Empty Sets and Wind Speed

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by PHX, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. Sailingdave

    Sailingdave Bobtail Member

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    Full time tugboat captain, part time truck driver here. Something interesting to keep in mind in regards to wind speed: When wind speed doubles it has 4x the force. So if you park for high winds and you notice the wind has dropped by 25% the effects on your rig are now half of what they were.
     
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  3. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    If the equipment starts to struggle, I go check out the local truck stop for a bit.

    Head-on winds make the truck buck and vibrate. Side winds want to blow you out of your lane. I'll give it the four-ways and driving slow treatment a while, but if it gets excessive, I'm off the road for a bit.
     
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  4. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    77mph will blow your back trailer over. AMHIK.
     
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