Complaint Department #2: Truck drivers have become the villains of the road
There was a time, not too long ago, when ‘ol Lars would sit in the back of his daddy’s Oldsmobile and pump his hand up and down as the big rigs sped by on the interstate. Those truck drivers would blow their air horns, the sound filling that old four-door sedan with the glorious sound of deep bass. Back in the day, truck drivers were the best drivers on the road. They had to get their D.O.T. commercial driver’s license by attending months and months of training. The Motor Carrier Act (MCA) of 1980 was the biggest culprit of allowing less skilled truck drivers to attain their commercial driver’s license. While the act did away with much of the needless regulation of the past, it opened up a whole new can of worms, mostly on the drivers front.
Today, ‘ol Lars hates driving the interstate with heavy big rig traffic. Most of these bozos don’t know a damn thing about being a professional driver. How many times have I almost been run off the road by a ‘tarded up truck driver who decided to come on over into my lane ten feet in front of me? Even though there is no one behind me, and waiting an extra five seconds would be safer? More times than I can count, I promise you that!
I wish it were harder and took longer to get a commercial driver’s license nowadays. It won’t happen, of course, as we all have to have our five dollar tee-shirts, and if transportation rates went up (a result of less unqualified drivers) everything would cost a little more. And in this WalMart generation, we can’t have that, now can we? Used to be, truck drivers were the best drivers on the road. Sadly, today, they are the worst.