Bath PA Driver Almost Lost Life

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  1. realtree

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    City driver loading his trailer of batteries for Mack trucks ...the landing gear collapse with driver on forklift ..
     
  2. xeastend

    xeastend Active Member

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    Hope the driver is ok!!!

    Now for the question. Weight to concentrated or
    Junk trailer?
     
  3. xhubdriver

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    I Like how they r going to use a fork truck to pick-up trailer. Glad driver is ok.
     
  4. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    4 might do it .....2 on the end and 2 on the side.
     
  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd just some of those shipping air bags, stick them under the middle and inflate them. :hysterical: Did the driver really almost lose his life? I hope not, hope he is alive and well and sporting a shiny new pair of boxers.
     
  6. fudgie

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    I'm sure it was both, driver had to cube out trailer, no matter if it had 30k in the nose and junk trailer, I'm sure it was not very new.
     
  7. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    It would be easier to rip the front off the front and unload it.....then you will have a covered ramp.....cause the trailer is now junk
     
  8. CenturyClass

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    This is CT we are talking about here.. Duct tape and velcro will be applied to the landing gear. It will be as good as new.
     
  9. Lazer

    Lazer lied to again

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    did the landing gear collapse under it, or did it go up thru the floor? if the floor is ok, why not just drive in and unload it as normal ?
     
  10. sadsack679

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    Nope, Manny won't spring for the duct tape. Since the driver wasn't scanning pro numbers while he was trying to figure out what to do, his dolphin clocked him out so he was working for free. Wonder how many points he'll get??
     
  11. jacked

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    Lets be clear here.. the guy loading this trailer is a senior Vitran crossover, he was loading batteries and was told to single them out and specifically said "I know how to load a trailer" and the landing gear gave out because he was doubling them up instead of singling any out. No one got hurt except maybe his pride.
     
  12. realtree

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    Almost Lost Life ! No one hurt I needed a hook and make it dramatic ...lololololo
     
  13. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Even in those circumstances the landing gear should have held............I would have caught it when I hooked on to it and it would have never hit the streets....In the professional world of LTL things like this happen.....But in the Central Transport world of neglected and ageing equipment this sort of thing happens much more often.... More than likely some welds have broken loose and some bolts where missing and the trailer was just poorly serviced.
     
  14. had enough

    had enough pErSoN oF iNtErEsT

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    couldn't have happened to a better LTL company.
     
  15. had enough

    had enough pErSoN oF iNtErEsT

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    42 is most likely a switcher at best and never sees the road.
     
  16. sadsack679

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    To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill " never,never,never let up"
     

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