Truck driver fired for writing 'Jesus' as co-driver

Friday, February 20, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A South Texas truck driver contends he was fired for expressing his Christian beliefs on the job.

Truckers have to keep a log showing their mileage, number of miles driven, and an indication of whether there was a second driver on board. Ramiro Olivarez of Edinburg, Texas, wrote "Jesus" in the section of his log calling for a co-driver's name, and he was fired. His employer in Falfurrias, Texas, said Olivarez submitted incomplete documentation and falsified legal documents. 

Olivarez told television station KRGV that he doesn't regret drawing attention to his faith.

“Jesus is my co-driver, and I have no shame in that,” he says. “I strongly encourage you to put 'Jesus' as your co-driver to make a stand.”

Olivarez adds he was never told to stop writing "Jesus" in his log - and that if he had been told, he would have put a cross or nothing. His employer argues Olivarez and the company could have faced steep fines.

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