out of breath - very much out of character for me. I think I didn't even hardly eat or get out of bed for several days. This virus is strange. It affects each of us differently. I am hoping you recover quickly and can get right back to work doing what you have been wanting to do for some time now.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I took the vaccine last spring as a requirement for my job working with disadvantaged youth. Everything was fine and dandy until October 2 when I got sick with what I thought was just a bad cold. Symptoms got worse until yesterday when I dragged myself into an emergency facility. I tested positive for Covid and am now restricted to my truck for 7 days more in Angola, Indiana. I'm one of those so-called "breakthrough" cases. I'm not sure what is worse, having the virus of the prospect of spending the next 7 days in the sleeper berth.

I hope your symptoms don't get any worse, buddy. I'd be miserable being stuck on my truck for that long. At least you'll get plenty of rest. Sorry this happened to you out on the road. Hang in there...

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Beat The Virus like it's a pesky fly!

How are you set for water, food, and bathroom necessities? If you can, I would recommend a daily shower to help with bacteria on "your outside".

Old School's Comment
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I agree with PackRat. I was bathing regularly when I was sick. I felt it was important.

Hey Bruce, why don't you let us know where you are. Maybe some of our members can come by and do something for you like pick up some food or anything else you might need.

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