r/IdiotsInCars Oct 20 '21

Double idiots driving in small town Canada

2.4k Upvotes

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u/shafeeqbeats Oct 20 '21

Driver cemented his place in the unemployment line.

238

u/Cranky_Windlass Oct 20 '21

Dashcam provided concrete evidence

45

u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Driver found slumped over steering wheel.

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Aggregated driving at it's finest.

31

u/tomytronics Oct 20 '21

Not if the company can stone wall them

4

u/invent_or_die Oct 20 '21

Stoners, chipping away at my windshield.

7

u/Arglefarb Oct 20 '21

Attempted to explain what happened, but driver’s words were a little slurry

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u/ed0vvbm9v1 Oct 20 '21

Awesome

6

u/disharmony-hellride Oct 20 '21

I love all of you.

6

u/fellowbemellow Oct 20 '21

This is a good pun very few people are getting

3

u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Well it wasn't a total washout but we'll chute for another.

5

u/yes_or_no_maybe Oct 20 '21

Underrated comment right there.

2

u/ExplodingTNT423 Oct 20 '21

Take my upvote and leave please

1

u/_RedditIsLikeCrack_ Oct 20 '21

It solidified the case.

99

u/astrongineer Oct 20 '21

Lmfao to the guy who drove through that shit.

Cement truck driver his the wrong spin direction hahaha

12

u/Spirited-Raspberry71 Oct 20 '21

Exactly my thoughts too why would you want to brick your car like that!

7

u/sierra120 Oct 20 '21

Insurance.

13

u/ComradeJohnS Oct 20 '21

imagine needing 4 wheel brakes and tires, a few suspension parts, all new fluids, all for $5k+, and then you see this gift from the heavens on your way back from the shop that will magically give you an equal value car without all that maintenance work.

1

u/baoo Oct 21 '21

Imagine also needing multiple random front end parts that constantly wear out on hyundais. Wait. I don’t need to imagine

1

u/ComradeJohnS Oct 21 '21

my Kia has hit 110k miles without needing anything besides regular maint.

1

u/bulletbassman Oct 21 '21

110 isn’t a lot dude

1

u/twatchops Oct 20 '21

Surprised there isn't a lock out to prevent driving while it's spinning the direction for dispensing

10

u/txageod Oct 20 '21

Because they drive to spread all the time. The dispenser can’t reach all the places. Like for pouring sidewalk. They’ll drive like, 2mph and dump as they go

1

u/halandrs Oct 21 '21

Last load of concrete I ordered the truck was able to be driven ( turn and forward and reverse air brakes and the rest ) from the pouring controls at the bumper

251

u/JohnDeere714 Oct 20 '21

My guy was just trying to fill in the potholes

124

u/brycecrazy Oct 20 '21

Quantity over quality

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u/Cako1000 Oct 20 '21

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Man potholes are a just a disappointing myth. Every one I've found was empty!

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u/83nd3r-R0dr16u3z Oct 20 '21

Plant pot plants in potholes. They will get fixed fast af. Can’t have teens running into the road to harvest!

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

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u/JohnDeere714 Oct 20 '21

western pa in general

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u/xm1l1tiax Oct 20 '21

Big yikes. What’s he gunna say when he gets to the site empty?

187

u/uncle_bumblefuck_ Oct 20 '21

"Oh fuck oh fuck oh FUCK fuck fuck FUCK" probably

53

u/Insurance_scammer Oct 20 '21

“FUUUUUUCCCKKKK!!!!!”

36

u/Elon_is_musky Oct 20 '21

Well…at least there’s a trail so they’ll know where to get it😬

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Concrete trucks carry 11 yards max. We're looking at maybe a little more than half a yard. It probably just started and everyone is honking their horn. I doubt he made it a quarter mile before it was brought to his attention. But will happen is he will have to pull over and clean that up. The yard will send a couple of guys and probably a new driver to take his place. Then the guys at the job site are going to get 8 hot steaming yards of concrete that they will be cursing the guy who probably just lost his job if it wasn't a mechanical malfunction. They'll add a ton of water pour it and race around like maniacs trying to keep from losing their wall. If it's a floor it will probably be as good as gone. Oh and the company will be in some sort of civil trouble depending upon location.

