When is enough going to be enough, how many truck drivers must die? What am I talking about?
I’m talking about idling restrictions and truckers trying to stay warm.
I heard from a trucker the other day that some drivers have gotten sick. One may have died, from running propane heaters in their trucks, trying to stay warm.
I even heard a driver say that he had a generator he was using and a cop came up to him and told him he had to shut it down, because of the noise. So the driver had to idle his truck all night. Truck drivers are the most regulated industry around. There is always somebody telling truck drivers what to do.
What’s the point in trying to “save the environment�
�� if we are allowing people to die for trying to abide by the no idle laws? Something needs to be done about this and soon. This is not a situation that needs to continue. Even one driver dying from an ignorant law like this, is too many.
I want to make a proposal. If the law makers make an ignorant law then they should have to endure it also. Law makers should have to go and sleep in a truck or their houses without any A/C or heat for ten hours every twenty four hours. Let’s see how long they make it. Law makers do not understand that if trucks were to stop then commerce would stop.
When is enough going to be enough? When will law makers admi
t to and address these problems? When will drivers come together and make your their voices heard? There are 3.5 million active truck drivers there is a estimated 8 million CDL license holders in the United States!
Do the law makers even realize what could/would happen if truckers were to organize?
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