A Bridge So Nice It Was Hit By Oversize Loads TWICE!!

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  2. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    So neither driver followed the permits?
     
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  3. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Whoa, that 1st guy was a bad boy, tries to flee with an overweight, over height truck, Jesse James would be proud. Seems to me, if 2 trucks hit the same bridge, sounds like bogus height on the books. With as bad as things are, do you think Texas would do that intentionally to get their crumbling bridges repaired?
     
  4. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Given the area where the incidents occurred (Midland-which is infamous for declaring war on truckers)I wouldn’t be surprised.
     
  5. Doealex

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    Either way, I’ve heard that bridge strikes gets you automatic CDL removal for life:(
     
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Bridge strike aside. The first driver is somebody that should not have a cdl
     
  7. 062

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    Looks like the first driver was running “bootleg”= no permit. Unless they voided his permit for some reason.
    @Rontonio @Superhauler @TripleSix can explain why or if they voided the permit.
     
  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    The very first question I would ask is if whether or not either driver had a a height stick. No? Here’s your fine. If anyone is looking to pull OVERHEIGHT loads, he should have a height stick. Period.
     
  9. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    That bridge is marked 15'9".... how tall were these two loads????? You absolutely can't go down the road at 16' without knowing your height, you will definitely hit things. I get the one guy being local figured he knew his way around, he didn't need a stinking permit, but he at least has to know how tall he is before trying it.
     
  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Wow 15'9 and still hit it? And hit it good! Bridge strikes suck.....I had a pole car in front of me about a year ago and swiped a bridge.......needless to say yes, pole car was let go on the spot.
     
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