Most dangerous drivers, Chicago containers?

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by asphaltreptile311, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Medium Load Member

    Jun 16, 2016
    everytime I go to Chicago I hear a lot of drivers say the container haulers near that area are some of the most dangerous drivers and use out of service trucks. Would you say container haulers in that area are dangerous, or what city takes the cake in your opinion?
  2. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I would say anyone in a big truck trying to speed through construction..narrow lanes..passing when most, if not all vehicles are going over the speed limit anyway. All that to gain what..39 seconds? Look at one of the latest crashes on Indiana ,think I-475? Another knucklehead. Sad situation.
  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Container haulers have a bad reputation in every city.
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  4. mud23609

    mud23609 Light Load Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    They don't hold a candle to a West Texas water hauler.
  5. Adamali21

    Adamali21 Bobtail Member

    Jul 24, 2018
    Most but not all trucks in Chicago are out of service trucks, specially those container trucks, you will see them on 294
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  6. Adamali21

    Adamali21 Bobtail Member

    Jul 24, 2018
    Doing containers in those rail yards destroys your truck
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  7. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Here is my experience. Container or can hauling is what you make it. If you want to beat ,and run your truck into the ground you can do that on any kind of trucking. Dump work is probably the hardest on a truck. I am speaking of mostly large straight dump type. The off road situations, uneven terrain stresses out crossmembers and frames. Weight doesn't help either. Bottom line is the driver, and owner must take care of equipment. Four wheeler drivers are the most dangerous. But the transportation industry is trying to surpass their (cars) record. The pool for real truck drivers is slowly dwindling. My opinion.
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  8. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Well, I hauled containers out of the Windy for almost 5 years, and my truck was subject to yearly inspections, just like the big guys. There is a lot of junk, but most of those are cross town movers, and get away with running junk, but anything pulled out of the city are usually decent trucks. Mine was.
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  9. V8-MACK

    V8-MACK Light Load Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Yeah west tx. Oil field is by far the most dangerous in the country. I did Chicago railyards for 9yrs. Crosstown -railyard trucks are a little rough. Not even close to being as bad as tx. Oil field trucks. Too bad Chicago railyards are dead, the most fun driving job there is.
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  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I did containers myself decades ago. Got out of it. If it was fixed, too heavy 130K or more. Scales break a couple of times. Tickets to company. fix fix fix, wait wait wait. Almost kill people plural. I was very dangerous in the cursed line of work with seacans. I quit them pernamently.

    I got zero training, zero feedback zero everything until one day the owner asked me in person, am I independantly wealthy?

    Wot? I proceeded to write him a 5 page lesson on how to equipt a proper and safe trucking company.

    Did it work? I have no idea.

    I don't pay attention to chiraq that much. I got my own challenges going in there.
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