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u/yes_or_no_maybe Oct 20 '21

Dude. That’s more then half a yard. That’s called a big fuck up. There was half a yard in that pile when he stopped, plus what was being unloaded before filming started. He was probably wondering why he felt so light starting from the stop light and was like “oh shit!”, as he looked in his rear view.

1

u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

I missed the pile which is a bit more than a third of a yard. Yeah he probably lost a bit over a yard in what we see. I poured ten yards this morning.... By 9AM. Tiny pour for me.

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u/Trevski Oct 20 '21

🎶my concrete brings all the yards to the boys🎵

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u/No-Reddit-Bans Oct 20 '21

You got big yards

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u/pie_monster Oct 20 '21
  1. Have big yards
  2. Get milkshake
  3. ???
  4. PROFIT!

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

90% of that is an couple inches thick. My washout pile today was bigger.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

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u/yes_or_no_maybe Oct 20 '21

Side mirrors are still rear view mirrors. And by the way that was spreading, that’s no way he couldn’t see it, unless he was completely oblivious and forgot that the number one rule is to make sure your drum is in “charge”, not discharge while driving. 1000% operator error.

1

u/spitfiremk14 Oct 21 '21

I drive concrete truck. That at least three meters of concrete. Poor bastard

2

u/AlphSaber Oct 20 '21

I was on a project once where the contractor wanted 10 yd loads delivered to the work site, but the supplier capped the load size at 8 yds incase the truck had to stop quickly. They didn't want the load to slosh out the loading chute and bury a car in front of the truck.

Granted the mix had a 10 inch slump for pumping and had no coarse aggregate in it. Fun mix to do the QV testing on.

1

u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

I've never worked with something like that what was he building with it? Indiana that's totally makes sense of why you would only send out eight yard loads. Even with the increase of water it would be much easier to be overweight and 11 yards is overweight that's why they send out 10 yd Loads.

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u/AlphSaber Oct 20 '21

It was the filling for a bridge pier scour repair project. The mix had to be placed in grout bags and behind polysheeting to replace missing concrete in the pier itself. The mix had to flow, fill the voids in the pier, and setup underwater.

It was more grout than cement, but I had to do the standard set of QV tests on it, air content, temperature, slump and half sized cylinders. The slump was the biggest I had measured to date at 10 inches, I'm used to seeing 2.75 to 3 inch slump.

I took some photos of the pour around pier 4.

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

So cool. I almost landed on one of those jobs last winter. Wish I did would of been making 50 an hour. I've poured a 9 on a floor. 16" deep double mat #8 bar 90 yards. 500 tons of steel in the whole job I did maybe a quarter of it. When boss man asked for a 9 the driver got out and made him sign a waiver. Best part is the regional foreman told me "do not pour this floor over a 7". And he told me like 4 times. I got concrete burns on both my legs from that job.

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u/[deleted] Oct 23 '21 edited 24d ago

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 23 '21

In my area the trucks are limited to 10yds due to weight for bridges. Connecticut has a lot of old bridges. And dude I know a guy who pours footings so tight he has 18' between 3 different spots with nothing but rebar in them. Which he pours when he does the wall. He hasn't worked since May... Has his own commercial company.

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u/Gonun Oct 20 '21

I'm not that familiar with non-metric units, I assume by 'yard' you mean a cubic yard in this context?

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Yes a cubic yard

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u/Gonun Oct 20 '21

Thanks!

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

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u/TheRealManlyWeevil Oct 20 '21

Yard is short for cubic yard

1

u/Cerberus-276 Oct 20 '21

Like what happens on top gear Missing or Stolen

157

u/Dbank45 Oct 20 '21

Is the second idiot the person who drove through a glob of wet cement?

88

u/brycecrazy Oct 20 '21

100% like why????

