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February 5, 2015 at 9:07 am #267337February 5, 2015 at 9:13 am #267341SkillmanPro
As long as everyone is okay . Is it a city or private truck .
So I guess there goes the new transit .
Always willing to learn .February 5, 2015 at 9:14 am #267343thedude306ModeratorFoam Lake, SK
I assume your van was parked? Those garbage truck drivers are nutz. I’ve had my truck hit and the garage hit twice. All different drivers.
Self employed Pro since 2014!!February 5, 2015 at 9:22 am #267348
Hey if nobody got hurt, it’s only metal. Just a pita. I also agree about Ford tough 😉February 5, 2015 at 9:25 am #267351cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
That’s a bummer , looks like a pretty steep hill too.February 5, 2015 at 9:37 am #267357
No harm no foul. Seems ok so far. Hopefully no damage happened to the tranny or front end from being pushed like that. Looks like just a small dent on the bumper. The guys were glad I was parked there, otherwise it probably would have slid down the whole hill. I think the driver needed some new pants.
He did say he pulled his e brake when he started sliding. Probably not the best ideaFebruary 5, 2015 at 10:11 am #267373ChadMModeratorRogers, Ohio
How far did the garbage truck push your van? Garbage truck drivers are nuts! I did a job in Coraopolis several years ago and a garbage truck sideswiped my truck – he didn’t even stop, just kept going. Luckily there was several witnesses so the garbage company had to fix my truck.
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Member since 12/07/2013February 5, 2015 at 10:16 am #267384theamcguyProFayetteville, NC
Once they start sliding, no stopping them. Looks like a steep hill they probably rounded the crest and couldn’t stop.
Fayetteville, NCFebruary 5, 2015 at 10:29 am #267391SprokitzProEastern shore of, Pa
Good to hear it’s only a dented bumper… could have been much worse.February 5, 2015 at 11:46 am #267427crotaluscoProwest bend, wi
make sure you have axle and front end checked if it pushed it sideways any distanceFebruary 5, 2015 at 11:56 am #267435
It got pushed sideways about 8-10 feet, and up and over a curb and a compacted snow bank. It feels ok so far but I think I’ll probably still get it checked out.February 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm #267438
Glad it appears minor. Hopefully it stays that way. More importantly, you are not hurt (making that assumption since you have not said otherwise)! Getting the underside checked out would make sense.February 5, 2015 at 12:16 pm #267450AnonymousInactive
Yikes!! I hate when that happens, Pulling the parking brake which is probably air is the dumbest thing he could have done. That would have locked em all up with absolutely no control what so ever, Geez man, Don’t them guys have CDL’s? he needs more training in truck drivingFebruary 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm #267484theamcguyProFayetteville, NC
Hopefully it was slippery enough that your truck did not get any front-end suspension damage. When you get the estimate have them add it on at the body shop, front suspension check and alignment.
Fayetteville, NCFebruary 5, 2015 at 4:56 pm #267574
Luckily I was working in the house when it happened.
The van felt fine on the drive home today, no wheels fell off, no shaking or wobbling to speak of. I’ll probably still get it checked out though.February 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm #267595RonWModeratorHolladay, Tn
Got lucky with that one. Good no real damage so far. I would get it checked out though. Might have knocked it out of alignment.
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Member since March 26, 2014.February 5, 2015 at 5:55 pm #267598jponto07ModeratorBloomington, INFebruary 5, 2015 at 6:15 pm #267619woodman_412Moderator
Glad everyone was ok. Is there anything going through insurance or was the damage too minor?
danpattison.comFebruary 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm #267622
So far it looks like it was too minor to worry about insurance. The driver actually came to knock on the door. They were pretty freaked out and very apologetic.February 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm #267627jkirkModeratorhalifax, nova scotia
he barely hit you if its not dented.. my boss has a super duty thats beat to death.. hes had 4 panels replaced twice each and the back bumper once.. ford aint that tough
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit
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