Accident 81 Va

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  1. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Please keep one of your Greensboro N.C. drivers in your prayers.Involved in a roll over.Another Driver hit him on 81 yesterday.Very lucky to be alive.But,he is still in hospital with a lot of injuries.
     
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  2. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Heard about it yesterday afternoon, all of the CLT drivers were accounted for so wasn’t sure who was involved.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to this driver and his family for a speedy recovery!!
     
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  3. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    My wife is friends with the driver's wife.She informed me about it yesterday.Another Gbo driver was following I believe.
     
  4. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    This is one of my best buddies, we have been working together since 1986 ... He is ok , he has a cracked sternum , broke ribs, bruised heart and lungs but he is expected to be ok... I was off that day and he was actually driving my tractor , here is a pic sent to me
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  6. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Man! That hits close to home. Glad he'll be OK.

    Thanks for sharing. These things can happen any time. Any day. We need reminding sometimes...
     
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  7. truckingBORED

    truckingBORED Your Huckleberry

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    Jeff, was that one of the new Volvos? R20 or so, with the Cummins? It seemed to take it pretty well... Glad he's going to be okay...

    I read the story, assuming he was in the 2018...

    I never liked that stretch. Doing it at night, could be terrifying... Guys asleep at the wheel for miles, finally hit terrain, then it's all over.
     
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  8. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    No that was a 2018 or 2017 Peterbilt with first two numbers are 21
     
  9. truckingBORED

    truckingBORED Your Huckleberry

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    Copy the Pete. Definitely held up...
     
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  10. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Jeff, since you don't have a tractor, maybe I can get you this as a loaner.
     
  11. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    I need one this tractor hopping sucks
     
  12. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Man, I'd love to drive it. For a day. Then I'd want a back in a modern, comfortable ride.
     
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  13. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator

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    :uncomfortableness:Your shop guys think they can fix it .
     
  14. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    That truck will never be in service again
     
  15. SMOKESTACK

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    The shop will tell you that in a few months after you get a boil on your butt from slip seating disgusting units and you snap.
     
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  16. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Smoke could still use it to drive from the service center to the food warehouse he sits at all day....:poke::hide:
     
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    Big Dave :nutkick:
     
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  18. TNBATMAN

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    Seen that truck in WCV. Glad Steve is doing good.
    Not sure if that’s gonna buff out or not.
     
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  19. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Please continue to keep Steve in your pray's.Told yesterday that he is having memory loss .He is suppose to have some more test done.
     
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  20. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    In 1986 I was working p&d for Hall's Motor Transit.
    One winter I was driving a Ford twin-screw day cab & was cut-off on one of my Rochester,New York expressway's
    I jumped a guard rail & hit a stone wall head-on,it is a miracle I didn't die.

    However the saddle tanks & axles blew off,the motor was pushed under the firewall,& the cab shifted.
    The frame was okay so the company fixed it,after 2 months it was back in service.
     

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