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    Question Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

    Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

    By HOPE YEN and FRANK BASS, Associated Press Writers 1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the United States carry commercial driver's licenses despite also qualifying for full federal disability payments, and some of those drivers have suffered seizures, heart attacks or unconscious spells, according to a new U.S. safety study obtained by The Associated Press.

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    NTSB's 8 proposals to bar medically unfit drivers

    By The Associated Press Mon Jul 21, 3:21 AM ET

    Since 2003, the National Transportation Safety Board has put medical oversight of commercial truck and bus drivers on its "most wanted" list, calling the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's overall response "unacceptable."

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    Default Re: Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

    The relentless pursuit to chase every truck driver down will never end.

    People want nothing to do with trucks, yet the truck is responsible for everything they have.

    The most classic case of not in my backyard

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    Default Re: Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

    We are the giants of the road. With all the news coverage we will always have a target on our backs. Lets see how our PAC's help guide our candidates that we paid for their elections and thumped the bushs for their votes. Will they come to our defense?

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    Default Re: Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

    Will this also apply to Mexican and South American truck drivers allowed into this country??? Does it only apply to American drivers???

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    Default Re: Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

    Quote Originally Posted by Quad Box View Post
    Will this also apply to Mexican and South American truck drivers allowed into this country??? Does it only apply to American drivers???
    Needs to be applied evenly. However it is true that there are many "medically unfit truckers" out there. I'm included in that bunch, that's why I'm retired. i could go into greater detail but won't, but all I'll state is that the employers will stop at nothing to put a trucker behind the wheel.

    How many times have any one of us, been too fatigued to drive? And did we drive? My last employer would ****-can drivers for refusal to drive un-well.

 

 

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