Low Clearance

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Anchorman's Comment
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NAILED IT!!! I would like to speak to these drivers and seriously ask them what they thought was going to happen before driving under an 11'8 bridge with a 13'6 truck. I don't understand the thought process that causes these events to happen so often...

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Tractor Man's Comment
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I am so glad that trailer does not have the name SWIFT on it!

Anchorman's Comment
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I am so glad that trailer does not have the name SWIFT on it!

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Swift is set to EXPERT mode. They try to 1UP by shaving 8" off the clearance before they will attempt it.

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Pianoman's Comment
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NAILED IT!!! I would like to speak to these drivers and seriously ask them what they thought was going to happen before driving under an 11'8 bridge with a 13'6 truck. I don't understand the thought process that causes these events to happen so often...

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Thought process?? For them to answer that question they would have had to be thinking in the first place! rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

But seriously, I've made my fair share of bonehead moves, and almost every time my honest response was, "I don't know what I was thinking!"...probably because I WASN'T thinking.

My guess would be it's just plain old distraction or even boredom that causes this. It's not hard at all to run into a low clearance bridge. All you have to do is keep driving. To not run into it, you have to be actively paying attention to the signs and your surroundings.

I'm not making excuses for these people. I'm pointing out that anyone could easily make the same mistake. This is why we don't drive tired, or talk on the phone while driving (or if handsfree, keep the conversation light), and constantly remind ourselves to PAY ATTENTION.

G-Town's Comment
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I am so glad that trailer does not have the name SWIFT on it!

Anchorman considers that a challenge,...you had to ask. He had it ready to go...queued up. Took him all of 30 seconds. Ask and you shall receive.

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Forgive my ignorance, but in the first picture I can almost understand. He had a mid roof and it went under without hitting. The Swift guy makes no sense. He/She had a full cab. At what point when his/her cab hit, did it not dawn on him/her to hit his/her brakes? How in the heck to you squish half your trailer AFTER the roof of your cab hits?

I don't get it. I guess that is why Claymore mines have "This side towards enemy" written on them. For those special people.

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Forgive my ignorance, but in the first picture I can almost understand. He had a mid roof and it went under without hitting. The Swift guy makes no sense. He/She had a full cab. At what point when his/her cab hit, did it not dawn on him/her to hit his/her brakes? How in the heck to you squish half your trailer AFTER the roof of your cab hits?

I don't get it. I guess that is why Claymore mines have "This side towards enemy" written on them. For those special people.

There is no excuse for this or explanation that matters. It's a preventable that will forever haunt these drivers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I had one of these "oh crap" moments in REALLY thick fog the other day in IL. It was so white I couldn't see the truck stop nor the driveway to it. I actually had to park GOAL on the street with flashers on of course to find the drive.

Anyway, on my way there, I get into an intersection where I see a construction orange/black sign "caution 10ft".

Omg now what? I can't see ahead let alone behind to back up. Then I realized it said 10 ft WIDE hahhaha. I had a Rainy blonde moment.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I am so glad that trailer does not have the name SWIFT on it!

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Anchorman considers that a challenge,...you had to ask. He had it ready to go...queued up. Took him all of 30 seconds. Ask and you shall receive.

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You are ABSOLUTELY right G. I've been around here long enough to know better than that. I lobbed one right into the strike zone for Anchorman to hit clean out of the Park!!!

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Pat M.'s Comment
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I am so glad that trailer does not have the name SWIFT on it!

It does not have to be a low bridge for a Swift truck to hit the bridge. It really takes some talent. 100_5246_zps915a39ad.jpg

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