Biggest Fear of a Driver

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  1. Catmando

    Catmando Light Load Member

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    I've had it happen .. its something hou never forget ... EVER
     
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  3. rpad139

    rpad139 Heavy Load Member

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    fear losing my cdl driving privilege. driver lose their job every day due to accident, drug test, being late, speeding tickets, violations, criminal records, health issues...getting sick.

    i need the income right now
     
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  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

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    Yup. Used to do a 360 every time i got out at the oilfield, habit has stuck with me and it has saved my bacon many many many times. Hell about 3 days ago i found a 5th wheel puller positioned in a way i would have gone over the hook with my steer tire.

    As for biggest fear its getting into a major wreck and killing a family. And after being in one where i Tboned a moron who ran a stop light and then watching that mom pull out a infant that wasnt crying its now even worse.....even though everyone turned out to be fine with the worst injurys being a few bumps and bruses i still have nightmares about it.

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  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    That’s how the moron down the street where I used to live killed his kid, he was high on cannabis and needed to go to the store to get beer and snacks. The kid ran out to chase the dog, ended up under the pickup, when the guy took off, the kid got hooked into the hanging exhaust and was dragged three blocks, dying at the store. He was so numb from the cannabis that he didn’t even know what happened until he sobered up and he was indifferent over it.
     
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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Marijuana is the new wonder drug.:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Team818

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    Pot is only good for some things.
    1) baggy pants
    2) nike shoes
    3) tattoos
    4) domino's pizza
    5) horrible music set on volume 100
    6) 40 oz beer bottles
    7) food banks
    8) E.R. visits
    9) welfare offfice
    10) tire shops
     
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  8. NIOMARVIN83

    NIOMARVIN83 Bobtail Member

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    The pictures are very instructive! Indeed, the first time I see this, if not for the photo, I would not even guess what was possible. Although a cat once climbed under the hood at wall work and when I started the engine, she woke up and started meowing loudly, I was very scared then, but everything was fine. The driver must always be on the alert and look at all 360s around. Anything can happen that way. In general, you need to close the car and check it for children and animals.
     
  9. Zack P

    Zack P Light Load Member

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    I don't have a CDL or drive commercially, but during the winter; I always ALWAYS give the hood of my truck a couple good, loud smacks before I get in and start it. There are stray cats around here and I'm sure atleast one has been killed on the street I live in due to bunkering down on top of a warm engine.

    Luckily, no cats got up in my truck as of yet. Yeah, I did get more than a few funny looks from people and a cop once.
     
  10. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    While getting stuff in/out of truck.
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    While unloading..
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    Cop tryin’ to steal my booze.
     
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  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    If the wheels were straight forward that probably would not happen.
     
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