Be Careful Out There! Winter Is Here!

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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This is one of the drivers from my DC. He is OK, with only minor injuries. Please be careful. The load he wrecked on, was taken off me, so I could get my home time load.

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NeeklODN's Comment
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This is one of the drivers from my DC. He is OK, with only minor injuries. Please be careful. The load he wrecked on, was taken off me, so I could get my home time load.

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Holy crap. Completely lost his trailer tandems. Wow.

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".

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow! Did he just slide off the road or fall asleep or something? Bummer.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Wow! Did he just slide off the road or fall asleep or something? Bummer.

I don't know the details, only that he was on his way to or from Malone, NY

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Wow! Did he just slide off the road or fall asleep or something? Bummer.

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I don't know the details, only that he was on his way to or from Malone, NY

It was a Malone, Masena, Plattsburgh run.

PJ's Comment
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OMG, Glad he isn't hurt worse. I have been fighting the same conditions in Detroit all day myself. Had a truck pass me on 96 and pulled over in front of me and his trailer started sliding. I don't know about him, but I needed a shorts change.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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Glad he’s ok. Yesterday a hackney truck flipped and burned and the driver burned to death and was horrid. Everyone be safe especially during the holidays so you can see your family and friends

Sgt. Diddly's Comment
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I️ just stopped south of you in Ohio. Be careful, i have a hos violation because I️ wasn’t going to stop on the ramp lol

OMG, Glad he isn't hurt worse. I have been fighting the same conditions in Detroit all day myself. Had a truck pass me on 96 and pulled over in front of me and his trailer started sliding. I don't know about him, but I needed a shorts change.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I got the experience of seeing 7 tractor trailers dangling from guard rails by the trailer tandems heading east across PA on I 80. Couldn't see the actual trucks, because they were hanging off bridges, overpasses, and mountain drop offs.. only the tail end of the trailers with only the tandems holding them. Each winter when I come through here I ALWAYS see one or 2, but 7?? Crazy.

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".

PackRat's Comment
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I came through MD, PA, WV then into Ohio early yesterday. Stayed out of the snow until just east of Toledo. Surprisingly, I think I only saw one accident. More snow this morning until I cleared the bottom of Lake Michigan.

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