Subject: Lessons Learned
Car Loading FYI
The stories below came from an email circulated around the fall holidays
picture is real - not doctored in anyway - and was taken ... in Waldorf (Maryland?) by a
Transportation Supervisor for a company that delivers building materials for 84 Lumber. When he saw it in the parking lot of IHOP, he
bought a camera to take pictures.
car is still running as can be witnessed by the exhaust. A woman is either asleep or
otherwise out in the front seat passenger side. The
guy driving it was over jogging up and down on Rt. 925 in the background. The witnesses said their physical state was OTHER
than normal and the police just shook their heads in amazement. The driver finally came back after the police
were there and was getting down at the back to cut the twine around the load. They told him to get back until it was taken off.
materials were loaded at Home Depot. The
store manager said they had the customer sign a waiver!
Both back tires are trashed. The
back shocks were driven up through the floorboard. In
the back seat were 10 bags, 80 lbs. each of concrete.
On the roof are many 2X4s, 4X4s and sheets of OSB. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs. The car is a VW Jetta with FL plates and the guy
said he was headed for Annapolis.
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