The government may use the National Transportation Safety Board’s
findings to justify more regulations on truckers passing through Mojave.
According to the report, Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez had been on duty for
twenty-four consecutive hours when he lost his way in the predawn darkness about 65 miles northwest
of Los Angeles, and mistakenly drove his truck on train tracks before
abandoning it in a panic. A few minutes later, a commuter train collided
with the truck and derailed, killing the train engineer and injuring dozens
of other people. The NTSB concluded that if the driver had been well-rested
and his GPS navigation system had included tracks, the accident may not
Currently, Mr. Sanchez-Ramirez faces vehicular manslaughter charges in
Fatigued truck drivers are a hot-button issue right now, possibly because this issue shifts focus
off the drivers and onto the shipping companies. If a drunk trucker causes
an accident, almost everyone blames the driver, but if a fatigued trucker
causes an accident, many people blame the company for making the driver
work so long.
These regulations are usually incremental, so a 10-hour break this year
becomes a 15-hour break next year, and so on. But since pro trucker Republicans
are unlikely to expand these rules, inspectors may do the next best thing,
which is strictly enforcing the rules on the books.
In addition to driver fatigue, the
Safety Management System keeps track of:
· Speeding tickets,
· Crash history, and
· Equipment violations.
Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration uses law enforcement
data to make the score, it is often inflated, and an attorney can fix that.
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