Why Would Anyone Park Like This?

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Hey All! Went back and looked where he had parked. It is POSSIBLE he had a way out. I did not walk or drive anywhere near him when parked. From where I was it did look like he was locked in. But the snowbanks were irregular and continuing to melt. Going right might have gotten him out without backing up... maybe going though some ice and snow.

Wondering... G - does turning the tractor towards the departure direction (vs. straight ahead) load the king pin so it can't be released? I would think so and if so isn't that an added benefit?

G-Town's Comment
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Marc Lee wonders...

Wondering... G - does turning the tractor towards the departure direction (vs. straight ahead) load the king pin so it can't be released? I would think so and if so isn't that an added benefit?

Not necessarily.

Setting the trailer brakes first, then tugging and setting tractor brakes while maintaining force on the locking jaws will ensure the KingPin won’t be released. But not guaranteed, nothing really is.

But here is a thought, a habit of sorts I use when I re-enter the truck, check to see if the “criminally insane” among us has maliciously pulled the release lever.

Ounce of prevention, etc., etc.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Not necessarily.

But here is a thought, a habit of sorts I use when I re-enter the truck, check to see if the “criminally insane” among us has maliciously pulled the release lever.

Ounce of prevention, etc., etc.

Thanks as always G-Town!

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PackRat's Comment
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That’s one cluster I wish we could see from 360 degrees and get the backstory on how that guy ended up in such a mess. That’s a bad one. Near the top of the “Don’t Be That Guy” list.wtf-2.gif

Bird 's Comment
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And you're fired. What's even more effed up is it appears he is hauling hazmat.

How about like this?!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Solo's Comment
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That’s one cluster I wish we could see from 360 degrees and get the backstory on how that guy ended up in such a mess. That’s a bad one. Near the top of the “Don’t Be That Guy” list.wtf-2.gif

"Make your next legal u-turn"

Ok, hold my beer

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Could that have been a staged situation for a movie? Can’t imagine it was real life, but the full story would be interesting

PackRat's Comment
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That may not have been a movie, but I’ll bet anything there was a bunch of drama involved.

Donna M.'s Comment
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I turned into the wrong entrance at pilot couple days ago was on the other side of parking lot . Was good dirt area I was only truck out there when I went to bed. Woke up 15 trucks had drove across curve of parking lot to park beside me. One guy even lost his bumper. When the lot gets full the creative side ventures out!

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