are truckers trying to fight the insurance companies about first dui?

by JIM
(SPRINGFIELD,MAINE USA)

WHY ARE INSURANCE COMPANIES SO HARD ON A TRUCKER WHEN HE MAKES ONE MISTAKE? ESPECIALLY WHEN HE DIDN'T GET THE DUI IN A TRUCK.

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Jul 18, 2011
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truckers shouldnt be singled out
by: Anonymous

For those who have gotten a DUI, when its not in your company truck, why do you lose your cdl liscence and end up loosing your job. I do not agree with law at all, this effects your way of making a living (jobless now cause of DUI)and truck driving is all you know, laws and judges not giving any consideration of your bills, child support, mortgage etc. 90 percent of all other drivers will NOT lose there job do to a DUI. If are caught getting a DUI in your company truck then thats a different situation, and losing your job I can see......THE DUI LAWS ARE B.S. WHEN COMES TO CDL DRIVERS... TOTAL B.S.

Jun 14, 2010
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Can you say stastistics?????
by: Jimmy

Insurance companies work with stastistics. If you get busted once for DUI, you have probably driven many times drunk and not gotten busted, right? And just because you got busted, doesn't mean you will stop drinking, stastistically speaking. Did I mention insurance companies work on STASTISTICS? So,to sum it up, stastistically speaking you will get drunk again and drive and the insurance companies don't want you. Jimmy

Jun 14, 2010
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dui
by: Anonymous

you should not have not been drinking in the first place why put your career on the line for alchol you are a professional if you are going to drink find you another line of work more and likely no decent trucking company will hire you anyway

Jun 14, 2010
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WHY?
by: John Hulligan

it all boils down to the fact that as the holder of a CDL-A License you are classified as a "Professional Driver" and therefore unlike a ordinary License holder/Car driver you are "assumed" to a) KNOW better because of your Professional Standard b) Held to a much higher driving standard c) As advised when you obtained your CDL-A,are held to the same high standards regardless of what vehicle you are driving when you commit a vehicle-based offense.
Yes! as is often said "It sucks"!!

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