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    Truck drivers are threatening to stop driving if something isn't done about feeding them enroute.
    With all diners and restaurants closed, it turns out that drive-ins will not serve anyone who walks through the drive-up lane, including big rig drivers.

    Drivers can't get hot food and coffee, so they are threatening to stop driving.

    The real epidemic in America is one of sheer stupidity.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    Restaurants are supposed to be open for takeout.
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    • #3
      We can't have a sense of entitlement during a time of crisis. We all have to make sacrifices. Everything will collapse if all we do is stamp our feet for being taken out of our normal routines. If need be, truckers might have to buy a fridge if their rig isn't already equipped with one and bring food. But, again takeout is supposed to be possible.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
        Restaurants are supposed to be open for takeout.
        Those that can afford to. Not all of them can. Only a couple of ours are, and they are not big rig accessible.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
          Restaurants are supposed to be open for takeout.
          Many truck stops offer much more than food.
          Showers for instance.
          Truckers are not permitted to drive more than a certain number of hours per day and so they probably rely more on truck stops than a nontruck driver would.
          I do not know if this is the issue, but can see it being a concern to them.
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          • #6
            Tell them to pack a lunch. Good grief...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              Truck drivers are threatening to stop driving if something isn't done about feeding them enroute.
              With all diners and restaurants closed, it turns out that drive-ins will not serve anyone who walks through the drive-up lane, including big rig drivers.

              Drivers can't get hot food and coffee, so they are threatening to stop driving..
              I run a trucking company, so I know of the problem.

              Most drive through places in the west and rural areas are pretty understanding, but some locations urban areas can be difficult

              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
              We can't have a sense of entitlement during a time of crisis. We all have to make sacrifices.
              Yes, tell those bitchin' truck drivers to make a sacrifice and stop eating.

              Originally posted by Massena View Post
              Tell them to pack a lunch. Good grief...
              You realize that a trip can last 10 - 12 days right?
              Those tuna fish sandwiches will get a pretty ripe.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                Truck drivers are threatening to stop driving if something isn't done about feeding them enroute.
                With all diners and restaurants closed, it turns out that drive-ins will not serve anyone who walks through the drive-up lane, including big rig drivers.

                Drivers can't get hot food and coffee, so they are threatening to stop driving.

                The real epidemic in America is one of sheer stupidity.
                Actually, stupidity combined with ignorance which is taking us on the path of social and economic suicide!

                A clue folks, nearly everything that goes into a restaurant, whether it is able to provide take-out or not under current conditions, and everything that goes into your local grocery store, through the backdoor loading dock, comes via truck. Trucks often operating out of central distribution warehouses that may be hundreds of miles away, which in turn get their stores/inventory mostly via trucks from other distribution centers that may be hundreds to thousands of miles away.

                If trucks don't get to the backdoors, nothing gets on the shelves.

                It's our national logistics supply chain and disappointing to see some of the "experts" here are so clueless.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Freebird View Post
                  I run a trucking company, so I know of the problem.

                  Most drive through places in the west and rural areas are pretty understanding, but some locations urban areas can be difficult



                  Yes, tell those bitchin' truck drivers to make a sacrifice and stop eating.



                  You realize that a trip can last 10 - 12 days right?
                  Those tuna fish sandwiches will get a pretty ripe.
                  EXACTLY!

                  Some of our wise idjits here haven't a clue on this national logistics system. Are blowing their wisdom out their rectums.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                    Restaurants are supposed to be open for takeout.
                    They are "allowed" to be open for take-out and/or delivery, IF they are so equip and supplied. Not all are. Plus those "single use containers" (which the enviro-nazis want banned from use) that take-out would go into are not an infinite supply in the backroom and need to be replenished via the delivery trucks which now might not be able to get there.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                      Restaurants are supposed to be open for takeout.
                      Not so true. They are ALLOWED to remain open for takeout, but many restaurants here have either panic closed, or closed because remaining open would not be economically viable.

                      Many fast food places that have a parking lot is now only open for drive-thru. For liability reasons, they have policies not to serve people that walk up to drive-thru's. There are vehicle size limitations for drive-thru's, so the truck drivers have a legitimate gripe.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

                        They are "allowed" to be open for take-out and/or delivery, IF they are so equip and supplied. Not all are. Plus those "single use containers" (which the enviro-nazis want banned from use) that take-out would go into are not an infinite supply in the backroom and need to be replenished via the delivery trucks which now might not be able to get there.
                        True. The McDonald's near my place of business as of Tuesday were serving food with wrong wrappers which led to more delay as people were arguing that they had received the wrong items, example being Quarter-Pounders inside an Egg McMuffin wrapper.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Salinator View Post

                          Not so true. They are ALLOWED to remain open for takeout, but many restaurants here have either panic closed, or closed because remaining open are not economically viable.

                          Many fast food places that have a parking lot is no only open for drive-thru. For liability reasons, they have policies not to serve people that walk up to drive-thru's. There are vehicle size limitations for drive-thru's, so the truck drivers have a legitimate gripe.
                          "Economically viable" is the key here. The restaurants in my area that have take-out are the ones that had it anyway. Those that did not have closed down altogether.

                          Want to make a fortune overnight? Rent a food truck, park along a major highway and start serving hot food and coffee.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                            "Economically viable" is the key here. The restaurants in my area that have take-out are the ones that had it anyway. Those that did not have closed down altogether.

                            Want to make a fortune overnight? Rent a food truck, park along a major highway and start serving hot food and coffee.
                            Food trucks just can't park anyway they please, at least here, anyway.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                              We can't have a sense of entitlement during a time of crisis.
                              Common sense and pragmatic sustainability are not entitlements. They are a reality that shouldn't be tossed aside.

                              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                              We all have to make sacrifices.
                              Let's start with cutting in half the pay and pensions of all guv'mint workers and retirees.
                              This rush to idiot non-solution is already putting tens of millions of workers out of a job and threatening to ruin and bankrupt tens of millions of businesses. The cure is starting to look worse than the disease.

                              Do you think the cafeterias at your State legislature, Federal congress and assorted guv'mint agencies have closed their doors and told everyone to brown bag it?!

                              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                              Everything will collapse if all we do is stamp our feet for being taken out of our normal routines.
                              Everything is already collapsing because ignorant idiots elected to be in charge have stamped their foot and taken half-baked measures that will collapse the economy and then society. [/QUOTE]

                              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                              If need be, truckers might have to buy a fridge if their rig isn't already equipped with one and bring food. But, again takeout is supposed to be possible.
                              If you'd every been inside a sleeper tractor of the "larger" size, you'd note that many already do. But it's a mini-fridge of limited capacity. And even more to the point, would you be willing to eat only cold food for several days to a few weeks, especially during the cold of Winter?

                              Semi-trucks hauling the commerce of our nation are the life-blood of us, and these drivers often spend days to weeks on the road before ever getting home, if they have one. To stock up on food to carry means pulling those big-rigs off the interstates and into suburban, small towns, and city environs where they will be helping to glog traffic and engender ire of idiot citizens.

                              Again, not all restaurants will be able to offer take-out or afford to be open and operative on what would be a fraction of the business volume they need to remain solvent and survive.

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