Using The Runaway Truck Ramp

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Sung Y.'s Comment
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The person who used runaway ramp. 1.Are they get fired from company? 2. Are they get tickets from law enforcement 3. It effects your CSA score! 4. It gives hard time to get in another company! I wonder after Colorado i70 accident !

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I’m almost positive I read no ticket, but the tow bill can be up to $10,000

Big T's Comment
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Cheaper than four lives though.

I’m almost positive I read no ticket, but the tow bill can be up to $10,000

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The person who used runaway ramp. 1.Are they get fired from company? 2. Are they get tickets from law enforcement 3. It effects your CSA score! 4. It gives hard time to get in another company! I wonder after Colorado i70 accident !

Not to sound rude but who cares? It certainly is a better option then barreling down a mountain out of control isn't??

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Old School's Comment
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Sung, if you're ever out of control like the driver in that video, the runaway truck ramp is your best option. What happens after that is anybody's guess, but you will have done the right thing. That's the important takeaway from this.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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The more important take away. You won’t be spending the rest of your life in Prison for killing someone. I’m sure finding a new career field is preferable to being in prison.

Superlejera's Comment
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Sung, if you're ever out of control like the driver in that video, the runaway truck ramp is your best option. What happens after that is anybody's guess, but you will have done the right thing. That's the important takeaway from this.

Hey old school are you with prime inc?

Old School's Comment
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Hey old school are you with prime inc?

No, I'm with Knight. I drive for their dedicated flatbed division. We are dedicated drivers for "Hydro" aluminum extruders - formerly called "SAPA."

Why do you ask?

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Superlejera's Comment
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Hey old school are you with prime inc?

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No, I'm with Knight. I drive for their dedicated flatbed division. We are dedicated drivers for "Hydro" aluminum extruders - formerly called "SAPA."

Why do you ask?

I’m thinking to transfer to flatbed .

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Old School's Comment
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Okay, that sounds good. All of Knight's flatbed work is a dedicated account, but Prime is more like a true flatbed job. Knight usually requires that you live within a certain proximity to their customer, so it's a little tricky getting in on their program. Turtle is a flatbed driver with Prime, along with several other members in here.

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