Another cdl driver does a u turn resulting in a fatality

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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    and here we go..another dumbarse that needs to have his CDL revoked for life. gettin' on time for the morning rush hour traffic, there are always people on the road, and this yutz does that??

    i hope Publix gets a nuclear verdict against them as well.
     
  3. thatsright

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    They only hire from inside around my area. All trained in house..
     
  4. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    let’s see how many blame the four wheeler for this one… after all the four wheeler is probably going too fast and and such SMH
     
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  5. buddyd157

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    then THAT house needs a good cleaning.
     
  6. thatsright

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    No different than any other training company.
     
  7. JoeyJunk

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    I thought Publix had better drivers???
     
  8. Long FLD

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    Ah my old stomping grounds. A quick look at the map shows a lack of situational awareness. I’m guessing he missed his left turn onto 532 and was trying to flip around to go back to it when he could’ve just made a left and another left and been back to 532 if that were the case.
     
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    1st and foremost, I want to apologize to Buddyd, I want no enemies here, on a previous post of this nature, he seemed to think I approve of this, and obviously, with over 3 million safe miles, I don't and this is unacceptable. Now, in a dire situation, I think many have done this, and generally, 4 wheelers or other trucks knew you made a mistake, saw a roadblock ahead ( how can you miss a trailer? Not paying attention, that's how.), and we somehow made the swing. I'm not outright blaming either, the truck shouldn't have done that and the 4 wheeler should have seen it. We all know distracted driving in 4 wheelers is huge. possibly a contributing factor here, like in most crashes, but it's unsettling to see, a great, or used to be, company like Publix, only hired the best of the best, usually from within. I even looked into them, but had to start on the dock, in retrospect, something I probably should have done. I spent a lot of time in Fl. and shopped at Publix, even the drivers helped, even though they didn't have to, and I NEVER remember a Publix truck in any incident whatsoever. So this tells me, even a company like Publix, has run out of good drivers, and like most companies today, have to hire what comes along. A sad deal, for sure.
     
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  10. mjd4277

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    Believe it or not, that stretch of highway actually allows legal U-Turns depending on where you are.
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