So, BNSF is on the hook for a cool $228 million because the railroad didn’t collect the proper permission slips from drivers to keep a scan of their fingerprints.
That works out to $5,000 per driver! Over 45,000 truckers in a class action lawsuit won the award in a week-long trial. CDL Life reports that BNSF was collecting fingerprints for a biometric entry verification system.
I’ve seen these, used these, implemented them at my CFSs back in the day. We used a palm scan, all it did was link it to a file that said, ‘The Dude is allowed through this door.’
NOPE! BNSF was not clear that it would keep a database so that the next time one of the drivers came in, the system could actually work.
Drivers thought it was magic.
The state of Illinois agreed that this sorcery must end. Scan the CDL please and capture all of the necessary information to make a data breach as devastating as possible.
I smell a lawyer. “Did you scan your fingerprint at BNSF in the last year? You may be entitled to money.” Trucking Beautiful!
On to the actual beautiful side of trucking.
Trucknews.com has a story about Amir Shahzad, a trucker and transportation manager turned photographer.
As seen on his Facebook page, Amir Shahzad Awan is an amazing photographer. After tough going early in his life in Canada, Amir turned to trucking to earn money for college.
Once Amir hit the open road, it was bye-bye classroom.
Amir is an advocate for safety. After driving for 19 years and 2.5 million miles, he said, “I have not had a single scratch, accident, warning, or ticket.”
I don’t know if his driving record or his pictures are more amazing. Maybe it’s his outlook on the world and what is important.
I would implore my good friends at Flock Freight who list some of the most haunted roads in America to contract Amir to get us some solid photographic evidence of ghosts.
I say we send him to Route 666. Nothing to worry about here. In fact, the only reason a group of 20’ish kids would ever even think about turning down that road in a movie is because it is actually known as “The Devil’s Highway.”
It’s only 193 miles long so the nightmare, however dark, is only about three hours long tops. Unless you have a speed limiter. Damn!
Come on boys, let’s get Amir out there and get us a picture of the demon dogs. Ghost hitchhiker? UFO?
Wait, UFO? The devil is flying UFOs?
Peace and love.