I guess sni wanted to lay down....

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by drvrtech77, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. wyldhorses

    wyldhorses Medium Load Member

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    That is so scary to me because you can be a great truck driver, do everything right, and out of nowhere a gust of wind can come and knock your truck over and BAM - your fired, your career is over, and you have to go find a job in another field. Wow. Reason 7 million why being a truck driver is bad..
     
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    rickybobby Road Train Member

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    kanidana Medium Load Member

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    That's hilarious. If wind is never the cause of an accident, I guess people that drive i80 would be sitting every other day to prevent a preventable. All it takes is one gust of wind at just the right moment and any of us could roll.
     
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  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Which is likely the reason it layer over.....mty trailer.
    I thought I read that they were advising trucks, busses, and high profile vehicles to stay off the bridge
     
  5. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    They did...they actually prohibited trucks going across the bridge at one point..
     
  6. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    but was that before or after these two blew over?
     
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  7. WildTxn

    WildTxn Light Load Member

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    That depends on whether you are loaded or empty. If I had a 46,000 load of canned beans. I wouldn't start worrying until gusts of 45 - 50 were going on. I grew up in west Texas and we drove in high winds all the time out there. They even had a "small persons" alert one time. LOL Also, if you are empty, just slow down! The combined force of wind and speed is what often rolls trucks. Use to chase ternaders too, (NOT IN a SEMI!) got real close a few times but never got picked up or blown off the road.

    Now as for the beans and wind gusts. Nah, I won't go there. But hey, that could be construed as a HAZMAT load, after all, they are effectively little cans or cylinders of gas.
     
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  8. SHOJim

    SHOJim Road Train Member

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    I always thought trucks were like cows. They sleep standing up.
     
  9. WildTxn

    WildTxn Light Load Member

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    But hey, in the spring, mother nature loves cow tipping!
     
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  10. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    There goes about $350,000 out the window.
    Truck, trailer, tow bill , fine, freight.

    Or a little less.

    Northeast freight is crap.. he prob empty.
     
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