Swift manages to do it again..

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by drvrtech77, May 8, 2021.

  1. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    because if you dont take the time and do things right. then what else havent you done. i always set my trailer up the right way. i always check if slide pin handle is in and all 4 pins are out. so since i focus on the right way. then i drive and turn the right way.
     
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  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    It's a straight forward matter of physics: the further up your tandems are, the easier it is to negotiate turns. To not do this is folly.
     
  4. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Ok you missed my point. My point was many people drive around every day with trailers and configurations that don’t have the ability to suck the tandems up to make it “easier” and somehow we all aren’t out running over stuff. The driver should’ve been more aware and been paying attention to his trailer and stopped before he got to that point.
     
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  5. John E.

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    Yeah, if ya can't handle the length? Shorten er up.
     
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  6. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    Off topic but I HATE that p&g have been banned from the nestle purina litter plant that isn’t too far away lmao
     
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  7. Kyle G.

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    At least the driver was wearing shoes.
     
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  8. blairandgretchen

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    Quit that crazy talk driver!
     
  9. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Slightly off-topic, but when I'm making right turns at smaller intersections (think little Texas towns), I have to take both lanes before I turn, and then I can barely squeak by the cars in the lane I'm trying to turn into without jumping the curb. And sometimes I still jump it. How do you manage in such a long wheelbase truck? Reason I'm asking, is because I want to step up to a larger Western Star. My current wheelbase is 230", and I'm really not sure I'm ready for it. Especially in the NE. I almost get myself into a bind daily up there with my little truck as it is.
     
  10. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Bloomfield mo..lol
     
  11. Capacity

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    The yard is a 1/4 mile long , no excuses , stupidity.
     
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