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PackRat's Comment
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I'd go with the special skills analogy. The guy driving brought that set in, hooked/unhooked, docked, then took another set out. I didn't see any wrong moves or wasted motions from my vantage point.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I'd go with the special skills analogy. The guy driving brought that set in, hooked/unhooked, docked, then took another set out. I didn't see any wrong moves or wasted motions from my vantage point.

PackRat & O/P ....

Agree with PR, totally. Some people get 'thrown' into skills, however!

Yep, Tom did it as a favor for Transport America (I believe?) ONCE and ONLY once. They left his 'Prostar' in the lot, and sent him out with a twin screw daycab; model & make unknown. He called them 'Rocky Mountain Doubles' back then.. idk! Transport America was (and maybe still is?) in the LCV program. He was the only 'available' dude with doubles/triples endorsement at his 'home base.' Poor guy. Got a Hotel somewhere, dropped the rear .. somewhere. Sore subject.

Good subject, actually!!!! That's why 'FXF/LH' was 'liking' on him... methinks, but don't know for sure.

Guess where he ran it?!?? The Ohio 'pike.' From here, to Eden. Hauled a 'regular' 53' footer back home ... and got his 'condo' back.. That pic raised his haunches to 'remind' me.. OMG.

The sheesh I went through....with a new kiddo, and a 4 y/o!!

~ Anne ~

ps: sometimes it's like being 'Italian.' Don't know, don't tell. I still don't know the 'devil in the details' re: that run.

pps: He's still here, alive, and with a clean CDL A !! LoLoL.. O.o or :)

ppps: He's getting REALLY burnt out.. I need my R/C to heal soon...or he'll digress to a yard dog at FAB. Not saying that's bad. Not derailing this thread.. but I did.. SOWRY!

SO ... i'll close w/ a pic from the road:

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This was the Tomster, behind a 'slinger.' G'Town can explain, haha!!

~ Anne & Tom ~ (mostly Anne, LoL!)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

PackRat's Comment
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Not a good sight. Glad to be improving the planet's air quality one dealership visit at a time. Third DPF/DEF breakdown since March, but the first one to be wrecker-bound. Tremonton, UT to the KW dealership near Ogden, UT until this one is finished. Topping it all is this was after taking six days off.

BK's Comment
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Not a good sight. Glad to be improving the planet's air quality one dealership visit at a time. Third DPF/DEF breakdown since March, but the first one to be wrecker-bound. Tremonton, UT to the KW dealership near Ogden, UT until this one is finished. Topping it all is this was after taking six days off.

What a bummer. I had terrible breakdown experiences in my previous job. Although, I made friends with three or four tow truck drivers.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Not a good sight. Glad to be improving the planet's air quality one dealership visit at a time. Third DPF/DEF breakdown since March, but the first one to be wrecker-bound. Tremonton, UT to the KW dealership near Ogden, UT until this one is finished. Topping it all is this was after taking six days off.

Bummer, I was out of my truck for 2 months when I lost the DEF sensor.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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PackRat, I be "she" was upset with you after leaving her for six days like that. Bound to have problems after ignoring her.

Good luck in repairing her broken heart. :)

PackRat's Comment
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PackRat, I be "she" was upset with you after leaving her for six days like that. Bound to have problems after ignoring her.

Good luck in repairing her broken heart. :)

"She" is named Jonesy, and I check on her every day when I'm on days off. Easy to do when I'm only a couple miles away.

The defective sensor is another poor manufacture's design, required by the government at the behest of the tree hugging lobby. DEF is another feel good scam, force fed upon the industry by unelected regulators such as CARB.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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First time I've seen this. This is a Swift company driver pulling a set of "Turnpike Doubles"--two, 53' trailers pulled as a set. This is at Post Foods in Tremonton, Utah.

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Does it take a driver with special skills to drive this combo? Or someone crazy?

I would argue that all double and triple drivers have a screw loose. How much crazy varies by driver but I'm convinced all of em eat coco puffs at least once a week, lol.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Georgia Mike's Comment
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Rolla summerfest. Rolla MO

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Customer at an abandoned airport

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