50 vehicle pile up in Fort Worth on icy interstate

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  1. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Heavy Load Member

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    Thats just the least anyone could do considering what happened. Shows their condolences.
     
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  3. nofreetime

    nofreetime Road Train Member

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    I know what FedEx was thinking....
     
  4. nofreetime

    nofreetime Road Train Member

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    BS praying doesn't show your condolences. Actions show your condolences. Anyone who wants to show how caring they are can back it down from 70 mph in an ice storm to say 20-30mph to save lives in the future.
     
  5. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Heavy Load Member

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    Most people think they are invincible, until something like this happens. After the fact, praying is all you can do. Your not going to change the way some people drive.
     
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    CMV Driving Tips - Too Fast for Conditions | FMCSA

    I like how in this video he's not wearing his seat belt and the perception time of his total stopping distance looks to be above the avg where it's 1 3/4 seconds and he's at about 2 1/2.





    But yea, that pileup was real bad. The Go 2 truck knocked the white pickup truck like it was a scene in a movie. Definitely going to keep abreast with FMCSA content. Be safe out there truckers. I know for me being a noob safety is going to be priority in all my decision making.
     
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  7. K_R

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    And one other thing I want to add is.. the whole perception reaction part... Do they have tests that measure this in truck drivers in a simulation or something?
     
  8. nofreetime

    nofreetime Road Train Member

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    I know dam well I'm not invincible and that's why I have to stay on top of myself at all times so I don't wind up like FedEx here. It's not about invincibility anyway it's about common sense.

    The city was under a winter weather advisory for freezing rain and ice and a Winter Advisory in place caution was posted on the freeway information signs. It was 28° outside and traction was good because the road was only wet before the bridge because of the warmth of the ground was just barely enough to keep it from freezing. Then traffic entered a long bridge and so the road being elevated the warmth of the ground was no longer a factor and thus what now happens to what was previously wet????

    It doesn't a team of scientists to figure this out just an attentive driver.
     
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  9. Eowyn

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    There are some companies that do have these machines, but in real life it all different. In winter conditions (or any conditions if possible) keep a distance. I know it’s harder for trucks that are governed at low speeds, but it’s always best to be able to see what ahead. Try not to tailgate, know what’s coming up behind you. If someone is slightly slower than you think about the best time to pass.
     
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  11. GYPSY65

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    Many drivers
    Trucks and 4 wheelers alike cannot do this when there’s blue skies and sunshine

    I’m an O/O and have a truck that reads the speed of the vehicle in front of me which is one piece of information that is actually useful

    As I approach I can see if they are 1 mph below me or several
    If they are several then I will prepare to pass. If they are just 1 mph or so then if it’s not worth it I will just adjust my speed and hang out as I wouldn’t be gaining anything by passing at that point of my journey
     
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