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2022-05-25 10:47:12 AM  

iheartscotch: wxboy: Russ1642: iheartscotch: Ouch. That's going to be expensive. And he just kept going. He probably just lost his license AND his job pulling that shiat.

/ The first thing you learn when you start driving something THAT big is when you're just better off calling a wrecker

// I suppose that he could have disconnected the trailer and come at it from a different angle...but that would have cost time.

I can see him losing his job but how would the DMV have any idea this even happened and suspend his licence?

His (now former) employer could, I suppose, report the incident to the DMV, if there's a process for that.

Fun Fact: Every driver of a large vehicle is supposed to have a driving record independent of whatever company they are working for. Think about like a permanent record.

There's an information clearinghouse with records of...well...everything. All of their certifications. All of their accidents. All of their traffic stops.

TL;DR... If you didn't report something like this and anyone EVER found out about it...well...it would not be good. The motor carrier inspectors could shut down a company for this.


You expect this moron to self report. LOL.
 
2022-05-25 10:47:23 AM  

stevecore: iheartscotch: BFletch651: Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.

No....actually...you do not. This person was a danger to everyone on the road.

Lighten up.


He has a point.  Do you really think someone with a hair-trigger temper like this wasn't a road-rager?
 
2022-05-25 10:49:27 AM  
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2022-05-25 10:54:02 AM  

Russ1642: iheartscotch: wxboy: Russ1642: iheartscotch: Ouch. That's going to be expensive. And he just kept going. He probably just lost his license AND his job pulling that shiat.

/ The first thing you learn when you start driving something THAT big is when you're just better off calling a wrecker

// I suppose that he could have disconnected the trailer and come at it from a different angle...but that would have cost time.

I can see him losing his job but how would the DMV have any idea this even happened and suspend his licence?

His (now former) employer could, I suppose, report the incident to the DMV, if there's a process for that.

Fun Fact: Every driver of a large vehicle is supposed to have a driving record independent of whatever company they are working for. Think about like a permanent record.

There's an information clearinghouse with records of...well...everything. All of their certifications. All of their accidents. All of their traffic stops.

TL;DR... If you didn't report something like this and anyone EVER found out about it...well...it would not be good. The motor carrier inspectors could shut down a company for this.

You expect this moron to self report. LOL.


No...I expect the company the driver works for to report it so the company isn't liable.
 
2022-05-25 10:54:04 AM  
That could only get better if he headed straight for Fark's Favorite Underpass at full throttle.
 
2022-05-25 10:55:05 AM  

some_beer_drinker: [fuellingthefoodie.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]


Truckers of Wal-Mart?
 
2022-05-25 10:57:44 AM  

Flowery Twats: some_beer_drinker: [fuellingthefoodie.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]

Truckers of Wal-Mart?


Seems redundant.
 
2022-05-25 11:12:06 AM  
Junior Brown - Semi crazy keep on trucking
Youtube MhrPDKgG3bE
 
2022-05-25 11:16:25 AM  
Can we pause just for a moment to admire the engineering behind the bollard that stood its ground?
 
2022-05-25 11:24:31 AM  

iheartscotch: wxboy: Russ1642: iheartscotch: Ouch. That's going to be expensive. And he just kept going. He probably just lost his license AND his job pulling that shiat.

/ The first thing you learn when you start driving something THAT big is when you're just better off calling a wrecker

// I suppose that he could have disconnected the trailer and come at it from a different angle...but that would have cost time.

I can see him losing his job but how would the DMV have any idea this even happened and suspend his licence?

His (now former) employer could, I suppose, report the incident to the DMV, if there's a process for that.

Fun Fact: Every driver of a large vehicle is supposed to have a driving record independent of whatever company they are working for. Think about like a permanent record.

There's an information clearinghouse with records of...well...everything. All of their certifications. All of their accidents. All of their traffic stops.

TL;DR... If you didn't report something like this and anyone EVER found out about it...well...it would not be good. The motor carrier inspectors could shut down a company for this.


CSA 2010
 
2022-05-25 11:34:07 AM  
Don't pay people nor train them, this is what you get.  My Dad was a truck driver, he said in the beginning, there was real training, then it became literally a day of someone sitting in the passenger seat for a week then they got their own truck.
 
2022-05-25 11:42:04 AM  

Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"


The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?
 
2022-05-25 11:44:15 AM  

starsrift: Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"

The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?


Sure Wish I'd Finished Training, but your's works too.
 
2022-05-25 11:45:27 AM  

OkieDookie: starsrift: Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"

The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?

Sure Wish I'd Finished Training, but your's works too.


On the highway it's Sure Wish I had a Faster Truck.
 
2022-05-25 11:48:25 AM  
Huh, I just saw this on YT yesterday.
 
2022-05-25 11:50:17 AM  

Boojum2k: OkieDookie: starsrift: Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"

The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?

Sure Wish I'd Finished Training, but your's works too.

On the highway it's Sure Wish I had a Faster Truck.


SWIFTly stalling traffic?
 
