Radioactive Trucker Skips Brake Check Area?

Discussion in 'Trucker Videos' started by scottied67, Sep 11, 2016.

Do you use steep grade safety pullouts?

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  4. I have 15 kids lol

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  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    What are you thoughts? Wouldn't you think a trucker hauling Radioactive Hazmat would be moreso required to check their equipment at the brake check area before descending the steep grade?

     
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    HotH2o Road Train Member

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    Pot, meet kettle.
     
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  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, Radioactive is table 1 so any quantity requires placards, but that's only if it's sub-class 3. This is to differentiate between such cargo as geiger counters or nuclear warheads. Radioactives are also subject to a maximum transport index, so I have to wonder exactly how much of a load of a load he has, given that at the moment I'm not on a wifi connection and can't watch it.

    Basically, if he only has 500 lbs worth of cargo on the truck I could hardly expect him to worry about stopping at some brake check area.
     
  5. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    OK so I went back and did the air brake test at the pullout area to make sure the universe will continue spinning around.

     
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    You're a good man, Sottie!
     
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    Unless I don't see it. I try to. Mont Eagle sucks.
     
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