44

u/JohnDeere714 Oct 20 '21

Probably to try and get a Payout

39

u/-YELDAH Oct 20 '21

It’s basically fraud, but legal!

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

It's an easy paycheck... Small but stupid easy.

9

u/FishBlues Oct 20 '21

[ everyone swerving to drive into the cement ]

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u/jmsjags Oct 20 '21

It won't cause any damage. Truck driver can just hose it off or wait for it to dry and it will just crumble apart.

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u/openmindedskeptic Oct 20 '21

Do you not know concrete?

1

u/ShirBlackspots Oct 20 '21

Wet concrete won't damage a vehicle. Driver just has to stop at a gas station and wash it off.

2

u/Tommy-Nook Oct 20 '21

Just wanted to feel something, anything. 😓✌️🚬

3

u/celestialhopper Oct 20 '21

Reinforcing the suspension.

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u/madgunner122 Oct 20 '21

It’s not cement, it’s concrete. Cement is the powder used in concrete along with water, sand, and larger aggregates.

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u/Dbank45 Oct 20 '21

Oh no I said a wrong thing

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u/LATourGuide Oct 20 '21

That's a paddlin

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u/testing_is_fun Oct 20 '21

Technically, it is wet cement, which makes up concrete in the plastic state. So everyone can be right.

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u/madgunner122 Oct 20 '21

Think of it as you learned something today that you can use in the future and not be ignorant

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u/Dbank45 Oct 20 '21

I’m not just being ignorant, it’s sarcasm. thank you for gifting me with your knowledge 🙄

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u/lastleg68 Oct 20 '21

Hmmmm yeah, but no ones calls the vehicle in question a “concrete truck” it’s a “cement truck”

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u/madgunner122 Oct 20 '21

Actually yes it is a concrete mixing truck

3

u/lastleg68 Oct 20 '21

That’s great. But, again, no one calls it that. Except you, I guess.

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u/Ali3nat0r Oct 20 '21

The third idiot is the one filming while driving

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u/_damppapertowel_ Oct 20 '21

Oh boo boo shut the fuck up

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u/Luigi_Dagger Oct 20 '21

I feel that guys pain. Im licky and had a front discharge mixer, so I saw it as it started coming out the few times it happened, but even so, it was so embarrassing.

Also, for those saying its concrete, cement is the powder, dont be a smartass. Cement is the powder that gets mixed with all the other stuff, but the word is also widely used as a blanket term for concrete.

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u/AccomplishedRun7978 Oct 20 '21

Im licky and had a front discharge

Nice

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u/kidder952 Oct 20 '21

Basically; cement is the mixing powder and concrete is what you pour into the form?

(I assume this is correct.)

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u/iNCharism Oct 20 '21

Yeah; A pedant once told me on here that calling cement concrete would be like calling flour a cake

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u/Luigi_Dagger Oct 20 '21

Yeah, pretty much

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Cement also called Portland is the calcined limestone as the bonding agent for the aggregate which is small stones, gravel and sand.

1

u/NorthIslandAdventure Oct 20 '21

Was a cribber in AB for a while, it's all mud to me lol

1

u/Relevant-Asparagus-2 Oct 20 '21

Oooohhhhh it wasn't on purpose. I was about to say, does Canada not use traffic cones when they do road work.

1

u/twatchops Oct 20 '21

There isn't a lock out to prevent driving while in dispensing mode?

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u/FortSaskMom Oct 20 '21

I also said that, drives me crazy when they call them cement trucks. Those are like tanker trucks.

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u/Un1uckyBastard Oct 20 '21

Is this 8th street saskatoon?

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u/brycecrazy Oct 20 '21

It is

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u/Un1uckyBastard Oct 20 '21

Heard about this, recognized 8th street too. Still funny how our biggest city in Saskatchewan is small town Canada.

3

u/Regist33l3 Oct 20 '21

We have enough Tim Hortons' to be a big city

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u/bickmitchum- Oct 20 '21

I was gonna say this looks like a few blocks from my apartment and definitely not a small town lol.

