Are Trucking company's putting you at Risk

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by watchoutdriver, Mar 25, 2020.

should company supply PPE?

  1. yes

    21 vote(s)
  2. no

    10 vote(s)
  1. watchoutdriver

    watchoutdriver Bobtail Member

    May 5, 2019
    Are company putting drivers at risk with out supplying proper personal protection equipment? or should it be up to the driver to supply their own?
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas

    Never heard of such a thing.

    You are not going to find that now. Not after decades of abuse and neglect.

    Suppose you wanted to buy one now? you will find it's a controlled medical device and cannot be purchased without a hospital or medical evidence.
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    from what i am not only hearing on the radio, but seeing on the tv, there are doctors, nurses and other health care people as well as first responders, that have to use the same mask more than one you think THAT is healthy?

    so in all reality, let's say that 500,000 masks become available at the local medical supply company, where even the average person can buy medical equipment, do you think that a trucker will get one over hospital staff..???

    if YOU can FIND a set of masks, and latex gloves, GO BUY THEM, and try using the sales receipts for a tax write off

    "We are desperate": Trump’s inaction has created a crisis with protective medical gear

    Oakland Hospital Took in Coronavirus Cruise Patients. Now, Low on Supplies, Nurses Asked to Reuse Disposable Masks.
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  5. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

    Nov 14, 2017
    The companies will supply the cheapest and easiest ppe that will be around. You should be thinking for yourself and find the best you can get. Expecting others to look for your own safety will not work well.
  6. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    If they gave you a hazmat suit, would you want the job?
  7. Dodger214

    Dodger214 Bobtail Member

    Oct 20, 2018
    We are a commodity, like soy beans. You are always going to have some that goes bad and you have to throw away.
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  8. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Road Train Member

    Nov 29, 2013
    Mount Vernon, MO
    If you're worried, go to an industrial supply store and ask for an N95 dust respirator, it offers the same protection.
  9. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    You mean like this?
    Of course you will need to install a shower outside your truck so you can decontaminate before you take it off.
  10. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    • Wash your hands for 20 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    • Try not to touch door knobs with your bare hands
    • Do not touch your face
    • Put BOL's and Paperwork in a ziplock bag
    • Wear gloves when fueling - then wash hands
    • Minimize time spent in truck stops -
    • Disinfect showers and public toilets before using
    • Change clothes frequently
    • Clean Trailer Door Handles on Drop & Hooks
    • Keep at least 2 weeks of non perishable food, water and meds in case you have to self quarantine
    • Do not use public phones or anyone's cell but your own
    • Wipe down any keyboard before using
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  11. Dodger214

    Dodger214 Bobtail Member

    Oct 20, 2018
    This is the most intelligent post I've seen on this board on this subject. I would tighten it up a bit, stay out of truck stops all together. There are some good products on Amazon you can get the help with sponge baths. There are camping solutions for restrooms. And of course, eat only what you bring in your truck. There are lots of different ways to do it, I suppose, but the restrooms and showers are where you are most likely to get infected.
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