Safety Discussion, I 94 crash

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by VonDutch, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    What's "the wrong side of the highway"?

    He was on the right side, passenger side. Parked with the wall next to him. He was on the passenger side checking his equipment for whatever reason, my guess is an air leak. The other truck spun and pinballed into him wedging his tractor between the wall and our drivers equipment, killing him in the process.

    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2015
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    That chunk of I-80/94 is among the worst pieces of pavement in the country as far as congestion, lake effect weather, and general layout. Three states worth of traffic get funneled together through all that.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    There has been little to no safety training on breakdowns. The only reason I am aware of the dangers of parking on the side of the freeway is browncafe
  4. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Breakdowns? There's no breakdowns. There's only driver negligence.

  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Had a mechanic get a warning letter over a breakdown.
  6. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Someone wrote that the UPS driver was in the process of pulling out his triangle reflectors (which are usually in a red box on the floor, easily accessible from the passenger side

    If that was the case, then whatever breakdown he had, it certainly was one that was going to keep him there for a long time. If it were something that could be fixed in five minutes, he wouldn't have bothered getting out the triangle reflectors.
  7. root

    root Calm down, i'll handle it

    That is VERY true.

    And there would be serious writeups like my previous job when someone had a breakdown on the road, saying he didn't pretrip properly... sheesh!
  8. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Sure hope there were not any issues wrote up on that equipment that were ignored.
    I have a feeling the maintainance records will be examined quite closely.
  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Luckily, I went to an outside company to get my CDL training and they made sure to teach us how to pull over for an emergency stop. Get as FAR off the road as possible. Yes, the right side of the road is ideal, but that's why they're called BREAKDOWNS.

    Sometimes you just have no choice. I've had to pull over on the side of 95 South more times than I would have liked. It's scary as hell. Nobody pulls over on the side of the highway because they choose to.....EVER
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  10. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    We were told today that our guy had just called his dispatch five minutes before and told them that he had hit black ice and had damaged the equipment and was broken down. He was getting his triangles out when the bobtailing Kenworth hit the same patch of black ice and went out of control.