ISRAEL CORTEZ 111

by ISRAEL CORTEZ
(21868 CRAGON RD HARLINGEN ,TX ,US)

I HAVE BEEN A DRIVER FOR ELEVEN YEARS I HAVE HAD MY SHARE OF TROUBLE WITH THE LAW LORD KNOWS. I TRY TO KEEP A GOOD RECORD ON ANY VEHICLE I DRIVE MAINTENANCE IS GOOD BUT EVEN ON NEW TRUCKS YOU WILL FIND DEFECTS OF ALL SORTS. ESPECIALLY WHEN I RUN INTO A STATE TROOPER WITH AN ATTITUDE OR SOME KIND OF POWER THRILL NOT ALL ARE LIKE THAT BUT SOME ARE. SOMETIMES I WILL EVEN ADMIT I DO HAVE SOME DRIVER ERRORS AND BELIEVE IT WAS MY FAULT ON A BAD INSPECTION. BUT THERE ARE SOMETIMES I WISH, POLITICAL PEOPLE COULD SHARE A WEEK ON THE ROAD WITH A TRUCKER AND SEE WHAT WE DO. NOT WHAT THEY HERE WE GET VERY PRICEY TICKETS FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THEN BETWEEN ROAD SERVICE AND LABOR CALL OUT FEES, AND A TICKET EVEN A TIRE WILL ADD UP TO A WEEKS WORK. BUT WHERE ARE WE BEING PROTECTED WHEN FOOD IS SHORT EVERY TOLL ROAD I KNOW HAS BEEN RAISED ,DIESEL, TICKETS. BUT YOU ALL NEVER GET INVOLVED WITH BROKERS WHO NEVER RAISE RATES. AND BECAUSE WE BUY EXPENSIVE FUEL AND FOOD WE DON'T RECEIVE ANY GOVERNMENT HELP. I HAVE FOUR KIDS AND MY WIFE WORKS HARD AS WELL. THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T HELPING AND NEITHER IS THIS CSA LAW. I STRUGGLE FROM CHECK TO CHECK TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. BUT I LOVE IT. BUT I WILL SAY YOU WANT MY CDL COME AND GET IT. THEN I CAN JOIN THE UNEMPLOYED AND HOMELESS BECAUSE I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE MY MORTGAGE OR VEHICLE PAYMENTS. I WISH I KEPT MY CLUNKER FOR CASH BUT U DON'T TAKE JUST A CDL. U TAKE MY WAY OF LIFE. EVERY THING I STRUGGLED FOR TO SHOW HARD WORK DOES PAY SHOW MY CHILDREN THERE ARE WAYS OUT OF BAD NEIGHBORHOODS. AND VOTING FOR OUR REPRESENTATIVES TO HAVE A VOICE BY SOMEONE ELECT. NOT SOMEONE WHO WILL BEND LAWS WE LIVE BY AND CHERISH. SUCH AS THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND AN OATH WHICH WE TRUST WILL BE DEFENDED BY THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE OVERWEIGHT. PEOPLE ARE NOW THE HUNTED. MISTAKES OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN, AND THE MONEY PAID WILL NOT BE RETURNED FOR VIOLATIONS WHICH WILL END YOUR LIVELY HOOD. THE OTHER YEARS OF GREAT SERVICE WILL NOT BE NOTED. EVEN OUR HIGHWAY ANGELS WHO HAVE SAVED LIVES OF OTHERS AND BEEN RECOGNIZED BY OTHER TRUCKERS SUCH AS I WILL BE SCRUTINIZED. THEY MIGHT BE FEW WHO LOSE THEIR WAY OF LIFE I MIGHT NOT BE ONE OF THEM BUT THEY ARE MY BROTHERS. AND I WILL SPEAK MY MIND AS I PLEASE BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO BLESS U ALL.

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HUNGER


Hunger may disturb sleep.  A light snack, especially warm milk, seems to help people get to sleep.


FOOD


Various foods stimulate the body and disturb sleep.  Avoid coffee, tea, and cola drinks near bedtime.  Avoid heavy meals.


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