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2022-05-25 9:35:51 AM  
21 votes:
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.
 
2022-05-25 9:42:41 AM  
20 votes:

iheartscotch: BFletch651: Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.

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


Lighten up.
 
2022-05-25 9:34:54 AM  
18 votes:
You can see the point where he lost that last fark he had to give.
 
2022-05-25 9:44:42 AM  
17 votes:
I've done something similar before... at least hitting posts like that.

I was in undergrad, pulling a 38' racing trailer for our solar car team, and the tow vehicle didn't have extended mirrors, so I couldn't see to the side of me.

The first time, I had just been driving for some incredibly long day (as support vehicles weren't allowed on the race route, and I had to backtrack to another state, head north to some road that paralleled I70, go west into another state, back south, then east to where the finish line was for the day... so like 200 miles out of the way.

Bud meets me up near the parking lot, then guides me through a field to where our team is... and I didn't pay attention to the fact that he walked through a gate.  So as he turns right, I start following him and I scraped the right side, damaging the side door's lock mechanism.

The second time, they had agreed that we could use the race route so long as we got out an hour before the start for the day.  So I pulled out, but for some reason that I don't remember (bad navigation?  Waiting for the others in our convoy?) we turned into a residential street.  So I had to jackknife the trailer to turn it around.  But whoever had wired up the vehicle had done it wrong, and the turn signals were reversed if I used the plug in the bed of the truck for the 5th wheel, so I was using the one on the bumper for the ball hitch.

So I ended up ripping out the connections when I jackknifed it.  After we got back on the road, JC radioed to tell me that I had no break lights.  I squeezed the balance box, and realized I had no trailer brakes at all.  So pulled onto the frontage road.  I assessed what needed to be done, and I had the tools, but someone said 'maybe we should pull into this parking lot and get off the street'

... and I was parked next to a lamp post,  so ended up bending the axle on the trailer, which caused two tires to rub and we were stuck.   And we didn't have the right tools to get the tire off.

... so then waited 2+ hours for AAA, as we didn't know there was an automotive place 1/4 mile further down the road.

/not going to talk about the fiasco trying to get the axle repaired
 
2022-05-25 11:16:25 AM  
16 votes:
Can we pause just for a moment to admire the engineering behind the bollard that stood its ground?
 
2022-05-25 9:32:32 AM  
14 votes:

BFletch651: Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.


No....actually...you do not. This person was a danger to everyone on the road.
 
2022-05-25 9:30:57 AM  
13 votes:
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.
 
2022-05-25 9:43:23 AM  
12 votes:
I was behind a semi-trailer doing that ram-it-through thing around a tight S corner underneath a railroad bridge. He made it through though with some scraping.

Good to see those bollards are tougher than a big rig. He's probably used to running over yield sign posts which readily yield.
 
2022-05-25 9:25:39 AM  
11 votes:
Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.
 
2022-05-25 9:31:28 AM  
8 votes:
SWIFT: "You're hired!"
 
2022-05-25 10:05:20 AM  
8 votes:

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?


It's not like there is a video or anything.
 
2022-05-25 9:27:43 AM  
7 votes:
Today is the day I say fark this job.
 
2022-05-25 10:54:02 AM  
7 votes:

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 12:02:10 PM  
7 votes:
TRUCK DRIVER SAID SCREW THIS...I'M GONE!!! | BONEHEAD TRUCKERS
Youtube _aZXBrRook4


Direct link to video.
 
2022-05-25 9:39:51 AM  
6 votes:
Swift or Western Express?
 
2022-05-25 11:34:07 AM  
6 votes:
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 11:55:46 AM  
6 votes:
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 1:00:04 PM  
6 votes:

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 9:41:19 AM  
5 votes:

Great_Milenko: Swift or Western Express?


Undoubtedly has worked for both =)
 
2022-05-25 9:42:32 AM  
5 votes:
Freedom convoyers having trouble integrating back in society.
 
2022-05-25 10:09:36 AM  
5 votes:
Backed my car into the garage door last week, so I'm getting a kick out of this

Long story involving sunlight, reflections, tinted windows, dark garage door, and personal stupidity.
Only $300 to fix it. Lesson learned.
 
2022-05-25 1:02:42 PM  
5 votes:

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 10:02:21 AM  
4 votes:

Oneiros: /not going to talk about the fiasco trying to get the axle repaired


Pray, continue.
 
