Why do runaway truck ramps exist?

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  1. Dave1837

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  3. mjd4277

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    Geez man,at least no one was killed this time but this stuff is getting out of hand.
     
  4. GYPSY65

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    I wasn’t for driverless vehicles when all of that started but could it be any worse than what we have now?

    I used to dodge cars but the past several years I’ve had to get away from trucks more and more

    I blame the schools or companies that allow this but I’m at a point I would rather fight for my lane with a computer than some idiot with no experience, schooling, watching tv or whatever they’re doing
     
  5. Judge

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    Noone teaches how to go down a mountain.
    The college here in town requires the trucking instructors to have a bachelors degree minimum.

    the people they got training used to farm, so they’ve got flatland experience in an old farm truck.
     
  6. bryan21384

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    Goodness man. Training training and more training. They always start at the top of hill at too high of a speed. A driver is toast at that point.
     
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  7. Catmando

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    A bachelor's degree in WHAT ?
    I grew up on a farm on flat land .. but even I knew weight pushing you down the slightest decline will cause issues.. 3 days after I got my license I moved to CO. and started running in the mountains... I never had issues .. but I knew enough to respect the mountains and common sense & slow are your best friends
     
  8. GYPSY65

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    And the government doesn’t see it that way
    They believe all the accidents are caused by a bunch of renegade truckers and not some or a bunch of under trained drivers

    So what’s the fix? More regulations to slow down the renegade bunch
     
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  9. bryan21384

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    Oh yeah. I do think that some renegade truckers need to be reigned in some, but the root of all issues is training. You can't expect a driver to know how to handle every situation with 3 weeks of school and a month at best of on the job training. Then some companies that train don't even see every type of condition possible because they don't run all 48.
     
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  10. Flat Earth Trucker

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    How does Darth Vader like his toast?

    On the Dark Side.

    How many bagels does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    Toaster ovens don't have lightbulbs.

    Jokes and puns made in bad 'toast' can put you in a 'jam'.

    @Sirscrapntruckalot
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  11. Cat sdp

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    I’m sure the speed limiter rule will solve this ….
     
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