Saw a Pepsi delivery truck doing a wheelie
This morning, during rush hour, a Pepsi-branded semi-trailer truck caught my eye as it was stopped in westbound traffic in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue. At exactly 9:50 a.m.
I manged to get photos showing how two of the wheels on the right-hand side of the trailer’s rear tandem axle were off the ground completely and turning freely.
Perhaps the trailer should have read “Oopsi”
It appeared to me that the two wheels on the left side of the axle were also off the ground but I couldn’t say for absolute sure.
I also can’t say what danger not having all the trailer’s wheels on the ground represented (probably less than the over-loaded front-end loader that I saw in January).
At worst 10 the of rig’s 14 wheels (or 71.4 percent) were helping bear the rated gross vehicle weight, which was listed as “31,600 kgs” on the driver-side door of the truck, along with the fact that this particular Pepsi delivery truck was from the municipality of Delta.
Given that I’ve never noticed this condition on big truck trailers before, it is somewhat ironic that a person beside me pointed out that the trailer being hauled by a dump truck, just in front of the Pepsi rig, also had a wheel off the ground. Who knows, maybe it’s the new thing to do these days.
Perhaps I’ll have to put an extra pair of useless wheels on my bike trailer, just so I can—you know—keep up. Click the images to enlarge them.