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"all these flashing warnings must be for someone else"
who else thought two budget trucks in a row hit that underpass
I think there was a video where two trucks in a row hit it.
IIRC the company that owns the rail bridge was tired of repairing it and moving it was going to be extremely expensive. Instead they went with the cheap route and installed a steaL beam that would 'stop' things from hitting the bridge.
This is effectively a truck\camper guillotine.
I completely forgot about their 'fix' for the bridge damage, you can even see it in this GIF now that I re-watch it.
Someone is losing their deposit.
In all reality there's four outcomes here.
1) it's a business and therefore overhead isn't covered anyways
2) it's a household and their LDW covers it 0 deductible
3) it's a household and they chose poorly
4) it's an employee and someone's getting fired
overhead isn’t covered anyways
From the video, that seems to be the problem.
I’m curious how common this would be with first/one time renters of larger trucks that are faced with something across the road I’ve never had to think about before
Good old 11 foot 8
I've lived in Durham for years. It is clearly marked, even has flashing lights next to the clearance sign.
I wonder how tall the truck is?
Well, it's 11 foot 8 inches now.
I'm just trying to lighten up this load
Any time I rent a truck like that I'm at the height of my road paranoia. Towing my car 600 miles behind one was a very long day.
What's a 26ft box truck roof cost?
All in all, that's at least a $15,000 repair. Possibly more. They ripped off the roof sure, but they peeled the whole thing back. You're talking about ripping all roof ribs from the sides of the box, the roof sheet, and depending on how bad it hit (which it looks like it was this) they hit the tops of every single box panel, potentially damaging those as well. I've seen damage to just half the roof sheet cost $9,000. If they tore everything and hit all the box sides, it's $15,000 easy.
Plus no doubt Budget charges downtime. So the entire time that truck is at a body shop losing revenue, it's being charged to the customer that broke it.
Oh wow... that's right, downtime. Given that body shops usually can't start working on a vehicle immediately, and that the clock is probably rolling from the moment the accident happened to the day Budget gets it back, that's gotta be one painful line item on the bill.
Thanks for the estimate on the repair, btw.
You're welcome. Typically it won't be every day, that's not how you retain customers. We bill based on 1 day = 5 hours of repair labour. With some other days for additional issues that may arise with this.
I live near here I should go one afternoon and watch. Seems like it would be fun!
Will insurance cover this?
I'd say only if the truck has fully comprehensive insurance and even then the driver will be paying extra for next couple of years.
The rental coverage from the rental company does not cover damage to the roof. There are usually big signs behind the desk stating such. You'd have to read your personal auto insurance carefully to see if it covers rental trucks. And even then, if they cover that coverage extends to the roof. Most don't. Talk about an expensive 5 seconds.
Not if he has insurance to stop his insurance premiums going up after a claim. Yes, this actually exists.
Uh, he could have used the deflate trick.
Wow, what are the chances that a second one comes right behind it and does the same thing?!
check out r/11foot8, this particular bridge is a can-opener magnet, it has its own YouTube channel.
#1: Low clearance bridge in my home town. So many tall trucks opened their tops here the city painted a giant monster on both sides. | 25 comments
#2: Irony? | 18 comments
#3: My town’s 11foot8(11)....bi-monthly occurrence. | 32 comments
Thanks for the tip, I was actually making a joke about the gif looping
Anyone else make a buzzsaw sound in their head as the truck goes under?
No, but I had fond memories of woodwork planes.
Wow. They just keep coming
it was full of sardines.
Dirty Durm doesn’t play
I never get tired of watching these!
We have a few of these in my city lol
Storrow drive every moving day
It was actually meant to do this
"that's coming outta your paycheck Frank"
I drive a 10' 6" box truck for work. I have nightmares about a clearance sign being wrong and having this happen to me.
Well, the sardines are open. Who wants some?