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Old 04-04-20, 07:09 AM
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Oh my Giddy Aunt.

Imagine driving a truck like this for a living.

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Old 04-04-20, 08:32 AM
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These videos give me the impression that the laws and restrictions in the USA help to avoid the insanity in some of those videos.
I used to think that India had the market cornered on stupidly overloaded trucks and tractors, but some in the video looked to be Europe.
Clearly no value on human life or equipment. Sad
Hey, let's go out and ride safe and at a distance.
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Old 04-04-20, 12:49 PM
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We have OSHA and they have OH SH......
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Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
These videos give me the impression that the laws and restrictions in the USA help to avoid the insanity in some of those videos.
I used to think that India had the market cornered on stupidly overloaded trucks and tractors, but some in the video looked to be Europe.
Clearly no value on human life or equipment. Sad
Hey, let's go out and ride safe and at a distance.
It seems people's attitudes change when looking down the barrel of a gun that the boss man DOT officer is pointing at them....
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Old 04-04-20, 03:13 PM
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Everyone has a job to do. DOT, truck driver, OSHA...….bad events create jobs.
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Some of the examples are just ridiculous stupidity yet some demonstrate nerves/balls of steel.
One segment show a guy doing a U-turn on a narrow mountain pass where he has the rear bogies over the edge of the precipice doing a 7 or 8 point turn. That would have given me a heart attack.
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Some of the examples are just ridiculous stupidity yet some demonstrate nerves/balls of steel.
One segment show a guy doing a U-turn on a narrow mountain pass where he has the rear bogies over the edge of the precipice doing a 7 or 8 point turn. That would have given me a heart attack.
About did just watching it... 😀
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Old 04-05-20, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
These videos give me the impression that the laws and restrictions in the USA help to avoid the insanity in some of those videos.
I used to think that India had the market cornered on stupidly overloaded trucks and tractors, but some in the video looked to be Europe.
Clearly no value on human life or equipment. Sad
Hey, let's go out and ride safe and at a distance.
It's more like risk aversion is the exception, that's typically Western and very recent, probably has something to do with wealth, peace and atheism.
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Old 04-05-20, 10:39 AM
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If you drive a vehicle long enough, it becomes part of you...these drivers prob drive these routes routinely...OJT must be deadly...most of the vehicles that I have driven handle like, and could be thrown around like a big awkward car...it’s like any other task that you do for so long, you become one with the task...and Zen what happened?...9 outta 10 times your good...
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