Examples of how NOT to park

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  1. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Little Miss OmniTracs said "You have 1 minute of remaining drive time", driver freaked out cuz he knows it's a write up and a violation, so he just got it parked at any cost, cuz that's what you have to do right?? LOL, nah, SmallPackage is right, tornado.
     
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  3. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    I was in a drop yard in Denver when I noticed this...

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  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    That driver didn't want ANYBODY nabbing his MT!! LOL:biggrin_25513::biggrin_2559:
     
  5. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    To be fair, now that I look at it again, I see roof damage. The trailer was likely intentionally parked by a yard jockey to make it as difficult as possible to take it as a viable empty.

    Though a simple gladhand lock and lockout tag should have been more than sufficient to keep drivers from grabbing it.
     
  6. flipz34

    flipz34 Light Load Member

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    @Farmerbob1 nothing is foolproof if you have a sufficiently talented fool
     
  7. SmallPackage

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    They may have set it that way to use as a storage trailer so a truck can back right up to its rear like a dock or a forklift has easy access.
     
  8. mitrucker

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    There’s more than roof damaged. That trailer has been laid over and slid to a stop.
     
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  9. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Might be, but there didn't seem to be any landing gear warping, so I figured someone hopped it up on a curb under a bridge, banging up the roof a bit and scrubbing it against one of the bridge pylons while doing so.

    <shrug>
     
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  10. mitrucker

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    I still think it went over. When it did, the load shifted and damaged the roof. I’m not sure that the landing gear would get damaged if it was up during the crash. We’ll never know what really happened anyway, but it sure is fun to guess.
     
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  11. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Agreed!
     
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