July 29 will be the first day that wearing a mask will be mandatory at all Love's. What about that? I think the rest of the truck stop chains will follow suit soon. As someone who strongly believes in private business doing whatever it wants, I have no problem with it. I have a problem with the government mandating masks as my state of Indiana just did. A private business I can choose to go or not but the government mandating masks and then threatening people with a fine or even jail is ridiculous. For crying out loud, they are letting people OUT of jail due to the Rona. Love's will have masks for sale if you don't have one although I have to believe most people have a mask by now. I have a couple in the truck and one in the Trucking Answers mobile unit.
Funny story: I had a regular doctor appointment Tuesday and the place I go requires masks to enter. OK. I wear my cloth mask and at the desk they gave me a surgical grade mask to wear. They don't allow the cloth masks. I asked why and they said the cloth masks don't do anything, they don't protect the wearer or others. I then asked my doctor about masks and he said if you aren't wearing a surgical grade mask you aren't really doing anything. Hmmmm. He gave me a few more to take with me. He said if everyone wore surgical grade masks all the time they are in contact with others we could stop the Rona but other than that it is going to be a long haul for us, maybe years. Interesting.
See you on the road with a mask!
Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.