How To Have A Bad Day At The Wyoming POE!!!

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Pat M.'s Comment
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How do you have a bad day at the Wyoming POE?

1. Show up with a wide load on a hotshot rig without getting a clearance number. 2. No oversized load signs. 3. No flags on the load. 4. No Dot numbers on the truck. 5. No beacons 6. No registration for the truck.

That people is how you have a bad day at the Wyoming POE.

That is all I was witness to, there may have been more.

When the guy came back in the guy at the port said.... You are not in a good place right now.

Hauling oversized loads, you need to bring your A game and cross all your T's and dot all your I's.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Idaho Mtn Gal's Comment
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How do you have a bad day at the Wyoming POE?

1. Show up with a wide load on a hotshot rig without getting a clearance number. 2. No oversized load signs. 3. No flags on the load. 4. No Dot numbers on the truck. 5. No beacons 6. No registration for the truck.

Boy! Someone wasn't thinking when they took that load and headed out!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
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Pat, that is really funny!

Man, what were they thinking? Actually the answer to that question is really where their problem lies.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Insurance companies love oversize loads companies.... their go slow policy and warnings is little accidents lol

Pat M.'s Comment
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Insurance companies love oversize loads companies.... their go slow policy and warnings is little accidents lol

Go slow? Ask everyone I passed today if I was going slow. You are mistaken about the go slow policy. The reason for fewer accidents is the driver. Most have more experience and are A game drivers. Which means the good ones do not have bad days, they can't afford to have a bad day.

These guys go as fast as they safely can because of the limited travel times with curfews and such. There are many reasons for fewer accidents but slow roll policy is not one of them.

You have seen it, when an oversized load has an accident, things get real expensive real quick.

Old School's Comment
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These guys go as fast as they safely can because of the limited travel times with curfews and such. There are many reasons for fewer accidents but slow roll policy is not one of them.

Exactly!

I have very seldom passed an oversize load, but they fly by me all the time.

G-Town's Comment
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Pat wrote and speaks the truth:

The reason for fewer accidents is the driver.

Great point Pat!!!

Truer words were never spoken. Applies to every operational aspect of trucking. There is no substitute for solid skills and experience.

Cornelius please don't take offense, I think you mean well but the Allstate commercials are becoming a bit repetitious.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Cornelius please don't take offense, I think you mean well but the Allstate commercials are becoming a bit repetitious.

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Pat M.'s Comment
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You would not believe how many drivers do not pay attention to their mirrors.

It never fails that I scare other drivers all because they do not pay attention. Last two loads were 11' wide. I catch another truck and start around them, when the nose of the truck gets even with their door they look in the mirror. That's when they notice me and jerk the wheel to the right.

Now it is not like I snuck up on them. I have to run with all lights on, flags, banners and beacons. I do not come out of nowhere, you can see me coming for a long ways off.

I constantly have trucks drift across the dividing line after I am next to them but not to the door yet. I am already wide and do not have a lot of room to begin with. When I am 12'+ wide I am the full width of my lane. Things will be great if you just stay in yours. Air horn usually gets their attention pretty quick though.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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To this day I still haven't solved the great mystery of why every driver slowly eases closer to the driver passing them.

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