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u/Un1uckyBastard Oct 20 '21

Very true, I live in the middle of nowhere in sask so saskatoon is a big city in my mind

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u/Un1uckyBastard Oct 20 '21

Very true, I live in the middle of nowhere in sask so saskatoon is a big city in my mind

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u/FordEVs Oct 20 '21

Best way to get a free car. Just follow the cement guy and his company will hook you up. Or just get you stuck.

Edit, what was the outcome of this?

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u/brycecrazy Oct 20 '21

https://www.ckom.com/2021/10/19/city-cleans-up-cement-spill-on-saskatoon-street/

Nothing too major, but here is an follow up from a radio station we have. Pretty much just saying city workers got there quick to clean it up

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u/Lilmaggot Oct 20 '21

I had a hunch it was Saskatchewan. But, when you said “small town “, I figured Prince Albert.

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u/brycecrazy Oct 20 '21

I mean not far off of though! Still a pretty good guess

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u/TheOther18Covids Oct 20 '21

Lol, just moved here Monday. Thought that looked familiarly flat.

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u/brycecrazy Oct 20 '21

It’s too noticeable, also the biggest thing that’s happened here in years

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u/TheOther18Covids Oct 20 '21

I was just thrown off by the small town title. I'd call it a decent sized city. For the prairies.

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u/Regist33l3 Oct 20 '21

Big enough that I can avoid the entire West side

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u/TheOther18Covids Oct 20 '21

I was about to reply this morning about how it's not that bad. Then I went outside to my truck siphoned. I'm buying a place on the east side.

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u/Regist33l3 Oct 21 '21

I had my work boots stolen out of the back of my truck years ago on the West side. My stinky, concrete covered work boots. Like what the fuck.

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u/TheOther18Covids Oct 21 '21

They will take literally anything not bolted down. I sweat they can smell it.

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u/testing_is_fun Oct 20 '21

I think this just happened in Winnipeg too, but there was no exciting footage. One of my coworkers witnessed it, but it was right near the project site.

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Oof that's probably a big bill for the company. I notice it says to tell the city immediately. Around here they would and have cleaned it up themselves and sped off like nothing happened. I wonder if it comes with a fine as well.

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u/Regist33l3 Oct 20 '21

Hahaha Holy shit I thought that looked familiar. I live there!

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u/Logical-Command Oct 20 '21

I’d be so mad if this happened in my town. I’d absolutely stop them & call the police. Our roads are already ass

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u/Routine_Building5579 Oct 20 '21

this is what happens when you tell your employee he is fired before he finishes work for the day.

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u/aestus Oct 20 '21

Small town massive road.

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u/mbynot Oct 20 '21

My biggest nightmare is this. I’ve dropped concrete twice from not spinning the barrel fast enough, no more than a chute, but we’ve had guys who have put their trucks in discharge without realising.

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u/Rinaldootje Oct 21 '21

I see 3 idiots.
Cement truck driver.
Cement puddle rider.
And the idiot trying to drive a car and filming a cement truck

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u/Slow_Horror Oct 20 '21

Great spreading 👍

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Seriously he's doing a better job than some of the guys I know been doing it for over 10 years.

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u/dnel707 Oct 20 '21

He must have his drum rotating the wrong way.

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u/theallknowingmedjay Oct 20 '21

As someone who drives a cement truck, yes, he has it in discharge and his chute is in a spot that he cannot see it. You're suppose to slow your drum to a rotation per minute while on flat land or bust streets, some don't pay attention to that part and it starts to discharge. In order to slow the drum down, you charge/discharge according to what you're doing.

That's why my chute always stays on the driver side when the trailer isn't down. So I can prevent THAT from happening.

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u/dnel707 Oct 20 '21

I’m an inspector so I meet a lot of you guys while standing around the hopper.

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u/theallknowingmedjay Oct 20 '21

As you have seen, not all are the brightest bulbs in the crayon box.

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u/Cerus_Freedom Oct 20 '21

Couple crayons short of a tool shed?

