KANSAS CITY, Mo. —FedEx driver crushed, killed by own vehicle

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  1. xanl/h

    xanl/h Active Member

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  2. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    Sad and disturbing situation. Condolences and Prayers for the Driver and his Family and Friends.
     
  3. Apostolic

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  4. xchief

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    Just heard a report on the way home tonight on RoadDog Trucking XM that 467 Truck Drivers lost their lives last year while on the job, Mostly from crashes but also falls, crushing injuries, homicides. We have a higher fatality rate than Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers combined. Sad statistic.
     
  5. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    I would like to see stats for a 10 yr. period, to see which way the trend was, and is now.
     
  6. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    That would be interesting!!
     
  7. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Anything object manufactured (mechanical, electrical, etc.) can potentially fail. Chocking the wheels is the only absolutely safe way to prevent a roll. I once had a pickup truck with foot operated parking brake that scared the life out of me once when it released by itself. It was beginning to wear internally and would on rare occasions release on its own. I used chocks till I could replace the mechanism.

    PS - Don't even get me started with folks who just use "park" on automatics and don't even use the parking brake.
     
  8. Apostolic

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    I just saw stats on wrong-way drivers that killed 1142 Americans last year,40% were drunks.
     
  9. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Wow, that's a shocking statistic. Never would have thought such a high number.
     
  10. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    This reinforces exactly what you're saying here.

    Cop in fatal wrong-way Thruway crash was drunk
     
  11. Cornbinder

    Cornbinder Steering wheel holder

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    Prayers for the driver and his family.
     
  12. limahhouston

    limahhouston New Member

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    I'm just glad I am off the road. I do miss driving though ...
     
  13. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I miss some of my former co-workers & a few customers,but I don't miss the rat race & bull work,of the daily grind of doing pick-up & deliveries.
    Especially don't miss winter driving along with loading & unloading my 48 foot route trailer,also don't miss any of the private home deliveries.

    Yup I am very happy I retired when I did.
     

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