Truck Driver Troubles

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BK's Comment
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On Saturday I got a call to check on a company driver who was unresponsive. I was the only driver in the area, so I re-routed to get to her location.

I actually had to do some detective work at the truck location. I got some info from the CEFCO location and relayed that to the company. They eventually found the driver. She was wondering around. Either drunk, sick or on drugs. Unfortunately, before help could arrive, she wandered into traffic, on foot, and got hit. She is now in the hospital in critical condition. Very sad situation to say the least.

I just wish I could have gotten to her sooner and I know she would be ok if I had been there to help her. Her name is Susie and I hope she survives.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Harvey C.'s Comment
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Wow, what a tragic event Bruce. I will pray for her now. That will be something on your mind for a long time and I hope it is not something that distracts you from your carrying out own important duties.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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On Saturday I got a call to check on a company driver who was unresponsive. I was the only driver in the area, so I re-routed to get to her location.

I actually had to do some detective work at the truck location. I got some info from the CEFCO location and relayed that to the company. They eventually found the driver. She was wondering around. Either drunk, sick or on drugs. Unfortunately, before help could arrive, she wandered into traffic, on foot, and got hit. She is now in the hospital in critical condition. Very sad situation to say the least.

I just wish I could have gotten to her sooner and I know she would be ok if I had been there to help her. Her name is Susie and I hope she survives.

I hate to say it, but that's a horrible position to put a driver in. I know that you would have done your best to help her, as any of us would, but we are not first responders. I wonder why dispatch didn't contact local police to do a welfare check. In my opinion, that would have been more appropriate.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-One's Comment
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I agree. I find it hard to believe a company wouldn’t immediately call law enforcement to conduct a welfare check. If I was Susie’s family that’s why I sure as hell be asking.

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On Saturday I got a call to check on a company driver who was unresponsive. I was the only driver in the area, so I re-routed to get to her location.

I actually had to do some detective work at the truck location. I got some info from the CEFCO location and relayed that to the company. They eventually found the driver. She was wondering around. Either drunk, sick or on drugs. Unfortunately, before help could arrive, she wandered into traffic, on foot, and got hit. She is now in the hospital in critical condition. Very sad situation to say the least.

I just wish I could have gotten to her sooner and I know she would be ok if I had been there to help her. Her name is Susie and I hope she survives.

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I hate to say it, but that's a horrible position to put a driver in. I know that you would have done your best to help her, as any of us would, but we are not first responders. I wonder why dispatch didn't contact local police to do a welfare check. In my opinion, that would have been more appropriate.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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On Saturday I got a call to check on a company driver who was unresponsive. I was the only driver in the area, so I re-routed to get to her location.

I actually had to do some detective work at the truck location. I got some info from the CEFCO location and relayed that to the company. They eventually found the driver. She was wondering around. Either drunk, sick or on drugs. Unfortunately, before help could arrive, she wandered into traffic, on foot, and got hit. She is now in the hospital in critical condition. Very sad situation to say the least.

I just wish I could have gotten to her sooner and I know she would be ok if I had been there to help her. Her name is Susie and I hope she survives.

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I hate to say it, but that's a horrible position to put a driver in. I know that you would have done your best to help her, as any of us would, but we are not first responders. I wonder why dispatch didn't contact local police to do a welfare check. In my opinion, that would have been more appropriate.

Yeah, those are valid questions. I don’t know all the extenuating circumstances. I do know that the sheriffs dept. was called early on and apparently they let her go. It appears that she got hit after that. I’m sure the company will conduct a thorough investigation, at least to clear itself of any liability. I just wish I could have been there to prevent this from happening.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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I’m sorry, but an unresponsive driver isn’t something another driver should be checking up on. No idea what you could have found. They put you at risk.

Truck recovery is one thing…but this should have been escalated to the police without question. It’s their job to deal with this sort of thing, not another driver.

Moe's Comment
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BK - I don’t mean to sound like an Ahole , but I sometimes wonder about some of the stuff you post, it’s like too much EXTRAordinary circumstances too often man…..

If this is legit, I hope all affected come out well and get the help they need…..

On Saturday I got a call to check on a company driver who was unresponsive. I was the only driver in the area, so I re-routed to get to her location.

I actually had to do some detective work at the truck location. I got some info from the CEFCO location and relayed that to the company. They eventually found the driver. She was wondering around. Either drunk, sick or on drugs. Unfortunately, before help could arrive, she wandered into traffic, on foot, and got hit. She is now in the hospital in critical condition. Very sad situation to say the least.

I just wish I could have gotten to her sooner and I know she would be ok if I had been there to help her. Her name is Susie and I hope she survives.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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