new drivers learn from this drivers mistake!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by American-Trucker, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    A Driver parked on a end spot right in front of me, and a new driver (i wont say WHO because people will just beach about mentioning the company name) and anyway he wasnt watching his trailer and ripped the front corner off that truck!:biggrin_25524:

    I looked up and hes ON the truck!:biggrin_2551:

    So he backed off the truck and moved out of the way and 20-30 drivers all came out to look and stand around......


    So I took a quick picture and Called the fuel desk inside because the driver wasnt in the truck, the put the driver on the phone :biggrin_25526: I told them to page him lol


    So anyway I got to tell this driver someone just hit his truck and got out and told the driver that hit him, that the other driver was on his way out, so they could do there paper work and picture stuff.


    Anyway this guy aint going anyware anytime soon, he's going to have to be towed out of here.



    Lessons for NEW and EXP drivers alike.....

    #1 Don't park on the end unless you HAVE to

    #2 ALWAYS watch your trailer when going through a TS or makeing any turn for that matter


    There are now 40+ drivers out there.....you DONT want to be the driver that caused all of this...:biggrin_25513:




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  3. ronin

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    Tore the hell out of that truck, for sure. I don't mind walking, in fact, I know it's good for me - I'll park 3 rows back if necessary to get a spot in the middle, or on the end where there's no traffic, like next to the curb/grass.
     
  4. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    this is the back corner of a large J, i do the same i will NOT park on a end for this reason.



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  5. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    Cops are here now.........the driver that hit him, is my age, 21 new driver....not a good start.




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  6. ronin

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    Well, ######.... he'll get to know his safety manager on a close personal basis.
     
  7. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    this is true, might be his last time talking to him as well, this is a big time no no preventable lol


    This is crazy, drivers just keep walking up and start talking lol


    I got out told them i had the driver comeing out, I looked at the damage real quick, told the driver to be more careful and walked away....no need to make a huge scene over this




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  8. ronin

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    Guys are LONELY and BORED... most excitement they've had in a month... and then people have to start talking about two things (a) how they could have driven it better, and (b) how they saw something much worse last week.. in fact, a human family of 8, a litter of kittens and some baby chickens were killed like a chainsaw massacre...
     
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  9. flyingmusician

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    #### good visual aid for ALL of us, new or not
     
  10. Superhauler

    Superhauler TEACHER OF MEN

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    had something like that happen to me 2 weeks ago in bowman noth dakota at a little fuel stop. not as bad, a driver pulled in to a spot beside me about 1 am and hooked his lugnuts on his steer on to my lowboy, woke me right up! he hit me not once but 3 times, i got dressed waked back to look at damage and the idiot went straight to bed. didnt even care about the damage.(didnt hurt my trailer at all but tore his volvo bumper and skirting all up. had a real good talk with him after banging on the door for a few minutes.:biggrin_25510:
     
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I hate to end-cap, but I've had no choice a couple times.
    Get to the ts late, out of hours, no spots available...
    sometimes you have to make your own parking spot.

    The last time I got lucky. As I was sitting there, hoping I wasn't blocking the side row of trucks from getting out in the morning, a spot opened up.
    I quickly snatched it.
     
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