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Stan ETenn    Posted 02-08-2005 at 14:19:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Weren't a lot of our senior truckers forced off the road 10 - 20 yrs. ago? Something about passing a physical.


fredo.    Posted 02-08-2005 at 15:08:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
picture this, sugar beets are raised in my area [thumb of michigan] one factory in bay city one in caro one in saginaw one in carroltion and several dumping spots in the area. truckers can scale 160000 lbs legally, trucker going 35 speed limit on m25 in town and some sap head pulls in from a side st, 40 ft. ahead and doesn't get on it! tell me what kinda thoughts go through your head. i like truck drivers for the most part they don't only drive for themselves but the other drivers too.


fredo.


Willy-N    Posted 02-08-2005 at 14:30:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep and drug tests also! We get random drug tests, physicals every 2 years, CPR and First Aid Cards, lower alcohal levels for DUIs and a Back Ground FBI Check if you drive a School Bus. The roads would be a lot safer if people who drive cars had to do this to get there licence!


mark    Posted 02-08-2005 at 14:33:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
same with making THIER black boxes
addmisable in court


Willy-N    Posted 02-08-2005 at 14:41:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes most companys require those to. We are very regulated and I pay a extra fee for the licence, testing and my Drug Testing runs me over $350.00 a year to prove I don't use them. If I get in a wreck even if it isn't my fault I have to take a blood test right then just to make sure I am clean and not breaking the law. Mark H.


mark- should also see    Posted 02-08-2005 at 15:09:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
the 5 rule books we have to know, memorize
and test on every two years not to mention all
the bulletin updates plus with my fed. lic. I
have to spend a week every three years
testing both written and in simulators


mark    Posted 02-08-2005 at 15:00:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup, we get the grillin too plus on demand
drug tests. Any accident the box is
downloaded and we're presumed quilty until
proven innocent.

that's why I say with these new cars now
having boxes they should be usable too.


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