Trucker given 6-month sentence

Trucker given 6-month sentence

There are 10 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Jan 30, 2010, titled Trucker given 6-month sentence. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

A New Jersey trucker who caused an April 2008 crash on Woodford Mountain that took the lives of three people was sentenced Friday to serve six months in prison.

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Bored

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Jan 31, 2010
Kill three people and get 6 months. What a state.
NH Lady

Manchester, NH

#2 Jan 31, 2010
Bored wrote:
Kill three people and get 6 months. What a state.
Only in Vermont.

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#3 Jan 31, 2010
To Bored and NH Lady, these ridiculous sentences do not only happen in VT.

http://www2.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/j...
Joe

Chester, VT

#4 Jan 31, 2010
NH Lady wrote:
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Only in Vermont.
not really, CT toll booths, 7 woman and children died when a truck slammed into a line of cars paying their toll at probably full speed. The driver was driving way too many hours that week and got 6 months.

Does any trucker think hell with it they will only do 6 months or some other light sentance if they kill people, not likely so it wouldn't matter what the lenght of the jail term was as far as preventing the wrecks.

Sweatshops On Wheels

http://www.ilir.umich.edu/SweatshopsOnWheels/

http://www.ilir.umich.edu/ILIR/umtip/default....

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0195128869/

The guy that wrote the book is no slacker in life and the books was written a long time ago, our goverment ignores the problems in the industry. It's just another example of the inmates running the asylum handing the American Trucking ASSociation the keys to the regultory agency and letting them set the agenda.

Society can hang the drivers, but it won't solve the problem because there is always another down on their luck american or immigrant willing to sit in the seat and take the risk to put food on the table and a roof over the head of their family.

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#5 Jan 31, 2010
Joe wrote:
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not really, CT toll booths, 7 woman and children died when a truck slammed into a line of cars paying their toll at probably full speed. The driver was driving way too many hours that week and got 6 months.
Does any trucker think hell with it they will only do 6 months or some other light sentance if they kill people, not likely so it wouldn't matter what the lenght of the jail term was as far as preventing the wrecks.
Sweatshops On Wheels
http://www.ilir.umich.edu/SweatshopsOnWheels/
http://www.ilir.umich.edu/ILIR/umtip/default....
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0195128869/
The guy that wrote the book is no slacker in life and the books was written a long time ago, our goverment ignores the problems in the industry. It's just another example of the inmates running the asylum handing the American Trucking ASSociation the keys to the regultory agency and letting them set the agenda.
Society can hang the drivers, but it won't solve the problem because there is always another down on their luck american or immigrant willing to sit in the seat and take the risk to put food on the table and a roof over the head of their family.
Let me tell ya something there Joe. When I drove truck I did it because I loved the job, I wasn't down on my luck and I'm not an immigrant. There are allot of men and women out there every day and night sitting behind the wheel of those big rigs working there buts off and getting no respect for it. When you go to the store for groceries or whatever else, how do you think it got there, by truck. I'm not saying there are not idiots out there that do not belong at the wheel of TT, just like there are idiots out there do not belong behind the wheel of a car.
Joe

Chester, VT

#6 Jan 31, 2010
Scott05201 wrote:
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Let me tell ya something there Joe. When I drove truck I did it because I loved the job, I wasn't down on my luck and I'm not an immigrant. There are allot of men and women out there every day and night sitting behind the wheel of those big rigs working there buts off and getting no respect for it. When you go to the store for groceries or whatever else, how do you think it got there, by truck. I'm not saying there are not idiots out there that do not belong at the wheel of TT, just like there are idiots out there do not belong behind the wheel of a car.
Love the job? driver put your CB on 15, they will call you someday when your load is ready or they have a dock for you or maybe 2nd or 3rd shift will.
Can't beat the T/A food and the ample parking and nice showers that have a 2 hour wait. Nothing better than a nice blizzard to cruise threw.

why would anyone respect people that let themselves be dumped on ?

The joy of the open road, cross bronx expressway at 1 mph ROFLMAO
See the country, Elizabeth NJ and spend the night in trucker ghetto's. Gary IN. what a great place.
Linda Brown Hope MI

Metamora, MI

#7 Jan 31, 2010
I agree, typical Vt sentence. He kills three people and gets a lousy six months, how much would he have gotten had he shot them all to death? No difference, if you ask me, clearly, this guy should have never been behind the wheel of a flying bomb!!! And he won't do the whole six months, ya know VT, he will be out in three. They don't give snappers any real time either when those pukes should all be DEAD and not being released into society to a hood full of kids. A guy here, who was driving a semi too fast, plowed into a woman who was stopped at a light and he killed her and her 4 month old baby and he got 15 YEARS!!!! And VT hands down this slap on the wrist as usual. Why don't they just let everyone get away with everything? Don't arrest anyone for sexual assault, murder, drugs, robbery, you just get a pat on the head and be told, don't do this again OK? This sentence is a joke and if this was my family member, I would not rest until this loser was locked up for at least 15 yrs. Now the only recourse they have, is to sue civilly, and that could take years, this was not justice and nor was it punishment, so glad I do not live in VT anymore.
Joe

Chester, VT

#8 Jan 31, 2010
oh wait you where one of the hobby truckers, out there to avoid a real job while you daddy or wife took care of things.

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#9 Jan 31, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Love the job? driver put your CB on 15, they will call you someday when your load is ready or they have a dock for you or maybe 2nd or 3rd shift will.
Can't beat the T/A food and the ample parking and nice showers that have a 2 hour wait. Nothing better than a nice blizzard to cruise threw.
why would anyone respect people that let themselves be dumped on ?
The joy of the open road, cross bronx expressway at 1 mph ROFLMAO
See the country, Elizabeth NJ and spend the night in trucker ghetto's. Gary IN. what a great place.
Love the job? You're damn right I did. T/A is good, but the Flying J is my choice.

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#10 Jan 31, 2010
Linda Brown Hope MI wrote:
I agree, typical Vt sentence. He kills three people and gets a lousy six months, how much would he have gotten had he shot them all to death? No difference, if you ask me, clearly, this guy should have never been behind the wheel of a flying bomb!!! And he won't do the whole six months, ya know VT, he will be out in three. They don't give snappers any real time either when those pukes should all be DEAD and not being released into society to a hood full of kids. A guy here, who was driving a semi too fast, plowed into a woman who was stopped at a light and he killed her and her 4 month old baby and he got 15 YEARS!!!! And VT hands down this slap on the wrist as usual. Why don't they just let everyone get away with everything? Don't arrest anyone for sexual assault, murder, drugs, robbery, you just get a pat on the head and be told, don't do this again OK? This sentence is a joke and if this was my family member, I would not rest until this loser was locked up for at least 15 yrs. Now the only recourse they have, is to sue civilly, and that could take years, this was not justice and nor was it punishment, so glad I do not live in VT anymore.
It's not just VT Linda Brown, these ridiculous sentences happen everywhere.

http://www2.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/j...

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