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

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Robsteeler's Comment
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I ALMOST did this my first week. I got myself into a little shopping center parking lot at night, because it was in the same plaza as the grocery store I was going to deliver to in the morning. I didn't look at it on Google Earth in advance. (I usually do now unless I know it's a big DC) If I had, I'd have realized that it was really tight to get through and never would have turned in. I tried to sneak through the side but since it was so dark, LUCKILY I got out and looked. I soon saw that there was no way to get by that protruding roof which I didn't even notice until I got out of the truck. I had to back all the way up and then back out onto the street. Learned from it though, which that driver probably won't have the opportunity to do.

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.

Army 's Comment
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Hey Robsteeler, how's it been going?

Robsteeler's Comment
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Pretty good buddy. How you been Army? I'm in Virginia overnight and running up to NY in the morning. It's gonna be fun getting out of here at 3am. People are already parked in front of me. 😡

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I ALMOST did this my first week. I got myself into a little shopping center parking lot at night, because it was in the same plaza as the grocery store I was going to deliver to in the morning. I didn't look at it on Google Earth in advance. (I usually do now unless I know it's a big DC) If I had, I'd have realized that it was really tight to get through and never would have turned in. I tried to sneak through the side but since it was so dark, LUCKILY I got out and looked. I soon saw that there was no way to get by that protruding roof which I didn't even notice until I got out of the truck. I had to back all the way up and then back out onto the street. Learned from it though, which that driver probably won't have the opportunity to do.

Almost did the same thing the first month I was driving solo. My clock was running low couldn't find a place to park then remember there was a casino a couple miles back. I pulled into a convenience store that was attached to a shopping center and got in just fine but as I was trying to leave happened to look in my mirror and realized I was going to take the top corner of the convenience store off. Ended up getting out of there just fine and got to the casino to park. It was one of those days where I said what the hell am I doing? Is every day going to be like this?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robsteeler's Comment
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Junkyard Dog. That's hilarious. I have days like that where I'm thinking WTF am I doing? Is this gonna get better? 😂 Slowly, but surely it is.

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