High-mount failure

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  1. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Does anybody know how this might have happened?

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  3. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    Looks like the trailer could have been rusted out and the back half of the trailer along with the tandems parted ways.
    Was the rest of trailer further down the road behind it ?
    And then the Jeep over the front in my opinion was probably caused by poor securement along with the massive deceleration caused from losing the tandems and then the driver stomping the brakes during a holy #### moment.
     
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  4. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Not sure about the rest of the trailer; someone sent me the picture. Hope he has enough insurance as this looks like a massive payout.
     
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  5. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Most of the car haulers I see daily are foreign with new or almost new DOT numbers. A lot of sketchy equipment. A lot of crappy securement IMO, I never hauled cars but some of it is obvious.
     
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  6. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Heavy Load Member

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    I can only imagine that conversation with the home office. "Well, can you still get it there on time."
     
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  7. mastllc

    mastllc Medium Load Member

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    That was an accident on i 40 headed westbound. I believe a truck headed eastbound crossed the median and hit the rear end of the trailer and is off in the woods outside the frame of the picture
     
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  9. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    That’s a latest scoop; the driver of the other truck that hit this trailer didn’t make it.
     
  10. Puje

    Puje Bobtail Member

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    I don't see the trailer axles.
     
  11. mjv2744

    mjv2744 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah that is also a newer Volvo so doubt the trailer was in terrible shape though have been surprised before.
     
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