- The social media community is reacting to a video of a truck driver who is seen cautiously ensuring his vehicle is safe against accidents
- The guy is identified as Charlie; he is a long-distance truck driver and is seen ensuring all the safety precautions are followed
- He goes through all the safety features in his checklist, including the temperature, airbrakes and the gears, but it seems he eventually gets involved in a crash anyway
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A local truck driver is being celebrated on social media for his vigilance on the road. The guy’s video surfaced on the internet through the SA Long-distance Truckers Facebook page.
According to the page, the guy is only identified as Charlie and he seems to be seriously aware of his safety on the road, and there are massive reactions to the short clip on the social networking site.
Judging from the clip, it seems the guy is prepared for any scenario on the road and checks his airbrakes, temperature of the truck and a number of features. The group said on Facebook:
“Charlie sent this video. Quite funny how everything is written down before. Watch till the end.”
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The post reads:
@Joaquim Mahofa said:
“The video was edited it's two different mountains. The first one he was in Ceres op Die Berg and the other one he was coming from Kaaimansgatkloof, very dangerous mountain, the truck must be 100%...”
@Sydney Motivation said:
“He loves his job. But everyone will say a phone disturbed his focus on the road.”
@Conrad Engelbrecht said:
“A lot of the guys commenting here, won't even know how to take a manual Eagle down a mountain pass. Respect captain, sorry for your loss, but yes, you live to tell the tale and drive another day.”
@Innocent Zisengwe said:
“It happens to most of us, tough luck Captain, the Eagle has landed..”
@Siphamandla Mashiqana said:
“And maybe if he was not on his phone trying to impress I don't know who maybe he could have been still driving his truck.”
@Abel Mwale said:
“The captain of the eagle seems to have handled the situation perfectly fine through the violent turbulence, as we can see he is alive.”
@Jerome Frans said:
“Captain... check your air gauge... pressure already in the red danger zone.”
@Toddy Mukuya said:
“Yes it’s an accident Captain but I don't see any colliding there unless it has collided with the tarmac. But I can see it’s something beyond your control Captain, even at War some soldiers die but it doesn’t mean you lost the war Captain.”
@Dawn Tamira said:
“Different days Admin please... the accident and the day of of the descending checklist are different... that guy is indeed a Captain of Eagles hence the nickname WeMakondo.”
@Simbarashe Mucheuki said:
“We need the black box and the Eagle data recorder for investigation.”
Footage shows cigarette truck driver narrowly escaping risky hijacking
Checking out previous reports, Briefly News published that a harrowing clip of a truck driver coming face-to-face with two armed hijackers has been shared on Facebook page SA Long-Distance Truckers.
In the clip, which was captured by a dashcam, the two men can be seen approaching the driver with their guns drawn.
The quick-thinking driver springs into action and starts reversing the truck, which causes the two hijackers to start running after him. Unfortunately for them, the driver makes a quick U-turn and gets himself to safety.