2022-05-25 11:55:46 AM  
I used to drive one of those for Swift (please hold your insults till the end) and you can roll over a lot of things with your rear trailer tires and never know. That shiat however, is not the type of thing you wouldn't know. Curbs and stop signs are the type you might not know.
 
2022-05-25 11:57:52 AM  
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2022-05-25 12:02:10 PM  
TRUCK DRIVER SAID SCREW THIS...I'M GONE!!! | BONEHEAD TRUCKERS
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Direct link to video.
 
2022-05-25 12:14:53 PM  

Great_Milenko: Swift or Western Express?


My money was on JB Stunt.
 
2022-05-25 12:18:27 PM  

cgremlin: "I got the load to the destination.  I don't see what the problem is."


You were 10 minutes late
 
2022-05-25 12:23:59 PM  
TP: stop dragging my hearttrailer around...
 
2022-05-25 12:44:03 PM  
So the boss said to me "Can you go just one day without f*cking up?", and I said "I'll have to get on that tomorrow"
 
2022-05-25 12:48:22 PM  

Russ1642: wxboy: Russ1642: iheartscotch: Ouch. That's going to be expensive. And he just kept going. He probably just lost his license AND his job pulling that shiat.

/ The first thing you learn when you start driving something THAT big is when you're just better off calling a wrecker

// I suppose that he could have disconnected the trailer and come at it from a different angle...but that would have cost time.

I can see him losing his job but how would the DMV have any idea this even happened and suspend his licence?

His (now former) employer could, I suppose, report the incident to the DMV, if there's a process for that.

Can you call back on Tuesday? Sue's away until then and she's the only one who knows how to fill in those reports.


So true.  My hospital tried to report a guy who left with a CDL, just had a seizure, low oxygen, and possible heart attack to the authorities so that he didn't kill anyone with the truck he was going to jump in and head to California after leaving against advice from the hospital. Gave up after we couldn't get anyone to talk to us.  I think they ended up calling 911 just to CYA. Good times.
 
2022-05-25 12:55:59 PM  

yuthinasia: TP: stop dragging my hearttrailer around...


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2022-05-25 1:00:04 PM  

stuhayes2010: Don't pay people nor train them, this is what you get.  My Dad was a truck driver, he said in the beginning, there was real training, then it became literally a day of someone sitting in the passenger seat for a week then they got their own truck.


That's universal in American Business today.

When I started at TRW in 1992, the first two weeks were nothing but training sessions on all the standard software the company used - Lotus Notes, all the components of Microsoft Office, and more.

When I started my current gig in 2018, it was all "OK, here's a laptop.  If there's any software on there you need to use and don't know how, Son, you're on your own."
 
2022-05-25 1:01:15 PM  

theknuckler_33: Huh, I just saw this on YT yesterday.


Ditto.  In two separate compilations.
 
2022-05-25 1:02:42 PM  

MythDragon: LesserEvil: He likely thought he was going to take out the obstacle, instead of his trailer, which was a failure to begin with. I've seen these assholes take out stop signs with this attitude.

They should not be in charge of anything potentially dangerous. Give them school paste and edible crayons and put them in a corner. I wonder if even a job as a Walmart greeter might be too dangerous to others around them.

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I work at a company where we get freight brought in a few times a week. We are a smaller company, and we have a challenging loading dock. The LTL truck drivers have no problem backing into the loading dock. It's what they do all day every day. The long distance owner/operators can't back a trailer up for sh*t.
 
2022-05-25 1:03:25 PM  

sid244: AUTOBOTS, TRANSFORM and AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Looked like Optimus Prime was getting a UFIA
 
2022-05-25 1:08:59 PM  

iheartscotch: Ouch. That's going to be expensive. And he just kept going. He probably just lost his license AND his job pulling that shiat.

/ The first thing you learn when you start driving something THAT big is when you're just better off calling a wrecker

// I suppose that he could have disconnected the trailer and come at it from a different angle...but that would have cost time.


If he backed up enough, he could have had a straight shot.. already hung up on the bollards...
 
2022-05-25 1:39:28 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I work at a company where we get freight brought in a few times a week. We are a smaller company, and we have a challenging loading dock. The LTL truck drivers have no problem backing into the loading dock. It's what they do all day every day. The long distance owner/operators can't back a trailer up for sh*t.


Some local delivery folks are better than others.

When I worked for a university in DC, we would have to get a truckload of computers in each summer to refresh the computer labs we maintained... and the loading dock access was in an alley that was *not* a straight shot.

We'd warn them that unless it was a specific driver, they shouldn't use a truck over some length.

Because if the truck was too long, you had to enter the alley backwards, and then work your way backwards down an alley, turn left, back up some more, turn right, back up some more, then back into our loading dock.

The delivery company had ONE guy who could reliably do it in about 10 minutes.  Everyone else took about 90 minutes to slowly wiggle their way back to our loading dock.

/still waiting to get my lawn repaired from a delivery guy who couldn't back up out of my driveway
//so he decided to turn a fuel truck around in my yard
///two days after a rain
 
2022-05-25 1:39:56 PM  
Well thats one way to end your trucking career.
 
2022-05-25 1:43:38 PM  
What they gonna do, Fire me?
 
