My hubbie has been a cover driver for a few months now and he's hanging in there. But I'm left with a lot of questions. Yes, the pay is great, but why are the working conditions so bad? The stress is unbelievable. I'm trying to support him the best I can and mgmt. tells him he's doing great. But he gets home at 8:30 every night and he's so stressed it scares me. He hardly eats a bite because he's so tense and it's not until the weekend that he calms down. Now here's my real question -- I thought having a union meant that drivers would be protected from this kind of treatment. Is the union's only job to get better pay? Why can't it keep the load these guys have to carry from going over the top?