Fatal Involving Amazon Truck

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    How?
    I counted 11 rows, so doubling each row you get a total of 22.
    22x2,000 per tote would be 44,000 pounds.
    And those totes might not even be 2,000 pounds.
    Looking closer they may be 40 or 50 pound bags instead of totes.
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Agreed Amazon cut across the road. Like a broken tie rod. Looks like it was a hell of a ride
     
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  4. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Could be. The Amazon truck is a late model Volvo daycab. Maybe there will be a recall.
     
  5. Daddymow

    Daddymow Bobtail Member

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    Yea, each pallet (of 90 bags x40-50lbs) weighed well over 3k lbs, it was very wet mulch plus the piggyback. 23 pallets there’s a single in the middle.
     
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  6. Bud A.

    Bud A. Road Train Member

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    So 23 x (90 x 40) + 3k (for the piggyback) + 27k for the daycab and trailer = 112,800 at a minimum.

    I used to run flatbed loads for a very large home improvement company from their flatbed DC in the Denver area that weighed at least 86k, but oddly the only loads that were overweight were the ones that were fairly short hauls that would never come near a coop. The best part was that the scale on their lot would say you weighed 79,800 when you knew you were at least 84k, just from counting pallets and scaling other loads out at 78k+ at a certified scale with four to six fewer pallets. Everybody's trying to pinch pennies these days.
     
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