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  • #614277
    WoodsConstruction
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    Sudbury, ON

    however that’s only when they are going slow, not in transit.

    The trucks are going so slow.

    Nope not here, The garbage men get paid on the huki Pau system. When they are in transit to their routes they are moving fast! It doesn’t look like those guys are very worried.
    If you guys think that’s dangerous that’s too bad. Stay safe up there.

    Up here they allow the guys to hop in the cab and drink a coffee on the way to their route lol

    #614320

    I took this picture this morning because as I am watching the trailer bump over the railroad tracks I noticed the guys on it!

    Would that be a city truck delivering recycle bins? Would not be funny if one of the guys fell off, not to mention any of the bins.

    No I don’t think it would be funny at all. That’s the norm around here. Guys ride in the back of trucks all the time. Sanitation workers stand on the bumper all day long.
    I misread the thing,,,,,,

    Once upon a time, I used to drive around in a Grumman rescue truck (think a milk truck, but with a light bar and a siren), often with the doors open, a bouncy spring for a seat, and no seatbelt. We were lucky nobody ever bounced out onto the highway

    Was a different time

    #614331
    Clev08
    Pro

    That’s also illegal

    Maybe they wern’t in Iowa??? They let the stuff go over here. Too many farm worker get moved around like that.

    hey now, I grew up there, rode in the back of lots of pickup trucks and on a lot of hay racks.

    Yeah, @DirtyWhiteBoy us Iowans do some crazy stuff, this one time…
    But seriously, I have never met anyone who got pulled over for riding in the back of a truck.

    #614410
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    That’s also illegal

    Maybe they wern’t in Iowa??? They let the stuff go over here. Too many farm worker get moved around like that.

    hey now, I grew up there, rode in the back of lots of pickup trucks and on a lot of hay racks.

    Yeah, @dirtywhiteboy us Iowans do some crazy stuff, this one time…
    But seriously, I have never met anyone who got pulled over for riding in the back of a truck.

    LOL, I think he meant Idaho LOL…….

    Riding in the back of a truck is something we’ve all done, Never was a problem til the seat belt laws. Out in the country or on the farm or even small towns you can still get away with it. But it’s not the same as riding in/on a pull trailer

    #614432
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Riding in the back of a truck is something we’ve all done, Never was a problem til the seat belt laws. Out in the country or on the farm or even small towns you can still get away with it.

    Actually, over here in Ontario I was surprised to find out that there were no laws with regard to having people riding in the back of a pick-up truck even when travelling on major highways.

    Now mind you, this was from an experience I had to deal with in the late 90’s and maybe things have changed since then. I was in charge of this outdoor charitable event and we needed volunteers. One community organization I had reached out to with troubled youths who had been sentenced to do community service was willing to provide the grunt volunteers I needed to do garbage pick-up on the event field that nobody else was willing to do. The problem at the time was that the only mode of transport they had was an old minivan and a pick-up truck to bring the kids up there to the event. I called the police and they informed me that it was perfectly legal to haul people in the back of an open pick-up truck even if the truck is not involved in farming activity or doesn’t have the special farming license plates that farmers can get issued here in Ontario. This included travelling on major highways like the 401 which in Toronto is a 12 lane highway and one of the busiest in NA. Go figure! I was surprised at all this, but it worked out fine for getting people to the event site. Sucked when it was raining for the kids though. lol!

    #614546

    Riding in the back of a truck is something we’ve all done, Never was a problem til the seat belt laws. Out in the country or on the farm or even small towns you can still get away with it.

    Actually, over here in Ontario I was surprised to find out that there were no laws with regard to having people riding in the back of a pick-up truck even when travelling on major highways.

    Now mind you, this was from an experience I had to deal with in the late 90’s and maybe things have changed since then. I was in charge of this outdoor charitable event and we needed volunteers. One community organization I had reached out to with troubled youths who had been sentenced to do community service was willing to provide the grunt volunteers I needed to do garbage pick-up on the event field that nobody else was willing to do. The problem at the time was that the only mode of transport they had was an old minivan and a pick-up truck to bring the kids up there to the event. I called the police and they informed me that it was perfectly legal to haul people in the back of an open pick-up truck even if the truck is not involved in farming activity or doesn’t have the special farming license plates that farmers can get issued here in Ontario. This included travelling on major highways like the 401 which in Toronto is a 12 lane highway and one of the busiest in NA. Go figure! I was surprised at all this, but it worked out fine for getting people to the event site. Sucked when it was raining for the kids though. lol!

    That is surprising. I wonder if there are any municipal laws that apply?

    #614554
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    Riding in the back of a truck is something we’ve all done, Never was a problem til the seat belt laws. Out in the country or on the farm or even small towns you can still get away with it.

    Actually, over here in Ontario I was surprised to find out that there were no laws with regard to having people riding in the back of a pick-up truck even when travelling on major highways.

    Now mind you, this was from an experience I had to deal with in the late 90’s and maybe things have changed since then. I was in charge of this outdoor charitable event and we needed volunteers. One community organization I had reached out to with troubled youths who had been sentenced to do community service was willing to provide the grunt volunteers I needed to do garbage pick-up on the event field that nobody else was willing to do. The problem at the time was that the only mode of transport they had was an old minivan and a pick-up truck to bring the kids up there to the event. I called the police and they informed me that it was perfectly legal to haul people in the back of an open pick-up truck even if the truck is not involved in farming activity or doesn’t have the special farming license plates that farmers can get issued here in Ontario. This included travelling on major highways like the 401 which in Toronto is a 12 lane highway and one of the busiest in NA. Go figure! I was surprised at all this, but it worked out fine for getting people to the event site. Sucked when it was raining for the kids though. lol!

