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A truck carrying wheat spilled a good portion of its load onto a busy road this morning.
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Me in Coop

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Its a mess here!!! Stay clear of the area if you can!
Unfortunate mishap

Allentown, PA

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Jul 20, 2010
 
I am the owner of the trucking company that had this accident early today and want to send an apology to everyone for this inconvience. This is the first accident my company has ever had to encounter like this. The trailer slowly must have been giving way as the material leaked out. The driver would never have had any idea as it was 3am and dark out. When I was called about the trailer being broken my driver thought it had just happened at the 309 truck stop where he was stopping to take a nap. He pulled into the truck stop and noticed a cloud of dust. Got out of the truck called me ASAP and unhooked from the trailer. We had no idea such a mess had happened. Again please bare with construction crew as they are doing a great job as I'm being told to get the road back open for comuters. Once again I apologize for this unfortunate event. Thank god no one was hurt!!!
Mr Nobody Scott

Worcester, PA

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#3
Jul 20, 2010
 
must have missed that one on the pre-trip ?
hmmmmmmmmmmm

Old Zionsville, PA

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#4
Jul 20, 2010
 
there goes the price of bread again
Pillows the Space Clown

Clearfield, PA

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Unfortunate mishap wrote:
I am the owner of the trucking company that had this accident early today and want to send an apology to everyone for this inconvience. This is the first accident my company has ever had to encounter like this. The trailer slowly must have been giving way as the material leaked out. The driver would never have had any idea as it was 3am and dark out. When I was called about the trailer being broken my driver thought it had just happened at the 309 truck stop where he was stopping to take a nap. He pulled into the truck stop and noticed a cloud of dust. Got out of the truck called me ASAP and unhooked from the trailer. We had no idea such a mess had happened. Again please bare with construction crew as they are doing a great job as I'm being told to get the road back open for comuters. Once again I apologize for this unfortunate event. Thank god no one was hurt!!!
If you are truly sorry, you should pay Coopersburg Boro and Penndot for the cleanup!
Work in Coopersburg

Leesport, PA

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Pillows the Space Clown - Wow!!! How do you know that the company is not paying for the clean-up. The owner of the company wrote a nice apology. More than I could say for any other company that this would have happened to.

BTW - traffic is a mess but it is finally starting to move a little faster. Construction doesn't help any either!!!!

Since: Mar 10

Easton, PA

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Pillows the Space Clown wrote:
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If you are truly sorry, you should pay Coopersburg Boro and Penndot for the cleanup!
I agree... I can't wait to fight the traffic as I try to get to my home. I hear some of the streets are parking lots. Hopefully it gets better here pretty soon. It's always interesting to see Coopersburg in the news - as long as it's something like this and not like all the stories from Reading & Allentown.
Work in Coopersburg

Leesport, PA

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Unfortunate mishap wrote:
I am the owner of the trucking company that had this accident early today and want to send an apology to everyone for this inconvience. This is the first accident my company has ever had to encounter like this. The trailer slowly must have been giving way as the material leaked out. The driver would never have had any idea as it was 3am and dark out. When I was called about the trailer being broken my driver thought it had just happened at the 309 truck stop where he was stopping to take a nap. He pulled into the truck stop and noticed a cloud of dust. Got out of the truck called me ASAP and unhooked from the trailer. We had no idea such a mess had happened. Again please bare with construction crew as they are doing a great job as I'm being told to get the road back open for comuters. Once again I apologize for this unfortunate event. Thank god no one was hurt!!!
Very nice apology!! I wish there were more business owner's like you!!!
Unfortunate mishap

Allentown, PA

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Thank you all that had nice comments. As for the gentlemen or women sorry you think us trucking companies are millionairs. We pay over 30 grand a year in insurance. Fuel cost etc you most likely have no clue. I wrote the apology as I know it's horrible to sit in traffic like this but it was an accident and is ruled an accident. Just thank the Driver of mine for safely getting the trailer off the road. Plus the down side I'm down a trailer.
Again thank you all Coopersburg police and the company hired to do the clean up. Great job.
Also to the business owners sorry for the delay today I know the construction down there is horrible and has everything a mess. Hopefully soon everyone gets on there feet. Believe me this took a nice token from my families pocket.
Thanks again Coopersburg's finest!!
Dana

Reading, PA

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Life is like a box of chocolates, You never know what you are going to get. (Mother Gump)
Rich Piotrowski

