Safety Vest, do you wear one?

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    While I think it's a good idea, anything to increase your chances of being seen is good, HOWEVER, if someone isn't looking or staring at a phone, or sleeping, it doesn't matter if you are wearing an orange billboard. If I ever did anything that had traffic coming at me, I always kept 1 eye out, just in case I had to run.:biggrin_25524:
     
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  3. Richter

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    my company has saftey yellow t-shirts that many of us wear so we dont need to wear the vest. Problem is they dont have reflectors some shippers requier....also safty yellow gets dirty pretty easy when working with rusty chains.
     
  4. TripleSix

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    How do you expect them to wear safety vests when the vast majority dont know about the triangles anymore?
     
  5. PackRatTDI

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    Only if required by a customer.
     
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    Well in Europe its mandatory regardless what vehicle it is from bikes to big 18 Wheelers , I guess there s a reason for ( common seance maybe ? )
     
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    Saw a driver the other day on I-40 on the shoulder. One triangle about 10 feet back, another perhaps 20 feet further back.....and the third one 10 feet off the front bumper.
     
  8. Alaska76

    Alaska76 Road Train Member

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    Yep, I keep one in my pickup.
     
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    Hi TripleSix, boy, you got that right. In all my years of trucking, I don't think I've ever seen 2 truckers that did it right. I've seen so many variations, I couldn't list them all here. 100 ft. behind truck, 10 ft. behind truck, 100 ft. in front of truck.:biggrin_25512:
     
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    [QUOTE="semi" retired;4106382]Hi TripleSix, boy, you got that right. In all my years of trucking, I don't think I've ever seen 2 truckers that did it right. I've seen so many variations, I couldn't list them all here. 100 ft. behind truck, 10 ft. behind truck, 100 ft. in front of truck.:biggrin_25512:[/QUOTE]

    ....and the one growing in popularity, "What triangles??"
     
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    [QUOTE="semi" retired;4106382]Hi TripleSix, boy, you got that right. In all my years of trucking, I don't think I've ever seen 2 truckers that did it right. I've seen so many variations, I couldn't list them all here. 100 ft. behind truck, 10 ft. behind truck, 100 ft. in front of truck.:biggrin_25512:[/QUOTE]

    Half the trucks you see on the shoulder with the hood up wont have the triangles out.
     
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