Over-the-road company truck drivers aren’t generally allowed to select their loads by any national carrier. They are sent a dispatch, expected to accept it and go pick it up. That’s the understanding when you’re hired, the rules the industry operates under and what is expected of employees. If more consistency in runs or commodity type is needed, local delivery jobs, cement, produce, building materials or the like, perhaps beer or soda, offer an alternative.
That’s the system unless you’re an entitled, argumentative, self-aggrandized Muslim transplant from Somalia; then things are different. You expect the world to adjust to your whims, for employers to craft their company procedures around your particular demands, and file a lawsuit if they don’t.
Back in 2009, a national over-the-road trucking company, Star Transport, who had the misfortune of having two Somali “religious liberty” jihadists under their employ, issued such a dispatch which included delivering alcohol and expected transported. They have since learned a valuable lesson, don’t hire Muslims or if you do, pucker up; expect to cater to their every whim.
On Thursday a federal jury in Peoria, Ill awarded $240,000 to the demanding “drivers,” Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdkiarim Hassan Bulshale, composed of $20,000 each in compensatory damages and $100,000 each in punitive damages. The Obama-appointed...
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