Once Again,Never A Dull Moment...

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    You would be shocked how many drivers have lost duals and never knew where, it happens all the time. They will travel a couple of miles at times too, I have taken airplanes to find them before. I had one driver mad as hell because the scale house shut him down when he pulled in without a set on his DRIVES. we went looking for them, he didn't know for sure where he lost them and he had to hit his interlock to keep going. lol
     
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  2. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    Less rolling resistance that way.
     
  3. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Are they still using Daytons on those chassis's?
    You'd think they all be unimounts by now.
     
  4. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Pfft, he's still got 16 other tires under to deliver that load! lol
     
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  5. starmac

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    A lot of them still use daytons. There is some kind of loophole that shipping lines have, where they can have new chassis built and use the old running gear, and title the new trailer with the old trailer. This keeps them from having to upgrade to abs brakes amoung other perks.
     
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  6. bryan21384

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  7. lovesthedrive

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    That will have been a hell of a post trip.
     
  8. "semi" retired

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    I don't think those were Daytons, they look like Budds @.20, besides rail chassis used to run 10-20 tubes, but many have switched to Budds, especially the big fleets with their own chassis'. I don't recall any 22.5" tubeless Daytons. What is that, the brake drum @.16? Good thing that retaining wall was there, those tires went, what, a 1/4 mile still going 60mph? Could have easily gone through the median into a windshield.
     
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  9. JoeyJunk

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    The inside dual was winning the race. Wonder if it kept the lead for the win.
     
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