Well, they certainly opened a can of whoop-ass on that overpass.
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Last Call- Oh No You Can't Edition
Sometimes, optimism and a "go get 'em" attitude just isn't enough.Loading…
Sure they can. Just not there.Loading…
I used to work for Kroger grocery stores. We were permanently closing a store and had just finished loading all of the fixtures into the trailer, when I saw it. There it stood, in the center of the trailer. The walk behind battery operated forklift. I inquired as to who loaded that equipment to find out it was the store manager. I assumed, since he WAS the manager, that he was smart enough to disconnect the battery cable.
I found out on the 6 o'clock news the next day that in fact he was NOT smart enough. Plastered on my tv screen was a picture of a Kroger semi with two forks sticking out the top of the trailer and directly into an overpass. Peeled that trailer open like a sardine can.Loading…
This is what happens when a 13ft tall truck trues to under a 12ft bridge.
Thankfully, as a truck driver, this is one thing I've never done. I've come close, but that's it.
I had my boss with me one day to help make deliveries, as it was my second day on the route. He wanted me to take a 13' tall truck under an 12'6" bridge. I told him that unless you wanted our ONLY truck out of commission, the $3,000 bill to replace the reefer unit, and a $1,000 towing charge, I WILL NOT risk it.
He quickly said "Let's find another way."Loading…
There's a train overpass by my house that is marked at 12'6". However, the road going under the viaduct is sloped so close to the viaduct that unless it's a short truck, it'll get stuck. I've seen sever trucks get themselves in trouble, and several more that realize they can't make it *after* they pass the last street before the bridge. The funny thing is, this is right near the Ford R&E Center, so trucks are in an out of there all day. Apparently the guys that try taking Oakwood all the way to Michigan were not told of this, or their coworkers don't respect them.Loading…