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ali p

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #50 on: 25-04-07, 04:13PM »
tescos response will be was his van loaded properly i.e in snake fashion. If so then this wouldn't have happened!  but these vans can be very unstable i have driven them! but the drivers that do not load that way appreciate their health more because you can end up with heavy orders at the top in some cases.

Youssarian

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #51 on: 25-04-07, 09:33PM »
I've driven one of our vans on an unmade road plenty of times, but on one occasion the van rocked from side to side so violently that I thought I would tip over too!  Good job it didn't, I was right next to a lake...

I.AM_a driver

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #52 on: 26-04-07, 04:50AM »
those vans have side steps so you can reach heavier trays and unload them while minimising risk to your back, and personally I'd rather that than be admitted to hospital for months to have reconstructive surgery done for road traffic accident trauma. Having said that these vans are safer than the older ones and anyone who can't handle it SAFELY (ie without rolling it) should be the first to get driver assessed and/or offered further driver training.

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ali p

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #53 on: 26-04-07, 11:22AM »
I drove for over 8 years and had to finish in the end partly down to fact i had injured my back through bad design on a van  the only accident i had in that time were proven to be faults on vans i.e handbrakes giving way and faulty brakes. I agree the new design vans are a big improvement,but there should still be restrictions as stated by health and safety as to what weight should belifted above chest height. Even with the steps there is still the possibility of overbalancing and falling backwards whilst trying to remove a wedged tray from sprained racking.  Trust me i've been there and got the back to last from it!

hatless

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #54 on: 04-06-07, 06:59PM »
quote:
Originally posted by ali p

but there should still be restrictions as stated by health and safety as to what weight should belifted above chest height. Even with the steps there is still the possibility of overbalancing and falling backwards whilst trying to remove a wedged tray from sprained racking.  Trust me i've been there and got the back to last from it!



It looks like hard work.  I know that drivers from Edinburgh 1 used to hate delivering to me.  The drivers had to park 150yds away because of railings on the pavement.  And then they would have to climb 4 flights of stairs to a top floor tenement flat.  My usual delivery always included 3 cases of beer/lager/cider, a case of value beans and a case of value tinned tomatoes.  It's not a job that I would volunteer for if I had a bad back.

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #55 on: 05-06-07, 03:31AM »
quote:
Originally posted by hatless

quote:
Originally posted by ali p

but there should still be restrictions as stated by health and safety as to what weight should belifted above chest height. Even with the steps there is still the possibility of overbalancing and falling backwards whilst trying to remove a wedged tray from sprained racking.  Trust me i've been there and got the back to last from it!



It looks like hard work.  I know that drivers from Edinburgh 1 used to hate delivering to me.  The drivers had to park 150yds away because of railings on the pavement.  And then they would have to climb 4 flights of stairs to a top floor tenement flat.  My usual delivery always included 3 cases of beer/lager/cider, a case of value beans and a case of value tinned tomatoes.  It's not a job that I would volunteer for if I had a bad back.



Yeah they do hate delivering to you and everyone else, Edin 1 must have one of the worst areas, almost all drops in leith/city center is top floor!
« Last Edit: 05-06-07, 03:33AM by jb66 »
 

sjay22

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #56 on: 01-07-07, 11:47PM »
Don't know what store it was but I heard about a Dot Com driver driving straight past the house he was meant to be delivering to.  When he realised a few doors down he stopped without indicating, put it straight into reverse and without checking behind him just reversed all the way back to the house pushing the car behind him back with him!

master73

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #57 on: 10-07-07, 11:37PM »
Here is a funny one.

One of our drivers decided to reverse van bearing in mind he had delivered shopping so should have been aware of his surroundings.
Well when he reversed he went straight into a lamp post and knocked it down.
He replied " I never knew it was there" so hence we all call him LAMPY...

Sorry mate

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the poet

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #58 on: 23-08-07, 06:19PM »
I look in my mirror and what do I see?
Theres a white van man following me.
'though I stick to the limit as I always do.
He's ducking and diving to find a way through.

The traffic is heavy so he cant overtake.
I'm not pulling over just for his sake!
A little patience he'll have to learn.
He has on his face a look of concern.

He's in and he's out over the line.
If he wants to try it,with me thats just fine.
But if he comes unstuck I will not give way.
Then so behind me he'll have to stay.

His patience is waning,he's out and he's in.
If he has a go then his chances are thin.
He's poised like a coiled spring ready to go.
Caution to the wind he's willing  to throw.

Well if he is quick,I can see a small gap.
It looks like he's gonna be a brave chap.
Will he make it? Well he thinks he can.
Blow me down with a feather! Its a home shopping van!

