Truck takes out parked flatbed bumper

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by newbietrucker91, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Just parked, ate, and just got in my truck when this unfolded.

    I jumped into bed and was about to get ready to sleep when all you hear is a loud crunching sound and an air horn going off.

    What are the rules here? Flatbed driver not parked in an actual spot. Both at fault? This is right next to the scale. With flatbed parked only room for 1 truck to squeeze by and that's if you use all the space available.

    This is the Petro 2 off I-94 in Clearwater, MN.



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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The guy hit a parked truck. His fault no matter how the other guy is parked. That's why they have mirrors on the trucks. If he had been using his this shouldn't have happened.
     
  4. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Should of seen the look of an old -chubby- cranky flatbed driver jumping out with just pants on yelling at a confused middle eastern guy who actually looked confused like the truck just appeared there.
     
  5. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Light Load Member

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    The fault is the Penner family giving all the freight to the new cheaper owner ops . They lost all their good old timers I know of 3 guys who left . Judging by the funky curtains hanging across windshield inside truck they got what they paid for.. PS I live 25 minutes away from their original terminal
     
  6. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Yep, also sheriff just arrived and all the other drivers are walking up to give the story of what unfolded.
     
  7. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    I don't think it matters, since it happened on private property. Going to be an insurance matter between the companies.
     
  8. Bud A.

    Bud A. Road Train Member

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    Plus, Volvo vs. Pete: it's the Volvo's fault.
     
  9. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    That doesn't count for pug-nosed Petes.
     
  10. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I dont think the flatbedder should get a free pass here, he was parked in a pretty stupid spot.
     
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  11. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Just getting a good sniff is all. :p
     
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