95,999% of truck owners are not willing to wait for the proper repairs to be done on the trucks which could end up being a suicide trip for the driver and/or other road users.
Some owners is not willing to take their trucks for maintenance and for the required services and repairs. Some repairs might take 2 days, and therefore:
~* the Owners is not willing to wait that amount of time, BECAUSE – FOR THE OWNER, TIME IS MONEY! Most truck driver’s fear not only for their life but also the life’s of other road users.
It is time that Owners of Trucks need to be held responsible for their greed for money, without the respect for their employees and other people on the road. They do not care what happen to the driver or other road users. While Truck and Bus drivers are working under the command of their employer and cannot afford to dis-obey if they still want to be employed, the owner of the truck is not bothered at all, because his vehicles and his load is insured, BUT unfortunately there is no insurance to replace the life’s!
If laws will held the owners responsible, for vehicles not roadworthy and services not performed as required per service schedule, I can almost guarantee that there will be fewer accidents on the road.
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