Prime had a very bad day

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  1. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    A brand new trailer damaged, wrecker bill, fuel spill, and a destroyed super single. To add insult to injury, his little boy video taped it and called his mom and told her what happened lol
     
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  2. Chinatown

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    Did someone unlock the fifth wheel and the driver not check it or what happened.
     
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  3. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    No I guess he heard the 5th wheel click and didn t visually check the coupling
     
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    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Where’d that happen at?
     
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  6. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    Lineage Logistics in Allentown
     
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  7. bigkev1115

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    He claimed he did after the fact
     
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  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Little good that did. I am thinking it went over the plate and during pretrip didnt bother to notice the pin was forward of the plate.
     
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  9. Lepton1

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    Not enough.

    Tug test THEN get out and visually make sure the locking jaws are fully engaged. I got myself in sweat once, nearly dropping a loaded trailer after a tug test only. I will never do that again...

    ...that mishap was with a Fontaine 5th wheel. Let's just say I am not a fan of Fontaine. The company I am with now uses Jost, a MUCH better locking jaw setup. Very positive action to lock or unlock it.

    What kind of 5th wheels does Prime use?
     
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