1 dead, 5 injured after truck hits motorcycles

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jones, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Terrible accident
    Several of the bikers were UPS drivers, including the the man who was killed
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable. When are people going to wake up and realize you can't run truck drivers into the ground and not expect stuff like this to happen. A lot more people are going to have to die I guess. A shame.
     
  3. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    Makes me feel sick. I am scared of dying in fear. I hope they didn't see it coming.
     
  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Nah, they'll just add more hoops to jump through when doing our DOT physicals. They'll start measuring our thighs next? Surely that will eliminate all this.
     
  5. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Sleep studies for all of you with neck sizes and BMI out of proportion. Or get a CPAP.
     
  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    No one is safe on the side of the road.
    Also
    There was an article in our paper about lowering the age to 18 for cdl drivers.
     
  7. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Prayers to the families. All the sleep apnea stuff is b.s. neck sizes and weight. Driving is hard work, maintaining focus and, awareness wears a guy out. Pile on the fact that he's probably in a rolling sweatshop. You've got a disaster waiting to happen. More hoops on a physical won't change the fact that this type of accident will keep happening. I knew a guy who shopped five doctors before passing. Drivers like him will just shop around more. Wasn't there a bill in the house this year about extending hours of service?
     
  8. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Never, ever do anything on the side of a highway.

    I always tell my family to take the nearest off ramp to a gas station.

    Even if being pulled over by a cop.

    A car or truck doing 70mph will kill you almost every time.
     
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I see idiots who will actually pullover and stop in a turn off lane to use their cell phone.
     
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Dumb but at least they stopped. I see people all day texting and surfing the web while driving.
     
  11. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Tragic.
    Prayers to all the Familes who are suffering from this.
     
  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Precisely why ill never get a motorcycle. Fun to ride and I know how to ride but just not worth it because of too many freakin idiot drivers on the road. I had a buddy killed out in Cali when I was 18, just graduated not even 6 months before he got ran over by a tractor trailer. I said after his mom called me and gave me the bad news of his passing, ive kept my word to her and never bought 1 or ever rode again.
     
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  13. I agree. There are way too many distracted drivers on the roads these days. In my state, it's illegal for commercial truck drivers to use a hand-held phone while driving, yet I see it happening all day long. As long as this continues, there will be tragedies like this. I'm not sure what the solution is, but something has to change!
     
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    It would be simple to shut off a call phone if the phone was moving faster then a set MPH. But then nobody would want it. Same way with putting governors on cars so they would not drive faster then, say 85MPH. Who would buy a Corvette that would only go 85 MPH.
     
  15. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    can't use a hand held phone but can use a hand held CB microphone all day long.
     
  16. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    One of the bikers who died was from my building, a feeder driver. I knew him for the last 20 or so years. RIP.
     
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  17. Nevermore1

    Nevermore1 Member

    The one which was in critical condition passed this AM as well.
     
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  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Ive gone to work with 7-8 hrs sleep and have had the hardest time staying awake all night. stop for power naps or stopping frequently to run around trailers to keep myself alert for another 50 miles.

    also have had many nights with 3-4 hours sleep and have been wide awake all night with no problem.

    I think it has a lot to do with your biorythisms. in the future they will attach a machine to your brain and see that your brain waves are right before you can drive.
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy


    There are way better places to stop than a turn off lane. I would rather they continue to text and drive rather than block a turn off lane.
     
  20. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    I talked to him on his way out of the building Thursday morning, you never know when it's your time.
     
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