Okay, so it is regulation, and the truck is considered the workplace...
But come on! It's HIS truck, and he's not hurting anyone other than himself.
It gives those chips the extra smokey flavor
That's ridiculous. A workplace is something like a public office building/facility.
What trucker doesn't smoke?
Don't you actually own the truck you drive? If so, this is incredibly stupid.
What a dick cop.
I wouldn't call it an enclosed space if he had the window down.
"Hey man, I'm so glad our home-based antique business is working out; I'll go get the victory ciga-"
THIS IS THE POLICE, GET ON THE FUCKING FLOOR, DIRTBAG.
I can totally understand it for company trucks. They are driven by multiple people, and how is it fair to force a non-smoker to sit in a truck for hours at a time that's completely saturated by nicotine and tar because the asshole before him smoked in it? If you don't like it, become an owner-operator. Otherwise, follow the company rules and deal with it.
deal w/ it
Personally I'd be curious to know what he was hauling. There are a lot of federal regulations for truck drivers on what kind of material loads they cannot smoke around.
I guess my question would be what sort of cargo was he carrying?
Most larger companies will have a fleet, but some people who run their own business or are on contract use their own truck.
So would this law apply if I was on the clock and driving across town in my car to pick up some stuff from the store on the east side of town?
So if he had the windows down, he would've been fine?
Who smokes with the windows up? Ew.
So why did they ban smoking exactly ? Somebody in the city does not like it and complained about it ?
This is probably why everyone at my work dips instead of smoke.
If it's a company owned truck, it's a work place.