Driver Killed After Truck Explodes... yes, Explodes. Camden, Ark

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  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    All jokes aside, if downtown LA blewup into a big ball of fire , lets just say i would not shed 1 tear LOL i guess i can only dream
     
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  3. Movingismylifeilovemoving

    Movingismylifeilovemoving Light Load Member

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    Millions of people dying ??? One of the worse things I've seen on the internet. Congratulations sir. Even better that you qualified it with "all jokes aside"
     
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Oh good grief u must be fun at parties, dont tell me u havent had those thoughts after spending a couple days picking up and delivering in that place , u must live in that place if u really took offense to that
     
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  5. Movingismylifeilovemoving

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    Live in South Carolina.... I just like humans. You know?

    Wet blanket out!
     
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  6. x1Heavy

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    I would not either. Sure I love America and all that rah rah. But there is a God and sometimes it's better to leave a people to their future, for better or worse. If I died tonight I go happy. There isnt much left except to learn to live life into the future.

    The worse thing about it is I grow old enough maybe I don't know what America is anymore perhaps LA should burn down and Cali needs to fall into the sea. I don't know. It would be horrible but we will carry on all the same.

    The reason I think it's somewhat easier to treat cali like that is because they have dictated what the rest of us should do. Im sorry I never grew up in Cali and am spoiled by living in a free country. However, Cali is the one place anywhere in all the lower 48 where I think things are not as good to be there in a big rig with a load. Get in, load and get out. Other states I would get in, visit a while enjoy the locals and maybe load sometime. Stay a while. But Cali aint it.
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Was just messin around boss , i like people too , i didnt mean to offend anybody ,
     
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  8. lovesthedrive

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    No one else has said it so I will.
    He went out with a bang.
    RIP driver
     
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  9. mjd4277

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    RIP driver. Poor guy was a rolling bomb the minute the brakes overheated and caught fire.
     
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  10. GypsyWanderlust

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    Get down from the soap box son. Even the people that live there dream of burning it to the ground. Take a look at how many times LA is the central theme in their doomsday movie.
     
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  11. x1Heavy

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    Trailer did have a 1933 class 3 on the back for Flammable Vinyl and close to No.s Diesel Not used by UN for 33 and 34 anymore I don't think. Xylene comes to mind as a possible. For that one it must have had a minimum amount.

    Tractor had the old style three button, red and yellow is normal but the third the blue was to supply air to trailer only. Not used anymore in today's trucks.

    The stack covers are not used anymore but I remember having them.

    His shifting is overly fancy for movie purposes I bet that engine was a slow dropper in RPM enough for him to pretend to be rough in gearing. But you did not have to drop far with those old engines, probably 2100 to 1700 or even 1800. Redline would be 2300 probably.

    I think the tractor's front bumper was provided with reinforcement versus cars on that bridge as a stunt. Usually a corner is punching one of the steers when you hit it on the corner hard enough.

    If you followed the Rocket fuel claim it's probably Ammonium perchlorate 1442 UN. Which knows how to blow up when hit hard or burned fast. Im not sure if its a salt or a liquid but if I looked into it further it will probably detail it more.
     
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