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    Default Today's trucking industry ?

    This appears to be the state of America's trucking industry. Hire anyone, don 't check records and let them loose on the streets with expensive equipment. The owners of this company should all be charged, along with their driver.

    A man accused of speeding through Elizabeth in a cab of a tractor trailer last Saturday, smashing into cars - killing one person and injuring another -has a record of 55 prior arrests in California, authorities said Wednesday.

    Daniel Burnam Williams, 57, who gave his address as Brighton, Colo., appeared in court in handcuffs, wearing a neck brace and with cuts and scratches on his face.

    Williams, who according to authorities has used 10 different aliases and eight separate social security numbers, nodded his head when asked questions by Judge Brenda Coppola Cuba.

    Barnes opposed any bail reduction, saying Williams had 55 arrests in California and at least eight felony convictions. Williams has been arrested for crimes involving drugs, alcohol and domestic violence, the assistant prosecutor said.

    He said Williams has three arrests for providing false identification, and also has an arrest record in Colorado. Williams has been a truck driver for three years, according to Barnes.
    Driver in fatal truck crash had 55 prior arrests in California | NJ.com

    Just for the record, here is the link to the company that employed this criminal.
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    We had a bad wreck in this area yesterday and I think that some trucker is gonna have a lot of explaining to do.. second accident in the same area in two days.. Construction zone,two lanes to one and people don't know how to slow down.. The one yesterday had at least one fatality..

    Police: One person dead, multiple injuries in six-vehicle crash on I-84 - News - recordonline.com - Middletown, NY

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    Default Re: Today's trucking industry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    This appears to be the state of America's trucking industry. Hire anyone, don 't check records and let them loose on the streets with expensive equipment. The owners of this company should all be charged, along with their driver.





    Driver in fatal truck crash had 55 prior arrests in California | NJ.com

    Just for the record, here is the link to the company that employed this criminal.
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    Absolutely astounding to me!

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    These alleged allegations cannot be true.

    I recall many years ago when the government decreed chauffeurs license
    was no longer valid and we must all obtain the almighty CDL. The tag line was..."Only the best will drive". It did
    of course cost the driver more, but hey, its' all about safety, right?

    I remember when the feds tightened the blood pressure requirement, forcing millions of healthy drivers
    onto blood pressure medicine to meet the new guidelines. This cost the drivers time and money to comply,
    but did greatly increase the drug companies bottom line. But why should the drivers complain? It's all about
    safety, right?

    I remember when it was decreed that all truckdrivers must be fingerprinted, the assumption being
    that if you were a lowly trucker , you must be doing something wrong. This of course made the states
    millions of bucks at 100 bucks a pop....every 4 years...because your fingerprints might change
    But this was OK, because it was about safety. right?
    Side note... the good thing about this was that after a hijacking,
    when they found your body in a ditch with your throat slit they could ID you.

    With all this, and e-logs, cameras, etc, we must have the safest trucking industry in the world!
    Our government has said with each new regulation , that THIS one would make the highways safe!

    These two examples cited in this thread must be anomalies, rouge drivers who slipped thru the cracks!
    We must have congressional hearings and new laws to prevent this!
    We must find another way to penalize law abiding truckdrivers and bring more revenue to the state...
    for safetys sake.

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    X475,couldnt have said it better..

    The truckers of today can't even stand next to the ones of yesterday.. They send them through driving school and set them out on the street because they have another incoming class.. IMO it was deregulation that was the main reason..It unleashed thousands of unregulated trucking companies that thrived on cheap low experienced drivers with the promise of a large car to go down the road..

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    If I knew how to do something else Forty hours/week..days...M-F....I'd drop this immediately. Too many hours. Too little pay. Way too much responsibility..Days off to renew CDL. Days off to renew Hazmat. Days off for fingerprints. And pay for it all. Days off for DOT physical which is another racket. Days off for specialist to pass physical. Copays...We should be making two hundred grand/ year for all this.
    Tired is all you get.

    Dog eat dog.....with the same small group at the top making all the money. Vangaurd Group owns UPS &Fedex too....and their top investors probably have money in others too.
    Work boy work!

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    I think the construction jobs on the roads and street are not very professional setups...Crooked narrow barriers with bumpy uneven surface on the road. 102's 53's doubles....it's just insane everywhere anymore.

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    I got on a bridge today. It's been there a long time. It has weight limit and 12'6" signs but trucks are supposed to be ok. Quarter way across the car approaching got in my lane and motioned me to back up. He would not move. The bridge is too narrow. He didn't want to squeeze thru. So I backed up because I was closer to my end. Its aboutan eighth of a mile bridge. It really should be marked no trucks but is not.
    The construction zones should be wider. I think they are way too narrow for 2 trucks at a whole lot of zones anymore.

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    Default Re: Today's trucking industry ?

    And the streets with double yellow lines. I don't think the state is measuring them right anymore. We're supposed to be able to take trucks on them. But many seem like they are almost too tight to fit 2 trucks with bends and curves.. and then some allow car parking on the sides.
    I think they need alot of remeasuring ..and reengineering...and maybe some "no trucks" signs on them.

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    I have no idea how to make it through the day without having my own personal lawyer counseling my every breathe, facial expression, step, word or move I make.
    Somebody's looking to Sue and take everything I got with one wrong blink.
    But all I got is a mailbox full of bills?
    My money's already spent.
    Do they want them?

    They make it so it'd be best not to work or move or own anything.g.

    The world is much to complicated anymore.
    That's why I've recently posted that I'd rather see a total system collapse than see business-as-usual Clinton win.
    What was the phrase?
    I can't breath?
    Yeah...That's it.

 

 
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