Not a truck friendly town

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Old Man, Aug 19, 2022.

  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    2,727
    6,699
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Less the 4" clearance i navigated quite a few of them fine at a 285" wb tractor pulling a stretch with a 3-4 setting of close to 65 feet..

    The curb and apron design matters obviously, but if a 4" in 8' offset is too much for you... i dont know what to tell you
     
    Wasted Thyme, Coffey and alds Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    3,604
    10,727
    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    0
    But. It is because it is “greener”. Lol!
     
    austinmike and Coffey Thank this.
  4. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

    3,029
    5,378
    Jan 28, 2014
    GR, MI
    0
  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    2,727
    6,699
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Most sane people do too, but the parks are absolutely stunning, see above comment about its where the indy rich people are at....
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

    4,524
    13,074
    Apr 3, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    0
    Your load wasn’t setting 9” above the ground.
    5C52B751-4698-4AEB-8800-FA5B6E2B958D.jpeg
     
    lynchy, cke, dwells40 and 4 others Thank this.
  7. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    2,727
    6,699
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0

    Be fair, 14 foot wide on a double drop isnt a cakewalk most places, roundabouts or not
     
    cke, dwells40, Wasted Thyme and 5 others Thank this.
  8. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

    2,254
    8,796
    Sep 16, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    0
    Well at least they are when people know how they work and use their signals. They’re worse than a 4 way stop anymore. If you ever want an idea of how little people know about driving, sit by a 4way stop for an hour and watch. Traffic circles just confuse them even more.
     
    austinmike, wis bang and AModelCat Thank this.
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

    4,524
    13,074
    Apr 3, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    0
    That’s 16 wide. Kansas routes you through circles with high curbs.
    Took this thru one in Colorado. Caused a good traffic jam.
    B45F1B2E-0E7A-44D0-BFC9-02B79A92AF94.jpeg
     
    lynchy, cke, dwells40 and 4 others Thank this.
  10. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

    2,730
    8,474
    Oct 18, 2010
    NW Indiana
    0
    It will not be a problem for me,
    in my post I did not mention any outcome of the studies, or what my personal preference was.
    Since I am licensed and live in Indiana, I was aware of the law that @JonJon78 posted, hence my statement of how to negotiate them here

    I am a native of NJ and also know that there they have been removing "traffic circles" dating from the 1930's, which is precisely the same engineering design because the studies there were done, and at a certain traffic density and beyond, they are less safe and efficient.
     
  11. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Medium Load Member

    443
    1,226
    Oct 4, 2019
    0
    With this huge number of roundabouts, it’s likely to increase impatient 4-wheeler jerk frustration.

    They are always trying to pass me when I go around one of those things.
     
    austinmike and Coffey Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted