Increase in immigrant truck drivers, ...

Increase in immigrant truck drivers, fatal accidents a rising concern

There are 3 comments on the Headwaters News story from Dec 19, 2011, titled Increase in immigrant truck drivers, fatal accidents a rising concern. In it, Headwaters News reports that:

Increase in immigrant truck drivers, fatal accidents a rising concern A speeding FedEx truck driven by a Russian truckdriver killed a volunteer fireman on a snowy night in Montana in 2008, and an interpreter was needed to take the driver's statement, revealing an alarming trend in the trucking industry: schools that churn out drivers with ... (more)

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English speaking driver

Flushing, NY

#1 Dec 19, 2011
What happened to the federal laws that simply state that a CDL holder has to have the ability to read, write, and speak the English language?
It's a federal law!! The school who taught this immigrant should be given a "huge" fine. Then the company that hired this guy should be levied a "huge" fine. Maybe even shut down for not following federal law.
The number of drivers that can't speak English is bullshit. Russian, Muslim or any other immigrant should have to follow the laws just as any other driver on the road!! They "screw the pooch" and the rest of us get more regulations implemented on us.
Tommy

Wheaton, IL

#2 Jan 13, 2012
The definition of read, write, and speak English does not say to what grade level. A lot of states interpret it to mean read road signs, and understand the examiners. Turn right, turn left, stop, backup, lights on, lights off, park, set the brakes. If they understand and perform those orders they pass. A 4 year old could understand that much English.
ripped off drivers

Encinitas, CA

#3 Oct 9, 2012
Cops are told to Look The Other Way...imgrunts are
CHEAP LABOR...industry promotes it. Thousands of illegals from mexico are driving in he southwest.

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