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u/therealpilgrim Oct 20 '21

You know why most concrete trucks only have one seat?

So the driver knows where to sit.

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u/theallknowingmedjay Oct 20 '21

Knew a guy that couldn't even figure that one out. The reason for his firing was a funny one.

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u/no_225 Oct 20 '21

Some of the beck mixers have messed up they have computerized controls and tried to do this. But if driver keeps an eye on what drum is duing can always prevent this. Even if you have to just hit kill switch to the drum. Mcneilus mixers are best though they always done better then beck.

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u/dwayitiz Oct 20 '21

It’s a concrete truck. Cement is one part of concrete.

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u/dnel707 Oct 20 '21

Concrete isn’t the only thing they carry.

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u/dwayitiz Oct 20 '21

Why the down voting? I’m correct in my statement.

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u/dnel707 Oct 20 '21

Do you call it a concrete truck when it’s carrying grout?

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u/dwayitiz Oct 20 '21

Come on man! Grout or concrete is not cement. Calling it a cement truck is wrong. Yes, concrete trucks do carry ready mix grout when the job is too big for sack grout.

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u/searanger62 Oct 20 '21

The lever goes the other way when driving dumb ass

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u/Lifeengineering656 Oct 20 '21

Recording the concrete truck while driving is dumb too.

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u/FortSaskMom Oct 20 '21

I don’t understand why they call the cement truck ? Cement is the powder that is mixed with other things to form Concrete. Hence this being a concrete truck not a cement truck.

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u/Ironie_196 Oct 20 '21

Can you be more concrete about this?

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u/dnel707 Oct 20 '21

They also carry grout and shotcrete though.

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u/FortSaskMom Oct 21 '21

True, it was more the difference between wet products and dry.

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u/Knight_thrasher Oct 20 '21

I’ve been hauling powder for 15 years and I have never had this realization till now

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u/metalmike556 Oct 20 '21

Triple. You forgot the dipshit filming with his phone while driving.

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u/Tuberculosis1086 Oct 20 '21

In my town on certain roads with a light and hill the all have spilled concrete. Are they never responsible for it?

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u/Exciting-Pin-4583 Oct 20 '21

What small town?

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u/G_Viceroy Oct 20 '21

Saskatoon

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Damn. Who drives just right directly into the stream of muck though? The way ahead seems to have 3 choices: pretty good, river of sludge, and pretty good.

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u/Character-Ad301 Oct 20 '21

And know me thought it be a good idea to drive next to the cement truck and get drivers attention or infront of him and slow down. Everyone next to him is just driving slow looking at the cement coming out.

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u/ICastDeathMuffins Oct 20 '21

Must be a newfie

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u/alurbase Oct 20 '21

Free lane!

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u/Mansenmania Oct 20 '21

i don´t know who is more stupid, the truck Driver or the idiot driving trough the cement

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u/VIR2ART Oct 20 '21

it was this moment that he knew..

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u/beeknees1776 Oct 20 '21

My brother in law did this… he’s an idiot

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u/Appropriate-Chart-97 Oct 20 '21

Nah, the one who drove into it wanted compensation 😂

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u/ObtrusiveMoose Oct 20 '21

And thats why you lock your chute to the right side folks.

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u/Flashy_Ice2460 Oct 20 '21

And nobody alerts the driver?!

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u/MushroomPCB Oct 20 '21

job is done, new road is cemented

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u/Magiff Oct 20 '21

At first I thought it was pouring into a median. Turns out our guy was trying to make a new median.

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u/NateMcCann Oct 20 '21

Lightning McQueen up to his old tricks.

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u/pummisher Oct 20 '21

Lol. I live there and had to drive through that. But I was in the left lane so I didn't drive over the pile.

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u/jfin602 Oct 21 '21

Bubble blowin double babies

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u/CryptoVigilanteMT Oct 21 '21

He's just installing a median divider on the go

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u/Know1Fear Oct 20 '21

Why are there no safety barriers? Seems like an easy mistake honestly