CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1971
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(Studio) Ralph Nader charges Teamsters Union fails to pressure government for tighter safety rules for truckers. President Frank E. Fitzsimmons calls Nader publicity seeker; union contracts provide for firing of teamsters using drugs. Nader testifies at drug usage hearing.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Truckers claim 50-90% drivers on pep pills; blame practices on trucking companies Ex-trucker, Senator Harold E. Hughes, asks question about pills. [Truck driver Lincoln MERRILL - says 90% drivers take pills to stay awake.] [Driver Robert LYONS - says can get pills anywhere; easy to get.] [Trucker's wife Mrs. Edward HENSLY - describes husband's tiredness after days on road.] Doctors back trucker's claims of decline in physical condition after week's driving.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
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