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PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 25, 2017 07:34AM



They tried to warn him, and he didn’t pay attention. Somehow I have to imagine it’s not hard for a truck driver to realize his massive truck bed is raised, and that it might cause problems while motoring down the highway. Here’s what happens when the truck driver, uh, doesn’t realize his mistake.

This is one of the craziest amateur videos of pure stupidity and insanity sourced straight from the tap that I’ve seen in a long time, in which two guys try to flag down a dump truck because its the bed is sticking up, and then the truck driver plows through a highway sign and flips over anyway:




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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 25, 2017 07:35AM
....is that what they mean when they say....taking a dump....??



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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 25, 2017 07:42AM
There *used* to be a nice pedestrian walkway over I-90 near where I work. A dump truck wasn't latched down properly, the bed raised, and ripped the BRIDGE off its moorings, and had to be removed before the interstate could be opened. The driver was properly strapped in, so he survived coming to an IMMEDIATE stop from 60 MPH. He was, however, buried in traffic tickets and citations.

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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 25, 2017 08:36AM
The guy with the dash cam (and cracked windshield) is dangerously close to the dump truck IMHO. I would stay way behind, I don't want to be close when those signs fall on highway.
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 25, 2017 08:40AM
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space-time
The guy with the dash cam (and cracked windshield) is dangerously close to the dump truck IMHO. I would stay way behind, I don't want to be close when those signs fall on highway.

Yeah I am wondering what happened just after the video stopped. You can start to see the entire structure fall down towards the road.
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: August 25, 2017 08:49AM
I think the driver missed this sign:



From a bridge rebuilding project down the street a couple of years ago.

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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 25, 2017 08:53AM
it's a three land road, I would have moved over and tried to get in front of him. In this case, that would be the best way to avoid danger when the inevitable happened. In most cases, I don't even like passing a semi when the wind is up and it is swaying. Cars generally don't win when a tractor-trailer is involved.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2017 08:56AM by Ombligo.
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: JPK
Date: August 25, 2017 09:06AM
I am amazed how frequently this happens.

I am thinking a simple sensor and i big red light on the dash could prevent most of these?

JPK
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: August 25, 2017 09:12AM
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JPK
I am amazed how frequently this happens.

I am thinking a simple sensor and i big red light on the dash could prevent most of these?

JPK

Better make it a flashing red light with a beeper. Or maybe even a transmission lockout that will prevent the truck from getting out of first gear.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 25, 2017 09:15AM
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mikebw
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space-time
The guy with the dash cam (and cracked windshield) is dangerously close to the dump truck IMHO. I would stay way behind, I don't want to be close when those signs fall on highway.

Yeah I am wondering what happened just after the video stopped. You can start to see the entire structure fall down towards the road.

The youtube video of this accident shows the filmer escaping doom, but it was purely luck.
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: billb
Date: August 25, 2017 09:27AM
On the rubbernecker's headstone is written:

Hold my beer, I'm putting this on facebook tonight !



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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 25, 2017 09:35AM
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pRICE cUBE
Somehow I have to imagine it’s not hard for a truck driver to realize his massive truck bed is raised

Speaking from personal experience as the driver, I can tell you there are times, places and circumstances that make this possible. It's pretty rare but as this video shows, it happens. Mine resulted in only a hard bump on the top of my head and a replacement box ($2k).



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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 25, 2017 10:14AM
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mrlynn
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JPK
I am amazed how frequently this happens.

I am thinking a simple sensor and i big red light on the dash could prevent most of these?

JPK

Better make it a flashing red light with a beeper. Or maybe even a transmission lockout that will prevent the truck from getting out of first gear.

/Mr Lynn

I am not a truck driver, but I think there are times when the truck needs to pull forward with the bed raised in order to fully dump the load.
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: August 25, 2017 10:21AM
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mikebw
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mrlynn
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JPK
I am amazed how frequently this happens.

I am thinking a simple sensor and i big red light on the dash could prevent most of these?

JPK

Better make it a flashing red light with a beeper. Or maybe even a transmission lockout that will prevent the truck from getting out of first gear.

/Mr Lynn

I am not a truck driver, but I think there are times when the truck needs to pull forward with the bed raised in order to fully dump the load.

Absolutely. That's why I suggested first gear. You can still drive, but it wouldn't be much good on the highway.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 25, 2017 10:23AM
Here's what that sign used to look like, it's on I-610 outside of Houston TX.

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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 25, 2017 10:24AM
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mrlynn

Absolutely. That's why I suggested first gear. You can still drive, but it wouldn't be much good on the highway.

/Mr Lynn

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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 25, 2017 10:25AM
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Acer
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mikebw
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The guy with the dash cam (and cracked windshield) is dangerously close to the dump truck IMHO. I would stay way behind, I don't want to be close when those signs fall on highway.

Yeah I am wondering what happened just after the video stopped. You can start to see the entire structure fall down towards the road.

The youtube video of this accident shows the filmer escaping doom, but it was purely luck.

After viewing that I think having the sign take down the truck was probably better than having it run into that overpass just a few hundred feet farther down the road.
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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 25, 2017 10:26AM
....no bed.....of roses.....



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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 25, 2017 11:02AM
>After viewing that I think having the sign take down the truck was probably better than having it run into that overpass just a few hundred feet farther down the road.

Indeed; not only would that have possibility caused loss of life, it likely would have led to a major issue with traffic flow in that area, as the bridge would have to sustain inspection, repair, etc. for a while after.



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Re: PSA: Don't drive dump truck with truck bed raised
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 25, 2017 11:13AM
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mikebw

After viewing that I think having the sign take down the truck was probably better than having it run into that overpass just a few hundred feet farther down the road.

I was noticing that myself...

I think I would have GREATLY increased my following distance of that truck, or like Ombligo says, gotten ahead of him post-haste before he hit something.



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