Big Rig truck driver uses his skills to avoid crashing into another semi


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15 Feb 2018 05:56 - +6030
Some info I found on the situation. > Good afternoon everyone, thanks for your support. I just wanted to clear up some misconceptions I am hearing on here. I am the General Manager of the company that the driver in the burgundy Pete works for. I am also the poster of the original video. The video is filmed with a fish eye lens, it makes the distance look further than it is. This driver has over 30 years of experience and is a fantastic operator! There was less than 2 seconds from when he realized that the white truck was not turning into the right lane but rather crossing in front of him. At this point he did a full brake application which can be heard in the video. He had the full right of way and was paying attention to the traffic flow. The driver of the white truck was 100% in the wrong. That truck also appeared to be in a private farm truck and the driver was ancient-looking as per my driver's description. He was completely belligerent to my driver and told him to F OFF!!! Our guy did everything perfect in avoiding the accident. He was not speeding as the speed limit is 110 KPH and all of our company trucks are limited at 110 KPH. He moved into the left lane to allow the white truck room to turn onto the highway, he managed to keep a set of double trailers straight during an emergency stop, he did not hit anyone and kept his cool in a very bad situation. I have driven class 1 for many years and honestly don't know if I would have had a such a good outcome. As for all of the armchair critics, I hope this ends the criticism of a driver who should be commended! For the supporters, thanks for your understanding of the situation and the positive comments. Merry Christmas everyone. Posted Dec-24-2014 By outsiderelic Read more at https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f00_1419400187#IYDH98LGBGIL6Z4O.99
15 Feb 2018 03:35 - +2861
The semi driver is terrible. It's like he doesn't care what will happen.
15 Feb 2018 03:03 - +615
"Well I guess I'll be making this left now" - Red Big Rig
15 Feb 2018 02:36 - +575
Truck driving simulator on expert mode
15 Feb 2018 04:57 - +416
Highway 16 and auction mart road (township road 374) in Saskatoon, SK. That intersection has been notoriously bad for accidents, I drove tow truck for 14 years and I've picked up a pile of accidents there. The intersection has been so bad that now they are changing the road to have the entrance 90 degrees to the highway instead of the severe angle.
15 Feb 2018 04:32 - +221
that intersection looks really dangerous, mixing a decent amount of traffic directly onto a highish speed limited access road
15 Feb 2018 06:56 - +175
My grandpa was a trucker. My grandma, when I commented on a semi making a pretty impressive u-turn once, said, "Oh honey some of these guys are artists in those trucks, but then some of them can't tell a shift knob from a horse's dick." I think we see both in this clip.
15 Feb 2018 05:51 - +163
“He won’t do it - he won’t do it - yeah he’s fucking doing it”. *sigh*
15 Feb 2018 03:50 - +72
This guy posts SO many videos, I almost feel like he makes people pissed off at him for footage. Obviously not really applicable here but check out his others. They always say, if everyone else is constantly an asshole. You just might be the asshole. Edit: guys.. I'm just pointing out what I've seen on roadcams here.. There's no need to harass and abuse me.
15 Feb 2018 07:25 - +67
Remember kids: brake in a straight line, then turn if you have to. Turning too early could have turned the red truck over.
15 Feb 2018 04:32 - +34
Somebody's brakes are on FIRE!
15 Feb 2018 07:24 - +32
Truck driver's are the only people I trust on the road. So annoying to see people cut them off or merge without signaling as if there's not 40 tons of metal right behind them.
15 Feb 2018 06:26 - +21
I bet you could not drive a needle up his ass with a sledgehammer probably tearing the seat his butt cheeks clenched so hard
15 Feb 2018 06:27 - +14
Well if they weren’t both driving on the wrong side of the road, maybe the whole thing could have been avoided.
15 Feb 2018 05:10 - +14
Yes probably brain dead at the wheel. Drivers can drive legally 11 hours per day. 14 hours total driving and on duty. Then must have 10 hour off to rest and do it again. You can work 70 hours max in 8 days, but can reset your hours to 0 if you take off 34 hours straight. There are plenty of drivers forced to work 14 hours per day and burn through 70 hours in 5 days. Reset hours and do it again. In your spare time take care of your personal life business, chores, social. So after weeks of this your brain doesn’t always work right. The company forces you (yes you can quit) but many companies are this way. Main reason is drivers make $55k on the low end to $100k on the high end. Most at $65-75k with very good benefits. Hard to say no to good pay and very good family insurance. All you need to do is sacrifice home and social life. Not for everyone.
15 Feb 2018 06:03 - +13
Having just acquired my CDL (Kentucky) back in August, this is what I had to through. Two separate tests, permit and actual license. Permit - 3 tests on the computer, general knowledge, combination vehicles, and air brakes. Upon completion, you now have a permit which one only has to hold for two weeks until they can test for license. License - series of 3 tests. Pre-trip, skills test, and road test.
15 Feb 2018 07:36 - +12
Broker here. White truck is a local truck that’s probably hauling some type of raw food ingredient. You DO NOT need a class A license to operate a farm truck if you’re operating within state lines. The law is a special exception to the license requirement as there are many farming families that utilize a truck-trailer combo and many do not have the money or the time to obtain a license. The only time they’ll get licenses is if they’re going OTR with the freight and want to haul a load back home as well (AKA Backhaul.) Driver who did the evasive maneuvers should be commended and given a medal for some insanely quick thinking and even better driving.
15 Feb 2018 07:41 - +11
That's a set of wheat trailers, crop drivers are some of the stupidest fucks on the road (and usually drugged up).
15 Feb 2018 08:33 - +11
Driver of the white truck should lose his lic. Burgandy truck was amazing.
15 Feb 2018 04:16 - +10
i hope he showed this to his boss and got a raise
15 Feb 2018 07:53 - +10
Franklin and his special ability
15 Feb 2018 03:10 - +9
I'd like to see how this ends..
15 Feb 2018 06:29 - +9
And to think that thanks to the magical hyperspeed of the interwebs it only took three and a half years for this clip to reach us here on Earth.
15 Feb 2018 07:40 - +8
I drive trucks in Texas for work all the time. It’s crazy the type of drivers that are hired to carry loads sometimes
15 Feb 2018 05:58 - +6
This is near my city (Saskatoon)!
15 Feb 2018 07:12 - +5
Where is this? Speed in KPH & looks like Australia except for the side of the road they're driving on. Edit: Canada
15 Feb 2018 06:33 - +5
Fucking grain haulers
15 Feb 2018 07:09 - +4
White knuckle emergency braking. Driver did a pro job. Should get a free punch into the other truckie.
15 Feb 2018 11:27 - +3
Impressive. I’m betting his ass was puckered the whole way.
15 Feb 2018 06:21 - +3
I can hear the loud ass "HOOOOONK"

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