Tanker Truck Falls Through Parking Garage Roof.

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Michael C.'s Comment
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Looks like we had a truck or here make a boo-boo and didn't read the signs showing the weight limit of the garage. I wonder how much trouble he's going to be in.

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Michael C.'s Comment
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Looks like we had a truck or here make a boo-boo and didn't read the signs showing the weight limit of the garage. I wonder how much trouble he's going to be in.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Eckoh's Comment
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Well he's fired

Stone's Comment
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It's kind of ironic that it happens in a handicap parking spot seeing how his truck is now disabled for the time being... lol All joking aside though that's not a good situation at all

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Looks like we had a truck or here make a boo-boo and didn't read the signs showing the weight limit of the garage. I wonder how much trouble he's going to be in.

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Michael C.'s Comment
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http://abc13.com/news/tanker-truck-falls-through-parking-garage/1304911/

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Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I think you folks are jumping to conclusions far too quickly. I'm a local tanker driver and you wouldn't believe some of the places I go to and drive through. Everyday I'm on truck restricted roads, in the middle of downtown, on roads that are labeled 5 ton maximum weight capacity. Places a truck realistically shouldn't even be near. Not only that, but I'm never below 79,950lb, and I've gone as far as 84,000lb gross.

Now I've never been to a parking garage but I don't doubt that day will come. This is far from OTR.

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OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Michael C.'s Comment
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I think you folks are jumping to conclusions far too quickly. I'm a local tanker driver and you wouldn't believe some of the places I go to and drive through. Everyday I'm on truck restricted roads, in the middle of downtown, on roads that are labeled 5 ton maximum weight capacity. Places a truck realistically shouldn't even be near. Not only that, but I'm never below 79,950lb, and I've gone as far as 84,000lb gross.

Now I've never been to a parking garage but I don't doubt that day will come. This is far from OTR.

I think you folks are jumping to conclusions far too quickly. I'm a local tanker driver and you wouldn't believe some of the places I go to and drive through. Everyday I'm on truck restricted roads, in the middle of downtown, on roads that are labeled 5 ton maximum weight capacity. Places a truck realistically shouldn't even be near. Not only that, but I'm never below 79,950lb, and I've gone as far as 84,000lb gross.

Now I've never been to a parking garage but I don't doubt that day will come. This is far from OTR.

I understand what you're saying but according to the news site there's a sign near the truck saying the weight rating for the garage is 4400 pounds. It is supposedly very visible.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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The news site also says the truck was there specifically to pump out the water from flooding in the underground garage. It's not like he was just roaming around in places where he shouldn't have been.

So it would appear there were probably several levels of people who have some responsibility for this: the contractor, the city, etc.

But ultimately, it's the driver who will most likely bear the full burden.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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The news site also says the truck was there specifically to pump out the water from flooding in the underground garage. It's not like he was just roaming around in places where he shouldn't have been.

So it would appear there were probably several levels of people who have some responsibility for this: the contractor, the city, etc.

But ultimately, it's the driver who will most likely bear the full burden.

Precisely, the more experienced drivers at my company do the pump jobs. I know how but I do not qualify seniority wise yet. They'll send you anywhere they're called.

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