You are right, but not all truckers are like you, so I guess cops are wary of all of them. Now the guy below in the Peterbilt, I don't know about him. Sounds a little crazy to me. We better watch out for him. ;-)<quoted text>
Thanks Cuz, I appreciate you thinking about me.
It is true, no matter what the economy, you can always find driving jobs. It's one of the reasons I chose this career. I like the part of the article that states some of the problem is regulations. There is just too much government in trucking today. Had I known it would get this bad, I would have chosen another career, and perhaps that's why many are avoiding the career today.
They have these officers out on the highway called DOT cops. We sometimes refer to them as diesel cops, or PUCO here in Ohio. For whatever reason, when you drive a truck. you inadvertently gave up your Fourth Amendment rights.
These guys pull you over simply to search your vehicle; no other reason given. Once you are pulled over, they won't let you go until they find something--anything to write you up on. When they write you up, you get points on your CDL under a provision called CSA2010. This is separate from the points on your drivers license. Once you have too many points, they suspend you from driving, and you are out of an income.
That's not bad enough, but they keep hiring more and more of these guys every year so it seems. When I first got into the field, you would see a DOT cop once in a great while. Today, you see them almost every day. It's so intrusive that they now train State Highway Patrol and certify them to search trucks under DOT as well.
Given the fact that they pull drivers over at random, it really gives you a sense of how citizens of Germany felt during Hitler's time. I guess this is one of the reasons why I'm so anti-government.
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