major pileup I44 rolla, mo.

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  1. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Traffic, on almost any stretch of interstate or other high-speed road moves in ebbs and flows. It's not fair to say in every one of these situations "They were driving in packs and this is what happens". Traffic will cycle between dense to light every 30 miles or so and there is nothing you can do to avoid being in a "pack" for a time as the normal flow of traffic operating at varying speeds tends to go through cycles of density. This problem is going to continue to happen. Most interstates east of and including I-35 have outgrown their design capacity many years ago.

    Also, some states are more reactive to winter weather then pro-active. That, weekend spring break traffic, generally higher traffic densities every year, lots of truckers out there who are in their very first winter driving experience, and a fast-developing winter mix is going to yield this every time. Driving [too] "slow" may have been the original cause. I can't count how many Cameros and other performance cars who couldn't get up even the slightest grades, just in the last 3 weeks.

    Yes, if you don't have sufficient traction to get up those MO I-44 hills (no weight or tires that just don't do well on ice), maybe you better park it.
     
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  3. OldHasBeen

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    In bad weather its kind of nice to be lonely out there when its icy. Of course its not necessarily fast trucks spinning out. Running 55 to 65 MPH on solid ice is to fast and will get you into a bad situation.
     
  4. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    ...just like at Daytona and Talladega. Artificially restrict speeds (electronically or with restricter plates) and it bunches people up jockying for position...elephant races on the highways...and then "the big one" happens and everybody wonders why?

    My speed is only limited by my right foot and the gray matter between my ears, the way it should be.
     
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  5. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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  6. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    NBC news reported the crash was caused when a Greyhound bus rear-ended a tractor trailer sending 11 passengers to the hospital. That curve where the wreck occurred is a reduced speed curve and I'll bet speed wasn't reduced by Greyhound.
     
  7. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Got a link of that story ? Sure be nice, since no one has posted one yet.
     
  8. FatDaddy

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  9. Screwdriversg

    Screwdriversg Light Load Member

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    Yep see bunch of prime in their...!!! Students training students..!!! Same old broken record.. Prime is the unsafest company out their.. Need to shut them down..!!!!
     
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  10. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    I only saw one Prime that was involved and one that wasn't. I did, however, see a lot of non-decaled trailers and car haulers. Let's at least be honest and not just post BS for the sake of being bias.
     
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  11. FatDaddy

    FatDaddy Road Train Member

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    Call me crazy, but the only truck that still looks driveable is the PRIME truck
     
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