How In The World?

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, Oct 11, 2021.

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  2. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Easy. Over pass wasnt 13'6" or the airport cut corners and raised the road when they repaved it.
     
  3. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    This brings up a good question. I have went under quite a number of bridges that were labeled at 13’7”. The other day I encountered one that said 13’6”. There was nothing stating a truck couldn’t go under the bridge. However I opted to go around it. Lol I think they give a little bit of leeway, but 13’6” On the sign is always going to be 13’6” in my head. Lol
     
  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Wayward semi? LOL... that’s one way to put it I guess!
     
  5. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    13'
     
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  6. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Medium Load Member

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    Appeared to be the best route out?
    Driver didn't "know" height of needed vehicle clearance?
    Every overhead is 13'6" regardless of signage?
    Driver wanted an extended vacation?
    Last ate at burger king and "wanted his/her/its way out"?
     
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  7. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    The pedestrian walkway is 13ft....... he's 13'6.....
     
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  8. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Medium Load Member

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    Right, saw the pics.
    Just "thinking" some Drivers from Metric Math Countries converting measurements and....uh...hmm.
    CHEERS!!
     
  9. Plantfoam

    Plantfoam Light Load Member

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    True confession here: I drove my truck through the Ft Lauderdale Airport earlier this year lol. I got detoured by an accident late at night, and had to go the other way on 595 and turn around on US1. However, the road split and I took the wrong side of the fork, and next thing I knew I was entering the airport with no way to turn around.

    I pulled over and waited for the officer nearby to come over and advise...which is what this guy should have done. He told me it was OK to go through the departures lane on the 2nd level even though it said no trucks, and it happened fairly often. I got a lot of looks from people though.
     
  10. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Come on, man.
     
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