2022-05-25 10:36:09 AM  
4 votes:

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.
 
2022-05-25 11:42:04 AM  
4 votes:

Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"


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

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 1:39:28 PM  
4 votes:

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 6:19:24 PM  
4 votes:

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 9:30:31 AM  
3 votes:
In Sir David Attenborough's voice:

To get past the obstacle the trailer sheds its rear wheels, a novel trick which evolved to help it escape predators. But not to worry, they'll grow back in a few weeks.
 
2022-05-25 9:38:12 AM  
3 votes:
I like how he just keep going like he didn't notice.
 
2022-05-25 9:50:46 AM  
3 votes:

iheartscotch: BFletch651: Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.

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


Was? You mean 'is', right?
 
2022-05-25 10:14:44 AM  
3 votes:
That guy by the dumpster at the end though...
 
2022-05-25 10:27:08 AM  
3 votes:

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?


There's a video of it.

Also....the company that employed the driver could face some liability problems if the roadway was damaged with this stunt. You'd REALLY want to get out in front of something like that because it can cost stupid amounts of money to fix.
 
2022-05-25 10:47:23 AM  
3 votes:

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 9:48:54 AM  
2 votes:

iheartscotch: BFletch651: Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.

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


Well, maybe to everyone in the parking lot. I doubt that he made it to the road.
 
2022-05-25 9:58:35 AM  
2 votes:
The guys that put those pipe bollards in


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2022-05-25 10:04:33 AM  
2 votes:

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.
 
2022-05-25 10:15:02 AM  
2 votes:

KRSESQ: Oneiros: /not going to talk about the fiasco trying to get the axle repaired

Pray, continue.


Not as interesting.

A long day driving up to Macado, Pennsylvania to the trailer manufacturer to get said axle, then someone else delivered it and the trailer to a garage in Virginia to do the repairs.

I was supposed to pick it up on a Friday, but this was the days before GPS and maybe even mapquest, so I had some rudimentary directions, and went down in the tow vehicle to retrieve the trailer.

But I'm driving along, and the name of the road changes.  I didn't know that it was just while going through a town that it had a different name, as I'm from an area where roads sometimes turn at an intersection, so I circled back and wasted an hour or so near DC rush hour trying to find where the road went.

Ended up wasting so much time that I didn't make it to the garage before they closed for the night... which being a Friday, meant we didn't have a trailer for the weekend, and couldn't take out out to get some road time in.  (As it was being built in DC)

It was someone else who broke the tailgate off, because they were unhitching the 5th wheel, and neglected to consider the trailer hitch didn't clear the tailgate (but you couldn't put it down first, because the trailer was too close), so pulled forward with speed and folded the tailgate as it ripped away.

And another person who tried squeezing the tow vehicle (F350 with duleys) down a narrow alleyway and smashed in the extended wheel fairing.


/has more interesting stories from the 24' trailer.... Like running out of gas in Georgetown, DC
 
2022-05-25 10:18:17 AM  
2 votes:

X-Geek: 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.

"Dammit, I can't let anything slow me down. Those kids are depending on this shipment of baby formula!"


It it was a truckload of white powder, it wasn't baby formula.
 
2022-05-25 10:35:01 AM  
2 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Committing to it and dragging the trailer away at the end is just...

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2022-05-25 11:45:27 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:48:22 PM  
2 votes:

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 7:13:20 PM  
2 votes:

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
 
2022-05-25 9:23:33 AM  
1 vote:
mental illness is a hell of a drug.
 
2022-05-25 9:51:03 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: I like how he just keep going like he didn't notice.


I think he didn't notice.
 
2022-05-25 10:24:40 AM  
1 vote:
"I got the load to the destination.  I don't see what the problem is."
 
2022-05-25 11:48:25 AM  
1 vote:
Huh, I just saw this on YT yesterday.
 
2022-05-25 11:50:17 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:57:09 PM  
1 vote:

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  
1 vote:

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 2:45:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:01:22 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2022-05-26 7:58:52 AM  
1 vote:
I was once on a tour bus where the driver turned sharp out of the hotel we were staying at and cut over a short (two foot or so) wall.   It made a hell of a noise the FIRST time he hit it.    He stopped and rather than backing up and trying a wider swing, he just decided to continue forward.   He made it about a block with one of the wheels bent at 90 degrees dragging all the way down the street to another parking lot.   We had to wait an hour for a replacement bus.
 
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