Be careful flatbedders

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by D.Tibbitt, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    This should serve as a reminder to all u open deck guys when trying to fix stuff on or around equipment. Some wheel chocks would have saved his life. Slow down and be safe and always protect yourself against the worst that could happen.

    just a horrible accident. RIP driver

    Truck Driver Crushed to Death While Attempting to Fix Flatbed Trailer
     
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  3. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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  4. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    His name didn't help him this time. This has been going for generations, someone always knew someone that got severely hurt or killed on the farm. It was part of the business. Dangerous large equipment operated by less than qualified people. It's an industry that is riddled with safety hazards, that go unresolved. I worked on several farms, and was appalled by the lack of safety concerns, and vowed never to work on a farm again. Got to be especially tough, a family member.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like he was hunting for an air leak...
     
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  6. Hayfieldmn

    Hayfieldmn Light Load Member

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    Sad story, just another example of how elogs should be eliminated, always rushing cuz the clock is working against us.
     
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  7. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Bs.
     
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    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    I agree on how elogs can be intimidating, but never a reason to compromise safety. Besides, I doubt this driver was on elogs, just moving a machine not far.
     
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  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Yeah because the HoS magically changed once the method of recording your hours went electronic......
     
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  10. Hayfieldmn

    Hayfieldmn Light Load Member

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    One minute over on a elog you have a violation, 1 min over on paper it never happened nor should it. Its one minute, not a big deal.
     
  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I ran elogs for over 2 years. Never once ran out of hours. I never felt pressure to race or rush to beat a clock either.
     
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