TRUCKERS REFUSING TO DELIVER FOOD INTO NYC

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Truckers are refusing to carry loads into New York City and surrounding suburbs like New Rochelle that have been hard hit by the coronavirus, even as demand for groceries is double or triple normal levels as shoppers stockpile soup and other everyday goods.

The White House’s call for all those leaving New York City to self-quarantine for 14 days has spooked some drivers, according to people monitoring shipments, while delivery curfews and requests to register “essential employees” have created additional friction. Some warehouse operators are even insisting on taking truck drivers’ temperatures as they pull into warehouses.  Many truckers simply don't want to risk becoming infected, and putting up with all the requirements.

 

A March 25 report from the Supply Chain Analysis Network, a state-of-the-industry report compiled by experts in the field, noted a “particular concern related to the grocery supply chain serving the City of New York.” While the report said “the grocery supply chain should  be able to sustain and enhance flows,” it found that truckers “have been much more likely to reject offers to deliver” to the New York metropolitan area.

There are about 8.62 Million people in the five boroughs of New York City.   As you might imagine, they eat A LOT of food.   As more and more truckers refuse to go into the city,  food shortages will inevitably crop up.

What may begin to take place if stores run out?  Civil unrest?  Roving gangs stealing?   Anarchy?  Time will tell.

 

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    Deborah Cresswell · 13 days ago
    Have these drivers heard of "Protective Gear"??? Face mask/respirators, goggles and gloves while out of the truck and in contact with anyone else.

    They are preforming an essential service much like Doctors and Nurses. SUIT UP accordingly!!!
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    Jamie England · 14 days ago
    They better grow some balls and deliver. If they are scared they need to wear a Damn helmet. Get it done!
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      Spike4187 · 5 days ago
      Go get your CDL and you do it. For years truckers have been underpaid, work ungodly hours, get treated like they are uneducated idiots by shippers, receivers and their own companies. Hardly see their families and when they are working local, work such long hours they only have time to sleep, then get up and do it all over again. It's not healthy and it wears your body down and compromises the immune system. They have the "balls go out here everyday and deal with the assholes of the motoring public, cutting them off, many truckers have died doing evasive maneuvers to as not to hurt another motorist as a result of idiots out here. So truckers should be given a hand, because they have put up with enough abuse from Government and the Motoring public. Trucking is a tough job, even without a national emergency. But Jamie, you are correct about some "balls" if Truckers would grow some, they would make their life so much better. All Truckers have to do is start saying NO!!!!!!!! NO TO LOW WAGES, NO TO COMPANIES THAT MANIPULATE THEIR WAGES, NO TO CAMERAS IN TRUCKS WATCHING THEM ALL THE TIME, SAY NO TO SPEED LIMITERS THAT HAVE YOU GOING 64 IN A 70 AND MAKES YOU A HAZARD AND PISS OFF 4 WHEELERS WHEN YOU GET STUCK IN THE HAMMER LANE. TRUCKERS, JUST SAY NO! So Jamie, if you want to grow some balls, go get your CDL get a job driving a semi for awhile and when or if you do, grow some balls and just say NO! You will find, you will have greater respect for these ball less men and women who deal with this shit every day up to 14 hours a day. So you can go to the grocery store and buy your 500 roles of toilet paper so you will be able to wipe your ass continually during an emergency.
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      Charles Yearwood · 13 days ago
      Jamie, I assume you've never been a trucker. I have 2 truckers in my family and know exactly what they go through. Stop sticking your foot into your mouth and you'll be alright.
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      Anne1776 · 13 days ago
      Are you a trucker?
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        Jamie England · 13 days ago
        I'm a butcher and I serve the public currently 7 days a wk in CA! I could stay home too but I don't! Because the ramifications of not feeding people are worse!
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        Jill Hart · 13 days ago
        I was a trucker and my husband has been a trucker for 25 years. The national pay average for truckers is actually below minimum wage. Most truckers work for big companies they are not like the 70s independent truckers out there. In the best conditions it is a hard job to be a trucker. Time away from home, lack of clean facilities, crowded roads and badly maintained roads and the every changing rules of service that almost no dispatchers actually understand.
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          Spike4187 · 5 days ago
          You see, Jill gets it.
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    ( brig rat ) · 14 days ago
    It's not the virus, I was a driver for 40 years, if you want to get ripped off 20 different ways, make a delivery to NYNY or NJ or the surrounding areas,
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      Manly Jamison · 13 days ago
      Criminals never can see how they hurt themselves.
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    Spike4187 · 14 days ago
    I get it, I have driven to New York many times in my trucking days. Was not worth going in there with all the hassle, even when there wasn't a killer virus on the prowl! High Tolls, idiot drivers, congestion, etc. I drive for Giant food stores three days a week and deliver to places in North Philadelphia and surrounding counties. I have not worked for two weeks, and may be longer now. Why? I simply asked Giant to do one thing. I will take groceries to store, call Manager when I bump the dock, he and his staff will unload, sign paperwork put in back of trailer and let me know he is done. This keeps me safe, and they get their groceries. Giant said no, they want me to assist in unload. I explained that sick people still go shopping at grocery stores. Stock people touch stuff they picked up and put down. Why expose me to unnecessary risk? The manager is always back there with his staff taking the stuff I pull off the truck. This is a simple request, still they won't do it. They just don't care. I was told Old Dominion is not allowing drivers out of their rigs to interact with customers, they seem to care about their drivers and customers. Giant does not. They could even fax the paperwork to the Transportation office but, no. They don't want to change anything.
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      Getsum · 13 days ago
      You are a wise man making good decisions.
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      Bill craig · 13 days ago
      Good! Stick to you guns. If they want to be asses then go work for OD.

