Watch this guy try to squeeze his 40-foot trailer under a low overpass. Ain’t happenin’

Watch this guy try to squeeze his 40-foot trailer under a low overpass. Ain’t happenin’

You would think that at some point when you “Learn to Drive the Big Rigs,” there’d be a whole day spent on just exactly how tall your truck is, and how to read the damned signs that tell you a parkway isn’t tall enough. This guy must’ve been asleep in class that day, because this past Wednesday, he reduced his truck to a pile of insulation on the Meadowbrook Parkway in Levittown, New York.

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According to the New York Daily News:

The incident occurred near the Meadowbrook State Parkway exit for East Meadow and Levittown shortly after 10:30 a.m. and left the truck demolished.

New York Department of Transportation spokesman Beau Duffy told the Daily News two lanes on the parkway was closed for about three hours for the cleanup and removal of the truck’s debris. The overpass did not sustain any damage, he said.

He said he did not believe the driver was injured.

Trucks are not permitted on the parkways due to the low overpasses and the state has taken many steps in the past year and a half to stop these incidents, Duffy said.

This guy barely clears the first and second overpasses, and then tags the third one with enough force to tear the trailer apart and bend it in the middle.

Pro Tip: Get yourself a tape measure there, Snowman. The unemployment office is two doors up.

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7 thoughts on “Watch this guy try to squeeze his 40-foot trailer under a low overpass. Ain’t happenin’

  1. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    I guess some people just ain’t got the brains to be idiots!

    The saving grace is the fact that the truck seemed empty – can you imagine the carnage if it had been carrying beer or whiskey?

  2. john

    No trailers of any type on highways designated as a ” Parkway” in New York State. Very confusing.

  3. Anthony

    No trucks on parkways in NY. There is a giant sign as you come across the George Washington bridge that says this but no one seems to read it. This happens someplace every week. Mapquest does not have an option for commercial vehicles and I bet this is why this happens so often.

  4. Karl

    I live and commute on these roads, for years I have wondered why they don’t put arches across the entrance to the parkways so trucks hit that and stop. Whenever this happens the traffic backs up for hours.

  5. William Myers

    This actually happened May 2014. Driver was a foreigner that spoke little English so signs in English are useless. communicating in English is a requirement of holding a commercial license but rarely enforced.

  6. Roger

    I take a quite 2 lane parkway to work every day that’s clearly marked “No Trucks”. I’ve recently seen 2 rigs hauling 53ft trailers driving up the damn parkway… ya can’t fix stupid.

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