Over the road or staying at home?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by trucking.shine, Apr 7, 2020.

Are you guys rolling or staying at home?

  1. Rolling

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  2. Staying at home

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  1. trucking.shine

    trucking.shine Light Load Member

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    Hey, neighbors

    The conditions of the roads are terrible, with less and less available places to eat, sleep, or go to the bathroom, how are you handling the situation?
    I heard lots of people are trying to stay local and grab short loads that can bring money to the table but keep you close to your family until this crazy times pass.
    What do you think f that strategy?
    I hope you're safe and loaded.
     
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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    it's 6 of one, half a dozen of another.

    stay more local, more chances to get sick, (more contact with people) but medical attention should be closer

    stay OTR, less chances of getting sick, but when (not if) one does, farther away from home, maybe even possible to be farther away from medical help.
     
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  3. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Light Load Member

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    I'll run nonstop if I get sick. Find every drop & hook or no-touch that my company has and live out of my truck. I have a 3 week old girl and I'll gladly live out of my 36" sleeper before I get her sick
     
  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Keep on truckin so us retired drivers can go to Walmart and get our goodies.
     
  5. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Manly, you have my respect. Congrats on the newborn baby girl.
     
  6. trucking.shine

    trucking.shine Light Load Member

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    jajaja... 10 - 4
     
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  7. trucking.shine

    trucking.shine Light Load Member

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    Congrats on your baby girl! And my most profound respect and admiration for the way you're doing your job.
     
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  8. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    While I am not in the biz yet. I'd have a bad toss up to deal with on this issue. My fiance has an auto-immune disease and COPD. So she's at high risk of at the best ICU, or the worst dying, if she gets it. So I'd hate to infect her if I was at home. But on the other hand. She shouldn't be going out to get things either. So I think I'd probably stay at home, self isolate, and deliver to her what she needs to stay safe and survive cooped up.
     
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  9. silverspur

    silverspur Medium Load Member

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    I'm at Sam's DC in Searcy AR. Mandatory infrared thermometer check to the forehead at the gate. They won't let drivers on lot if it is over 99.9.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2020
  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    If I get sick I'll be shutting it down and probably staying in the truck until I kill it or it kills me.

    Congrats on the newborn little girl.

    But if I go home I have a 63 year old sister to worry about. I would bet she is at more risk than your daughter at this point. I sure would not be going home.
    The very young are much less prone to severe problems with this virus.
     
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