Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Austin.Was.My.Hero, Feb 11, 2015.
I read the article.
Where's the fail?
He failed By trying to save the packages and not running
I was wondering the same thing.
Really, brakes fail and catch fire. Guy risked himself to save a bunch of cardboard.
Looks like a win to me.
(He probably had the wrong shoes on.)
Good thing there is a guy here who can advise him on the proper footwear for uncoupling a tractor.
Good for buddy for trying to save peoples packages but if my truck catches fire, I'll be watching it burn from the other side of the street while I wait for the fire department.
I've known at least 2 employees who could have easily saved their vehicles let them burn to a cinder. Good for them. Both were full of packages.
My rig catches on fire, I'm going to save my lunch first and get upwind of the rig. We are always hauling declared haz and most likely undeclared haz.
That could not have been much of a fire if the police put it out....did he try to use his extinguisher?
That's what I was thinking as well. If the cops were able to put the fire out - and I doubt they were carrying much more of a heavy duty extinguisher than he had - makes ya sorta wonder if he wasn't dinkin around getting his trailer unhooked, all the while having a charged fire extinguisher still strapped to the floor beside his seat.....that would be fun to explan.
Crazy. I don't know a single ground driver who has had a fire. And you say we don't maintain our vehicles?
You do realize Express carries hazardous materials such as flammables and explosives?
You think Ground doesn't?
Who do you think carries the stuff that can't go on aircraft?
I woulda secured the rig and went on coffee
Agreed. I tell my drivers the fire extinguisher is for show or if you want to be a hero if you see a fire. Let the truck burn. WGAS about the packages or the truck. I'd rather my driver be able to work the next day than take time off due to smoke inhalation.
Never had any fires thank God but my kite unhooked from my dolly in the parking lot it was locked when I did my pretrip but it had some kind of fault in the fifth wheel the thing was old as dirt though
I would only use the fire extinguisher if I was on fire.
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