Troopers Force Truckers To Climb On Top Of Trailers During Snow Removal Enforcement Blitz.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Maybe van trailers need heated roofs but that would be a problem for reefers


Bruce did you read the link I replied with?

Yes, G-Town, when I had time I read it. Believe it or not, I read everything on TT. Interesting link.

I was thinking about the companies that provide roll off dumpsters. They have a mechanism that rolls a heavy duty tarp over the dumpster when they pick one up to haul it away. What if there was a similar roll mechanism on the front of trailer that placed a tarp over the trailer and after a snow event could be retracted, bringing the snow with it? I can see several problems, like dumping all the snow between the cab and trailer. And it wouldn't help the flatbedders. Just a thought since we're on this subject.


A refrigerated trailer.

Jrod's Comment
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Can you imagine what it would be like if OSHA got involved with drivers or anyone climbing on top of trailers? The fall protection requirements would cost the companies billions.

Right? It seems like one could find a few stories about drivers falling to their deaths or catastrophic injury from the top of a trailer... How many drivers = 1 Jessica? As much as I believe this has to be done, based on my personal nightmare, I don't have a practical solution...

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