Slide: Ill or Fatigued Driver
A. Be prepared to ask the following in the driver dep:
B. Inspect cab of truck
C. What empty prescriptions, energy drinks, coffee cups, etc. can you find?
The ill or fatigued driver. Basically, a driver cannot drive a truck if he’s ill, or if it’s unsafe to drive — if it’s unsafe for him to do so. As my friend from Indianapolis was just saying about those pictures in the cab (of the truck), all I can tell you is this: You really, really want to get out there and investigate, inspect, and especially take pictures of these cabs of these trucks, because there’s gold there. You will be absolutely amazed at what you find. So I really encourage you to do this in all of your cases where the opportunity arises, because you will be amazed. And amazed is probably a bad word; you will be horrified at what you find in some of these cabs when you start inspecting them and photographing them.
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