A longtime truck driver said that he quit his job because of Interstate 75.
In a video interview with Cincinnati’s WCPO, truck drive Brian Long, of Dayton, Ohio, said that his route takes him on Interstate 75 though Cincinnati daily.
Long said that he’s been a truck driver for 20 years. He said he’s fed up with uneven pavement, lane restrictions and excessive speeding.
In the interview, Long said that it’s not just cars that are speeding — he’s seeing other truckers driving in excess of 20 mph over the limit.
“These trucks are going at least 20 over the limit. I’m really surprised more people haven’t been killed through that area,” he said.
“I was so upset by the time I got home,” he said. “Trucks were right up on the back ends of cars. The jarring up and down into some of those curves, you had really better hang on to your steering wheel.”
Long told the news station that he’s having trouble sleeping due to the stress.
“I have a hard time getting to sleep because I think about my day when I get home and it’s not the day that it used to be,” Long said.
Long told the station that he’s not done being a truck driver; he’s looking for a position that doesn’t require him to drive on that stretch of Interstate 75, and when he attempted to resign, his company offered him a route that keeps him off of that stretch of highway.
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