Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

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  1. JustCallMeDriver

    JustCallMeDriver Light Load Member

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    Yeah, the picture taker said the Pam truck did catch on fire.

    If I was the Pam driver and walked out to see the state of things at the moment this picture was taken, I don't think I can say I'd jump in the truck to try to save it.
     
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  3. ExtremeUnction

    ExtremeUnction Road Train Member

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    That is what the firefighters call "fully involved".
     
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  4. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Me either. More than likely I’d turn around and go back inside for another cup of coffee.
     
  5. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Heavy Load Member

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    Another picture I saw after fire was put out shows a new model Volvo, which appears to have started the fire, next to the PAM truck. Ouch
     
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  6. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    or fan the flames!
     
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  7. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    And check flights
     
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  8. ExtremeUnction

    ExtremeUnction Road Train Member

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    Man, I dunno about y'all, but I got a bunch of my own crap in my truck. The loss of clothes and bed linens alone would be a major setback, to say nothing of losing my trucker GPS, my laptop, my books, and various personal mementos from my kids. I would indeed make a significant effort to save all that stuff.
     
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  9. JustCallMeDriver

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    I like my stuff too. But none of it is worth getting badly burned or killed. Fire changes dramatically, seemingly instantaneously. Not gonna risk getting blasted by it when it's progressed to the point of that picture even though it's still next to the Pam truck instead of on it at that point.

    If it was fire extinguisher size that'd be different.
     
  10. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Agreed… I live in my truck.
    While it can all be replaced, I’d have to try.
     
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  11. JohnBoy

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    At this stage of my OTR/18 wheeler life/life style/paid tourist life/dealing with anything related to operations, if that was my truck at the fuel island under those conditions, a mere 9 hours from the house, I would be home that night. More than likely I’d have sent off the resignation/retirement letter on my way home. My belongings? Not an issue. I keep my passport and wallet within arms length, with those two highly important pieces of belongings, I wouldn’t be needing anything else.
     
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