Please survey the area you are in

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Ridgeline, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    17,735
    75,111
    Dec 18, 2011
    Michigan
    0
    Please pay attention

    survey the area you are driving around when it comes to parking lots and dock areas.

    Be careful when making turns to clear things like fire hydrants and light poles.

    This morning I had to go to Freezer Service of Michigan for a business reason, and in the parking lot was a truck that didn’t see the four five foot bright yellow bollards and the hydrant in the middle of then but tried to take it all out.

    I have an image of it but I can’t upload it for some reason.

    This happened in a huge huge lot, lots of room to turn around in.

    What I was told later the driver left the dock and didn’t pay attention, didn’t clear the bollards while making a very sharp turn into it mid point of the trailer. He left some of the trailer skirting and bet he damaged the trailer enough to compromise the integrity of the insulation.
     
    baha, BigBob410, Trucker61016 and 4 others Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    15,483
    51,517
    Nov 11, 2008
    Sorrento Maine
    0
    If the image has too many words, the board will refuse the upload. Abbreviate the name to a few words.
     
  4. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    3,243
    9,025
    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    0
  5. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    15,483
    51,517
    Nov 11, 2008
    Sorrento Maine
    0
  6. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Medium Load Member

    689
    2,093
    Sep 18, 2017
    Linville, Va
    0
  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    6,359
    7,345
    Sep 18, 2013
    0
  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    6,737
    10,340
    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    0
    How's anyone supposed to keep updated on Hollywood wannabe celebrities, text a joke, watch a movie, put pics on Instagram while watching for obstacles in the parking lot? We need $2 million automated trucks if you expect us to do all of those things. ;-)
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted