DUI Hit & Run

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Oz's Comment
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This morning in the Chicago area my trailer got rear ended. Was traveling in the far right lane @ the posted speed limit for the construction zone I was just about to exit. Checking my mirror out of habit I see a car approaching and changing lanes to get behind me. I think to myself "Why is this guy getting behind me on an open high... CRUNCH." Performed an emergency stop on the shoulder and began the critical event/incident process. The car did not stop and was pulled over later for DUI. Don't know how this will affect my license and standing within the company. Stay safe everyone, anything can happen at any time.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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This morning in the Chicago area my trailer got rear ended. Was traveling in the far right lane @ the posted speed limit for the construction zone I was just about to exit. Checking my mirror out of habit I see a car approaching and changing lanes to get behind me. I think to myself "Why is this guy getting behind me on an open high... CRUNCH." Performed an emergency stop on the shoulder and began the critical event/incident process. The car did not stop and was pulled over later for DUI. Don't know how this will affect my license and standing within the company. Stay safe everyone, anything can happen at any time.

Holy WOW!

This, almost 'exact,' ^^^ happened to Rainy, (now aka: Kearsey ...) Lookit UP here! She had a DUI driver run UP under her trailer, in her 1st year, methinks! >> Truckin Along with Kearsey<<

Seek, and you'll find!! It's in there.....just not sure where; go back 4 years, perhaps!

Man, sorry this happened; wish you well!

~ Anne ~

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Oz, dash cam, gps etc are your friends. Sorry it happened to you, but glad you're ok. If no tows due to damage and no injury, it shouldnt affect you or your outfit CSA or SAFER as a reportable. Your company may have a convo with u to see if you could have done anything to prevent it, they have to for the insurance carriers. Be cool about it, factual, and don't sweat it. You got rear ended. If you were on one of.the interstates ISP is probably on the report. If they didnt run u thru the wringer, you're gonna be good.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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