Swift manages to do it again..

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by drvrtech77, May 8, 2021.

  1. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    I saw the mishap in this video, the barrier wasn’t on the frame, he could have backed out only destroying the rest of that stupid skirt.
     
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  3. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    And the cost of the skirt?

    Someone costs me 300-600 $ isnt exactly "no big deal" either ESPECIALLY when its their stupidity that did it. myself included
     
  4. buddyd157

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    although a skirt will cost money, the savings in NOT calling out that big rotator..

    those guys get paid from the instant the call comes in, to the time they get back..

    it can easily be well over $1,000, then an accident charged to the driver, since a wrecker was called out.

    better to have an incident on ones record, rather than an accident.
     
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  5. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    I love me some Ron Pratt. Lol!
    I like to see what it’s like in my family’s “old country”
     
  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    So if i were the guy looking at the incident, i have 2 people to yell at. The driver and the guy that called the rotator.

    I dont know though, lets play devils advocate as you guys want to, assume youre the guy in charge of telling the driver what to do. Do you trust the driver not to mess up WORSE and not tear up anything more than the skirt at this point?
     
  7. jason6541

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    I have a 290 wb star car. My answer simple I don’t go to NE at all no further east than Ohio and no further north than I70. Never have a problem
     
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    no, it is not simple, when you work for a company, under forced dispatch.

    simple for an o/o, not ever a company driver.

    i think that it tells a lot about a driver when he can't negotiate a parking lot, that he has to avoid a part of the country.

    any driver worth his salt, can thread his rig into the docks, no matter the size of that equipment.
     
  9. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Theres essentially 2 conversations going here @buddyd157 1 is the thread title, the other was god prefers deisels asking about buying and driving a longer wheelbase truck, gpd owns their truck and has his own authority, i imagine itll be pretty easy for him to not forcibly dispatch himself... :p
     
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  10. 2021 international rh

    2021 international rh Bobtail Member

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    These mega carriers definitely give the test of us a bad name
     
  11. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i know fully well what was being said, and what did i say in return..???

    "i think that it tells a lot about a driver when he can't negotiate a parking lot, that he has to avoid a part of the country.

    any driver worth his salt, can thread his rig into the docks, no matter the size of that equipment."
     
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