Go Ahead And Brake Check Me!

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Rick S.'s Comment
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And this is a Silverado Pickup - not a Smart Car.

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Safe to assume the pickup driver did not survive.

Rick

LDRSHIP's Comment
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That accident happened last fall. That pickup was in between 2 semis. They were all stopped. A semi driver that was not paying attention ran into the back of the semi that is on top of the pickup. Shoved that semi over the pickup and into another semi truck. That truck got pushed into the back of another semi. From my understanding both the driver of the semi that caused the accident as well as the occupant(s) of the pickup did not survive.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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The accident happened on I-20 in Georgia at exit 19 on Sep 1, 2016

Anchorman's Comment
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Out of respect for the decesead pickup truck driver and passenger, I must say that this photo was actually the result of slowed traffic and an inattentive tractor trailer driver.

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4 tractor-trailers involved in accident on I-20; 2 people killed

Rick S.'s Comment
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Aaaaaaaaand.

I stand corrected...

Rick

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Aaaaaaaaand.

I stand corrected...

Rick

That's ok. It's still a valid and stunning example of the forces involved with a big rig crash. Anyone who drives a rig watches people risk their lives making mindless and aggressive moves around big rigs every day. People obviously need reminders like that to keep it all in perspective.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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Aaaaaaaaand.

I stand corrected...

Rick

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That's ok. It's still a valid and stunning example of the forces involved with a big rig crash. Anyone who drives a rig watches people risk their lives making mindless and aggressive moves around big rigs every day. People obviously need reminders like that to keep it all in perspective.

and yet, even with those reminders they will still choose to do the same things every time. Which is a good reminder for us that we have to be vigilant enough for us and the other people out there with us.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big T's Comment
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There used to be a commercial that played on Sirius all the time that listed all the safety features of a new car, but ended with "if you cut off a semi you might as well be driving a soda can." It included the sound effects of a can being crushed.

I realize that is not the case for this picture, but the photo does show the amount of damage that can be done.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Which is why insurance companies are raising rates on trucking companies. When I asked Victor to take down the pics it was to protect him because it is amazing to see the number of claims that get filed everyday for cell phone use accidents. Some insurance companies have come up with an app that shut downs all cell phones once the truck gets in motion and they are now fighting for that app to become mandatory in trucking. We all know they have the money to lead that battle as we saw with Elogs.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

OldRookie's Comment
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It's amazing how many times a day I see semi drivers and 4 wheelers using their phones. Even "just" talking on your headset is a distraction. I really don't "get it." For everyone's sake... just take a ramp, a rest area, whatever. Behave as a professional, rather than a teenager.

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