Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Timber Trucks

Every time when I drive pass a timber truck, my heart will be throbbing fast. My face becomes pale and my breathing extraordinary fast.

Most timber trucks never really slow down on a long straight rural road, especially when there are no enforcement officers around.

I am scared that the long and heavy logs may just fall loose from the truck, and crash on me and my family.

I frequently dwell on this possibility that it has eventually become my daydreams and my nightmares.

Sometimes I am anxious to know whether the truck drivers are well qualified. Some of them look really young, possibly fresh school leavers. Many are very careless and reckless in driving.

I used to meet with timber trucks after office hours and during the weekends.

It is common to see them overloaded with logs of all sizes.

It is common to see them swaying from side to side.

It is common to see them overtaking many vehicles.

I wonder just how safe our journey can be with so many timber trucks around.

Will we be the next victims?


Sandy said...

That is a scarey picture. I'll be thinking about it too. Though I don't see too many in this area.

Stopped in to say thanks for placing my ad, it's appreciated. Hope you'll swing by for a visit.


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Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is scary. In fact I always am somewhat afraid of large trucks on highways. You just never know what could happen.

verabear said...

I react the same way to timber trucks! I don't want to be anywhere near them!

BlogTactic said...

There were similar accident in Lundu recently when the timber truck driver try to avoid a police road block.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

We don't have too many of those around here. But, when we lived in Maine they were everywhere.

They are very scary and they are never secured very well at all.

It was very common to see accidents with them involved all the time.

I was always really scared if I was parked beside at them at a red light. All it would take is one strap to break and you could be crushed to death.

Hey it happened quite a bit up there.

Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a wonderful comment!! I am excited about the make over.

As always I have enjoyed my visit here. I hope you have a great weekend!!

turnandburn said...

hi i am a truck driver from ireland and make a living from hauling timber logs every day of my life and i have to say i think it is very unfair to make such comments as all drivers are not the same,it is very easy for the general public to look down there noses at these trucks but people dont seem to understand the skill required to load these trucks and then try to get out of the wood in one piece and then for people to run them down like comments made here,i and many like me often can put our lives on the line for this job and people dont even think of this,i do my job the best way i can and try to do it the safest way possible,everything you have and own,everything you eat are delivered by trucks,we are trying our best.JERRY DUNNE ,IRELAND