You see it all the time printed on the back of tractor-trailers;
signs saying, “How’s my driving” or “If You Can’t See My Mirrors, I Can’t See You,” meant to promote the safety of everyone on the road. But what if you don’t live up to the signs you are endorsing?
You get humiliated.
As was the case with Swift Transportation Corporation, when the words displayed on the back of their tractor-trailer reading, “Award winning drivers are safe and courteous” were easily visible once the driver failed to respond to signs indicating the height of the bridge he was traveling under.
Driver Colin Myrie either failed to notice signs on both sides of the street, as well as on the bridge itself informing that the bridge was 13 feet, 6 inches, or just chose to ignore the signs, when he heard the top of his semitrailer scrape and then get stuck under the bridge.
Myrie trapped his truck pretty good for them to call Lynch’s Towing Service to help pull him back out.
According to wickedlocal.com, three to five trucks get stuck under the bridge each week, which Sean Bastis, Lynch’s manager, calls an act of “stupidity” on the driver’s part for not obeying the signs. Usually, drivers can get the truck back out themselves, but many times, Lynch’s is called to take action.
Drivers need to be alert of their surroundings when operating their vehicles, the way that Road Scholar Transport’s drivers always are.
If you’re an alert driver looking to demonstrate your skills, then visit http://www.roadscholar.com/employment.html.