Truck Driver Hits School Bus Kills Kid While Changing Clothes

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Rainy 's Comment
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This is what happens when drivers become over confident, complacent, and irresponsible. This poor judgement killed a kid, injured others and ruined the driver's life as well.

Its just not worth it. Pull of the road and stop. Do what you need to do.

This is why companies scrutanize records so thoroughly. When driver wannabes post "i was stupid and got in trouble and no one will give me.a.chance now"....this is why they are afraid to risk hiring a person with poor jiudgement and a checkered past.

ONE stupid move kills

Trucker Hits School Bus

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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All to avoid losing 2 minutes.

Jamie's Comment
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This is what's wrong with people these days, they would rather risk everyone's life then pull over for a few minutes to do what they need to do. They believe since they do it all the time and have X amount of experience they will be fine, but when you keep pushing your luck; things like this will happen.

Doug C.'s Comment
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This send shudders down my spine. So pointless, and that poor child is just gone!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Most likely has done it many times before with no problem. No excuse. I'm just pointing out something.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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It's not going easy for the family. Everytime they see a truck driver they are going tkwa t to RIP his head off. I know I do. It's the same thing when independents co.e passing me at 90 plus miles an hour. Yes we all want to be on time, but that isn't doing safely. Sad, and he was just getting to enjoy life. My prayers go out to his family.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Crazy.. my last trainee I requested she be put in someone else's truck, after she removed a jacket while behind the wheel.. not once, but twice.. amongst other things. Hopefully she got the message that it was a serious no-no and apparently did better with the second trainer and tested out and went solo.

Removing clothing while driving is something I won't tolerate in my truck.


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