( A whole new meaning to Tesco Express)


spirit

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #59 on: 29-09-07, 12:50AM »
Seems like Tesco Dot Comedy Driver is typical White Van Man /Woman:) ;D :);D >:D

scammster

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #60 on: 08-11-07, 06:16AM »
im a dot comedy driver an just the other day while out on my route id just come down a steep hill an noticed some strange behaviour from the rear of the van, when i looked in the mirror my nearside rear wheels were sticking out about 2 feet by the time i stopped the van was sitting on the last 2 inches of drive shaft, pullmans do such a great job. :o

(Picture in the gallery. Nomad)

« Last Edit: 08-11-07, 06:28AM by scammster »

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #61 on: 08-11-07, 08:04PM »
Welcome to VLH Scammster :) Glad you're ok and didn't have, what could have been, a serious accident.

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billybong

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #62 on: 09-11-07, 03:57AM »
Hi scammster I do hope this incident has been reported to the Police and VOSA. >:D  ;)  :-[

Pleased nobody was hurt.:)

Pullmans need really looking into I have two suspected brake failure cases on Double Decked (DD) trailers that I have reported; still waiting for an answer though.>:(

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scammster

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #63 on: 09-11-07, 05:50AM »
Hiya billybong
  i dont expect it was reported to either but do think something should be done about it as the van was supposedly serviced 5 weeks befor ;D
  as i said befor pullmans do such a great job      :o      :o



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batian

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #64 on: 12-11-07, 11:56PM »
the same happened to a driver in my store.the wheel came off.found out afterwards the van had had the tyre changed the day before and the nuts had not been put back on properly.thankfully the driver was okay and no other vehicle involved.
another driver also left the store and braked at the first roundabout and lost all the chilled and frozen out the back as the door catches on the back gave way.

iworktoohard

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #65 on: 13-11-07, 01:03AM »
truth be told, the old style dot com vans where the fridge/freezer is accessible at the back of the van were notorious for poor doors and shutters. many of them i see from other stores have cage ties wrapped around them to ensure they dont open whilst driving they are that bad.

ali p

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #66 on: 13-11-07, 11:44AM »
i had a handbrake give way on me and smashed into back of car couldn't do reverse hill start from beind parked car without it.   Same scenario  mechanics had been working in yard on all the vans during the night giving them the full once over it even had a sticker in windscreen saying it had been done.    nothing ever became of it.

I.AM_a driver

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #67 on: 23-11-07, 06:12PM »
"You shop, we Drip"

Tesco Van in deep water! (Wasn't me i swear!)
http://thisisbournemouth.co.uk/mostpopular.var.1847543.mostviewed.end_of_the_road.php
From the bournemouth echo. According to the article the driver is ok.


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« Last Edit: 26-11-07, 02:29AM by I.AM_a driver »

scammster

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #68 on: 08-12-07, 06:20PM »
what a bad week had to take my daughter to hospital for a night on Wednesday then Thursday a trip to the dentist to have 2 teeth out an to finish off Was working lastnight traveling down a county lane as i went round a right hand bend a car was coming towards me i braked an slid not sure if the car bothered to brake at all but needless to say it resulted in a head on luckily no one was hurt just a couple of bruised fingers.
they say it comes in three's so fingers crossed  ;D
have sent in a pic ;)



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I.AM_a driver

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #69 on: 09-12-07, 01:48AM »
glad you're ok, how bad was the damage to the van?

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scammster

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #70 on: 09-12-07, 02:57AM »
The car is a right off  :o  as for the van i was able to drive it back to the store (doing the last of my drops on route  ;D ) at the very least it will need new front grill, bumper an head light, it was quite an impact so could possibly be twisted an also a right off. Have emailed in a picture so maybe when Nomad is back it might get posted in the gallery.



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I.AM_a driver

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #71 on: 17-12-07, 12:58AM »
I had to loan a van to another store today, a wiseman's truck (rigid) had collided with one of their vans in the back yard and took half the front end with him. Heard the van will need new bonnet, front wings, grille, bumper and headlight assembly, but they didn't have any photos of the damage when they came to collect our van.

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crosspoints finest

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #72 on: 24-12-07, 05:01AM »
DOT COM IS ON BIG ACCIDENT IF YOU ASK ME.

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scammster

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #73 on: 01-02-08, 09:03PM »
I see my pic made it to the gallery [:I] Wb Nomad hope ya had a good break :) The van has now been repaired an arrived back at store yesterday not had chance to drive it again yet see if they done a good job of it ;D

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« Last Edit: 01-02-08, 09:06PM by scammster »

I.AM_a driver

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Re: Dot Com Accidents
« Reply #74 on: 12-03-08, 04:40PM »
Is it the one on p14 of the gallery called 'smashing'. Nice photo, you were lucky to get out with only bruised fingers. I've been assigned our transit as my van every time i'm on shift, but i keep stalling it and its a push-button automatic! Bloody frustrating when you're in the middle of the road turning right.

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