44 tones of you truck and load
Plowing on down that tarmac road
The rain comes at you sideways first
Think to yourself "winds getting worse"
Think to yourself "ah its just the wind"
Then remember it's a truckers sin
You think your truck a heavy tool
But mother nature don't stick to rules
16 feet high and moving you see
It takes you across the lanes of three
Through the reservation, tipped on your side
Touch and go if you survive
Thousands take this chance each day
There is a price of life for all to pay
Trained as professionals you are not fools
And remember! You have children too!
Yet I know this is not a choice you make
For I like you am just the same
It is a game of chance a coin toss
But forced to do it by a prick known as boss
For every bloke(and woman for these are many now) who is forced to go out in storm force winds.
I've seen so many trucks dumped on their sides over the years.
How many dead and how many have life changing injuries?
Something needs to change!
To all hauliers and transport managers who insist drivers go out in these conditions
I get you very clear Craig...I also have encountered that complaint when I was working for a sugar manufacturer when deliveries are still pushed thru in the midst of strong winds and brewing storm. Lives and inventory are put at stake... not very wise but business minded people really mean business.
There is a simple solution to this but the authorities will never go for it.
All it takes is for them to say it's not safe park up. That simple. It will never happen because consumers require goods.
We are bound by driver's hours regulations and rightfully so.
A few years ago we had really bad snow (I like snow lol) Anyway the government and transport regulators relaxed driving hours and total shift times to ensure the supermarkets received their deliveries.
I honestly swear I seen two old girls fighting over a loaf of bread.
At one point I would have laughed at this. At that point I thought Jesus is that what we have become. No one can bake a loaf of bread anymore?