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Attention KBR truck drivers past and present

From MsSparky

Even though I was a KBR electrician, I think KBR truck drivers are the most under appreciated under-recognized of all KBR employees. I believe there have been more drivers killed and critically injured than any other group at KBR. KBR drivers haul everything from drinking water, fuel, ice, mail, food and even the hooches (CHU’s/trailers) the soldiers and civilians live in. If it weren’t for the drivers we very well could have been sleeping on the ground, eating bugs and drinking water out of the Tigris River. YUCK!! A personal “HATS OFF” TO ALL KBR DRIVERS!!

They put in long hours. Much of which  is on the road dodging bullets, rocket propelled grenades (RPG’s) and improvised explosive devices (IED’s). Many hours are also spent loading and unloading and waiting……and waiting……and even more waiting.

Rumor has it that KBR has been contacting current and former truck drivers  in Iraq about a pending arbitration against them in San Fransisco in which drivers are claiming they were forced to work “off the clock”. KBR has been trying to get drivers to help them by asking them to sign declarations or sworn statements they recorded all their hours they worked as drivers in Iraq.  If you or anyone you know has been contacted by KBR in the last couple months and asked or “encouraged” to sign anything about hours worked I would like to hear from you. Either leave a comment or email me.

Ms Sparky

October 4, 2010 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Iraq, KBR | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Sparky

    Nobody has contacted me but I am mad at KBR.
    I had an accident and it is reported in the states.
    I can not get a job trucking
    Thanks

    Comment by Trucko | November 1, 2010 | Reply

  2. I was over there for almost 3yrs, I can see how anything over there would affect you getting a job in the states, As they said anything that happens outside the wire stays outside the wire. I knew and saw a guy who backed over a jersery barrier in a ford truck , he totaled the whole passenger side and he never lost his job. I got tons of photos and suck of all sorts of crap we had to due over there. The best was shipping one single 2×4 board on a Jordan truck back to Alasad so KBR wouldnt get demurge charges.

    Comment by Krackerjac | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. I,m experience truck driver and i,m not happy with the company the i,m working for this for mi is responsability great oportunity thank you

    Comment by orlandoexposito | March 15, 2011 | Reply


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