D.O.T. Regs about slick roads

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by wasted1, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. wasted1

    wasted1 Bobtail Member

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    A big thank you to 77smartin. I tried searching FMCSA but must not have put in the correct search terms. I wouldn't mind posting the company publicly but not sure if my brother would appreciate it. I will ask. And to audiepyle - I told him the same thing. I hope he does.
     
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  3. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    I'm glad you are aware of your limitations. Some of us spend nearly half the year driving on ice and snow without issue. However, drivers should not drive if they feel it is unsafe to do so because they alone bear the burden of the outcome.
     
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  4. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    i dont know how we can call a man a fool if we werent there

    we dont know how slick the roads were, the student may have been driving too slow out of fear and just fear,, maybe the roads were fine

    you cant judge a man by the one-man testimony of hearsay
     
  5. wasted1

    wasted1 Bobtail Member

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    First, Thanks for your reply. Personally, I believe if the roads are iced up then it is better to pull over and park it. It's safer that way for the driver and other people stuck in that weather. What made this situation worse was the fact the trainer wanted my brother to do 65 mph (which is the max speed the truck is governed to) on an icy road. Doing 40 mph on ice is bad enough. I have driven on slick roads before but you can bet I didn't drive at an unsafe speed.
     
  6. wasted1

    wasted1 Bobtail Member

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    I agree wholeheartedly with this and said close to the same thing to him.
     
  7. saddleup

    saddleup Light Load Member

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    At the end of the day if more drivers would forget about the shippers, the receivers, the dispatchers, Just maybe we wouldn't see the 100 vehicle pile ups on the news and hear about the anti trucking groups calling for more regulation against us. it is just common since not to drive on ice covered roads or fog so thick you can't see the nose of the hood ( don't matter if you have 20 years or 20 days over the road) that is the problem today, everyone is in a hurry and willing to risk life and death for nothing. And for those that keep posting up that they been driving for 20 plus years over the road, shame on you for telling someone else that they should get over it and just keep driving, and it don't matter where you have lived. You should know as a experienced driver that you need much more stopping distance when driving on snow and ice if you can stop some times, and in heavy thick fog you have zero reaction time. Experience don't make you a super trucker/ stupidity makes you a super trucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    sometimes its better to drive out of the storm than sit three days in it

    and that has nothing to do with DOT, dispatchers, recievers, shippers or anyone else

    i dont want to sit at a truckstop for two or three days when i could have driven 4 more hours and been in better weather

    elogs will take that option off the table, more people will have to sit in bad weather than leave for better, safer conditions
     
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  9. Lowa3468

    Lowa3468 Heavy Load Member

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    Here you go.....

    if you feel the conditions are not safe for you to drive in.....snow, ice, fog or any other sort of reason just type in the qc (unsafe driving conditions) that's all you need and shut down......

    if company tries to tell you, you have to drive via qc then you have them by the balls, if they call you record the conversation and again if they tell you to move the truck well again you have em by the balls.

    just putting that phrase in qc will help, and you can call your safety dept. first and put it to an end right there but if that doesn't work then take it up with local dot. But make sure you put in the qc unsafe driving conditions....
     
  10. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    In addition to others comments, If you cant roll on, the road(s) will be closed..
     
  11. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    I like many before and many after have and will drive in the snow and ice. I would very much appreciate all drivers that can't or won't drive a minimum of 45 on the Interstate in the slow lane and within 5mph speed limit in the hammer lane. Park your truck. You are being a safety hazard on the road. I have at times decided to park rather than drive slow in a storm. Twice I think. (sarcasm) Good luck and have a safe ride.
     
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