Gas Shortage and Tim Kaine's Cure
With the gas shortage hitting some areas of Virginia hard, Governor Tim Kaine has waived the "time of service" laws on truckers hauling gas.
To help alleviate shortages, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has waived state "time of service" rules that limit the amount of time gasoline tanker truck drivers can stay behind the wheel, and his office is monitoring state fuel stocks, spokesman Kevin Hall said. (LINK)
That sounds foolish to me. Tired or wired up truckers with loads of gas going up and down our roads. Big mistake I say. If one of these tired drivers causes a crash who is responsible? Safety comes first. That was the reason for the laws to begin with. Tim Kaine does not see safety that way. I wonder what the union drivers think about this? Allowing truckers to drive without time of service laws is unsafe to say the least. A risky and foolish move by Kaine. Think of that as you cruise up 81 today.