overhead wires

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by fired at fedex, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. former fedex

    former fedex New Member

    is anyone familiar with overhead wire laws in the state of Illinois?if one is taken down either going forward or backing up is it a non-preventable or preventable..or is solely up to the company discretion..???
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

  3. former fedex

    former fedex New Member

  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    In my district ANY backing accident is preventable. Everything is up to the company discretion.
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I know an Estes driver. He always talked about taking lines down and just keep on moving is what he would say.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2015
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Taking down over head wires is a chargeable accident. Did not check for proper clearance.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Most utility companies and cities have set heights as to how high lines must be placed. That being said the couple of times I tore down some tv cable lines I just kept driving. I wouldn't recommend that in todays UPS but at the time it seemed like the thing to do.
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Once again I will ask--why wouldn't you report it? Its not like you get safe driving prizes anymore. Whats to lose?
  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    We don't?? :( What do you consider that paper "plaque" and dumb little pin?