FedEX freight sliding sideways down I-80 with police escort

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by alj96z, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Instructor for the 15 mph rule

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    I have also received confirmation that this was big Dave , and that he was first trying to get down the hill by holding his hat out the window using it as a jake brake hoping it would slow him down by catching enough wind.. CHP later reported his hat was not approved for highway use unless it was chained up, so he could open the door and drag it to aid in slowing down....
     
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  2. roogie

    roogie Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I didn't mean to kill the thread with facts... :)


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  3. Redracer3136

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    Just curious, why didn't Big Dave just throw open both doors and stick his spurs in the pavement while holding up his hat?? Wouldn't his spurs act like chains??
     
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  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Instructor for the 15 mph rule

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    I don't think his spurs would pass a CalDot inspection.... pink pool tongs do not qualify...
     
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  5. Big Dave

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

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    Really???! Let's put that position in perspective..........picture Big Dave at the OB-GYN office......:9529:
     
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  6. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    He said spurs not stirrups.:17142:
     
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  7. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    So we're still lost on this one. Short of the CHP releasing a full report, we'll never know anything beyond claims by the driver and his friends that he's a hero. His mom says he is, so that's that.
     
  8. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Instructor for the 15 mph rule

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    Think his mom was also quoted as saying,"his pants were full",too.....
     
  9. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Apparently this really bothers you...
     
  10. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Hey, at least we should agree, he makes us all look better. Perception, even by association, is reality in the public's eye.
     
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  11. Redracer3136

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    Well, I pictured Big Dave on the back of Kabayo, legs extended, spurs in the ground, pulling back on the reins, while saying "whoa horsey"...but since you went and painted "that" picture....:9529::9529::9529:
     
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  12. FedexLube

    FedexLube Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! There have really only been praise worthy comments on Facebook, so that's that imo. (Just glad it wasn't me lol)

    However, I still think Silent Trucker wants to see him fired :101:
     
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  13. shins

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    I hope you realize how fortunate you are since you didn't have to go over Loveland. When the road is covered in snow, in those hairpin turns, you can't tell where the edge of the road is. Very scary. Stay out of the way of those suicidal tanker drivers up there. They'll run you off the road.

    In all fairness, your run sounds like quite a challenge.
     
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  14. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    And car haulers!!! I hate going over that pass.
     
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  15. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    if only he'd avoided that original single vehicle accident...
     
  16. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Definitely should have called in sick.
     
  17. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    Judge not, lest ye be judged. You have said yourself that much of the details remain less than clear. Making a judgement call up on a mountain pass is to each driver's discretion, and is based on the information they have available to them at the time. You can suggest you'd have done it differently, but you don't have all the details required to have made the call in the first place. And I have little doubt that he wished he'd had more information when the jacknife occurred. Hindsight is 20/20.

    It would've just been another driver's call to make if he had. No easy task.
     
  18. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    This references an "accident" that RC had 30 plus years ago. I was backed into a loading dock, in the trailer counting product being loaded, when another truck hit mine. I had to go before a board of review to discuss the "accident". They asked me how I could have prevented the "accident". After a few moments of careful consideration, RC said he probably should have called in sick that day.
     
  19. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    Did you refer to yourself in the third person in front of board of review or do you just save that for us?
     
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  20. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Just for you, we do this.
     

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