Slip-and-fall Safety Questions.

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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I wear Skecher's sneakers, no problem with slippery stuff lol

Davy A.'s Comment
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What I wonder is what is the story behind the trolling. What pushes an individual to that point. Perhaps failed their tests, got kicked out in training. Got fired for incidents. Perhaps a combination of things like that. Obviously very low self esteem and self worth, replaced with ego. My guess is that years of ego and emotional self defense mechanisms have left the individual with an inability to accept culpability and responsibility for their failures. Probably severe childhood trauma. Obviously a very narcissistic defense pattern developed over the years. It would be interesting to find the point at which they failed and watch the response.

Obviously youre an intelligent chap. I suspect that like Eugene, who was one here until he self imploded, you were very used to things going your way quickly. This supposedly simple career somehow eluded you. It was quite the frustrating enigma. Surely these simpletons that were merely holding a steering wheel for a living would be no match for your wit and intellect, yet the entire industry bested you. In the end you washed out. Like a petulant child, you spend your days throwing emotional temper tantrums and blaming others which manifests in your snarky posts and comments.

But so much of trucking is counter intuitive and as Im finding out, we keep learning every day. It is a trade, a craft and looks like it will take years to master. My guess is also that you lack the humility and strength of character to accept that. The underlying tone of your posts has always been condescending and trite. Its indicative of a much large range of psychological issues that you have.

The underlying irony is that this community and site is dedicated to helping people discover the truth in trucking and getting started in this industry. In a fashion, you do help present one particular truth, that many fail at trucking. They fail not because they cant operate the vehicle, they fail because they can not or will not accept personal responsibility and gain emotional maturity. These failures will plague every area of their life.

Manifest:

Bill of Lading

An accurate record of everything being shipped on a truck, often times used as a checklist during unloading.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

AlongCameJones's Comment
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Slipping off poorly-designed vehicle surfaces for want of good footing or bad choce of footwear doesn't have to be one reason for career failure. Those drivers here who will chime in on their choice of footwear for the job will help others in all seriousness. Footwear and clothing is no small matter. Here is a link to a sensible cab step just like the US military has on newer vehicles as I was talking about. Diamond holes and serrated pattern to dig right into boot soles. This kind of walking surface is the gold standard in anti-skid protection against human slip injuries in wet conditions. I was soldier and an army truck mechanic. I know about these sorts of things.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andrey's Comment
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OK, let's play this game, let's assume that you are not trolling everybody and are really interested in the slipping problem. Two things come to my mind. First, steps with serrated holes you suggest as a solution are installed on almost every truck, here is picture of my steps for illustration, so no need to recreate wheels. Second, if you are going to apply to trucking the same approach you demonstrate in this thread, you may have significant performance issues resulting in very low income, ultimately leading to being fired. It is a fast paced industry with no place for time-wasting bs.

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Old School's Comment
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We don't even understand why you are on your soapbox about this. All our trucks have good footings just like you keep trying to show us.

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These are square cut serrated edge. Some are diamond shaped. All are safe.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Whenever I get in or out of the cab I generally pour some cooking oil on the steps and strap a banana to each foot. I face outward and take the steps up or down with my back to the truck without any hands. You guys are weird, holding on and firm footings and all.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I face outward and take the steps up or down with my back to the truck without any hands. You guys are weird, holding on and firm footings and all.

You use the steps? I just swan dive out of the cab

AlongCameJones's Comment
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We don't even understand why you are on your soapbox about this. All our trucks have good footings just like you keep trying to show us.

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These are square cut serrated edge. Some are diamond shaped. All are safe.

I don't know a large CIVILIAN commercial truck from a wheelbarrow in all honesty. I make these threads to learn something. For trucks, I know the pickup kind, the army kind and the rented moving kind (at least one brand that has issues in my experience). You people know more about civilian 18-wheelers than I do. I thought this thread would be a GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE. Truckers are a salty lot, indeed. Yes, those cab steps some of you here are showing me do make sense. I have said nothing bad about them. Now, I just learned one more thing about a semi I never knew before. I don't think motor freight companies have much time to deal with W/C claims from slip-fall injuries.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

AlongCameJones's Comment
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OK, let's play this game, let's assume that you are not trolling everybody and are really interested in the slipping problem. Two things come to my mind. First, steps with serrated holes you suggest as a solution are installed on almost every truck, here is picture of my steps for illustration, so no need to recreate wheels. Second, if you are going to apply to trucking the same approach you demonstrate in this thread, you may have significant performance issues resulting in very low income, ultimately leading to being fired. It is a fast paced industry with no place for time-wasting bs.

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Fired or perhaps collecting workman's comp. You must have some serious callouses on your foot bottoms. Those steps look like they would mince my bare feet like deviled ham.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Exactly what I thought too

Guess whos back? Back Again Todd is back tell your friends

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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