Is driving with unsafe truck legal

by Tiffany
(Upper sandusky, ohio, usa )

Forced to drive unsafe truck

Forced to drive unsafe truck

Is it legal in this heat?? Employer refuses to put AC in your truck but everyone else has it. High heat and waiting idle for 2hrs to load or driving all day with no relief from heat should be a health or saftey hazard. It puts you at risk for heat stroke or exhaustion or passing out while driving an 80000 pound vehicle.

If you put in your two weeks your fired on spot. Drove with break and engine problems if you refuse your fired or starved out.

Is this legal for your employer to treat you this way or force you to drive or be fired??????

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Jun 24, 2016
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Bad equipment NEW
by: Jerry

Regarding your air conditioner that's a tough one but any other defective part of the truck can be considered unsafe you should take it into the any weigh station and ask the trooper to do a level 1 inspection so he can put it out of service. Or just quit and find another job with better equipment

May 31, 2016
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Which company? NEW
by: Anonymous

Who is the company so I know not to work for them.

May 31, 2016
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Brake problems
by: Hervy

If they make you drive with brake issues or truck unsafe for the road, it can be addressed. If they fire someone for standing up to them and reporting them for forcing/manipulating trucker to drive unsafe vehicle, they could be in violation.

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