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Worried he might cause an accident, he pulled into a truck stop and called his company dispatcher, which he caught on a video that he later uploaded onto YouTube.
“I’ve only got a couple hours of sleep. I’ve been awake too long. I can’t drive no more,” Attallah can be seen telling the dispatcher in the video.
The dispatcher told him to drink some coffee and to go outside and walk around the truck, which Attallah had already done. He was then put on hold and transferred to another dispatcher, who also told him to get coffee and that no other trucker would be able to retrieve Attallah’s load.