hey buddy.. (us flatbedders appreciate the heads up)

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  1. Macneil

    Macneil Heavy Load Member

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    I always give a heads up on the radio to a fellow trucker(flat or not) if I see an issue as I would hope if I had something back there happening that I did not know about that someone would return the favour to me!
     
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  3. Cluck Cluck

    Cluck Cluck LTL Wizard

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    I just took a load to NC/SC with a strap intentionally loose on a pallet (had 2 on it. Only required 1) and nobody said nothing on the radio 650 miles to the first stop. And at a stop light.1/2 mile from the truck stop a 4 wheeler flagged me down and told me. Not 1 big truck. And I passed alot of them
     
  4. stevenneill

    stevenneill Medium Load Member

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    I've tried to give a heads up a dozen times for trailers with an electrical short...looked like the trailer was at a disco, and for trailers with no lights at all, a third only had top corner lights, but not one single time has the driver answered on the cb, after a while, your like...why bother? They won't have a radio on anyway, but I still do it. I have yet to find anyone to answer, even the tanker I had to airhorn to get his attention and he was on fire.
     
  5. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Did you also mention to him that he needs edge protectors on his straps? What a moron
     
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  6. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    If he had the straps to the outside of the dunnage, I doubt that board would have been able to walk out.
     
  7. Triad

    Triad Light Load Member

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    It wouldn't have moved at all... let alone walked out.
     
  8. Semi Crazy

    Semi Crazy Road Train Member

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    Good call SHC. I missed that. He's one who winds a full strap instead of folding the excess. Sure recipe for straps loosening.

    Weird pic though, you'd think the mud flaps would angle back some from the wind. Looks like it's sitting still.
     
  9. Triad

    Triad Light Load Member

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    Stiff mudflaps + resting against the run-under bar. Mine are the same way. They just perpetually sit in the same position. Sometimes I kick the snow/mud/crap off of them and it's like kicking concrete. They just don't move.
     
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  10. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Rounded or smooth steel is one thing, but sharp beams and stuff with an edge needs protectors. I use them on anything I haul, even lumber. I'm too paranoid that a strap will cut loose, or worse yet, just get a 2" cut and DOT bear will spot it before I do.

    As as for rolling up the straps, I do that as well. I've not had any problems with them coming loose on me at all. Then again I do tighten stuff down to the point it will bend steel lol
     
  11. kwswan

    kwswan Road Train Member

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    I believe he is sitting still.Looks like he could be in a rest area or an on ramp by looking in the mirror.
     
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