West Virginia is currently one of the three US states without a confirmed case of coronavirus.I'm about to head to West Virginia. I'd have more to worry about considering I'm crossing the border
I doubt bill collectors care about coronavirus, give us money or else
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Not sure if they've simply overlooked our population or choose to disregard us as usual. Truckers could possibly spread this virus like wildfire.I have no problems staying out. Have freight will travel.
Exactly! My carrier sent out the following e-mail. I thought, sure customers can ask me these questions and for the most part I will answer honestly. Then I though about it. On any given day I may come in direct contact with maybe a dozen people. Go to a pick up and may deal with a guard, a shipping clerk and a forklift driver. Delivering the same thing. In between, a cashier or two and possibly another driver. That's it. The employees at a shipper/consignee interact with each other at work and during breaks. Deal with multiple truck drivers. Go home and are in close contact with family members who also came in contact with many other people at schools, work etc. I'm the one that should be asking the following questions of the customers I serve. Oh, I forgot I'm but a lowly van driver and am expendable.I guess one positive factor is that, for the most part, we stay confined in our vehicles.
Funny you should mention, just turned on the phone this morning and this was the first thing that popped upNot sure if they've simply overlooked our population or choose to disregard us as usual. Truckers could possibly spread this virus like wildfire.
1. We all know what excellent hygiene habits exist in and around truck stops.
2. We cover serious mileage/geography in relatively short periods of time.
3. Most truckers don't have health insurance and may be reluctant to get milder symptoms checked out.
I guess one positive factor is that, for the most part, we stay confined in our vehicles.
Yup! I was just reading an article (you probably read the same thing) as to why this could be so much worse here than in other countries - and your 2 points were their two points.This outbreak is going to prove two things, among many:
1. We should make the 10M-15M undocumented folks in this country citizens. Right wing zealots like to believe one day we'll have mass deportations of these people. It's not gonna happen. In the mean time, they are not insured and are reluctant to seek medical attention. The Republican party needs to get off the schneid and finally resolve this issue.
2. National healthcare is a good idea. Too many people are not insured or under-insured. Folks that believe the cost for that is too high should do the math by the time this is over.
Ha! I should become a columnist. I came up with those thoughts this morning as I was walking through Home Depot.Yup! I was just reading an article (you probably read the same thing) as to why this could be so much worse here than in other countries - and your 2 points were their two points.
I'll add my own third point. As a nation we are an arrogant people. Millions believe that there opinions & actions are all that matters so even if sick the won't "self isolate". Americans won't sing from balconies, they'll call their lawyers to sue somebody because they couldn't get what they want!
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Like the Farm bailout it will (probably) go to the larger corporations with the intent that it will help them recover the losses of paid sick leave - yeah, right! And they are already working an a bailout for the travel industry. At least they will finally do something for independent truckers too:We have a federal aid program announced. Wonder where that 20 billion will go; it appears, to businesses friendly with gov
(Americans, we have ten percent of your population so it's akin to a 200 billion aid package for comparison)
Government, if I'm wrong, contact me and I'll send you my address for the check
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