VSP: One Dead, One Injured In Crash On I-81
This truck driver and his company is in deep trouble because of parking on the shoulder. Say whatever you want to, but when it comes down to the bottom line, even if him and his company get out of all the lawsuits that will come, their bank accounts is going to be much smaller. And this happened at mm250, @mm251 there is an interchange and Pilot has a truck stop there. I see it time after time, a truck will go right by a safe place to pull off but will park right on the shoulder.
Parking on shoulder=Trouble
Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Grouch, Dec 9, 2022.
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ibcalm19 Road Train Member
- Nov 30, 2015
Our lives are but a vapor. Bad decisions can cost us our lives and others in the matter of seconds. The truck driver could have put on his hazzard lights (seconds). The Ford mustang should have waited (seconds) and not passed on shoulder. Now a life is over in a matter of seconds.
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OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard
- Nov 29, 2011
Unfortunately, many see stopping in the berm as time saved, versus waiting on a light to get to the Truckstop and find parking…..
Numb Crusty Curmudgeon
- Jan 30, 2012
little rain and everybody has their hazard lights on.
break down on should???
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dptrucker Road Train Member
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- May 14, 2012
O.Henry Heavy Load Member
- Sep 1, 2012
And when they are done with their break,they just pull out onto the freeway at 5mph.justcarhaulin, FearTheCorn, Speedy356 and 10 others Thank this.
I saw something the other morning @ /exit 4 in Tn on 81 that blew my mind. At this exit there are 2 Pilots, the truck stops were full, the ramps were full, shoulders full and guess what, the north bound left shoulder is wide and the state has painted yellow stripes on the pavement, guess what, yep the left shoulder was full too. How a driver could even think about doing this just blows me away.
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Lennythedriver Road Train Member
Five years OTR, have never once parked on a ramp shoulder. Pulled off a few times due to bathroom emergency and that was it. I never understood drivers who purposely park on the ramps.
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