GREENE COUNTY, TN UPS truck burned, driver killed in deadly crash on I-81

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  1. xanl/h

    xanl/h Active Member

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  2. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh my Lord have mercy,do I ever hate to see any of my former co-workers perish in a crash.
    "MayGod grant comfort to his family co-workers & friends,in Jesus name I pray AMEN"
     
  3. 1tt1

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    Don't know what it is about UPS drivers that they find it necessary to ride up your rear end I see it every day...
     
  4. suicidejockey

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    1 tt 1 im glad you know the whole story do you think mabe the camper may have stopped or pulled off the shoulder creeping along like alot of them do get some info before you run your mouth my god somebody died this is not the time for critisism!!!!!!!!
     
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    Sorry, never been tailgated by UPS Parcel or Freight, will let you know when that happens :coffee1:
     
  6. The Best

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    To me, UPS drivers are among the safest out there. More to this tragic accident than has been reported.
     
  7. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    This is indeed a unfortunate event, I wonder why a news station almost 200 miles away is reporting...I travel this portion of I81 frequently, it is, along with the rest of I81 a dangerous highway. Heavy traffic with vehicles traveling a different speeds, rolling hills, with narrow shoulders. There probably more to the story than what has been reported. We don't know if today is the last day,or not, 1 second of inattention to what we or others are doing can end it. Easy on 1TT1, I know him and consider him to be a very fine driver, He like I drive slow underpowered trucks, and yes we do have UPS and others come up behind us quickly, If traveling on a 4 lane interstate it only makes it worse! As far being "KNIGHTS Of The ROADS" UPS, both Freight and Package have a few, like everyone else does. I see he driver was 67 WOW!!!! I'll be darned if I'm driving at that age!
     
  8. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Before I retired from trucking I was a UPS Freight city driver/safety trainer.
    UPS trained with the Smith System,one of the safest ways of driving any motor vehicle.

    I have know way of knowing what happened in this fatal crash.
    However I was very sad to see it was a UPS driver.
     
  9. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    When driver loses their life while doing their job, it is indeed a sad event!
     
  10. BROWN22

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    Me neither, its usually the Owner Operators
     
  11. Cromag

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    Every UPS driver I have ever seen had blown the doors off me. Them and every USPS contractor driver.
     
  12. The Best

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    Must be in another part of the country than I am. I know that Beam Bros.out of Mt. Crawford, Va is a big USPS contractor and their trucks are cut back to 68mph and the UPS trucks out of Staunton, Va are cut back also to around 68
     
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    Not the thread to discuss bad drivers, a driver is dead and it could have been any one of us... Rest in Peace driver and may God comfort his family and friends.
     
  14. 4ramsey

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    Nobody is being hard on 1tt1, however a "Blanket statement" covering a company like UPS is ridiculous especially when i driver was killed in a terrible way.
     
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  16. Apostolic

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    degadreams,thanks for the update.
     
  17. varidgerunner

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    You beat me to it. A Roanoke news station reported due to the Driver being from the Roanoke area, and it is my understanding he was first hit by a drunk driver.
     
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    seems like the four wheeler was at fault . imagine that. a terrible loss non the less . may he rest in peace
     

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