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Author Topic: another log truck accident in my county.  (Read 2380 times)

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Offline BargeMonkey

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another log truck accident in my county.
« on: September 24, 2015, 10:43:07 pm »
 Someone tried to make a U-turn on RT20 and got over just a little to far. Had to be quite the ride. 

  

 
 Truck is done, and I don't think that trailer is good for much but spare axles. Hate seeing stuff like this because it just beefs up DOT around here.

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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 10:54:38 pm »
Load was good and secure...

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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 10:58:43 pm »
WOW  :o :o :o  thats a mess

we had one a good while back turn over in the driveway at the mill yard trying to make a u turn. flat ground all gravel with no soft spots just overloaded and bad top heavy. he got lucky though the kingpin broke and let the tractor set back up before it warped the frame. had to change fifth wheel and was ready to go back to work. trailer was a mess but with some mighty hard pulling with 2 komatsu ( 1 loader 1 trackhoe) we got the all the wheels back on the ground and its back hauling logs
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 09:46:50 pm »
What will a load like that weight? I mean, if you take up 4 lanes and a median with the total of your load trailors length...dang thats a long setup there. Straps held great it looks like!

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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2015, 02:31:37 pm »
U turn there with that load?  Seriously?
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2015, 03:32:01 pm »
Makes me squirm just thinking how the drive handled the O Dot cop  ;D .
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2015, 04:55:38 pm »
U turn there with that load?  Seriously?

My thoughts too, stupidity has no bounds. I bet he is wishing he had driven a few miles to find a safe turn around spot now.
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2015, 08:20:11 pm »
Why would you drag a unit like that through the ditch and get all that frame twisted.     I bet, there is another story behind it.
I guess it's a little twisted now anyways.  ;D
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2015, 08:25:16 pm »
 There's a decent turn around every few miles on that rd, I figure the guy whipped in and didn't think about just how long and heavy he was.  :D  it's a shame because that's a decent truck and trailer, or was.  ;D  had a mini van tag a log truck 2 towns over the other night, people don't learn or slow down.

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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2015, 10:09:14 pm »
That wasn't a bright move especially on a slope. ::)
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2015, 02:31:35 am »
I have been driving trucks off and on for over 40 years. It is not uncommon at all to see truckers (wannabes) try and turn around and get in a bind. Usually just stuck, but have even seen fatalities from it too. I don't care if it is fifty miles to a safe turn around, it is always cheaper than a tow truck.
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2015, 07:08:04 am »
What a mess. Probably won't try that again.
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Re: another log truck accident in my county.
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2015, 10:19:09 pm »
I've been that new guy making dumb mistakes before- thankfully, no accidents. One time, when first hauling wood, I turned around loaded on a fairly busy highway because I heard there was a DOT roadside check ahead and I was afraid I was a couple thousand heavy. Then it occurred to me what a foolish thing I had done, taking chances over a possible overweight ticket.
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