SilentObserver said "With the introduction of E-Log and other such measures, it's sadly only going to get worse. Y'all still want your goods on the shelves, and at a reasonable price, so something has to give, and that is unforunately driver safety.
Gets worse when you see those stock trailers, too, because the animals can't sit in the trailers overnight, and there aren't enough auction marts along most routes where they can stop to let the animals rest/eat/relieve themselves. And, when they HAVE to take 10 hours off a day, the only alternative is to speed and drive recklessly to get to their desination before their hours run out.
Be careful what you wish for. Your desire to limit how long truckers can drive for is only going to cause more issues in the long run due to greed. "
With what you say, probably the "real-life" truth BUT it should NOT be so.
Rules,Laws and restrictions are put into place for the Safety of ALL of us.
Semi drivers are to be highly "professional" drivers and have the responsibility to abide by the rules and laws.
A Collision between a semi and a passenger car rarely ends well for the car, and the lives in it.
We can all make excuses for not abiding by the laws, but the " you do the crime you do the time" holds true.
Ticket and fine ,Ticket and fine ,until they are either off the road or have learned the lesson.