Fedex Driver Falls Asleep & Swerves Into Oncoming Traffic

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Savvy412, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Savvy412

    Savvy412 Active Member

  2. TheJerk

    TheJerk Porch Pirate



    easier for the guys. Sad thing is the contractor probably made him go out like that or is over working him.
     
  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    and the driver is thinking "gee, I wonder if anyone noticed that?"

    This could become a weekly TV series.
     
  4. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Drivers are responsible for showing up to work rested/sober. Assuming the contractor is over working him is just dumb. Who knows what he looked like when he was at terminal in the morning? Driving impaired is the driver's fault, stop trying to pass the blame.
     
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Dude should have called 911. I would not pull over for some stranger yelling at me.
     
  6. Buster 554

    Buster 554 New Member

    I see drivers texting, watching movies, and much more, every nite. I actually feel safer when I see a drunk driver than one texting.
     
  7. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    i have fallen asleep at the wheel in the middle of the day even after a good nite's sleep. and there have been other times where i only got 3 hrs sleep and worked wide awake all night.

    i think it has to do with the total effect over the course of time. if you are not getting enough sleep over a longer period of time it eventually catches up with you even if you had proper rest for a day or two.

    this is one reason night-time truck drivers die sooner than normal daylight workers. sleep deprivation is almost as bad as heart disease.
     
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  8. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    Wow, I'm more wondering if this guy was drinking or something, then falling asleep at the wheel. I would called the cops asap
     
  9. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    Some would debate the validity of using a sick day for waking up still drunk but it's in the best interest of the driver, and everyone one sharing the road with him/her, to call in sick. St Patrick's day is around the corner and I'd rather have my manager tell up to absorb an open, sick call, route than have that courier come in and run someone over. Now if he had already used up his days then his reliability is another issue. Being the wheel drunk in a company vehicle is stupid and would make the public question everyone of us.
     
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    actually I'm starting to think that train has probably already left the station.