Accident highway 401 to 427 North

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  1. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    The only reason I post this accident is because this was from my company.

    Accident occurred on 401 ramp to 427 north, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    The ramp was a posted 70KMH (43 MPH). The GPS record showed 95KMH (59MPH). This specific ramp claimed many trucks over the years. I never thought it would happen to our company. Driver was given a $500 carless driving ticket. The driver was pulling a load of copper coils, not secured. The load was a switch.

    The driver in question has 10 years experience, all with our company. Was fine, had a bruised shoulder but that was it.

    It's important never to get complacent. He has never had any tickets and always had clean inspections.
     

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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    How does a driver of 10 years "forget" to secure a load. Especially after having run loads for 10 years
     
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  4. roundhouse

    roundhouse Heavy Load Member

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    And driving 50% over the recommended ramp speed ?

    tueres a ramp near me Thats had many many roll overs , they have flashing lights and dozens of signs , both overhead and shoulder signs and rumble strips .
    Still, about once a month some driver manages to flip over a truck because they were going too fast .
     
  5. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    But he did it a hundred times before and nothing happened.
     
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  6. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    Not to mention he crushed a car too but they were fine. The driver was not fired, rather they plan on putting him as a shunter in our yard now.

    It's beyond me that the driver took the ramp at that speed with a 40,000 pound load. I'm honestly without words.
     
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  7. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    And the only reason it wasn't 105 is because gravity slowed him on the way up I'm guessing. Never even let up on the fuel. Distracted no doubt. I take that ramp often. You'd have to be stupid to try that corner at that speed.

    If he did that in the other lane he might have rolled right over the barrier.
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    There's an exit in south Edmonton that I'm suprised I don't see trucks tipping on. A lot of drivers are taking the corner faster in a truck than what I feel comfortable doing in a car.
     
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  9. special-k

    special-k Road Train Member

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    When are van loads ever secured? Load em and close the door is the style. I'm only half joking.
     
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  10. CowboyTim

    CowboyTim Medium Load Member

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    Quite the gentle let-down after such aggregious stupidity. He ought to have been terminated immediately!
     
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  11. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Light Load Member

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    Your company insurance may not let him drive on the road in the future a careless is big points plus the actual rollover.
     
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