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Tracy Morgan Crash Among Hundreds Involving Walmart Trucks In Past 2 Years (380 Crashes, 9 Deaths)
CBS New York ^ | June 9, 2014

Posted on 06/10/2014 4:12:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a passenger on his limo bus was one of hundreds of crashes involving Walmart trucks in the past two years.

Walmart trucks have been involved in 380 crashes in that time, federal data shows. Nine people have been killed; 129 have been injured.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: negligence; retail; transportation; trucking; walmart

1 posted on 06/10/2014 4:12:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Define: crash
2 posted on 06/10/2014 4:13:32 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: nickcarraway

Only thing that matters is accidents and fatalities per 100,000 miles driven. I am sure that Wal Mart is well within industry norms per miles driven. BUT, the do have a whole bunch of trucks and a whole bunch of miles driven so they make for an easy target.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 4:14:21 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: nickcarraway

Actually I suspect that’s pretty standard for any large trucking company. Also notice it doesn’t define what a crash is or who was at fault.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 4:15:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

50,000 killed every year on the roads - and CBS bitches about nine?


5 posted on 06/10/2014 4:16:06 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like someone at See-BS thinks its time to pick on one of the media’s favorite whipping-boys: Walmart.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 4:16:23 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: DariusBane

Plenty of non Walmart drivers hauling Walmart trailers that many will define as Walmart trucks.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 4:16:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: DariusBane

Really now. I think that it has to be that those mean WalMart drivers are out there killing and maiming people for their evil capitalist masters in Arkansas. Bush probably has something to do with it too. And Liberty Valence.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 4:17:44 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: nickcarraway

“involved” is using the broadest brush possible and tells us nothing.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 4:19:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how WalMart compares to government owned vehicles.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 4:19:22 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: nickcarraway

Wal-Mart has 6,500 tractors in its fleet. If 190 crash per year that comes out to about 3% of its tractors per year. As they are driving a semi and have a commercial license, and work for a major corporation, they must report any and all incidents, even those which are fender benders or jumping a curb and knocking over a stop sign. I would also bet that 3% of all US drivers make contact with another vehicle or object per year on the road.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 4:19:39 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Walmart was well liked when Hillary Clinton was sitting on the board (pulling down big bucks, no doubt).


12 posted on 06/10/2014 4:20:24 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

You’re right. They have an excellent safety rating.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 4:21:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

If the drivers were that bad the DMV would pull their CDL. This report also doesn’t say who was at fault in the fatal crashes.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 4:23:02 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: nickcarraway

Walmart’s non-union truck and warehouse operation is one of its’ great strengths and will, of course, draw Leftist attacks.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 4:24:26 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: nickcarraway
It's the driver's responsibility to tell dispatch if he isn't fit to drive.
16 posted on 06/10/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: shankbear
"Bush probably has something to do with it too. And Liberty Valence."

What difference, at this point, does it make?

17 posted on 06/10/2014 4:28:04 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

If you don’t want to get hit by Walmart trucks, don’t crash into one. Nobody is forcing you to drive into Walmart trucks.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 4:34:28 PM PDT by sagar
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To: nickcarraway

Never mind the fact that Walmart has more 18-wheelers out there than just about anybody.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

The problem with these stories: if you have more trucks on the road, you are likely to have more accidents.

If we saw a comparison of accidents per mile driven, or something of the like you could determine if Walmart is worse than anyone else.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 4:37:48 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: sagar

How many thousands of Walmart trucks are out there and how many miles do they drive? More Leftwing anti-market garbage.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 4:39:17 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nickcarraway
UPS accident statistics: over 24 month period, prior to Oct. 18, 2012, UPS drivers were reported to have been involved in 1,448 crashes, 541 involving injuries, including 39 deaths.
22 posted on 06/10/2014 4:41:57 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Some people are on a mission.

Lower prices. Always lower.

Best not get in their way.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 4:44:59 PM PDT by Justa
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To: nickcarraway

These stories would disappear if Walmart would only become union and quit selling guns, and join the team.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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Motor vehicle deaths by year US
2012 .. 34,080
2011 .. 32,367


25 posted on 06/10/2014 4:51:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: shankbear

I don’t even think it’s the drivers doing the killing. Just the vicious Walmart trucks. The killing is deep in them.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 4:57:56 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: deport

Peak Year
1972 .. 54,589


27 posted on 06/10/2014 4:58:05 PM PDT by deport
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To: cripplecreek

True. But the Walmart trailers are killing those drivers. Pure evil.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 4:58:29 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: DariusBane
BUT, the do have a whole bunch of trucks and a whole bunch of miles driven so they make for an easy target.

We are talking about Walmart, not Target. Don't change the subject!
29 posted on 06/10/2014 5:14:22 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well done sir!


30 posted on 06/10/2014 5:20:59 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh my god....let’s see how many USPS trucks were involved in accidents. Why not sue Mack, Kenworth, Peterbuilt or Freightliner?


31 posted on 06/10/2014 5:29:38 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Puppage
I'm waiting for the big media outrage over all the American Citizens killed by illegal aliens driving (wait for it) illegally.
32 posted on 06/10/2014 5:40:43 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: PapaBear3625

UPS is Teamsters so don’t expect the MSM to cite those stats.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 5:43:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: NativeSon

I was thinking along the same lines, curious to know how many of those “crashes” where the drivers were illegals.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 5:46:32 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nickcarraway

Walmart has 6,239 trucks and 7,222 drivers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They drove 667 million miles last year.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 5:48:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Baynative

-——I wonder how WalMart compares to government owned vehicles.-——

That’s an excellent question....


36 posted on 06/10/2014 5:49:45 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

So,

667 milion miles per year
(give or take)

9 deaths in two years....

667 million times 2 = 1,334,000,000

1,334,000,000/9 = 1 death per 148 million 222 thousand miles...give or take.

(Unless I got lost in the numbers- someone please double check my math)

I must be doing something wrong as this sounds incredibly low.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 6:04:11 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

Actually, that’s not far off the typical 1.5 deaths per 100 million auto miles.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: cripplecreek

This so true! My brother has hauled a ton for Walmart and never worked for them. He hauled for USPS and never worked for them - it’s easier in some cases to let contractors handle the trucking.


39 posted on 06/10/2014 6:28:47 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: PapaBear3625

over 24 month period, prior to Oct. 18, 2012, UPS drivers were reported to have been involved in 1,448 crashes, 541 involving injuries, including 39 deaths.
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Back in early ‘80s, the wife of my neighbor across the street was a UPS driver. She only did it for about 4 months. She said it was brutal. The schedule was very strict and they had to deliver all packages within a certain amount of time. All of the UPS drivers had to break the speed limits.

I live in a relatively quiet residential neighborhood but still see UPS trucks driving 35-40mph on our short and winding streets that should be driven at no more than 25mph.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:55 AM PDT by octex
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To: nickcarraway

How does “a broken nose, broken ribs, and broken leg” put you on the “critically injured” list? Someone is lying.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 12:32:16 PM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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