A man up in Maine had painstakingly packed boxes full of commercial toilet paper this past week. The toilet paper was loaded onto a tractor trailer headed to San Antonio. The paper wasn’t the kind you would use in your house. It was commercial strength toilet paper. Hundreds of boxes were on their way to companies in the Texas area. Unfortunately, they would never make it to their destination.
The driver of the truck carrying the toilet paper was headed on his way from Alabama to San Antonio. He said that he had planned on stopping at a travel and rest center in Dallas. However, he never made it. He actually fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his truck. When he crashed, the tractor trailer caught on fire. The truckload of toilet paper burned.
The police arrived at the scene and found the road full of burning toilet paper. With the COVID-19 virus in full effect, this toilet paper was desperately needed by the businesses in Texas. The driver had been working too many hours perhaps and ended up falling asleep. The federal guidelines limit how many hours a driver can work before they must take a mandatory break. The police did not state if this driver was in violation of these guidelines or not.
The report did not mention the driver’s name or the name of the company he worked for. It also didn’t mention if any charges had been filed. It took road crews hours to clean up the mess on Interstate-20. It was a long time before they were able to open the roads again to the public.
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