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Reminds me of the little guy that rode the tricycle on laugh in.

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Saw a truck going over Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga. It was a short flatbed with long 2x4s. The load was heavy in the rear. Every time he hit a bump, the front wheels came off the pavement. Not good for control on curves, IMHO.
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Reminds me of the woman with a load of plywood in her pickup that was in front of me at a stop light. Nothing holding the sheets in the bed of the truck they were just stacked in the bed, tailgate down. The light changed and she floored it to overcome the weight of the heavy load. By the time she got stopped all but one sheet had come out of the truck and hit the pavement, slid on top of each other everywhere. A couple of sheets ended past the truck.

She called her husband and another guy and I started reloading the truck. Her husband came with tie-downs and helped finish reloading the truck.

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She called her husband?! It'll be a long time before that wears thin at parties.
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I was about 4 cars back behind a guy who had fifteen sheets of 1/4" plywood paneling tied to the roof of his car using that "free rope" that they give away at the big box stores and he had only used a minimum of it. I don't think he had ever hauled anything on the outside of his car before. When the rope broke we were going about 65 mph, and those sheets took off one at a time and in several directions, then began falling like leaves. The other drivers, and me, were dodging these flying sheets and each other while trying to stop as quickly as possible. When it was over, there were eight cars involved, Two cars were off the road, one on the road was facing backwards, and the rest had come to a stop at different angles to the road, but amazingly no one had hit each other or had been hit by any of the plywood. I was about in the middle of all of this. We all helped the guy pick up his paneling and some had some choice words to say to him about his way of tying it all down and then trying to drive at full highway speed with it. He was very apologetic about it, and paid the price because most of his expensive wall paneling had been destroyed beyond use, so I doubt that he ever tried doing that again. It always amazes me how many people have no clue at all when it comes to carrying anything on the outside of their cars, trucks, and trailers, and how poorly they tie it in place.

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Charley; I hold the lumberyards largely responsible. All they have to do is say "No. You're not driving out of here unless your load is properly secured. That's the law. Period. Oh; you do know we deliver?"
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Here's another idiot. Article says the manager got them to sigh a waiver. I wouldn't have let him leave the yard. Do It Yourself (DIY) Humor - Vastly Overloaded Car - Idiot Driver.
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Charles; I'll bet a judge would throw that waiver out. By asking the driver to sign it, the Mgr. was acknowledging that he knew the guy was a risk.
This sounds very much like the situation whereby hanging a 'Vicious Dog' sign on your gate you acknowledge that you are aware of a hazard you've created. ie Liability.
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I agree Dan. When I worked for the MoF's log sort yard in Vernon we sold a small batch of logs to a guy who showed up with some Mickey Mouse home made log bunks on a flat deck to haul them. The stakes were already bent outward from earlier hauls. One of our loadermen put his fork tip on the worst one and bent it back and he said it was like pushing on wet spaghetti. On a properly made set of bunks pushing on the stake hard enough to bend it back would have flipped the truck over on it's side. We refused to load him at that point and told him to come back with something more substantial.

The illogical part about the car in that link I posted is that for $75 or less the store would have hauled that load for him, far less money than the cost of the damage to the car. It's possible the car was a write off after stacking all that weight in it and on it. There was 900 lbs of cement alone in the back seat which would have already been an overload with driver and passenger included. Maybe even not including them.
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