Runaway truck ramp

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Old Man, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Never saw this before, they even have a overhead crane to remove trucks.
     
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  3. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Dang, guess this isn't an exit. Maybe in Europe, runaway ramps here are generally unused, just plow into the stopped traffic to stop. It's a bad day when you need to use the ramp, and it's already occupied.
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Holy geeze is following distance not a thing there?
     
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  5. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Light Load Member

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    No worries we imported them Europe is safe again
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Is it a thing here?
    ???

    It seems I spend half my time slowing down to maintain some distance, but most other drivers are all up on the bumper of whomever is in front of them.
     
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Mods... don't get in a frazzle; grammar cops welcome with my last post.
    Mods can join in too.

    Was my use of the word 'whomever' correct, or should it have been 'whoever'?
    I get confused between the terms sometimes, and a good grammar cop can be helpful.

    I know it is against the rules, but helping someone use the correct term is helpful to everyone.
    It is a teaching moment for everyone, when someone is corrected.
     
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  8. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Since you asked for it, I'm ok with the grammar cops coming to the rescue with sirens blazing.

    Personally, I think the rules for the use of whoever vs whomever is confusing, so if an Elementary School English teacher can dumb it down to make it easier to figure out, I'm all for it.
     
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  9. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    The reason English has so many exceptions is because of its inorganic development. Once upon a time an English king got jealous that English was only a spoken language whereas many other nearby languages had written systems too. So he ordered the best Latin scribes from across his realm to travel to London to meet together and devise a written version of English. They did so, went back home, and started using and teaching the new invention. Unfortunately there were a variety of discrepancies in how each scribe remembered, used and taught the written language, but without any high speed written communication methods, each version was left to develop in its own area. Centuries later, the different spreading versions began to clash and meld, and the exceptions to the rules started to develop and solidify thru common use.
     
  10. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Sounds feasible. Let's go with that as a start. Now put forth that same effort into "whoever vs whomever".
     
  11. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Who performs, whom receives.

    Whomever receives an "m" from whoever.
     
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