Truck Driver Tries A Shortcut, Gets Snagged On Building In Viral Video

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Marc Lee's Comment
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"Just caught the tail end of what I thought was one of the worst pieces of commercial driving I’ve ever seen."

By Ashley -April 1, 2019 CDL Life

A video of a semi truck driver’s struggles with navigating around a building has gone viral.

The video was captured at a Save Mart location in Reno, Nevada, and shared by Facebook user Ted Fisher on Sunday, March 31. Since it was shared, it has been shared nearly 40 thousand times and viewed more than 2 million times

Fisher writes that the incident occurred because the truck driver tried to sneak through the front parking lot instead of going around back. “He had 4 pallets on the truck headed through the front of the building at Save Mart on Plumb Lane instead of going around the back,” he wrote.

Fisher, who is also the transportation manager for Southern Wine and Spirits according to his Facebook page, also wrote, “Just caught the tail end of what I thought was one of the worst pieces of commercial driving I’ve ever seen.”

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Mark it would help if you figured out how to post your links so they are clickable. Stupid Trucker on FB. . Since I don't and won't have FB, I can't see this.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I was saying to myself........ Please don't be swift, Please don't be swift, Please don't be swift, Please don't be swift!!!!

Truck takes a shortcut

S#!T

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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I hope everybody noticed that the driver backed up without doing his G.O.A.L.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I was saying to myself........ Please don't be swift, Please don't be swift, Please don't be swift, Please don't be swift!!!!

Truck takes a shortcut

S#!T

Tractor, you made me laugh so hard.rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif

If they just didn't have that big Swift painted across their trailers...

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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So.....Wow, I, Forgot, To......G.O.A.L. More freight for the rest of us after he was sent home. Good lesson in that photo: there are no shortcuts!

G-Town's Comment
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The “G.O.A.L.” should have occurred several times before the driver got that far into the turn. I see evidence of mistakes like this at every Walmart I deliver to; scraped walls, bent dock polls, tire scuffs in light standards and tire ruts in landscaped areas.

Embarrassing and definitely NOT how the overwhelming majority of Swift drivers would have executed that maneuver. Fact is a thorough pretrip including an overhead satellite view using Google Maps, could have prevented this.

Tractor Man's Comment
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an overhead satellite view using Google Maps, could have prevented this.

^^^^^^this.....exactly!^^^^^^

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The “G.O.A.L.” should have occurred several times before the driver got that far into the turn. I see evidence of mistakes like this at every Walmart I deliver to; scraped walls, bent dock polls, tire scuffs in light standards and tire ruts in landscaped areas.

Embarrassing and definitely NOT how the overwhelming majority of Swift drivers would have executed that maneuver. Fact is a thorough pretrip including an overhead satellite view using Google Maps, could have prevented this.

G-Town, you always remind me of my OTR trainer. I think you guys were separated at birth. What you just said is what he would say. He was a dedicated proponent of your pre-trip planning practices, especially Google Maps and the use of the satellite views. He helped me learn the process and I'm sure it's saved me many mistakes. BTW, when I pointed out that the driver didn't G.O.A.L., I was being sarcastic. That could have easily been a Schneider trailer, and God forbid, me in the driver's seat.

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