- Oct 25, 2006
He's been happily self employed ever since, but not in delivery driving. He still looks unhappy if that driving incident crops up and has clearly never forgiven himself for hurting someone in that way.The only advice I would give your friend, or anyone like him, is find a driving job in a large firm with an active union, that will force the employer to be the one to take on board a safe standard all drivers can meet. Or do what I did later, and drive for an open top tour operator or chauffeur service, where driving excellence meant more than speed.[/COLOR][/FONT]
Like Hawkwind, he'll never go back to that sort of work, and I suspect that's true of most who escape the worst kind of driving jobs on our roads. If one thing's certain, both the van driving employment conditions and the road conditions get steadily worse all the time.