It is interesting to me that as a nation, we keep closer track of truck drivers than we do airline pilots. We have laws and highway patrol checking stations throughout the country to check the logs of truck drivers to make sure they are getting enough rest and sleep as not to jeopardize the other drivers on the highway.
There are severe penalties for the driver and the company he drives for if he consistently violates the law and drives too many hours.
Yet, when airline pilots from Delta and other airlines refuse to fly because of overtime, we take the side of the airlines. Wouldn't a tired, overworked pilot put more people in jeopardy than a tired truck driver?
Why do we worry about tired truck drivers and downplay tired airline pilots. I don't know about others, but when I fly, I want a rested, fresh pilot.
Salt Lake City