They buried another Police Officer here in Ontario Canada today. How did she die. She and two other officers had pulled over a vehicle that matched the description of a car wanted for a robbery. This took place on Hwy 401 near the city of Chatham. The 401 is the busiest highway in Canada and runs from Detroit/Windsor boarder to Quebec. Some a**hole trucker comes up from behind and cleans out the three Police cruisers and the stopped vehicle.
Everyone was hurt and sent to hospital with Officer dying two days later.
What the hell is going on with these truckers. This officer is at least the fourth to die in recent memory after being hit from behind by some 18 wheeler.
Its not just the Police who are dying out there. It could be your mother, your brother or your spouse next time.
It is my opinion that deregulation in the trucking industry has lead to way more truck traffic than the roads were designed to carry. Dereg. leads to more competition which in turn leads to smaller profit margins which in turn leads to less maintenance. Somewhat like the aviation industry.
I'd be interested in hearing your 18 wheel horror stories and your opinions on the trucking industry.