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I want a do-over - One of the "substitute people" — LiveJournal
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
I want a do-over
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araestel From: araestel Date: February 2nd, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, our economy needs the truckers. They have made strides in lessening the accidents by limiting the amount of hours within a certain time frame that they can drive, but I do wish there were more safeguards in place to keep accidents to a minimum. I was very lucky--luckier than it sounds like you were. *hugs*
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: February 3rd, 2006 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Very little that goes from North Carolina to California needs to do so on the highway. That same shipment could go by railcar - incidentally, you can ship more by train than by individual trucks, and probably not as expensively - and then be unloaded at the site into individual trucks for short-haul and stocking. This way, some truckers could continue driving, and they would (a) not be as weary and (b) be able to have a life, either for themselves or with a family.
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