It’s been a crazy year in trucking, from the court battles to the latest blizzard freezing the interstates, truckers have been dealing with messy situations. Here are a few articles looking back on the worst this year had to offer.
Not the chickie nuggies!!!
Back on April 27, chicken nugget lovers everywhere wept for the truckload of frozen gold nuggets we all love to snack on. Sellersville Fire Department posted photos on their website of the delicious morsels strewn all over the ground.
The cause of the rollover was not listed, but many think it was due to an avoidance maneuver in the tight construction zone. The lanes appeared to be not quite wide enough for two tractor-trailers to pass each other.
No one wants to know how hot dogs are made
Back on May 20, there was another truck rollover outside Rostraver, Pennsylvania involving a truckload of meat byproducts in super sacks. According to the local fire department, for an unknown reason, the truck left the roadway and overturned.
This created a really big mess as big blobs of pink goop were strewn all over I-70 at milepost 43. It took quite a while for PennDOT workers to scoop the goop into refuse containers and clear the scene.
A truck punched an engine-sized hole into the Nogales, Tx Walmart
While not technically a spill, the guy did take out the Nogales, Texas Walmart for a couple of days. Cameras caught the possible drunk trucker taking a running start at the store at 3:20 a.m. back on June 1.
Local officials and Walmart corporate teams surveyed the building and it was deemed safe for local residents to use on June 3.
Clean-up crews had to clean up burnt Jif peanut butter in a jiffy
Whenever food products are recalled, much of it is returned to the manufacturer for disposal after replacement. This is the case for some Jif peanut butter that poured out of an overturned truck in Rantoul, Illinois.
The half-melted, extra-roasted goop had to be loaded by a salvage loader into containers for the ride to the landfill. I wonder how many PB&J sandwiches 44,000 pounds would produce?
A load of tomatoes becomes salsa courtesy of California rush hour
Vacaville, California is the scene of this messy incident. A driver rolled the dump trailer full of tomatoes in the predawn hours of late August.
We wonder if this was a case of sleepy driving, where the operator of the truck was not fully awake yet. We all have heard how many cups of coffee it takes to wake up or how long into the day some people take.
There are more spills that we covered this year. We are lucky everyone was able to walk away from these incidents. Maybe 2023 will be a better year if we can get these blizzards to move away first.
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