What on earth is going on with all these trucks hitting bridges that they clearly can't fit under? Another one today, although slightly different this time as an unknown was on the truck, that is something the truck driver did not really know the height of, a cherry picker that was on the back of his truck.
It took R one and a half hours to get home from work, nearly double the time.
Mostly the trucks that hit bridges are of a standard height. I've known a truckie or two in my time. My step father was one for quite a while. They tend to be quite sensible but there are quite a number of rogues. One thing for sure. None of them want to hit a bridge and lose money, possibly lots of money if they are prosecuted, and so they should be.
My minor theory is that they are driving a different truck to what they normally drive. Ho hum, not sure how well that stands up.
What about this one? The posted signage heights are incorrect and falsely low. The truck drivers get to know about the falsely low height signage and know there is a bit of an allowance built in, a safety margin if you like. They think, I am only two centimetres over. Allowing for the falsely low limit, I will fit. A culture of disrespect for low bridge signs and their posted height limits develops. I would suggest that bridge height limits need to be accurate within a couple of centimetres.
It is just my own theory. It could just be that the truck drivers are fucking idiots.