Now It Ain't Funny

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Opus, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Investigators are trying to determine whether the raised bed was operator error or a mechanical problem.

    How can a dump box go up without the PTO in & the lift stick in the raise position.
     
  4. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Light Load Member

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    Even if it was a mechanical problem - let's say he dumped, and the bed wouldn't go all the way back down - why the hell would you drive down the road like that??
     
  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    A lot of dump trucks have either a red light on the dash or an audible buzzer or both to let the driver know the bed is up.
    But still, a driver should be alert enough to know when the bed isn't down. On our ten wheel dumps and our end dumps you can feel the difference in the way the truck handles with the bed in the air.
    None of this is any good if the driver is driving HUHA...Head Up His ###.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    I saw a dump truck, Interstate-40 in Tennessee, hammer down in the left lane, with the bed up.
     
  7. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Better question is why was the pickup so close that he didnt have time to react.
     
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  10. Opus

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    mebee because he was in the other lane........jus' sayin
     
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