Sunday, January 01, 2012
Trucker Assimilated, Borg Style...you're next.
The Look of the Modern US Trucker?
Cool shades and Blue Tooth headset. Get used to it folks. No headset means big fines.
What amazes me is that DOT did not make it mandatory for The motoring public to use these.
I mean, aren't they the less trained drivers by nature?
Again the DOT and the FMCSA react instead of innovate.
Sigh, to my friends who aren't truckers....it starts in the trucks and moves to the cars. Yes, you can wear one too.
I like the boom mics for the high noise environment I work in.
What the real issue to this driver is that Insurance companies and our current political overlords do not want to want to mandate the rulings needed to correctly train people how to operate a motor vehicle. If a person doesn't have enough sense to drive without maintaining attention to the road they should be excluded from driving.
Sadly, like most trucking companies that train, insurance companies and governments are after that dollar and will issue an operators license with the minimum of testing and retesting. Yeah, I said it...retesting. That includes a physical every so often. I mean, how many of those in the motoring public have untreated diabetes or poor heart health?
The insurers and the governments are the real culprits here. To those safety advocates...look for real answers instead of beating on the same boogie man year after year. It's not the truckers. We're the most regulated unskilled work force out there. Imagine that. lol
You want safe roads. Then all those who use them should be trained, retrained and tested frequently.
Or, make everyone buy a self driving vehicle.....wait....hmmmm......follow the money folks.
Okay, that's it.
Heydriver wishing all y'all a Happy New Year and we're back quiet.