Hello my fellow truckers,
I’m a new truck driver & I got some questions about how things work in our world.
First question that comes in mind, to anyone who has driven through the 401 between Toronto into Quebec, we’ve seen the accidents, tragic. But what does a driver do in that situation? If the truck ends up in the ditch, are you fired from your job? Anything happens to your license? How long does one wait to get help?
If anybody has any experience they would like to share, I would definitely appreciate it.
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Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by mrullah, Jan 26, 2022.
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tinytim Road Train Member
- Oct 29, 2007
You might be better off focusing on how to avoid being in that situation though.
Drive defensively. Don't get rushed. Space is time, keep out of the herd.Trucker K, LoneRanger, Magoo1968 and 1 other person Thank this.
Keep safe distance always and you’ll never end up in that situation. The idiots/organ donors are identified by how close they follow.LoneRanger, BigHossVolvo and Elroythekid Thank this.
aussiejosh Road Train Member
Russell The Trucker Thanks this.
- Aug 28, 2009
OP how long you been stuck in that ditch? and has anyone come for help? remember there's 9-1-1
Those points from my observation can get you fired .
Nothing to say on this topic. Nobody will listen anyways.
As to the waiting time in ditches: it depends on the weather situation. If there is bad weather and you're caller 499 on the wrecker's list, it can take a bit.
Except part of your vehicle is hindering the traffic, authorities might put a priority on it.
If the driver did a good job and is entirely off the road it can be a few days.
Walmart in Dryden put up huge NO TRUCKS and added more cement barriers….so last night a new Canadian walks over to Timmies where I’m in my botail, asks for a pull…he’s stuck in the back of Walmart…NOO dude,,,sign says NO TRUCKS
Walmart got fed up with lot being so full their delivery trucks were impeded,,not to mention all the crap and garbage left behind in what was the truck parking/waiting areaRussell The Trucker and Magoo1968 Thank this.
Phantom Trucker Medium Load Member
- Jan 11, 2016
It’s unfortunate but I side with Wal-Mart on the decision to ban trucks in their lot in Dryden.
It was the source of a lot of trouble and liability. Aside from the trash and jugs left behind, trucks were hitting and running over things. Not too long ago I heard a pedestrian was struck by a semi there.
Anyone that follows that Skilled Truckers page has seen the kind of crap that was going on and how often.
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