Black Ice

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Texun808's Comment
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Hit Black Ice a few days ago going 45...jack knifed and ended up stuck in the median with my trailer across a lane and a half

My trailer was empty and it was windy.....may have been part of the cause

Anyway.....Y.ALL BE CAREFUL out there....the road looked fine and cars were passing me right and left.........it happened in a split second and was the worse feeling ive ever had......knowing all i could do was hold on and ride it out.......luckily it was a flat area with no steep grades on either side of the road

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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OMG....so glad that you're ok and no one was hurt!

Trucktographer's Comment
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Driving I-80 across WY today I saw several trucks off the road. One had literally just happened before I created a hill. The drivers were just crawling out of the cab...it was on its side so they probably had a great view of the Continental Divide.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Happens quite a lot in So Cal on the I-15 northbound side, in that flat spot just around Fontana border before starting up the Cajon Pass. Can't count the real bad windy days coming home in my service van to see 3-7 trucks over on their sides at one time! Once it was so dang harsh winds, even with my work van so heavy, I pulled over next to power pole hahahaa to catch me if I flipped (I-15 closed ahead due to wildfire anyway, so had to wait it out 3 hours)

Scott M's Comment
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Happens quite a lot in So Cal on the I-15 northbound side, in that flat spot just around Fontana border before starting up the Cajon Pass. Can't count the real bad windy days coming home in my service van to see 3-7 trucks over on their sides at one time! Once it was so dang harsh winds, even with my work van so heavy, I pulled over next to power pole hahahaa to catch me if I flipped (I-15 closed ahead due to wildfire anyway, so had to wait it out 3 hours)

Stevo- What?? Next to a power pole? What if you do tip? You knock hard on pole, a 100,000 volt line breaks off and is laying on top of your van?

Maybe I'm wrong- a heavy pole tied into a massive pillar of concrete would be pretty secure.

Just wonder if maybe you would rethink this?

Jerry S.'s Comment
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Glad you're alright man. Must have been scary. My brother hit a patch I haven't luckily, well I've just been lucky I guess. It rattled him and he had been driving for years when it happened

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Driving I-80 across WY today I saw several trucks off the road. One had literally just happened before I created a hill. The drivers were just crawling out of the cab...it was on its side so they probably had a great view of the Continental Divide.

Dude, you've gotta have one of the most intense photographs I've seen. No disrespect - I appreciate your service! You put some of those billboard / poster pics I've seen to shame. Been meaning to say that to you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott M's Comment
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Trucktographer- I seem to recall you had a higher paying job running loads (maybe dept of defense), with a special clearance. Just wondering how that's going? Wondering if it is real good pay with consistent work?

Really don't want to hijack this thread.

Trucktographer's Comment
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Trucktographer- I seem to recall you had a higher paying job running loads (maybe dept of defense), with a special clearance. Just wondering how that's going? Wondering if it is real good pay with consistent work?

Really don't want to hijack this thread.

Yep, still with that company Secured Land Transport (SLT). Right now they have me running around solo doing broker loads while my co-driver is having some medical issues.

But yeah, normally I run 90% DoD loads with the rest civilian HAZMAT.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Mark P.'s Comment
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Been there and done that myself last month on 84 in Oregon. Exact same situation - empty trailer and windy and barely had time to react. Will never drive an empty in those conditions again. Glad you're ok.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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