Mr Aldean Is Gonna Be Ticked

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Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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A semi-truck carrying gear for Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour flipped when the driver lost control on the way to a show in Prince George, B.C. The Tuesday morning (Oct. 6) accident took place when the truck veered off the road and struck a rock.

Jason Aldean's tour semi-truck flipped over on the side of the roadhttp://tasteofcountry.com/jason-aldean-truck-flipped-over/

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Whoa!

They said the driver only had minor injuries so that's good anyhow.

Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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The background looks a little bit country. The truck looks like a whole lotta rock and roll.

That is one lucky driver.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Anyone notice that the trailer tandems are gone?

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Errol V.'s Comment
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Anyone notice that the trailer tandems are gone?

No they're not. They are right next to the trailer, kind of hiding in the bushes. Still, not where they should be!

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Michael S.'s Comment
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Highways in B.C. are dangerous. A lot of Canadian highways are dangerous, as aside from some built up areas, because they're two lane. B.C. highways have the added benefit of being either hilly or mountainous. Shoot, even the multilane highways are bad - the 401 in Ontario, eh?

Sounds like they had their accident early in the drive, as they were leaving Kamloops but the accident happened nearby. That's not the trickiest part of the province to drive in.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Aaaahhhh, Kamloops. Stopped there often when we went from Vancouver out to either Edmonton or Calgary, depending on where we were playing next. Favorite stop along the way though is Banff. I would move there if I could.

But back to topic. I'm glad the driver is ok! I've considered going into entertianment trucking or tour bus driving after doing OTR for a few years. I would be right back in my element, just I'm not the one hauling boxes this time.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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