Lowered Expectations

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  1. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Well, not you, but this guy in the video, pointing out the problems of our society is like fishing in a barrel. Making money off the downtrodden. For shame. While I don't think companies hire people thinking what damage they could do, it's just a part of doing business, like any other. Quite frankly, that "lower wage" you speak of is still TWICE what I drove a truck for, and the poor guy this guy is lambasting, could very well have been a good driver, just caught with their pants down. It's easy for us to watch and think of how incompetent this driver was, but I don't think so. Being overly cautious did this driver in. It's happened to all of us. Thankfully, not to this magnitude, but in trucking, that saying "$#i+ happens" originated with trucking, and as long as human beings are in control, these things will continue to happen, and in part why eggs are $7bucks a dozen, up from a quarter, today.
     
  4. REO6205

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    Those crossing arms are made to snap off. That's exactly what the Southern Pacific guy told me while he was replacing the one that our truck broke off. Same deal as the video but our driver didn't hesitate...threw the truck in reverse and scratched the paint on the headache rack. No other damage.
     
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    Jesus he could have floored it. If he had space up front. If not reverse it. Maybe there wasn’t enough space up front and he knew there was a 4 wheeler right behind his bumper? I would have preferred to ruin the gate and the 4 wheeler’s car than having a truck wreck blocking up the whole road and creating an even larger insurance nightmare.

    It’s just me but anytime I saw those lights flashing and I wasn’t already crossing it I would stop beforehand just to not risk being caught.
     
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  6. Flat Earth Trucker

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    I respectfully disagree. What is on display here is a driver who held in higher regards the safety of a gate arm than he did his own safety, the safety of the train crew, and the safety of those in the immediate vicinity.

    His negligence, in this particular instance, is also on display because of how he chose to enter this predicament. He had to have driven onto tracks knowing that a train was approaching, otherwise he would went through the RR crossing without stopping.

    His stopping on the tracks and exiting the vehicle created a dilemma from which was only a problem seconds before.

    And who knows what was on that train. Could have caused a catastrophe.

    And it just keeps happening. This happened today in my neighborhood.


    https://twitter.com/DallasTexasTV/s...09635272003770&currentTweetUser=DallasTexasTV
     
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    He won't be getting that unprofessional salary anymore. He will be fired probably. I am reminded that Choo Choo trains are undefeated.
     
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  8. The one california kid

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    He must've been mad at his company for shorting his paycheck and he thought: I'll show them! LoL
     
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    FYI, clicked on your link but it said something went wrong so nothing showed. I deleted my x account awhile back when some women musk hired posted that she was gonna get rid of all the free accounts because they were taking up too much bandwidth. So x is not on my frequency anymore.
     
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  10. Flat Earth Trucker

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    The link formerly known as Twitter leads to a wreck in Saginaw, Texas.

    Apparently, a Crete truck tried to beat a train, but didn't fare too well.

     
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