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G-Town's Comment
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There are times truckers deserve the stigma applied to us...

The white object in this drivers mouth is not a lollipop...It’s a lit cigarette.

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Banks's Comment
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The word stupid comes to mind.

Jason D.'s Comment
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G-Town,

Unfortunately, that’s the kind of people driving these 80,000 lb trucks nowadays. He’s also probably someone that would skate by another truck in the parking lot while they are trying to back into a parking spot. Or the same guy that does his 30 parked at the fuel island.

I’ve been watching TONS of YouTube videos for the past year trying to figure out “the best company” to go to work for and also get a feel for the lifestyle. One common thing I noticed is that these truckers complain how much they are treated like crap from the carriers, from dispatch, and from the shippers and receivers. Yet they turn around and treat their fellow drivers the same way. I’ve seen countless videos of drivers sitting in their cab and recording a new guy having troubles backing into a parking spot. Not one of them offer to help.

...Absolutely disgusting.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Hey - it's only REEFER FUEL. That's not flammable - is it?

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Rick

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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That was not too smart of that guy, was it?

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However, a cigarette will go out if it's thrown into a puddle of diesel fuel.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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You can throw a lit match into diesel fuel and the match will go out. Diesel fuel requires a sustained flame or intense pressure to ignite so there is no real danger with smoking while fueling diesel fuel. That however doesn't negate the fact that it is stupid to smoke while fueling any vehicle with any type of fuel and is generally illegal to smoke while fueling.

Rob T.'s Comment
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The flip flops (and even worse....with socks!) Says everything we need to know about this person. Smoking while fueling doesn't help their cause either.

Navypoppop's Comment
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My thoughts exactly Rob T. I was going to mention his great choice of work shoes.

G-Town's Comment
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And the sign says...

No Smoking Around the Pump Island.

I guess this guy is somehow exempt. I totally get the point diesel is less volatile than gasoline. The fumes are flammable. Considering he was pumping into the Reefer tank...as it expanded with fuel, the fumes compress and are forced out the fill neck.

In my 7 years of driving; never have I witnessed someone smoking while they fueled their truck and/ or Reefer.

It’s all about making good decisions and complying with important safety signage. Make a bad decision to ignore it and disaster can occur...

The vast majority of truckers do not behave or conduct their business like this guy did. Fortunately he is in the minority...but as we all know; “unfortunately” it reflects poorly on the entire professional driver community.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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