Rabbit Holler Flash wrote:...I am a professional driver and have no tolerance for thoose steering wheel holdin Billy Big Riggers that are just in it for a buck.
I wanted to shake my fist at the guy! But, I wasn't in my CDL truck, I was in a railroad pickup truck. And, being a railroader that drives CDL trucks puts me in an awkward position with other truck drivers because most of 'em just don't like the railroad for obvious reasons. They think I've "crossed the fence" and went to work for the enemy. In fact, it was the other way around. The RR made me get a CDL to keep my job. Anyway...
If we get caught texting while driving, along with the big fat federal fine, we also get an even bigger fine from the Federal Railroad Administration, and 30 days off work with no pay from the railroad.
People just need to figure out that you just DON'T NEED TO TEXT AND DRIVE! I use a high dollar earpiece with my cellphone for talking on the road. And, I only do that because its necessary for my job, and because they require us to use a cell phone in hands free mode on the road. If it were up to me, I would leave it off! But, we gotta do what the boss man says.