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    It was 5pm on what I read was a sunny day. The sun would likely be in his eyes from an angle and fairly low in the sky due to the time of year
    The sun was not in his eyes, it was still high in the sky when parents and police arrived. When it gets in your eyes, is when it's on the horizon.
    Or when it reflects off the snow.

    Then there’s the crap people hang on their rear view mirrors* plus the screens they are now sticking on their windshields- I have a thread here on that peeve of mine . (Not likely an issue in a truck and definitely not an issue at highway speeds. More of a pedestrian and urban intersection risk.)


    Additionally, I have transition glasses. They can darken up considerably more in the winter than in the summer. The reflected light does it.



    * as an aside: I understand that the rules for having a handicap permits include taking them down when driving. Why such a rule?
    Anyway, many drivers obviously don’t care and they leave them up for their own convenience. Lots of other stuff blocking or interrupting clear lines of sight. Not a big deal in a truck but in some cars they hang down close to the dash.
    I don't have crap hanging from my rear view mirror, you do realise a semi doesn't have one, right!
    Nope didn’t realize that. Never thought about it but any with a sleeper obviously not (except to me - obviously). . So no semis?

    Have never been in a semi either. Been in a number of trucks and owned trucks (the little ones)
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    I think autonomous vehicles will cut down on a lot of these kinds of tragedies in the future. I hope they get it figured out. I'm not looking forward to putting drivers out of work, but it should save a lot of lives.
    Yeah, that's the solution (sarcasm). So instead of people taking responsibility we can fault software, code and mechanical failure.
    I think that’s the future. Such tragedies may still happen but they may become very rare through such technologies. Impaired driving is a major cause of accidents. It for one would largely be eliminated. That amounts to a “solution” - an old solution - the old: Don’t drink and drive”

    The whole problem with responsibility is that people won’t and sometimes can’t be responsible. Our brains have limited abilities in a number of circumstances where they can’t do the simplest things. (Like stay focused.)
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    According to reports, the Calgary-based driver had been on the job for one month, which included a couple of weeks of training. The company, Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. was not a member of the Alberta Motor Transport Association, said AMTA President Chris Nash.
    Wylie and other drivers say they took lengthy training courses and gradually worked their way up over a period of months to hauling long, heavy loads. Many companies pair rookie drivers with veterans, they said. They also limit the size of the loads and the distance of the trip until the driver seems ready to handle more.


    https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4615567


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    Is such membership required, important, common?

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    Yes, if you Google it you'll see how common.

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    Here's something I googled from EU trucking regulations. How do our rules stack up?

    https://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes...riving_time_en

    The aim of this set of rules is to avoid distortion of competition, improve road safety and ensure drivers' good working conditions within the European Union.
    These rules establish that:

    • Daily driving period shall not exceed 9 hours, with an exemption of twice a week when it can be extended to 10 hours.
    • Total weekly driving time may not exceed 56 hours and the total fortnightly driving time may not exceed 90 hours.
    • Daily rest period shall be at least 11 hours, with an exception of going down to 9 hours maximum three times a week. Daily rest can be split into 3 hours rest followed by 9 hour rest to make a total of 12 hours daily rest
    • Weekly rest is 45 continuous hours, which can be reduced every second week to 24 hours. Compensation arrangements apply for reduced weekly rest period. Weekly rest is to be taken after six days of working, except for coach drivers engaged in a single occasional service of international transport of passengers who may postpone their weekly rest period after 12 days in order to facilitate coach holidays.
    • Breaks of at least 45 minutes (separable into 15 minutes followed by 30 minutes) should be taken after 4 hours at the latest.

    The compliance with these provisions is subject to continuous monitoring and controls, which are carried out on national and international level via checking tachograph records at the road side and at the premises of undertakings.
    Nisi Dominus Frustra

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    Everyone goes around most rules, because things would never be on time. Customers complain, the store complains to the trucking company, or they just pull your contract. I'm so glad we sold up, when we did.

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