I've been in a lot of terrible places to drop trailers. Some have been plain old dirt lots where they haven't even bothered to put down some gravel/rocks so it's a mud fest when it's raining and there's potholes so deep that the only thing missing from the small ponds they create are the ducks. Some have been ridiculously tight, with no room in front, that even during a jackknife back there wasn't enough room to pull up to adequately straighten out. And of course there's the yard where they expect
Note: Thought I'd publish something controversial. Maybe it will get some discussion going... cheers!
Is Driving a Big Rig SAFER than Driving a Four Wheeler?
I've been enjoying my new career in trucking. It has it's ups and downs but overall I'm really enjoying the adventure, the challenge, the scenery, the solitude, and the diversity each day brings. Now if I could start making better money I'd really be happy. But money isn't everything either.
I'm searching for a couple used trailer for our company and they want to get drop deck dry vans. Looking for all comments or thoughts on hauling an 11,000 lbs skidloader (aka bobcat) in the rear of this type of trailer along with up to 20,000 lbs of material through out the rest of the trailer. The two trailers we are looking at right now are 53' 2002 Stroughton auto drops, which is what there calling them. Any comments will be helpful. Thank you.
I believe I'm a safe driver with the skills necessary to keep me safe on the road. But a few weeks ago I was driving along, doing everything right, and disaster almost struck. I came as close as you can possibly come to wrecking on the highway without actually doing so. And I thank God for keeping me safe. That happens to be my daily prayer.
I was on I-77 in the south eastern part of Pennsylvania and just 6 miles from the Ohio border. It was early into the night, about 55 degrees,
In December I got routed to Shippensburg, PA. The Qualcomm and bunk heater needed fixing. When I arrive my dispatcher informs me that I need to see Safety. The safety person, Angie, tells me that I was selected for a random drug test. Having woken up dehydrated that day, I start drinking water. LOTS and LOTS of water. At least a few quarts, so on the drive over to the test I was busting. I wound up taking 4 "mini pees" before I actually put my official specimen in the cup. If I
Being a new driver, I never heard about how tough Ohio is on truckers when it comes to speed limits. Now I've learned that it's probably the worst.
I'm on US 33 coming out of West Virginia and heading west into Ohio. It was really, really windy that day in November. I'm loaded with 38K and even at that I'm being blown around the road at 60-65. If I was empty I would have been driving about 50, 55 max. So having only recently learned about trailer loading and speeds during high
Updated 01.19.2013 at 06.34 PM by Vito
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