Fedex wreck

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by speedracer21, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. speedracer21

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    Fedex driver hauling hazmat had a wreck in houston tx saturday morning. It is in the houston chronicle newspaper
     
  2. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    post the link for us
     
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    shoeman Modulator

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  4. speedracer21

    speedracer21 Member

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    Thanks for posting the link i did not as i dont know how to do that.
     
  5. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    all you gotta do is just copy it and paste it to the forum

    Thanks
     
  6. rowdy

    rowdy Active Member

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    Awful close to that Hazmat forbidden zone downtown
     
  7. shoeman

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    Does anyone know anything about survivors in this accident. Looks bad.
     
  8. shoeman

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    Thats cool...no injuries. I love how they say the Fed-ex truck SLAMMED into another truck. In another posting they were side by side when it happened. Just goes to show you that The big name gets the blame. Makes it easier on the lawyers. BS! I'm just glad the drivers were alright.
     
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  9. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the shop can fix those trailers Some of the those white stick on patches and back down the road they go. Glad to hear no one was hurt.
     
  10. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Grocery Shopping. The Meat Department. AD-FREE USER

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    Wow! That had potential for fatalities. Glad to see there wasn't any.
     
  11. simple723

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    I wouldn't know what to do after a accident like that, I guess look back and thank God.
     
  12. slavenomore

    slavenomore US Gov Hears Foreign Corps More Than Nonunions

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    At least one guy was being safe..in the little loader....other guys it seems..had no masks on.
     
  13. ol' man

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    Yeah, name recognition does wonders sometimes, doesn't it?
     
  14. Jinx

    Jinx LIBERAL

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    If the media is going to name drop they could at least post the names of both carriers in the title.
     
  15. Cornbinder

    Cornbinder Steering wheel holder

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    Glad to hear no one was injured. at least they got a couple trailer's and a truck they can scronge for part's now....LOL
     
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    The other truck involved was a Southwest Traders which I believe distributes to the Starbucks. One report said they were southbound which means at that point there is a strong possibility the Fed Ex driver came through downtown Houston with a HazMat load. It looks like there are placards displayed on one of the trailers. I know a lot of drivers that would haul HazMat loads through town just to save 10 or 15 minutes, but is it really worth it.
     
  17. Trucker_18a

    Trucker_18a Junior Suicide Navigator

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    Undetected cracked right rear brake drum = undetected brake fire = wind whipped into trailers.

    Seen several in my career, the fire markings tell the story.
     
  18. Trucker_18a

    Trucker_18a Junior Suicide Navigator

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    On a closer inspection, the brakes 'S' cam turned over, locking the brake shoe: but the weight and horsepower drag wouldn't have been noticed in the cab, especially with an undercarriage stack, you wouldn't have noticed the smoke.
     
  19. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    The fedex driver did not receive a ticket for the accident. The other driver rec'd a ticket for failure to control vehicle and maintain lane.

    The fedex driver is in deep crap over the hazmat. Hazmat is restricted inside the inner loop (I-610) around Houston. The terminal he was headed to and wherever it was he was coming from was outside the loop area so he should have been on the loop. He was basically in downtown Houston when this accident occurred.

    This will cost him his job, cost him a hell of a fine and also cost Fed Ex a hell of a fine. Saturday morning, he figures no DOT is around so he will cut 3-4 miles off of his trip. Litltle did he know how wrong he was!
     

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