Tape up your glad hands?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Infosaur, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    For sure. That accident in Houston changed they way that stuff was hauled and handled for ever. I will never forget the image of the driver laying on the highway from the truck they showed on the news report. And I believe was the beginning of the need for federal designated haz mat routes. It was The first route in Texas. SanAntonio didn’t get one until the Movac Co. Truck accident in the 1990’s.
     
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  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    No pull your 5th wheel, and your trailer brake the lines will disconnect themselves.
     
  4. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    What does a diff lock have to do with a fifth wheel ??
     
  5. HoneyBadger67

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    Grammar is everything!
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  6. ZVar

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    Even though he's pointing to the diff lock, the 5th wheel release is clearly visible to the right and it's clearly a factory switch.
    He likely simply reused a photo.....
     
  7. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Again that’s a fifth wheel slide it doesn’t unlock pin.
     
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  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    There are two. One slides the fifth wheel (far right) and one unlocks the kingpin lock (5th wheel release) (second from right)
     
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  9. olddog_newtricks

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    Nope.... I won't spend time looking for a knife. It stayes in my right front pocket. I haven't been without a pocket knife since Grandpa gave me my first one at age 11. And I still have that 3 blade Old Timer he gave me. It's in the wife's jewelry box. To me that old knife is more precious than a diamond.
     
  10. buddyd157

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    i have had more pocket knives, than the Home Shopping Network sells in a year.

    lost every single on of 'em..
     
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  11. sdaniel

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    That case lines are not a concern, landing gear maybe . King pin is main concern! If time permits, landing gear . Then maybe lines ...
     
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