Trucking puts onus on drivers

Apparently the trucking safety rules were made to protect the trucking companies.

To the editor:

Apparently the trucking safety rules were made to protect the trucking companies and put the onus on the drivers to make sure the trucks were safe to be on the road.

Suppose there are truck problems and the driver does his/her inspection and turns the report in to the company and does not fix the truck Also suppose the owner is short of money and needs the trip to make a profit. He insists that the trip go ahead.

The driver now has the choice of driving the truck as it is and possibly killing someone or getting caught driving the rig, thus losing his license.

Nothing seems to happen to the company owner, so he gets away with it.

Does this seem fair? Should not the onus for keeping trucks in shape be on the company owners? This seems like the rules are against the drivers.

Some things need a change and I think it is this whole trucking system.

 

Bing Whiteway,

Kelowna