Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Voyager1968, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. Johny41

    Johny41 Road Train Member

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    I read that travelers and healthcare workers are at higher risk, we are travelers first. The rest areas and truck stops are travel centers used by thousands of people daily, imo our biggest threat for contamination , waiting in line for miserable washrooms, showers , fast foods, even around coffee machines. Over past couple of weeks, i stooped for fueling only, used plastic gloves pumping diesel picked the fuel receipt and move, sleep on ramps , i got some food from home , fruits water some instant coffe, and satisfied my needs in bushes, it's natural good for plants, and safer.

    Ozone generator and UVc light should work better than chemicals to sanitize the truck.




     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    Its not good to maintain a negative stereo type of a filthy trucker unable to use modern toilets. Besides it only takes one offended person calling the law to arrest you for indecent exposure and so forth. With the way things are today you DO NOT want that problem. YOU WILL gauranteed to get infected in Jail packed in like sardines. (They don't care. They can bury you or release you. Its all the same to them.)

    The problem with this covid19 is that infection is already present inside you for weeks before you know anything is wrong and its passed on to others. You do a job in trucking that keeps America rolling, even now more than ever. Sort of as a Soldier off to war. It may be a temporary war for three months or a pernament situation lasting three years or forever to all humans.

    The problem is that we have been just in time for far too long. That needs to be scrapped in favor of warehouses FULL ready to go and load 100 trucks in 8 hours. There are already tens of thousands of unemployed crashing the NY Dept of Labor website which renders any ability to get benefit before April rent is due MOOT. They will be homeless. Wall Street Expects 10 million unemployed by August.

    It would be so easy to replace you in that truck should you get really sick and must stop driving as a casualty of the Covid19. Don;t worry, that rig will keep rolling. There is 50 more lining up behind you waiting until you drop. If you should.

    Again, we cannot really halt the infections, I may be infected already myself. I don't know until the body gives me a reason to suspect it. Its early yet in the overall battle.
     
  4. amberfeldt

    amberfeldt Light Load Member

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    ok
     
  5. mile marker 27

    mile marker 27 Light Load Member

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    Went to local fill’em up and bought 3 rolls of Copenhagen and a box of peach Swisher Sweets. We’re good.
     
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  6. Joeallen

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    I read The hours-of-service laws, which mandate how many hours a truck driver may work and have been in place for truck drivers since 1938, are suspended at a federal level for the first time in history. As of Friday evening, truck drivers who are moving medical supplies and consumer goods like masks and hand sanitizer do not have to follow HOS.
     
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  7. Wasted Thyme

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    Pick up a box of disposable latex gloves and a painters mask from home depot. Or just observe the 6' rule for airbourne. Toss the gloves each time you leave the petrol stop. The rest of your trip you're quarantined already. ;)
     
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  8. Johny41

    Johny41 Road Train Member

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    +food , see link bellow

    "FMCSA’s declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts intended to meet immediate needs for:

    • Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.
    • Supplies and equipment, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants, necessary for healthcare worker, patient and community safety, sanitation, and prevention of COVID-19 spread in communities.
    • Food for emergency restocking of stores.
    • Equipment, supplies and persons necessary for establishment and management of temporary housing and quarantine facilities related to COVID-19.
    • Persons designated by Federal, State or local authorities for transport for medical, isolation or quarantine purposes.
    • Personnel to provide medical or other emergency services.

    To ensure continue safety on the nation’s roadways, the emergency declaration stipulates that once a driver has completed his or her delivery, the driver must receive a minimum of 10 hours off duty if transporting property, and 8 hours if transporting passengers. "

    US Department of Transportation Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak | FMCSA
     
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  9. skallagrime

    skallagrime Light Load Member

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    Please stop that, it's not helpful to anyone to be "educated" into believing lies

    (Referencing your ozone etc post)
     
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