What would you do ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by FLHT, Jun 15, 2024.

  1. FLHT

    FLHT Road Train Member

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    Your on a 4 lane divided highway just coming down off an overpass .
    Your rear wheel comes off your landoll loaded with construction rental machines. Your wheel rolls off into a cane field but your brake shoe and drum are sitting in one lane on the down hill side of the overpass. A car and pickup have already run over the drum and shoe and have major damage but got off the side of the road.
    Would you get off your lazy ### and get your parts out of the roadway ?
    Not at United Rentals........
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I'd put the hammer down and put myself into denial mode.
     
  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    How blind ya gotta be to not see a brake drum laying in the road?
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    He, or she, was texting.
     
  6. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    One day, I was parked at a fuel island and I picked up someone else's garbage bag and placed it in the trash barrel that was 32 millimeters away.

    I'm going to save the world.
     
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  7. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    Sunbelt Rentals?
     
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  8. Ridgeline

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    Common sense should prevail … You stay off the road so you don’t get run over.

    Let those who are paid to run out in traffic get it.

    Your concern is to get the rig off the road safely and remain safe, not get killed.
     
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  9. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Heavy Load Member

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    Well, yes, when safe. Just because MOST drivers are lazy sociopathic slobs is no reason to perpetrate the sterotype...

    ......trailing a shower of sparks all the way there.....

    Well, there could bee a case of; first car sees the obstacle, swerves out of the way, second car doesn't have time to react.......
     
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  10. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Oh it's not that they don't see it!
     
  11. FLHT

    FLHT Road Train Member

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    Lazy United Rentals driver.
    Mechanics worked on trailer and did not tighten the lugs.
     
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