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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    it might depend on the company or state regs as well,i know in texas people still cheat the system,and dont get caught until an accident when the dot siezes all records and reviews them.

    fyi systems that detect alteration have been around awhile,ofcourse people wanting to make more money tend to be ingenious,and have cheated software,hence why the dot reviews all facets,if any system was fullproof we wouldnt have needed so many paper backups logs and mechanical tattlers.
    If a trucking company was interested in cheating their logs, they wouldnt purchase an electronic logbook service to begin with.

    You make a good point about a paper log as a backup. This driver's system may have went down and he was running paper logs, in which case he couod have renegaded the **** out of his log.
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If a trucking company was interested in cheating their logs, they wouldnt purchase an electronic logbook service to begin with.

    You make a good point about a paper log as a backup. This driver's system may have went down and he was running paper logs, in which case he couod have renegaded the **** out of his log.
    well regulations are only as good as the people regulating them,hence as i said electronic can be cheated,but it requires more people in on it.

    i knew a driver who went to jail because he got into a wreck,and the dot investigation showed he had altered the software in the black box,his mechanical tattler and black box didnt match.their investigation shown he was cheating the system,as was his direct supervisor who knew the paper logs,electric logs,and mechanical tattler didnt match,and looked the other way.he got 4 years prison,the supervisor got probation and all cdl license rights removed,so he was bassically unable to work any position in any cdl company for violating law,though he could legally drive his own car.
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    An 18 wheeler tanker truck in the left (center) lane crossed the line on a four lane highway and hit my new car in the right lane last month. We were both traveling in the same direction. I was traveling 45 mph, speed limit, and he hit the driver side rear wheel, spun my car in front of him, and pushed me sideways for about 300 feet according to the police. I thought I was going to die because I just knew my car was going to roll over, but it didn't. Looking out the driver side window all I could see was the grill of the 18 wheeler as he pushed my car down the road. I went to the hospital in an ambulance on a wooden board with a neck brace on.

    As it turns out I had whiplash and was better after several doctor and chiropractic visits. My new car, which had less than 900 miles on it had structural and other damage that cost over $10,000 to repair. I fought with the insurance company to total the car but they wouldn't.

    I can't find an attorney to take the case because I'm not dead or maimed. Now I'm stuck with having to deal with the other guy's insurance company about the depreciated value of my car, compensation for my missed work time, and my wife's missed work time because of the accident. Bastards!

    18 wheelers are dangerous. Whatever repercussion the driver of that wreck gets, because it was no accident, he deserves. **** the legal responsibilities of his employer or insurance company, he was driving the truck.
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    An 18 wheeler tanker truck in the left (center) lane crossed the line on a four lane highway and hit my new car in the right lane last month. We were both traveling in the same direction. I was traveling 45 mph, speed limit, and he hit the driver side rear wheel, spun my car in front of him, and pushed me sideways for about 300 feet according to the police. I thought I was going to die because I just knew my car was going to roll over, but it didn't. Looking out the driver side window all I could see was the grill of the 18 wheeler as he pushed my car down the road. I went to the hospital in an ambulance on a wooden board with a neck brace on.

    As it turns out I had whiplash and was better after several doctor and chiropractic visits. My new car, which had less than 900 miles on it had structural and other damage that cost over $10,000 to repair. I fought with the insurance company to total the car but they wouldn't.

    I can't find an attorney to take the case because I'm not dead or maimed. Now I'm stuck with having to deal with the other guy's insurance company about the depreciated value of my car, compensation for my missed work time, and my wife's missed work time because of the accident. Bastards!

    18 wheelers are dangerous. Whatever repercussion the driver of that wreck gets, because it was no accident, he deserves. **** the legal responsibilities of his employer or insurance company, he was driving the truck.
    Glad you're still here with us! I can't imagine going through what you did! Terrifying!

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Glad you're still here with us! I can't imagine going through what you did! Terrifying!

    Greetings, Mo.
    Greetings polgara!

    Thank you. I'm glad to still be here too. Now I'm just frustrated.
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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Drivers should be paid by the hour not the mile and that includes hours spent getting loaded and unloaded. Paid by the mile is a recipe for carnage.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Drivers should be paid by the hour not the mile and that includes hours spent getting loaded and unloaded. Paid by the mile is a recipe for carnage.
    that's all we need
    the slow lane clogged with semis traveling at 40 MPH
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Drivers should be paid by the hour not the mile and that includes hours spent getting loaded and unloaded. Paid by the mile is a recipe for carnage.
    I get paid by the hour and lovin' it!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that's all we need
    the slow lane clogged with semis traveling at 40 MPH
    You won't have to worry about that...lol!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Prosecutor: Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You won't have to worry about that...lol!
    if they are being paid by the hour instead of the mile?
    they will be slow driving like municipal employees
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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