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Guys why are our beds always getting bent up??


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I use to do this but i controled the descent with my bed from the start of the tip over and down . 

 

Thats just no training or i dont give a sh!t going on there.  

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ex-tow truck operator . ex- auto mechanic . just a nice guy trying to make a living and enjoy life .

1987 k30 chevy 1ton 4x4 built from scratch truck as my daily driver - work truck .

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You have GOT to be kidding me......

Not to mention it only took 3 trips back to the cab before this bozo realized the P.T.O. wouldnt engage because the TRUCK WAS STILL IN REVERSE from when he first backed into it....

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and also there was no need to back up . now he has no wiggle room back there . kick the bed out the 2-3 ft he backed up and suck the bed in as you control the decent off the upper tire before the BIG uncontrolled flop happens .

 

and now i watched it on the shop computer screen the wheel lift was getting beat the hell up also .

ex-tow truck operator . ex- auto mechanic . just a nice guy trying to make a living and enjoy life .

1987 k30 chevy 1ton 4x4 built from scratch truck as my daily driver - work truck .

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Any operator who took the time to attend any formal training class would've been able to one lane that car in the space provided without beating the hell out of two decent pieces of equipment. I'm not usually a fan of the government reaching any further into our lives, but videos like these make me wish there were more barriers to entry into our industry. If I need a license to clip your hair, snake your drain, or trim your tree, why can't there be a license to tow your car? While it won't totally weed out idiots like this, it would make them less common then they are today. 

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In new york there is tow truck endorsement on your license.  . . . But its so old school of a PAPER test its not funny . 

 

And yes way to many ZERO experience drivers just thrown in a truck . 

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1987 k30 chevy 1ton 4x4 built from scratch truck as my daily driver - work truck .

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14 minutes ago, Stubborn66 said:

Yet another reason not to grow the company and have to hire drivers.   If it is not theirs, they do not care at all. 

 

I dunno, I see plenty of one truck operations running around doing crazy shit around here and beating the hell out of the trucks that they purchased with blood sweat and tears in the process. 

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20 hours ago, dperone said:
20 hours ago, Stubborn66 said:

Yet another reason not to grow the company and have to hire drivers.   If it is not theirs, they do not care at all. 

 

I dunno, I see plenty of one truck operations running around doing crazy shit around here and beating the hell out of the trucks that they purchased with blood sweat and tears in the process. 

 

I agree, but at least they are tearing up their own equipment not someone else's.  

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This is what you get when you let You Tube and Facebook train your drivers for you. What really amazes me more than lack of concern for the equipment is that the driver doesn't seem concerned that he was standing where the car was landing.

 

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Amazing and keep in mind there are cameras out there to catch this kinda stupidity. I wonder just how close that vehicle fell to the driver working the controls. This is a great safety meeting discussion for sure.

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