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Fatigue kills, but where do we go to rest?

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor:

I’m a dedicated driver and I run from Oshawa to Windsor every day, but every day I see something that is really getting to me: a sign that says ‘Fatigue kills, take a break,’ and then 25 km later I see a sign that says ‘Service center temporarily closed.’

I understand these service centers need to be worked on, but why can’t they bring in a trailer to serve coffee or even just leave the truck lot open?

Closing these service centres is causing drivers to look for spots where there simply isn’t enough room.

I ran with a driver from Kansas and for about a half-hour helped him try to find a spot, but the Tilbury service centre is closed up tight and at the time the Pilot was full.

Something needs to be done about the lack of parking for us, it’s getting harder and harder to find a spot at the edges of Ontario.

Troy Barnes Via e-mail

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