Postcards From The Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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This was about 10 days ago outside Cheyenne Wyoming at the TA. I was just getting ready to pull out when I heard this klunk right next to me. Somebody had pulled the England drivers Kingpin. He was able to stop and keep the trailer on the frame rails. I asked him if he made anyone mad? He obviously didn't take the time during the pre-trip to check this.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I've got a picture of this I will try to post soon. I saw a truck from a glass company. On the back it said: "Sucking Gas, Hauling Glass" I thought it was mildly amusing.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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This was about 10 days ago outside Cheyenne Wyoming at the TA. I was just getting ready to pull out when I heard this klunk right next to me. Somebody had pulled the England drivers Kingpin. He was able to stop and keep the trailer on the frame rails. I asked him if he made anyone mad? He obviously didn't take the time during the pre-trip to check this.

JYK9, great lesson here. Always check your release handle. Even if you stop at a truck stop for a break, ALWAYS give your release handle a look see. What does it take? Like 10 seconds. One of my instructors told me it happened to him three times when he was on the road. Each time he caught it because he checked each time he was away from his truck and every time he got done with his sleep break and did his pre-trip. There are a crazies out there who like to pull that not-so-harmless prank.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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This was about 10 days ago outside Cheyenne Wyoming at the TA. I was just getting ready to pull out when I heard this klunk right next to me. Somebody had pulled the England drivers Kingpin. He was able to stop and keep the trailer on the frame rails. I asked him if he made anyone mad? He obviously didn't take the time during the pre-trip to check this.

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JYK9, great lesson here. Always check your release handle. Even if you stop at a truck stop for a break, ALWAYS give your release handle a look see. What does it take? Like 10 seconds. One of my instructors told me it happened to him three times when he was on the road. Each time he caught it because he checked each time he was away from his truck and every time he got done with his sleep break and did his pre-trip. There are a crazies out there who like to pull that not-so-harmless prank.

Seriously what kind of a jackass would do that to another driver? And this is not a not so harmless prank. Talking to the England driver it made me think this was just some jackass that had it out for the company. Still, the driver should have done a proper pre-trip. What I think of the driver that did this to him? I'll keep it to myself.

Big T's Comment
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Adobada tacos on home time. My late birthday dinner.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Not exactly pleasant but a funny "postcard" theme only an independent could get away with. I-81 sb virginia.

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Not to be a stick-in-the-mud, but this isn't funny to me one bit.

It advertises intent and to that extent, what a complete a**hole the driver is. Imagine if you will if by accident he did run a minivan into the weeds...what exactly do you think a lawyer would do with this?

We promote safety and professionalism on this forum. This photo is neither of those things. I've requested that Brett remove it.

I am sorry that you are offended by this but in all fairness this site promotes the TRUCKINGTRUTH. The Truth in Trucking is that this and these things and these people exist in our industry, like it or not. This is of course Brett's site and he can remove this if he wants but since it does represent the TRUTH of our industry which is not always rainbows and unicorns I would be personally disappointed. I may be the only one who finds a degree of dark humor in this or I may just be an a-hole but the fact is it exists just like the large sticker I saw on one truck which read, If you dont like truckers dont buy s**t. Again, possibly offensive but it exists.

I believe you are right, if he had an actual accident I can imagine the field day the other guys attorney would have with this and he would deserve it. It's like advertising a payout.

SAP:

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G-Town's Comment
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Michael...

I’m not offended by your postcard (LOL) and I certainly don’t think you’re an a**hole for posting it.

I just believe, and believe strongly that it’s an inappropriate message and doubtful it’s what Marc Lee had in mind when he created this thread.

Is it the truth? It’s a small minority of drivers arrogant and stupid enough to put something like that on the back of their trailer for the whole world to see. Our image is bad enough and does not need this sort of thing to legitimize how we are already negatively perceived by the uninformed public.

Again; TT promotes safety and professionalism. Nuff said.

G-Town's Comment
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This was about 10 days ago outside Cheyenne Wyoming at the TA. I was just getting ready to pull out when I heard this klunk right next to me. Somebody had pulled the England drivers Kingpin. He was able to stop and keep the trailer on the frame rails. I asked him if he made anyone mad? He obviously didn't take the time during the pre-trip to check this.

The best weapon to fight this sort of foolishness is to set the trailer brakes, slightly tug in a forward, low gear and maintain some tension on the KingPin while setting the tractor parking brake. Stretching out your rig.

Hercules couldn’t pull the pin after that...

Even so, check the pin each and every time you leave the truck or are in the sleeper resting.

What do I think of dopes that do this sort of thing? I think their action is criminal.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Went for a hike in Rifle, CO, and came upon this magnificently crooked tree.

Michael B.'s Comment
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To the hitchhiker, sure, I can give you a lift.

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