Biggest Fear of a Driver

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  1. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Mine would be taking the life of an innocent, whats yours ?

    Get Out And Check.jpg Get out and look !
     
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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    SOP on the pipelines. 360 walk around.
     
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  4. Powder Joints

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    Should be everywhere. If have had other drivers laugh becuase I look around a new location for hazards, like low wire, pipes, propane tanks, etc.... If its new to the company I work for I do a hazard map and send it back to dispatch, hmm more oil patch, drilling site SOP.
     
  5. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    No more Old Iron allowed in our industry....
     
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  6. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    It’s amazing how many things i find when I do that final walk around. Side box open, winch bar sitting on deck, dunnage not nailed down, etc.
     
  7. Powder Joints

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    I actually like to record at least when a equipment change in involved. I try to take a shot of the locking bar on the 5th wheel, and any damage at a minimum. Saved my butt more than once. Pepsi Lckd 5th wheel.jpg Pepsi tmp mirror repair.jpg
     
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    It takes less than a minute to do a walk around. That first picture is worth an extra look.
     
  9. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Medium Load Member

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    Having someone, anyone, coming across the center line and hitting me headon. Anyone headed my way, I got my eyes on you until you're past me. And walkarounds are always a good idea.
     
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    We call that the Circle of Safety.

    SOP at Cemex anytime you exit the cab for any reason. Good habit to carry with you everywhere.
     
  11. Powder Joints

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    Mixer or tanker ?
     
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