What's wrong with water truck drivers?

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by precariousthoughts, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. cyborgt800

    cyborgt800 Light Load Member

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    45? Heck at least where you are they're slowing down some!
     
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  3. Jeff x3girls

    Jeff x3girls Bobtail Member

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    That's what we say about oil haulers lol ..their are just bad drivers everywhere..
     
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  4. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Road Train Member

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    Sand haulers
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Thats some good gravel; if it's really poor gravel she starts dancing past 35 a bit mite too much.
     
  6. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    It’s not just lease roads my friend they suck on paved roads too..

    I had one in Towanda look at me, pull out anyway, then say “sorry man”.. How do you not see a W900L with a bull wagon coming at you ?
    My reply “if I have one cow down I’m coming for you MF’er”.. Luckily the cows didn’t flop like dominos and I didn’t have to deal with any broken legs..


    I agree they are the bottom of the barrel..
     
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Don;t you have airride for them cows? How can you break leg bones that big?

    Sorry for really noob questions from me but I wonder sometimes.
     
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  8. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    I must have forgot to put my load locks in.. :biggrin:

    Once one goes down in an emergency stop and they start falling forward it’s game on back there.
     
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  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Thats something I never thought of. I should have but again I am not a animal hauler. So naturally I don't know *&^% HE HE HE.

    Long ago they interviewed me to haul horses. Not just horses but race horses costing way too much money. That was about a 4 minute interview. Consisting of two questions.

    You worked with horses? Yes.

    You speed? Erm

    nope, next person please.
     
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  10. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    An experienced driver will always drive to the conditions e.g your driving through Utah the posted speed limit is 75 mph and it starts snowing should you continue to observe the posted speed? No one is saying to do 45 on the highway we're talking about on a back road where conditions are not suitable for higher speeds so to avoid damaging the truck we slow down to 45 maybe even slower if the road is indeed full of pot holes and corrugation and if your going slow on a rough road chances are everyone else will be doing the same so there won't be any chance for someone to rear end you and a good driver who sees someone going slow in front will also slow down rather than run into the back of them. Usually rear ending someone occurs in heavy fog conditions where lunatics who don't slow down slam into others that have slowed down to drive to the conditions.
     
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  11. okiedokie

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    When I ran logger and pipelines there were speed limits on the mainline and spur roads. It's hard on the trucks & tears up the roads. Run it cool.
     
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