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  1. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

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  3. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Light Load Member

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    Regardless of the steel, there was a lot wrong there. He let his winch chew his tire, and the cab was a f'n disaster of trash. I'll bet he's "always been loading it like that".
     
  4. lovesthedrive

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    Too bad the driver only used straps. Might have been a different story if he had chains securing the load.
     
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  5. buddyd157

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    seems to me he braked too hard, cuz he was going too fast, and rear ended whatever was in front of him.

    the first comment in the comments sections.

    "Guy says he rear-ended another semi, not that he braked too hard."

    after reading that, i cannot honestly say i feel any pains for him.
     
  6. bryan21384

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    Well, where he went wrong is he didn't belly strap the load. Straps was the appropriate securement for that load. He didn't use enough straps, and didn't belly strap it. He was driving too fast as well.....highly likely his insurance doesn't cover that claim.
     
  7. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

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    Why can't they put a front on those flatbeds? Something that is maybe 3 feet tall and slides into a receiver on each side of the trailer. Like a bull bar in reverse? Or even fold down and will pivot into place when needed?
     
  8. God prefers Diesels

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    My trailer has a bulkhead. It's not removable, but if it was, I don't know where I'd store it. You can also make a bulkhead out of dunnage and chains. But this guy didn't even bother belly wrapping his load. I doubt he's going to go through the trouble of making a bulkhead.
     
  9. pavrom

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    Should buff right out !
     
  10. Studebaker Hawk

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    I do not consider myself an experienced flatbedder, although I have hauled hundreds of loaded flatbed trailers with all sorts of weird stuff, mostly portable stages, show related stuff, and tool trailers going to power plants and refineries.
    I have a headache rack on my tractor just for that reason. If I understand correctly they are no longer required as long as you use the extra tie down methods to keep a load from shifting just like this.
    I will let one of you educate me. This is about a common load as there is. What is the deal?
     
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  11. Razorwyr

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    Headache rack wouldn't have stopped that load anyway, they are almost all aluminum now.
     
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