Anonymous: It's that dude with the "park fail on privates" sign.
Anonymous: Too bad Trump wasn't in it.
Anonymous: ^Get him over here in Oz near one of these and we'll flatten him.
Anonymous: Not the first time a service truck got squashed by a haulage truck. The guy in the driver’s seat can’t see what’s below him. The one I knew personally was that the service truck was parked in front of the hauler after getting him running. In the service truck the mechanics were filling out their reports. The hauler driver saw nothing and started forward.
Anonymous: His wheel rode into the center of the bed of the service truck. It’s frame buckled, binding the doors shut. Shotgun is trying to get the door open, then is trying to get the window down. The mechanic behind the wheel is grabbing for the radio mike, which keeps squirting out of his hand. He desperately “chases” it across the dash.
Anonymous: The hauler driver knows nothing of this. His wheel is “chocked” by the back of the cab and he is running on the 4 bowlegged wheels of the service truck. This ended when another hauler driver sees the mess and screams over the radio, “Hauler, stop!”. Every truck in the pit hit the brake.
Anonymous: One might assume there would be cameras all around it and a system with alternating views on a single monitor near the driver, or something like that. I guess those who engineered that "thing" wasn't as keen on security for others... <face palm>
Anonymous: ^you obviously have never seen one of these in person. A camera won't do shit...these things are so heavy they can't use normal brakes (engine brakes instead)...so you drive into their path...bye bye
Anonymous: ^^The event I described above occurred in the 70s. The cameras to which you are accustomed didn’t exist. As to whether or not they are currently used, it’s anybody’s guess. The above cited truck was a Unitrig Electrahaul. It carried 500K lb payload, had a pair of coupled Detroit Diesels driving an electrical generator which powered wheel motors. Braking was regenerative.