This is why you always tug test with pictures.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by scott180, Jul 7, 2022.

  1. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    Alrighty then, That's the new swift European "automatic gear raising/lowering" model except it's obviously defective.
     
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  3. Inderjit

    Inderjit Medium Load Member

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    A driver from a local freight company hooked up to a set of super b train flat deck trailers and drove 100 miles to pick up a load of 4" steel balls. He then drove the 100 miles back to the shop on a busy highway which is mostly flat with one long steep grade. He got home and was braking to turn into the yard when the trailer came unhooked and dropped and the landing gear folded and the steel balls on the front trailer went bouncing down the street for the better part of a mile. I bet that would not have happened had he done a tug test.
    It was a project for them to pick them all back up and load them again.
     
  4. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    I’m guessing it’s a yard hostler mishap.
     
  5. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Medium Load Member

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    Didn’t he tug it for 200 miles?
     
  6. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Yet it takes me an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes. :D
     
  7. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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  8. rockeee

    rockeee Light Load Member

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    Same guess
     
  9. TexasTornado12

    TexasTornado12 Bobtail Member

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    At quick glance I thought this thread was called.. this is why you always drug test
     
  10. scott180

    scott180 Road Train Member

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    Get off that wacky tobacky it's affecting your reading comprehension.:p
     
  11. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    I agree, sounds like a 5th wheel malfunction. Unless you "high hook" the pin, you won't make it 5 feet if it's not hooked.
     
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