Fed Ex loses another driver

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by supersnackbar, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    As always, kind of a moot point - once people are dead.

    The ones I check back up on are the likes of that douche bag that shot the mail driver in the DFW area last month. That's filth that needs eradication.
     
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  3. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Never mind. Found this in another report
     
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  4. RustyBolt

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    I really hate to hear of a fellow driver losing his/her life in a trucking accident. RIP driver.

    That said, why would anyone blame the car driver for his death? We're taught to pay attention, look ahead and leave plenty of room to stop. So, unless this car was broke down around a blind curve or over a hill, he should have seen it in advance.
     
  5. yessir

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    Not even that i'm still tryna figure why he swerved though not enough time to brake both hands on the steering wheel ready for the impact. RIP driver.
     
  6. tucker

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    We don’t always have a view of a mile of highway in front of us.
    Have you ever been passed by a truck and they move in front of you? There goes your forward view... now imagine Fed-Ex had a truck in front of him and that truck swerved at the last moment to avoid that car.... leaves little time to react.
    Now sure we could slam on the brakes to regain our view every time we get passed but then we wouldn’t get much done.
    It happens.
     
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  7. tucker

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    Or he could have been fighting his 14 hour clock...
     
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  8. RustyBolt

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    There's been no info stating that anything of that sort happened or didn't. It's possible. But does that put the blame on the driver of the car?

    Ummmm... No.
     
  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Are you insinuating that....elogs may have played a part? :eek::)
     
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  10. diesel drinker

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    It's a dangerous job we do and in return we are being treated like criminals.Cops on the other hand....
     
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  11. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Exactly.... this happens & some insist on focusing on the FedEx driver & his fault.
    Just last week a State trooper was killed when he rear-ended a slow moving truck and he is being hailed a a hero...

    Explain that to me.
     
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