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2022-05-25 9:30:31 AM  
118 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 9:31:28 AM  
61 votes:
SWIFT: "You're hired!"
 
2022-05-25 9:42:32 AM  
46 votes:
Freedom convoyers having trouble integrating back in society.
 
2022-05-25 9:25:39 AM  
33 votes:
Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.
 
2022-05-25 9:27:43 AM  
24 votes:
Today is the day I say fark this job.
 
2022-05-25 10:01:38 AM  
22 votes:
AUTOBOTS, TRANSFORM and AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
2022-05-25 11:42:04 AM  
21 votes:

Boojum2k: SWIFT: "You're hired!"


The Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking?
 
2022-05-25 10:16:32 AM  
18 votes:

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!"
 
2022-05-25 10:11:19 AM  
17 votes:
Committing to it and dragging the trailer away at the end is just...

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2022-05-25 9:34:54 AM  
16 votes:
You can see the point where he lost that last fark he had to give.
 
2022-05-25 9:58:35 AM  
16 votes:
The guys that put those pipe bollards in


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2022-05-25 10:10:08 AM  
14 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.


Methany is never in office. Neither is Methlinda, or Meth-Ann. Elizameth is there occasionally, but usually is strung out after a long lunch.
 
2022-05-25 10:39:53 AM  
14 votes:

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.


Semi-Trailer Rearranges Anything In The Way Of Turning Around...
Youtube C7RWEAAfDDY
 
2022-05-25 9:44:42 AM  
13 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 9:53:16 AM  
13 votes:

Russ1642: 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.


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2022-05-25 10:49:27 AM  
13 votes:
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2022-05-25 11:44:15 AM  
12 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 10:18:17 AM  
10 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 9:23:33 AM  
9 votes:
mental illness is a hell of a drug.
 
2022-05-25 10:54:04 AM  
9 votes:
That could only get better if he headed straight for Fark's Favorite Underpass at full throttle.
 
2022-05-25 9:48:54 AM  
8 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 10:06:17 AM  
8 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.


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.
 
2022-05-25 10:44:05 AM  
8 votes:
Moved into a new house with a steepish driveway. No streetlights in the neighborhood, so dark at night.

Backing out I start to think, "Hey there's a mail box here somewhere... *bump* found it."
 
2022-05-25 10:30:02 AM  
7 votes:

FirstDennis: .Article calls them the "hind wheels." ain't never heard that before.
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Saw that too.  Makes the Attenborough references even more funnier.
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2022-05-25 12:44:03 PM  
7 votes:
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 6:58:37 PM  
7 votes:

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


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2022-05-25 9:33:58 AM  
6 votes:
I know I can ... I know I can ... I know I can.
 
2022-05-25 9:50:37 AM  
6 votes:
And that's when he quit but the office doesn't know yet.
 
2022-05-25 10:24:40 AM  
6 votes:
"I got the load to the destination.  I don't see what the problem is."
 
2022-05-25 10:05:20 AM  
5 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 10:24:23 AM  
5 votes:
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Article calls them the "hind wheels."

ain't never heard that before.
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2022-05-25 10:57:44 AM  
4 votes:

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

Truckers of Wal-Mart?


Seems redundant.
 
2022-05-25 11:57:52 AM  
4 votes:
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2022-05-25 9:32:32 AM  
3 votes:

BFletch651: Gotta admire his sticktoitiveness.


No....actually...you do not. This person was a danger to everyone on the road.
 
2022-05-25 9:39:51 AM  
3 votes:
Swift or Western Express?
 
2022-05-25 12:14:53 PM  
3 votes:

Great_Milenko: Swift or Western Express?


My money was on JB Stunt.
 
2022-05-25 12:23:59 PM  
3 votes:
TP: stop dragging my hearttrailer around...
 
2022-05-25 1:03:25 PM  
3 votes:

sid244: AUTOBOTS, TRANSFORM and AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Looked like Optimus Prime was getting a UFIA
 
2022-05-25 2:21:01 PM  
3 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.


Can you explain how that works?
 
2022-05-25 2:25:57 PM  
3 votes:
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 8:34:26 PM  
3 votes:

OkieDookie: 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


Sweaty Weirdo In Freightliner Truck
 
2022-05-25 9:21:45 AM  
2 votes:
Classic TV Theme: 18 Wheels of Justice (Full Stereo)
Youtube RSLb8p2p9UE
 
2022-05-25 9:41:19 AM  
2 votes:

Great_Milenko: Swift or Western Express?


Undoubtedly has worked for both =)
 
2022-05-25 9:43:23 AM  
2 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 10:19:19 AM  
2 votes:
And he keeps going!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new definition of optimism....
 
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 10:36:09 AM  
2 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 11:45:27 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 3:34:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 9:30:57 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:00:52 AM  
1 vote:

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?
 
2022-05-25 10:09:36 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:54:02 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:55:05 AM  
1 vote:

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


Truckers of Wal-Mart?
 
2022-05-25 11:34:07 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:50:17 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 11:55:46 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:02:10 PM  
1 vote:
TRUCK DRIVER SAID SCREW THIS...I'M GONE!!! | BONEHEAD TRUCKERS
Youtube _aZXBrRook4


Direct link to video.
 
2022-05-25 12:18:27 PM  
1 vote:

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


You were 10 minutes late
 
2022-05-25 12:55:59 PM  
1 vote:

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


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2022-05-25 1:43:38 PM  
1 vote:
What they gonna do, Fire me?
 
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 2:45:31 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 2:50:56 PM  
1 vote:

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!
 
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