Seat belt and shoulder belt...?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by REO6205, Jun 14, 2019.

Seatbelts?

Poll closed Jan 14, 2020.
  1. All the time

    83.8%
  2. Whenever I think about it

    1.9%
  3. In bad weather

    1.9%
  4. Only when crossing a scale

    10.5%
  5. Never.

    2.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    I did it for 15 years and that was enough. It's a very good job but as you know a very tough job. 110 stops....I remember working half days too lol. Most I ever did was 436 during Christmas, a lot of easy townhouses but still kicked my ### lol.
     
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  3. adayrider

    adayrider Road Train Member

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    I'm not buying that, and no way to prove it. You can't tell me the majority of the people don't freeze up and only extra control the put in is trying to push brake pedal threw floor.
     
  4. The Gels

    The Gels Light Load Member

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    Doesn't matter if you buy it or not, the best place for a driver to be is in the driver's seat behind the wheel, not flying around inside or outside their vehicle.
     
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  5. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    I imagine it's mostly bus drivers in these videos because they have the most cameras. Their seating situation is similar to ours.
     
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  6. adayrider

    adayrider Road Train Member

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    Those videos prove they are filling seats with warm bodies. LOL
    The one was sitting on a stack of newspapers.
     
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  7. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    We do have government healthcare. We don't have single payer.

    Insurance premiums are based on risk. No seat belt use, risk goes up, premiums go up.

    Don't matter how much they write off, it still costs something.

    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
     
  8. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I got to try mine out 17 years ago.
    Blacked out from low blood sugar at 58 mph. Went off 15 ft drop onto solid granite rock. The seat air ride broke coming down allowing the seat belt to have some extra slack so my face still hit the steering wheel breaking my right cheek bone and a concussion.
    After three days in the hospital I was alright. The truck and trailer was written off.
     
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  9. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    This was mine in 2012. The cab wasn’t this bad from accident but damaged more during the recovery. The seatbelt held me submerged in water. But it was better than rolling around the cab or worse. It rolled almost all the way over as I went over on passenger side.
     
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  10. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Until it ain't and their is something else occupying that same space. No one scenario is the gospel and there is times that behind the wheel is not where a guy is going to survive.
     
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  11. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Until I can see the future and know when I shouldn't wear my seat belt, I'll stick to the statistically much higher likelihood of needing it.
     
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