      Maybe if the Nurses started to wake up and say No Mask, No Work! Then things would get done.

      I guess I am going on a rant: I get real upset when the people like the drivers and nurses get treated like dirt.
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        Charles Yearwood · 13 days ago
        Bill, good points. My late wife was an ER nurse. And I have 2 truckers in my family, both on the east coast so they know all about NY and don't even make any kind of deliveries there anymore.
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        Hide · 13 days ago
        No... they can’t do that.. they care to much to see people die when they can help... not in their character. We need to step up... we need to hit the feds in the pocket... boycott Amazon ... who is asking for OUR help to pay for HIS sick employees.... it’s time the people RISE AND STOP TOLERATING CORRUPTION
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      Jonathan O'Quinn · 14 days ago
      I believe that you were doing the right thing to take care of yourself. you may come times in many people's lives when they had to step up to the plate and take matters into their own hands no matter how unpopular that might be. I applaud you for doing the right thing and taking care of yourself. Sometimes we have to take care of ourselves because nobody else is going to. And that's probably the way it should be anyway. We are all responsible for our own safety. Please take care of yourself and blessings to you and yours Jonathan
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      ŽØMßÎËÞLÅÑËT · 14 days ago
      Don't blame you one bit. I would do the same under such conditions. Let them eat rats on a stick and then see if they wise up.
      If you cannot protect the truckers then we are all screwed.
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    ŽØMßÎËÞLÅÑËT · 14 days ago
    How Medical ‘Chickenpox Parties’ Could Turn The Tide Of The Wuhan Virus

    It is time to think outside the box and seriously consider a somewhat unconventional approach to COVID-19: controlled voluntary infection.

    CONTROLLED VOLUNTARY INFECTION
    What Is Controlled Voluntary Infection? Click here and find out. https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/25/how-medical-chickenpox-parties-could-turn-the-tide-of-the-wuhan-virus/

    And remember... Have fun.
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      Deborah Cresswell · 13 days ago
      Yes, especially since there is a CURE! Once sufficient quantities of the CURE are acquired and distributed:

      A NY Doctor shared with Hannity his Hydroxy Chloroquine/Azithromycin results:

      200mg 2x daily Hydroxy Chloroquine

      500mg 1x daily Azithromycin

      220mg 1x daily Zinc sulfate 350 patients

      • Breathing restored 3-4 hours

      • Zero deaths

      • Zero hospitalizations

      • Zero intubations
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      Mike Fisch · 13 days ago
      That is insane.
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      Steven Helinski · 14 days ago
      There are many articles in the alternative media suggesting that it is difficult or impossible to develop immunity to this bioweapon. voluntary exposure might not be a great course of action...
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        ŽØMßÎËÞLÅÑËT · 14 days ago
        I posted this to show how insane our supposed leaders are. Only a psychopath could come up with an idea for a CoVid party.
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          Paul Lambert · 13 days ago
          It is based very loosely on an old idea that apparently had some merit. Contracting cowpox, as I understand, makes one immune to the far more serious smallpox.

