I have a friend that works as management at a local terminal for a large, national, trucking company. The other week he was telling me that they had to fire a long time, faithful driver because he wrecked a truck. Because it was one of their better drivers I was inquizitive as to how they could fire him, so I was asking all kinds of questions. The driver told the management that a car infront of him started to come to into his lane, so he swerved to avoid getting hit. I was told "he made it a preventable accident". I said "what do you mean?" He said "anytime you swerve to avoid an accident, you're making a situation become your fault, whereas if you just let the other vehicle hit you, then it's all entirely their fault, thus all the liiability falls on the offending vehicle. We hold driver's safety classes and we preach to them that anytime another vehicle is about to cause an accident to not to try to avoid hitting them, just let the accident happen." "Anytime a driver is involved in a preventable accident we have to fire them, or if they incurr over $4,000 damage to the truck we have to fire them". Do any of you guys hold driver's safety meetings? Do you advise them what to do in the event of a hairy situation?