By Wally White, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.

Excuses or Reasons? Everyone has heard these when a load is stolen:“I only left it runnin’ for a few minutes to in and buy lottery tickets,” one driver might say.“I have always parked there and nobody ever stole my truck before,” another would offer.


“I had to leave it running ’cause it takes too long for it to heat up/cool off inside if I don’t, ” said another.


“But, I still have my extra key,” said a baffled driver, “how was I supposed to know they would break a window and drive off with the load?”

Part of being a Professional Truck Driver is accepting the responsibility for your safety and security , as well as the security of equipment and cargo’s fate as far as your decisions go.