Allentown, PA

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#11
Jul 20, 2010
 
Unf. Mishap, I own one of the businesses in Coopersburg (American Sandwich co.) and it killed our day today, but I will tell you that was a class act to see you make what sounds like a sincere apology. This construction project, while it didn't cause your truck failure, has been nothing but a disaster in every way to everyone in the area. While I hope that people reading this keep us local businesses in mind, I would also hope you guys make sure to keep things like this road project in mind when you vote this November. This owner of the trucking company has given us an apology, where have the local State Reps and State Senator been on offering up an apology for what PennDot has given us?
Ralpy

Douglassville, PA

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Jul 21, 2010
 
Dana wrote:
Life is like a box of chocolates, You never know what you are going to get.(Mother Gump)
...unless you poke a little hole in the bottom of the chocolate before you eat it...it it's filled with that pink or orange junk...put it back.:-D**That's not as classy as the owner/driver. Many people don't realize that business owners are not always rich and they don't consider that those owners may have put everything they own on the line to make a go at owning their own business and don't consider the countless hours that need to be spent past a 40 hr week. Success is the reward for superior effort, however our society thinks it's their right to share in the spoils of everyone else's efforts. Best of luck to you Mr.Truck Owner....I hope you have great success and continue to create more jobs others.

Since: Mar 10

Easton, PA

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Jul 21, 2010
 
Rich Piotrowski wrote:
Unf. Mishap, I own one of the businesses in Coopersburg (American Sandwich co.) and it killed our day today, but I will tell you that was a class act to see you make what sounds like a sincere apology. This construction project, while it didn't cause your truck failure, has been nothing but a disaster in every way to everyone in the area. While I hope that people reading this keep us local businesses in mind, I would also hope you guys make sure to keep things like this road project in mind when you vote this November. This owner of the trucking company has given us an apology, where have the local State Reps and State Senator been on offering up an apology for what PennDot has given us?
It does seem like the road project has taken longer than it should. I suppose that's always the case when it causes some kind of frustration. Of course, I don't know the details of the work schedule and everything involved, but when it's a beautiful Saturday morning and there's no work going on, it just doesn't look good. The cynic in me would assume that the contstruction company doesn't want to finish early and then have no work available right away. As borough residents, we give the local places our business, but anything on 309 between Fairmont and the Shell station fall victim to the construction. HOPEFULLY, when it's all done, the ease (and safety) of making a left-hand turn will prove to benefit everyone in the long run. Although, if I had one additional request, it would be for a pedestrian bridge to cross 309 somewhere in the vicinity of the Hess station - I hate crossing that road on foot w/ the little ones.
penndot mechanic

Emmaus, PA

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Jul 21, 2010
 
Every truck and trailer like these are safety inspected every 6 months if they have PA registration. But lots of companies register their trailers in the state of Maine which has no inspection process.
Pillows the Space Clown

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Jul 21, 2010
 
Devildog78 wrote:
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It does seem like the road project has taken longer than it should. I suppose that's always the case when it causes some kind of frustration. Of course, I don't know the details of the work schedule and everything involved, but when it's a beautiful Saturday morning and there's no work going on, it just doesn't look good. The cynic in me would assume that the contstruction company doesn't want to finish early and then have no work available right away. As borough residents, we give the local places our business, but anything on 309 between Fairmont and the Shell station fall victim to the construction. HOPEFULLY, when it's all done, the ease (and safety) of making a left-hand turn will prove to benefit everyone in the long run. Although, if I had one additional request, it would be for a pedestrian bridge to cross 309 somewhere in the vicinity of the Hess station - I hate crossing that road on foot w/ the little ones.
Do you cross at a signalized intersection when the light is green in your favor?
Pillows the Space Clown

Clearfield, PA

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Jul 21, 2010
 
Work in Coopersburg wrote:
Pillows the Space Clown - Wow!!! How do you know that the company is not paying for the clean-up. The owner of the company wrote a nice apology. More than I could say for any other company that this would have happened to.
BTW - traffic is a mess but it is finally starting to move a little faster. Construction doesn't help any either!!!!
I don't know for sure if they are paying, but hope they will. I do know in many cases trucking companies do not pay for cleanups of spills they cause, and us taxpayers wind up footing the bill.
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Allentown, PA

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#18
Jul 21, 2010
 
First i know the owner of the truck company (DMS Transport) and believe me when i say this...he is not sorry! He just doesn't want the bad press so he comes on here trying to be a good person! He isn't. Lie, Cheat, Steal that is his mod-o. knowing him he probably had a large insurance policy that he is trying to collect on. so please don't fall for his antics.

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