Amazon semi-truck carrying 8,000 pounds of packages goes up in flames

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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    good excuse to use, if someone forgot to buy a christmas present...

    "uh yeah dear, i DID buy you a fantastic one of a kind gift from amazon, but since it burnt up? they have no more"...
     
  3. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Looks like they salvaged what they could before the truck went up in smoke.

    Engine overheated? DPF clogged? Fuel injector/fuel rail leak?? Who knows!
     
  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Most likely an amazon special
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  5. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    The comments on that article's page are complete trash.

    "I told everyone this would happen when EVs hit the road."

    Sir, it's clearly a diesel.

    "8,000 pounds? That's maybe only two pallets worth."

    We don't know if it was palletized, and generalized consumer parcels (product boxes) are a lot of air. 8,000 pounds could be a total loss for the trailer.

    Lol this country knows everything, and everything is political.
     
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Heavy Load Member

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    Not surprising, given the quality of tractors and operators hooked to their trailers.
     
  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    New Ford pickups out early this year?
     
  8. Anonymousproxy

    Anonymousproxy Road Train Member

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    They rate from merely “can’t speak or read English” to completely brainless… I’d say a good 95% of them should never have been allowed near anything with wheels.
     
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  9. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Could be a rare but true case of trouser lightning.
     
  10. cabwrecker

    cabwrecker The clutch wrecker

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    These amazon trucks are a menace, day to day. This whole race to the bottom, with the cheapest power only options is getting really old.

    Good to still see you around, BTW, Chinatown.
     
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