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Give Us a Break (November 01, 2003)

Dear Editor,As a Safety and Compliance manager of a large trucking company I have to say it tires me to no end the abuse and harassment truck drivers are dealt by the general public.First, how often d...


Dear Editor,

As a Safety and Compliance manager of a large trucking company I have to say it tires me to no end the abuse and harassment truck drivers are dealt by the general public.

First, how often do we hear “the trucker cut me off”, “another truck in an accident” “truck drivers don’t care” “truck drivers are in a hurry”?

Enough.

Let’s take a good look at the real picture.

How many times have truck drivers been cut off by uncaring inconsiderate drivers of passenger vehicles and how many times have trucks been involved in accidents verses passenger vehicles?

Far less, for sure.

As a driver I have seen enough to know that stopping a car takes much less space and time than stopping a transport.

Drivers of passenger vehicles don’t understand that because they have never been behind the wheel.

And what about truck drivers not caring, have you ever wondered how we get our food or clothes or anything that has to do with life?

If it was not for us truck drivers, the whole country would come to a stop, food would not be put on shelves, clothes would not be put on our backs, hospitals would not have emergency supplies, no fuel for homes or vehicles and so on, truck drivers do care we work every holiday which includes Christmas when we should be with our families you get to see your children grow, if were lucky we see them on weekends.

Truck drivers have timelines to follow just like everyone else we as a group do our work 7/365 not like the average.

Instead of living in ignorance, thank a truck driver today.

Tommy Sauve, PCY Carriers Inc.


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1 Comment » for Give Us a Break (November 01, 2003)
  1. Terry Day says:

    Mr. Sauve, you hit the nail right on the head, thank you for speaking out on this issue.

    Terry Day.

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