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THANK YOU!

I wanted to say thank you to all of the drivers and dispatchers that have been putting in long hours over the last few weeks.

My dad has been a CDL driver for 25+ years and I am always so appreciative of him and everyone in the industry.

Whether it's a travel ban due to inclement weather or a nationwide "quarantine" due to the Coronavirus, you all continue to do your jobs around the clock to assure that stores and hospitals can stay stocked - you're true heroes in a time of crisis!!

Please stay safe! Thank YOU for your commitment to your community. <3

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Glenn Davidson
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Thank you Elyssa for the acknowledgment! Its been long hours but I know the work is important!

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Truck stops will stay open

"There's a patriotic obligation," he said. "This company is carrying on and supporting essential needs to truckers who, in turn, provide essentials to Americans." https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/21/cars/truck-stops-coronavirus/index.html #Trucking #deliverydriver

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Lenin Pina
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WOW, this is Awesome Mark Bryan , truckers are the backbone of our economy and merit all the support we can offer.

Hat's of to Pilot Flying J, **Travel Centers of America, **Love's and other truck stop companies stepping up during this challenging time.

Great find, thanks for sharing!

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Jean Kavanaugh
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B8l

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Not everyone understands

Trucking is not a job it’s a lifestyle am I right? Sounds stupid but it’s true. You work long ass hours, see some of the most beautiful sights in the world and some of the worst. You eat bad food on the road but meet good people. To me the road is home, always has been. You shouldn’t truck if you just need a job, because you’re setting yourself up to fail. You truck because you’re ready for a challenge and you want to make a change in your life. Anyone with me on this? Looking forward to meeting some other truckers on here.

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marie Krekora
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Cdl but gave it a year and did something else

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Bruce McRae
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Been trucking since 63, off and on, mostly on, Never said I liked it but I've never been hungry or worried about a job. It's a way of life that's not for everyone but I will add I've met a lot of good people I can now call friends.

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He went through my personal belongings!!

Last week after passing the scale I was pulled over for a DOT inspection. Figured it was routine when the officer asked if could see the inside of my truck. I got nothing to hide so I said sure. I was not carrying anything I shouldn't, but all of a sudden he starts rifling through my stuff and finds a large plastic cooking knife that was next to a spatula and some seasonings under my seat. I have a microwave in the back and sometimes I cook stuff in it. I am not a criminal but this guy said I was lucky he didn’t arrest me right there. For what? Carrying a large plastic knife??! He also told me he could put me out of service. My wife and kids need me and we NEED this money so I was polite and listened to everything he said, but it sucked. I wish I had told him NO when he asked if he could look around. Would that have been worse you think? Did I do the right thing?

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David Reeves
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Your truck is also a home so they do not have the right to search without a warrant. All receipt or anything with a time stamp should be in a stamped addressed envelope in case you are searched it illegal for them to open mail without a warrant. Keep this stuff in the sleeper and you should keep the curtains closed when pulled over. You can keep anything in your sleeper you would in a RV. Learn your constitutional rights they still apply in the truck. Also get a attorney and have them ready to defend you at all times.

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Earl Ackerman
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Not true... probable cause will do it...but that has to be proven

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To whom it may concern

Just to give you a little more information I been in the trucking industry for 40 years In every aspect in the business.

Thank you for your time. Sandra Miller

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Lawrence White
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Walmart helps trucking cabs stay germ free

Mega-employers like #Walmart have a bigger responsibility to keep workers healthy - especially now with #Coronavirus. Its good to see they're looking out for their drivers. https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-turcking-walmart-truck-drivers-buy-supplies-company-cards-2020-3

#trucking

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Troy Karr
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If they can find them

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Stephen Urbaniak
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Thank you for sharing

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DOT Announces Waiver of Trucker Regulations Due to COVID-19

If you have concerns about your medical examination and certification, and renewal of your license during coronavirus, read this link below (the bulleted items are the main part). Basically, in response to COVID-19, yesterday the DOT has waived some requirements for CDLs, CLPs, and non-CDLs from now June 30, 2020. Thank you for what you are doing and hopefully this gives you one less thing for concern.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/fmcsa-cdl-waiver-32420

#trucking #keepworking #employment #coronavirus

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Deeq Sulub Sulub
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Thanks i have medical certificate bsc nurse and 9years experience health i don't have coronevurus certificate so i will ready to work healthy emergence good security Erie

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Keep my girl or my job???

I just started trucking to help pay off some of my loans. I like it more than I thought I would, but recently my girl asked me to stop. She says I don't spend enough time with her anymore. She said to pick my job or her, that's messed up! I like making money, I NEED it! I feel like I am screwed either way here, but should I keep the girl or the job?

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Phil Hunt
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Elijah , Gloria is 100% correct here . Keep your job !! No disrespect intended here Gloria , but women are like trolly cars , if you miss one , there will be another one coming real soon . And she will be the right one for you .have you ever heard the expression “ the right women can and will help her man succeed and go places he never knew were possible in his life “ . Elijah , that’s the lady you need to hold out for .. you are doing great !!! Keep up the good work and never quit !!

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Chelsea Livingston
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Anyone who forces you to choose between them or your job needs to leave. Keep the job. It is more reliable.

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Truckin ain't easy

If you want a balanced life I think you have to get home most nights and eat dinner with your family or at least get home. That’s what a 9-5 job provides. There are some truck driving jobs that allow that, but most of us over the road haulers do not have a balanced life in my opinion. Of course everyone has an idea of what they want their life to be like. To me, a good day on the job is lots of miles, drop and hooks, and being able to get to the truck stop early to find a spot and have a nice clean hot shower followed by a good meal. What makes it a really great day is if I am going to make it home that night after being away 12 to 19 days on the road.

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robert lambert
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I have a "home most nights " job. I thought the same as you when I was otr. However I found out that the grass isn't greener. The schedules are tighter. You get less rest driving home and back to work. I may have 8 1/2 hrs to sleep , eat and to shower. It's better but it's not that 8-5.

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Joseph Truitt
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Trucking is honestly extremely easy for me. I had a video game addiction as a teen so I’m used to sitting for hours on end. All day everyday. I also have a tendency to find ways of changing things I don’t like. My hands are sore while I drive? I use a hand grip and now I can apply 90 pounds of pressure with both hands. Back is sore? Got a massager and started stretching every day and while I drive. Arms look like noodles? 20 pound dumbbell. Can’t do 10 push-ups? I make my stops and pull out my perfect push-ups and do them right outside the truck before using the restroom. Having a balanced life is extremely easy if you’re willing to make corrections where they’re needed. Too many people are afraid of what other people think like my co driver. I say go jump in a hole.

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