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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by pavrom, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

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    Just trying to make y'all feel better: there's a driver at Hazmatinc.com who got hit TWICE sitting at the FlyingJ in Wichita Falls. First hit, truck was still drivable. Drive is sitting there, filling up paperwork, cops had just left : BOOM!! Gets hit on the other side of the tractor, this time rendering truck inoperable... makes you fear taking your 10 anywhere.
     
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  3. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    That damage is pretty harsh. Clearly, if it's at the shop, they got some settling to do. Good luck, pal, I'd be sick too. I see on a previous post, that happened in Pueblo? Quite frankly, I'm not too keen on Colorado. Problem is, these places can't get good help. If it happened at the truckstop, sadly, cost of doing business today. It's why insurance is the killer. I stayed away from truckstops for this very reason, but where do you go nowadays?
     
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  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The down time is what kills you. No income from the truck, no income for the driver...it adds up fast.
     
  5. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...have one truck sitting anyway ...driver will hate it cause its nonhood truck :)
     
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  6. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    That sucks. Pretty soon insurance companies are going to start offering discounts if you agree to never park at a truck stop.
     
  7. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Medium Load Member

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    THIS is the angle that guy was backing up at? IMG951936.jpg
     
  8. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I guess ... can't give you more details ...i wasn't there
     
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  9. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Probably. Too bad, that mirror support probably did most that damage. Did the guy take off, parking lot cam, maybe?
     
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  10. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    He didn't , other driver witnessed , leo showed to make report .
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Always a #### reefer driver
     
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