    I was of the understanding that all occupants of any vehicle must be wearing a seat belt in Ontario.

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    #614583
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Riding in the back of a truck is something we’ve all done, Never was a problem til the seat belt laws. Out in the country or on the farm or even small towns you can still get away with it.

    Actually, over here in Ontario I was surprised to find out that there were no laws with regard to having people riding in the back of a pick-up truck even when travelling on major highways.

    Now mind you, this was from an experience I had to deal with in the late 90’s and maybe things have changed since then. I was in charge of this outdoor charitable event and we needed volunteers. One community organization I had reached out to with troubled youths who had been sentenced to do community service was willing to provide the grunt volunteers I needed to do garbage pick-up on the event field that nobody else was willing to do. The problem at the time was that the only mode of transport they had was an old minivan and a pick-up truck to bring the kids up there to the event. I called the police and they informed me that it was perfectly legal to haul people in the back of an open pick-up truck even if the truck is not involved in farming activity or doesn’t have the special farming license plates that farmers can get issued here in Ontario. This included travelling on major highways like the 401 which in Toronto is a 12 lane highway and one of the busiest in NA. Go figure! I was surprised at all this, but it worked out fine for getting people to the event site. Sucked when it was raining for the kids though. lol!

    I was of the understanding that all occupants of any vehicle must be wearing a seat belt in Ontario.

    Yep,
    My understanding is that you can only have as many passengers as seat belts allow.
    So if you have a pick up with extended cab, 5 or 6 passengers max. None in an area that does not have seat belts.

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    #614617
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    This is a bad way to start your morning. According to the story, the driver sustained “non life threatening injuries” I would call it a close one!

    http://www.fox29.com/news/240508571-story

    IMAGINE BEING THE DRIVER when pipes on a flatbed truck smash through your windshield on a highway.It happened this morning and amazingly, the driver's prognosis is good! http://www.fox29.com/news/240508571-story

    Posted by FOX 29 on Thursday, March 9, 2017

    #614681

    This is a bad way to start your morning. According to the story, the driver sustained “non life threatening injuries” I would call it a close one!

    http://www.fox29.com/news/240508571-story

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    IMAGINE BEING THE DRIVER when pipes on a flatbed truck smash through your windshield on a highway.It happened this morning and amazingly, the driver’s prognosis is good! http://www.fox29.com/news/240508571-story

    Posted by FOX 29 on Thursday, March 9, 2017

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    Wow that’s crazy, from the picture it looks like the pipes would be in the car right where the person’s neck or head should be. I am always super careful driving behind people with loads, especially trailers or pickups because you never know how well someone strapped the items down. Although they were well secured in this case, maybe the person was distracted on their phone.

    #614704
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I am always super careful driving behind people with loads,

    I don’t drive behind loads. I’ve learned already.

    #614730
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I am always super careful driving behind people with loads,

    I don’t drive behind loads. I’ve learned already.

    I don’t either I have had mattresses, TVs, plywood etc fly off cars that had this stuff on the roof that after a while you just figure it is easier to saty back.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #614740
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Seems like every time I have a load that could possibly have something fall off someone is right on my butt.
    I think steel is a hard thing to keep from moving on a truck. I have seen steel slide right through the cab of the truck hauling it.

    #614755
    Doobie
    Moderator

    What kills me is seeing the guys drive with all sorts of stuff in their pick-up trucks meanwhile their gate is down and if you were to ask them, they’ll tell you it’s perfectly safe and they never lose anything. Yea right! 😬

    #614757

    What kills me is seeing the guys drive with all sorts of stuff in their pick-up trucks meanwhile their gate is down and if you were to ask them, they’ll tell you it’s perfectly safe and they never lose anything. Yea right! 😬

    I took a brick to my car once from a pickup ahead of me. Hit the road and turned to bouncing shrapnel. After changing my pants, I noticed there was a bright side. My hood and front fenders were rusted to hell, and my windshield had a bunch of patched chips. Insurance replaced all of it with new

    #614761
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    even when i have a well secured load in my truck and have someone tailgating me, I think about how crazy the person is tailgating.

    there is no mention in the article of it the load was flagged properly or not.

    #614780

    Seems like every time I have a load that could possibly have something fall off someone is right on my butt.
    I think steel is a hard thing to keep from moving on a truck. I have seen steel slide right through the cab of the truck hauling it.

    Haha that’s true, Seams every time we have had the trailer loaded people always get close, almost as if they were curious.
    Idjits lol

    That person or people in the truck were very fortunate.

    #614850
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    even when i have a well secured load in my truck and have someone tailgating me, I think about how crazy the person is tailgating.

    there is no mention in the article of it the load was flagged properly or not.

    It probably was all proper, loads fail all the time unfortunately.

    My best friend had a log truck fall apart in front of him on the highway and took out his truck and 4 others a few years back and the MTO figured nothing was really wrong :/

    #614880
    Masterbosch
    Pro
    Wayne, NJ

    It’s still somewhat dangerous job. Someone can rear end you at any moment and that will be end of it. Looks like they are traveling on the highway too. Yes we see the garbage guys and recycle guys riding alone the back on side streets. Never see them on main road hanging like that. Cops will definitely stop you and you will get ticket

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    #618794
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota
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