Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Keep on trucking...

Received the following via email, but don't know who to credit with the text and pictures. Apparently this has been around awhile since the pictures have a 23-3-2007 date stamp on them. Also note that the truck is from a Canadian trucking company. Do they drive differently up there?

6/18/08 Update. Received the following information about this incident. "My research found that the incident actually occurred near Brandon, Manitoba and the consensus is that the driver fell asleep at the wheel." So it happened in Manitoba, not Montana.

Can you believe someone would even THINK of doing this - 'here's your sign'.... duh!!

According to the person who sent this, the driver has only been in the U.S. a few months. He had missed his turn by Billings MT. and figured he could go over the hill and continue on the road. Apparently he didn't know there were rail tracks on top of the grade which doesn't matter, he'd be stuck anyhow..... The truck owner figures he had to hit the angle at over 55 miles an hour in order to make the top. If you look close at some of the pictures you will see that it is only when the trailer pinched the rear tires of the truck that the truck stopped......

I love the third picture that shows the tracks going through the field to get there. What a genius!!!

I'm surprised he didn't take the power/communication line down with him!

I wish I had pictures of him standing in front of his boss.