          I don't think anyone gets either cowpox or smallpox any more, but it was a rudimentary form of vaccination (indeed the word "vaccinate" comes from "vacca", meaning cow), but the idea is always to expose yourself to a low or dormant version of a virus in order to inoculate yourself against a far worse strain. Exposing yourself to the very virus you are trying to avoid will only risk you getting the virus, or else you might as well just give yourself AIDS in order not to get AIDS. Pretty dumb.

          The only CoVid parties (or Corona Parties as they are calling them here) I know of involve self-destructive types who are deliberately trying to contract the illness and then psychopathically to spread it on. They crowd into venues to meet, talk, dance, share each other's drinking glasses etc in the hope of becoming infected with the real deal. They are not meant to inoculate anyone.
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    jw williams · 14 days ago
    The truckers should deliver it to the military and let the military truck it in.
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    JuliaXYZ · 14 days ago
    It might be much safer in New York with lots of the residents gone. I hear many are off to Florida to spread COVID asymptomatically.
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    BU · 14 days ago
    I might know a guy willing to deliver food to NY...
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      Occams Razor · 14 days ago
      "Whatever contract you had with that man, Died with that man". Is the line the government will be giving to the truckers after they seek to get payment too.
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    ŽØMßÎËÞLÅÑËT · 14 days ago
    Whats next... "The Dead Return To Life?"

    Forensic pathologists beware: COVID-19 lives on in blood after death.

    ‘It is more resilient in that it sticks around the dead body’: California’s Dr. Judy Melinek develops protocols for limiting exposure of medical staff to virus during autopsies.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/forensic-pathologists-beware-covid-19-lives-on-in-blood-after-death/
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      Paul Swartz · 13 days ago
      The Walking Dead!
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      Jared Passenger · 14 days ago
      Oh but the Red Cross says it's OK! Yea sure. Something stinks and it's not the cabbage.
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        Charles Yearwood · 13 days ago
        Jared, NEVER trust anything coming from the red cross. It's the red cross that stinks. They're just as bogus as the day is long.
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      BU · 14 days ago
      So.... do dead people exhale or cough? I’m missing the great big issue here...
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        James Spruyt · 14 days ago
        They can exhale if you pick them up to move them. One guy grabs the arms and other guy grabs the legs. As the body bends, it exhales. This was seen in China early on.
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      Occams Razor · 14 days ago
      Then the real zombie apocalypse starts right?
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    Occams Razor · 14 days ago
    There are always mercenaries out there ready to rush into harms way to make a buck. Then there are suicide missions. I wonder what made Truckers not just charge double or triple, or that's what they are holding out for. Until Hazard pay manifests itself, no one will deliver unless the Govt threatens to pull licences.
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    Gregory Hoehn · 14 days ago
    people,refute this truth. https://youtu.be/tYXcFSOxLXg
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      Jared Passenger · 14 days ago
      People are dying of SOMETHING. Haven't you ever had a cold or flu? Sure. I had chicken pox as a kid. What was that? Spanish flu? What was that? A hoax? Please. Let's be real here.
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        TSlinger · 13 days ago
        Co-morbidity. No different than any other situation, like with the latest strain of flu. The numbers, the false positives...don't add up. We gonna do this every flu season perhaps? Even my wife commented- if this is a bio-weapon, it's pretty weak.
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      TSlinger · 14 days ago
      The math, the hype, the hysteria...it's all collapsing to truth. As all eyes were on this left hand, just what has the other been doing? Does the phrase, "to fool the very elect" start to have a ring to it? Regardless the context? If this is real- let it flourish. I fear the damage has already been done. The sheeple have been conditioned- the experiment has been a success. God is on His throne and no one expires before His predestined date. That's His power, part of His nature. Pulling out.
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        Spike4187 · 14 days ago
        I am inclined to agree with TSlinger. God is in control, we have been warned beforehand that Pestilences will come. They have come and they will come. Jesus also told us that when we see these things happening, we are not to worry. Have faith, take precautions, pray...(not necessarily in that order.)
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          Getsum · 13 days ago
          Thank you! I agree 100% but there are many who choose the panic over reason, preparation and faith.
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            TSlinger · 13 days ago
            Man...that's a statement! I sadly concur...