2022-05-25 1:57:09 PM  

OkieDookie: starsrift: Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"

The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?

Sure Wish I'd Finished Training, but your's works too.


See What I Fark-up Today
 
2022-05-25 2:21:01 PM  

stuhayes2010: Don't pay people nor train them, this is what you get.  My Dad was a truck driver, he said in the beginning, there was real training, then it became literally a day of someone sitting in the passenger seat for a week then they got their own truck.


Can you explain how that works?
 
2022-05-25 2:22:08 PM  
Talk about having zero f*cks to give.
 
2022-05-25 2:25:57 PM  
I love watching them struggle backing up to the dock.  Pull forward, try again..repeat for 20 minutes.  Then, when they've finally got it straight and firmly against the dock.....forgot to open the swinger doors.
 
2022-05-25 2:45:31 PM  

pdoubleop: stuhayes2010: Don't pay people nor train them, this is what you get.  My Dad was a truck driver, he said in the beginning, there was real training, then it became literally a day of someone sitting in the passenger seat for a week then they got their own truck.

Can you explain how that works?


Highly localized distortion of the space-time continuum in your front seat. Don't you watch Star Trek?
 
2022-05-25 2:50:56 PM  

cyberspacedout: pdoubleop: stuhayes2010: Don't pay people nor train them, this is what you get.  My Dad was a truck driver, he said in the beginning, there was real training, then it became literally a day of someone sitting in the passenger seat for a week then they got their own truck.

Can you explain how that works?

Highly localized distortion of the space-time continuum in your front seat. Don't you watch Star Trek?


Well that makes sense!  I knew there must be a reasonable explanation!
 
2022-05-25 2:53:17 PM  

iheartscotch: Ouch. That's going to be expensive. And he just kept going. He probably just lost his license AND his job pulling that shiat.

/ The first thing you learn when you start driving something THAT big is when you're just better off calling a wrecker

// I suppose that he could have disconnected the trailer and come at it from a different angle...but that would have cost time.


Yeah< i can't believe that he just kept going...
 
2022-05-25 2:55:29 PM  

pdoubleop: cyberspacedout: pdoubleop: stuhayes2010: Don't pay people nor train them, this is what you get.  My Dad was a truck driver, he said in the beginning, there was real training, then it became literally a day of someone sitting in the passenger seat for a week then they got their own truck.

Can you explain how that works?

Highly localized distortion of the space-time continuum in your front seat. Don't you watch Star Trek?

Well that makes sense!  I knew there must be a reasonable explanation!


Or maybe it was a week's worth of days sitting in the front seat. I prefer my original hypothesis, though.
 
2022-05-25 2:59:45 PM  

OkieDookie: starsrift: Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"

The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?

Sure Wish I'd Finished Training, but your's works too.


Stop Whining I'm Farking Trying!
 
2022-05-25 3:00:52 PM  
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2022-05-25 3:34:42 PM  

Sylvis: OkieDookie: starsrift: Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"

The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?

Sure Wish I'd Finished Training, but your's works too.

Stop Whining I'm Farking Trying!


Sorry Will, Its Farking Totalled
 
2022-05-25 3:38:37 PM  

Beerguy: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/_aZXBrRook4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]

Direct link to video.


So the same video, just repeated 3 times?
 
2022-05-25 4:01:22 PM  

Mikey1969: Beerguy: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/_aZXBrRook4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]

Direct link to video.

So the same video, just repeated 3 times?


Some people don't like websites with embedded videos like the NYPost, DailyMail, etc. If you don't fall into that category, feel free to just scroll on past my contribution(s) in any future threads. 

Thank for playing.
 
2022-05-25 4:45:06 PM  
I wonder how far this numbskull got down the road before he finally figured out that something was wrong?
 
2022-05-25 6:19:24 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MythDragon: LesserEvil: He likely thought he was going to take out the obstacle, instead of his trailer, which was a failure to begin with. I've seen these assholes take out stop signs with this attitude.

They should not be in charge of anything potentially dangerous. Give them school paste and edible crayons and put them in a corner. I wonder if even a job as a Walmart greeter might be too dangerous to others around them.

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I work at a company where we get freight brought in a few times a week. We are a smaller company, and we have a challenging loading dock. The LTL truck drivers have no problem backing into the loading dock. It's what they do all day every day. The long distance owner/operators can't back a trailer up for sh*t.


I used to work as the receiving guy at the company I still work for at one of our buildings. We have 12 docks to back in to at the building I work at. And I saw more than a few drivers take 20 minutes to back into a dock that had open docks on either side of it, and with nothing else in the dock area to impede them from getting a straight shot into a dock at all. None of the drivers who took that long had English as a first or even second language, which made me wonder just how they got a CDL in the US and just how much "training" they got in driving a semi-trailer hauler rig (I suspect some bribery and/or other hijinks involving the carrier were involved in this).
 
2022-05-25 6:58:37 PM  

MythDragon: Moved into a new house with a steepish driveway.


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2022-05-25 7:13:20 PM  

Alien Robot: MythDragon: Moved into a new house with a steepish driveway.

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Not quite that bad. But there are a few in my neighborhood like that
 
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